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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Universal has named Mark Ragard, former director of Americas operations, as its new director of corporate accounts, in which he will oversee the company's corporate accounts structure. He also will lead the development of Universal's worldwide corporate level activity and supervise the accounts of high-profile OEM and EMS clients.
In his new role, Ragard will report directly to Jeroen Schmits, company president. "I am confident that Mark's 20 years of experience at Universal, coupled with his proven leadership expertise, will be a valuable addition to the Corporate Account Management Program," claims Schmits, commenting on Ragard's appointment.
Ragard will assume responsibility for a variety of direct initiatives, including diagnosing technical and manufacturing growth strategies for global accounts, reconciling Universal's core competencies to account requirements, and leveraging resources to meet overall account objectives.