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CONCORD, Mass. - Manufacturers` Services Ltd. announced three personnel moves. Eugene Bullis was named CFO and executive vice president; Manuel Ruiz is now vice president of program management; and John MacInnes was appointed vice president and treasurer.
Bullis joins the company after a series of interim CFO assignments. He has more than 25 years of experience in helping companies finance and manage rapid growth. With his significant expertise in corporate finance in global equity markets, based on his role as the lead financial executive at several publicly traded companies, Bullis will direct Manufacturers` Services` worldwide financial strategies and be responsible for all reporting and fiscal activities. He will also lead the company`s mergers and acquisitions strategy, one of the core competencies.
"Gene has spent years on the front lines in fast-growing companies in the technology industry, managing rapid growth, building organizations and directing sound fiscal planning," said Kevin Melia, CEO and chairman. "He joins us at an important point in our growth, and brings the experience essential to support continued growth and the ability to meet the growing needs of our customers worldwide."
Ruiz will direct the company`s strategy for building and maintaining customer relationships worldwide, and lead customer satisfaction initiatives. He will be an executive liaison for many of the company`s key accounts and will work closely with executive and program management to coordinate all aspects of customer programs worldwide. Ruiz will also direct the company`s site-based directors of program management, to ensure top-down and bottom-up commitment to delivering superior customer service.
"As our customers face an increasingly competitive environment, they need a manufacturing partner that can support them in the time-to-market race," said Bob Donahue, president of Manufacturers` Services. "Manuel`s strong background and experience in all phases of the manufacturing business will ensure that we are well-positioned to meet customer needs for flexibility, responsiveness and global support."
MacInnes will direct Manufacturers` Services` global treasury operation, including financial and risk management strategies for the company`s 12 locations in North America, Europe and Asia. He will also be the initial point of contact with the financial industry and investors.
"We [expected] to end 1999 with more than $900 million in revenues," said Bullis. "John`s expertise in global financing, particularly with fast-growing companies, will enable us to continue our rapid pace of growth and capital expansion."