Meeting Information
How to Offset High Inflation
Tuesday August 9, 2022
11:00am - 12:30pm US/Eastern GMT-4:00
Zoom link will be emailed to all registered attendees prior to the meeting

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A digital playbook on How to Offset Inflation  - a roundtable discussion from the experts at Margin Expansion Solution (MES)


Small and medium-sized businesses believe inflation is their most pressing challenge according to the Main Street Economic Health Survey.

Some of the businesses can pass the cost to their customers but many cannot. In both cases this is not sustainable.

There is a proven solution path to sustainable margin improvement 

 - Create a credible margin improvement portfolio

- Unify data systems for a holistic view of financial performance/drivers

- Automate and analyze for real time actionable insights

- Forecast program performance and financial implications for risk management

- Provide business leaders customized visibility for support and decision-making

Please join this virtual roundtable interactive discussion on coping with inflation and optimizing profit margins in your business. This event should be of particular interest to Alumni CFO’s. If you are unable to attend, we invite you to register an appropriate company representative plus the event will be recorded for future viewing after the event date.

Background information on the Margin Expansion Solution (MES) participants:

Richard DeVaughn
Richard is CSO and Co-Founder of MES. He is an experienced senior executive who has served as a key team leader responsible for global manufacturing, technology operations, research & development, strategic planning, and product development in consumer, industrial, and commercial product sectors at: Ingersoll-Rand, Stanley Black & Decker, Textron, and Ford Motor Co. 

Richard is a seasoned private equity and angel fund investor with private company board of director experiences. Richard is a mechanical engineering graduate of Kettering University and attended MIT as a Sloan Fellow where he earned an MBA degree.

Ajay Garg
Ajay is CEO and Co-Founder of MES. He has held regional and global leadership positions at Industrials and Fintech OEMS: Ingersoll-Rand, Stanley Black & Decker, Colfax, Diebold & Dresser-Rand. Ajay has a diversified experience of leading engineering, product management, quality, and services teams. He gained seven years of expat business experience in Asia pacific, with an assignment in Shanghai, China. 

Ajay is accomplished at innovation, new product development, COGS reduction, supply chain development, offshoring and onshoring.  He is a mechanical engineering graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology and earned his executive MBA from Alfred University, NY. As a consultant Ajay continues to follow his passion to guide businesses uplift their EBITDA. Ajay is an active LinkedIn contributor and an invited speaker on the topic of Margin Expansion.

Sanjay Kumar
Sanjay is CTO and Co-Founder of Margin Expansion Solutions (MES). Sanjay has over 30 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications arenas in the US.  He served in several key technical and management positions and provided advisory and consulting services to several major corporations. 

In his current capacity, he focuses on operations, technology development, and the execution of strategically diversified solutions focusing on information technology best practices and innovation. He has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is an innovator at heart and holds a patent with USPTO as well as several patents pending in wireless and electronic database management.

How to register: Sign into The FENG’s website and go to the Charlotte Chapter page and register so that we will have a good idea of how many of you will be in the Zoom auditorium. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the meeting event. If you are even considering joining us, register NOW. Please feel free to invite other FENG members.

To make the Roundtable discussion more meaningful, please send me any specific questions that you may have pertaining to inflation and/or margin improvement issues. We will also have a Q&A session during the Roundtable plus will encourage interactive questions from attendees via the Zoom Chat.


Tom Maupin

FENG Charlotte Chapter



For meeting information, please contact:

Tom Maupin

(704) 756-6609
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