ModusLink Global Solutions ™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) today announced that John J. Boucher, 53, will become its President and Chief Executive Officer. Boucher, who brings more than 30 years of supply chain management experience to his new role, is expected to join the Company on January 28, 2013.
“After a thorough search, we are confident that we have selected the right individual to assume the leadership role at ModusLink,” said Francis J. Jules, chairman of the board of directors. “John has extensive experience in all facets of supply chain management especially in operations. He also has deep knowledge of our core technology end-markets, and the proven ability to drive revenue growth and improvement in profitability. The Board looks forward to working with John to improve financial results and increase shareholder value.”
“I am pleased to join ModusLink, one of the market’s leading outsourced supply chain and logistics providers”, said Mr. Boucher. “ModusLink has an exceptional client base and has earned an outstanding reputation for client service. I look forward to working with the Board and employees to build on the Company’s many strengths, enhance operations, improve financial results and drive value for shareholders.”
Boucher joins ModusLink from Symbotic LLC, a global provider of integrated supply network automation solutions for warehouses and distribution centers, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this role from 2004 to 2010, Boucher served in executive and leadership positions at Celestica Inc., a major provider of supply chain services to companies in the communications, consumer, computing, and industrial, aerospace and defense, healthcare, green technology, and semiconductor capital equipment globally. While at Celestica, he held the positions of Executive Vice President of Global Services, Sales & Supply Chain Solutions; Executive Vice President, Supply Chain & Chief Procurement Officer; and President & Senior Vice President, Americas Operations where he had direct accountability for approximately $3 billion of revenue. Boucher was a member of the founding team at Manufacturers Services Limited prior to its acquisition by Celestica in 2004, and held senior management positions such as Group Vice President of Electronics Manufacturing Services Business Unit and Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management. Boucher began his career, and worked for more than 17 years, with Digital Equipment Corporation where he held a number of senior management positions, including managing supply chain strategies for the Company's personal computer division. Boucher currently serves on the Consumer & Electronics Advisory Board of Nypro, a leading global solutions provider in the field of manufactured precision plastic products.