Flextronics announced that it has appointed Tom Linton Chief Procurement Officer for the company. In his role, he is responsible for managing and optimizing the company's global supply chain activities in 30 countries, overseeing a worldwide team of highly-skilled professionals who are experienced in the discipline.
With over 30 years of professional experience, Linton is an internationally recognized supply chain leader. Previously, he served as Chief Procurement Officer at LG Electronics, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and Agere Systems, Inc. He was also a founding Vice President of E2Open, Inc.
"We are pleased that Tom has joined the company. His reputation for transformational leadership is unmatched," said Francois Barbier, President of Flextronics Global Operations.
Linton is a graduate of the University of Vermont and has completed executive education programs at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the board of directors of the Institute of Supply Management.
Headquartered in Singapore, Flextronics is a leading EMS provider focused on delivering complete design, engineering and manufacturing services to automotive, computing, consumer, industrial, infrastructure, medical, clean tech, and mobile OEMs. Flextronics helps customers design, build, ship, and service electronics products through a network of facilities in 30 countries on four continents. This global presence provides design and engineering solutions that are combined with core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, and vertically integrated with components technologies, to optimize customer operations by lowering costs and reducing time to market.