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ON Partners consultants completed high-level supply chain and operations executive placements for a wide range of organizations in 2020, including Ball Corporation, Creation Technologies, Estée Lauder, Frontdoor, Inc. and PlayPower, Inc.

Today’s supply chain leaders sit at the nexus of corporate operations. COOs must manage a complex global network of relationships and quickly adopt new technologies and innovations. The broadening scope and higher impact of supply chain management requires leaders who are strategic, profit-oriented, champions of change, and technically and operationally superior. ON Partners is at the forefront in identifying supply chain leaders who are best equipped to drive meaningful transformation.

Notes ON’s Heidi Hoffman, “Diversifying the supply base and building new capabilities will be themes for the future, and executives who demonstrate flexibility and agility across different functions and regions will be in high demand.”

2020 Best Of Supply Chain & Operations Successful Placements


Highlights of supply chain and operations placements during 2020 include:

Ball Corporation – Director of Operations (multiple)

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) is a provider of metal packaging for beverages, foods and household products, and of aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers. Founded in 1880, the company employs more than 18,300 people worldwide. 

Creation Technologies – VP of Supply Chain

Creation Technologies LP is a global electronics manufacturing services provider headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. It provides end-to-end, scalable Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) that enable OEMs to create greater value for their industries, markets and customers.

Estée Lauder – VP, Distribution and Logistics

Estée Lauder is the global leader in prestige beauty, delighting consumers with transformative products and experiences, inspiring them to express their individual beauty. We are the only company focused solely on prestige makeup, skincare, fragrance and hair care with a diverse portfolio of 25+ brands sold in approximately 150 countries and territories.

Frontdoor, Inc. – VP, Head of Procurement and Supply Chain

Frontdoor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTDR) offers a broad range of services, from flexible home service plans to on-demand solutions designed to protect homeowners from the unplanned and costly expenses that come with homeownership.

Luminar Technologies – VP, Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Founded in 2012, Luminar is an autonomous vehicle sensor and software company with the vision to make autonomy safe and ubiquitous by delivering the only platform that meets the industry’s stringent safety and economic requirements. The company has rapidly adopted over 40 industry partners, including 12 of the top 15 automotive companies.

Mechanix Wear – VP of Supply Chain

Mechanix Wear, Inc. is an American safety company that produces high-performance work gloves in the automotive, industrial, tactical and construction segments.

PlayOn! Sports – VP of Supply Chain and Infrastructure

PlayOnSports is the nation’s leading high school media company and live streams more sports events than any company in the world. 

PlayPower, Inc. – COO and VP, Global Supply Chain (2)

PlayPower is the world’s largest commercial playground and recreational equipment manufacturer, offering traditional play and indoor soft contained play systems, water slides, floating docks, boat lifts, safety surfacing, and running tracks.

Trax Group, Inc. – COO

Trax is a global leader in Transportation Spend Management solutions. Combining industry-leading cloud-based applications with expert services, Trax helps customers better manage and control their global transportation costs and drive enterprise-wide efficiency.



In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ON developed a series of experience-driven tools designed to help clients and candidates, including an executive assessment and onboarding guidetips on how to interview virtually; a forecast of the top ten roles in demand post-pandemic; and a collective forecast from ON consultants about what to expect post-pandemic across several industries, including supply chain, eCommerce, private equity, telecom and telemedicine, software and life sciences.

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