Teleplan appoints Michael Smith as President North America region

Amsterdam/Schiphol, the Netherlands, 11 August 2016 – Teleplan, a leading supply chain solutions provider, announced today that it has appointed Michael Smith as President of its North America region, boosting Teleplan’s Executive Leadership team. Michael is an experienced senior operating management executive in the region. He will focus on strengthening and growing Teleplan’s regional presence through the management of regional and global customer relationships and the continued development of operational excellence. Smith will report to Francois Lacombe, the incoming CEO, and will work closely with the other members of the Executive Leadership team.

“Given our goal of regional and global growth, Michael’s extensive experience with supply chain, after-market and contract manufacturing services, as well as with top original equipment manufacturers, will be instrumental in establishing new businesses and nurturing existing customer relationships in North America,” commented Jan Piet Valk, CFO at Teleplan.

“I am very pleased and honored to have been chosen for this critical role and excited about the future possibilities. Teleplan’s deep after-market services experience and innovative technology-led solutions position the company well for additional growth. I look forward to working with the team in serving our customers with differentiated offerings and leading the region through its next growth phase,” said Michael Smith.

Teleplan’s North American region encompasses service center locations in Dallas, Harrisburg, Roseville, Mexicali (Mexico), Reynosa (Mexico) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). Customers such as Arris, AT&T, Cisco, HP and SquareTrade rely on Teleplan’s supply chain solutions.

For further information:
Teleplan International N.V.
Monika Collée
Global Director Communications
Tel.: + 31 6 11109049

Teleplan International N.V. is an industry leader in lifecycle care for after-market service, operating in the areas of Computers, Communications and Consumer Electronics. Focusing on Customer Care, Managed Logistics, Parts Management, Screening & Testing, Repair/Refurbish and Resell/Recycle, Teleplan has over 33 years of proven performance providing value propositions throughout the supply chain from the point of purchase to the end of life. Teleplan innovates to consistently keep up with the advances in interactive connectivity and communication and our Telemade approach tailors to each individual customer’s needs. Headquartered in Amsterdam/Schiphol, the Netherlands, Teleplan’s service centers have a global reach of over 95 countries and employ over 5000 people.

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