Mountain Lakes, N.J.—August 5, 2012—Critical parts supply chain solutions and services provider Flash Global Logistics appointed Sam Mikles Senior Vice President of Global Operations.
Previously responsible for global service operations at EMC’s Back-up Recovery Systems (BRS) Division, Mikles dedicated his career to effectively leading supply chain and logistics growth initiatives. He also held former roles with Blue Coat Systems, Applied Materials and Hitachi Data Systems.
“Flash’s ability to attract and invest in senior talent showcases its mission to manage the critical parts supply chain business better than anyone else can,” said Jim van Leenen, Chief Executive Officer and President of Flash Global Logistics. “We are fortunate to have Sam on board because he is one of the most knowledgeable and effective leaders in the business. His expertise in critical parts supply chain management is both deep and broad, especially in emerging markets. And the combination of his technical and operational knowledge and business acumen is a perfect match for leading Flash towards its vision of becoming a single source service provider in the global marketplace.”
Mikles is highly regarded for his expertise in designing, developing and implementing innovative best-in-class processes; service-delivery programs; tools; partnerships; products; and high-performing global teams.
“By specializing solely on critical parts supply chain services with its full array of aftermarket and reverse solutions and leading emerging market offerings, Flash is already at the forefront of the industry in its ability to uniquely help its customers,” said Mikles. “I feel privileged to join a team of industry superstars in such a customer focused environment. And look forward to both adding critical value and helping Flash raise the bar in its continuing efforts to deliver innovative solutions, operational excellence, and leading systems tools for customers—globally.”