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Charlie Barnhart, a well known EMS industry insider, has joined EMS firm Inovar Inc.'s Board of Directors. Barnhart is the founder and principal of CBA Consulting, and has been involved in the global EMS industry for over 35 years. He began his career as an electrical engineer and worked his way up through a succession of progressively senior positions leading to his election as a corporate officer in the F500.
Barnhart has served as a guest lecturer and advisor at the university level. He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Business.
CBA Consulting started working with Inovar more than 10 years ago, and has helped the company with both tactical and strategic business elements.
"Inovar has invested in and actively participates on a broad array of industry initiatives that have significantly deepened and enhanced its ability to craft solutions that are not typically available by companies of their scale," Barnhart said. "Inovar may not be the largest company bidding on a project but in CBA’s experience, more often than not, they offer the best service, quality and value solution available."
As a board member, Barnhart's primary objective will be to help Inovar grow in footprint, capabilities and service innovation. Barnhart added, "While already a recognized industry leader in customer care, Inovar has always been committed to going to the next level in both relationship management and executional excellence."
Finally, as the newest member of the Inovar Board of Directors, Barnhart concluded, "It is my absolute privilege to work with this Board that includes both Blake Kirby as Chairman and Kent Alder as our Vice Chairman, both virtual ‘industry legends’ that I’ve known and deeply respected for well over a decade."