Veteran Supply Chain Executive Brings Impressive Track Record
of Driving Process Improvements and Increasing Customer and Operational Support
Santa Barbara, Calif. ─ Network Hardware Resale (NHR), the leading provider of pre-owned and new networking equipment, today announced that Caroline S. Thompson has joined the company as vice president of operations. In this capacity, she will spearhead global order fulfillment operations while driving six sigma process improvements and supply chain efficiencies. Thompson also will lead the company’s growing professional services operation, which includes NetSure™ maintenance, technical support and asset recovery programs.
“Carol brings a wealth of experience with state-of-the-art quality control, fulfillment and logistics solutions to NHR,” said Mike Sheldon, president and CEO of Network Hardware Resale. “As a crucial member of our worldwide team, she will ensure that NHR continues to set new standards in the networking industry for the streamlined delivery of top-quality products and services.”
Thompson joins NHR from New Vine/IBG, a Napa, Calif.-based provider of direct sales technology and services to the wine industry. As chief operating officer and senior vice president, she was responsible for a $20 million operations budget and 125 staffers at four locations.
Prior to that, Thompson served as vice president of supply chain operations at Sanmina-SCI Corp., a $12 billion global provider of custom electronics integration services, where she drove operational improvements across nine facilities. She also worked as vice president of logistics and supply chain at CNH Global (Fiat) after holding a succession of leadership positions at BP, Tenneco Automotive and Motorola.
“NHR is gaining significant market momentum around the world,” said Thompson. “Elevating the company’s global capabilities, building upon its solid base of high-quality products and services is an exciting endeavor. It involves all facets of customer interaction and operational prowess and that is truly exciting.”
Thompson holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin, where she also earned a bachelor’s in business management.