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Sanmina Corporation, a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company that manufactures some of the world's most complex and innovative electronic, optical and mechanical products, has announced that Hari Pillai has rejoined the company as President of Components Technology. Pillai brings to Sanmina more than 25 years of operational leadership experience in the technology industry.
The addition of Pillai to the organization aligns with the Company's previously announced plan to operate in three businesses to unlock the total value of Sanmina. Pillai joins two distinguished individuals and rounds out the leadership for Integrated Manufacturing Solutions (IMS), SCI (defense products and system builds) and Components Technology (advanced interconnect technology and mechanical systems).
"We are excited to have Hari rejoin the organization. His broad experience and knowledge of Sanmina, combined with the strength of our leadership team, is unsurpassed in the industry," stated Jure Sola, Chairman and CEO of Sanmina. "His strong background leading global operations in high complexity, heavily regulated markets is well aligned with Sanmina's long term strategy. I am confident that Hari's leadership will drive the Component Technology business strategy to accelerate profitable growth and capitalize on synergies across the organization."
Pillai most recently served as Executive Vice President, Customer Installations Group at Bloom Energy, where he was responsible for leading a team of professionals from engineering, program management and supply chain management, ensuring high quality installations. Prior to Bloom, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of Contec Holdings, a global provider of test technology and OEM warranty services to broadband service providers. Pillai's career includes 17 years with Sanmina where he held various leadership roles including President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, EMS division. During his tenure, he was instrumental in the transformation of Sanmina to a leading end-to-end global EMS provider.
Pillai is a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Dublin in Ireland, where he received his B.Sc. in Management and of the Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin where he received his Master in Business (MBS) with First Class Honors.