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Solectron Corporation (NYSE:SLR), a leading provider of electronics manufacturing and integrated supply chain services, today announced Marty Neese as executive vice president of operations reporting to Mike Cannon, Solectron's president and CEO. He will start his new role effective immediately. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
A 15-year veteran of the electronics manufacturing services (<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />EMS) industry, Neese, 43, joined Solectron in 2004. Most recently, Neese served as executive vice president, program management. Prior to joining Solectron, Neese served in leadership roles at Sanmina-SCI, where he was responsible for all customer relationship activities, and Jabil Circuit, where he served in manufacturing and business development roles.
"Driving customer satisfaction and achieving performance objectives are the foundations of Solectron's operations, and Marty is ideally suited to lead the next phase in our operational evolution," said Cannon. "His proven ability to deliver customer satisfaction with profitability, his intimate knowledge of Solectron's global capabilities, and his strong commitment to Lean Six Sigma principles makes him the right person to lead Solectron's worldwide operations."
Neese holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Florida and a bachelor's degree in quantitative business systems from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Solectron Corporation (www.solectron.com) provides a full range of electronics manufacturing and supply chain management services to the world's leading networking, telecommunications, computing, consumer, automotive, industrial and medical device firms. The company's industry-leading Lean Six Sigma methodology (Solectron Production System(TM)) provides OEMs with low cost, flexibility and quality that improves competitive advantage. Solectron's service offerings include new product introduction, collaborative design, materials management, product manufacturing, product warranty repair and end-of-life support. Based in Milpitas, Calif., Solectron operates in more than 20 countries on five continents and had sales from continuing operations of $10.4 billion in fiscal 2005.