SanDisk

(SNDK)

, a supplier of flash storage card products, said it appointed Juha Raisanen as senior vice president.

Raisanen will be responsible for the company's worldwide operations and supply chain and will report to Randhir Thakur, executive vice president of technology and worldwide operations, the Milpitas, Calif.-based company said.

To manage SanDisk's global manufacturing that includes locations throughout Asia, Raisanen will be stationed in Shanghai, where he will be responsible for managing end-to-end supply chain and overseeing the worldwide manufacturing operations organization.

Earlier, Raisanen was vice president at Nokia.

"Juha's extensive experience and management skills will be of tremendous value to manage our growth and leverage our extensive manufacturing operations to meet the increasing worldwide demand for our products. His understanding of our customer base is vital in scaling our operations and infrastructure for our growing retail and OEM businesses," the company said.

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