ON’s Successful Executive Placements In H2 2021

Jan 20, 2022

ON Partners highlights supply chain and operations executive placements for the second half of 2021

ON Partners consultants completed high-level supply chain and operations executive placements for a wide range of organizations in H2 2021, including Columbia Sportswear, Estee Lauder, Logitech, Netgear and Sonos.

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 on the forefront in identifying supply chain leaders who are best equipped to drive meaningful transformation.

Partner Kevin Burns points out that just 18 months ago, boards and C-suites were focused on topics like risk mitigation, triple sourcing, nearshoring, and how to bring more manufacturing to Mexico and Latin America. Turning the business world on its head, the pandemic has brought supply chain directly into the limelight like never before. The focus has dramatically shifted toward planning, as supply chains become more complex and port issues and container costs – which in some cases are up 400% from just months ago – move front and center. Who would have thought a year ago that chartering a plane to move product would ever be on par cost-wise with containers?


Highlights of supply chain and operations placements during H2 2021 include:


Antheia is a science and technology company developing next generation plant-inspired medicines.

Bionano Genomics – VP, Operations

Bionano Genomics is a provider of genome analysis solutions that can enable researchers and clinicians to reveal answers to challenging questions in biology and medicine. The Company’s mission is to transform the way the world sees the genome through OGM solutions, diagnostic services and software.

Columbia Sportswear – Senior Director, Global Logistics

Columbia Sportswear Company has assembled a portfolio of brands for active lives, making it a leader in the global active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment industry. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, the company’s brands are today sold in approximately 90 countries. In addition to the Columbia brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns the Mountain Hardwear, SOREL, and prAna brands.

Estée Lauder – Plan Excellence

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, based in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The company owns a diverse portfolio of brands, distributed internationally through both digital commerce and retail channels.

Logitech –  Head of Global Supply Chain

MTI, A Steel Partners Company – VP, Operations

Metal Technologies is a premier metal casting company that uses modern technology and a highly productive workforce to produce the best quality product. Since 1997, it has been a privately held, family owned company.

Netgear – VP, Worldwide Supply Chain

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses, and service providers around the world since 1996 and leads the industry with a broad range of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives.

Rothy’s – VP, Logistics

Rothy’s is a San Francisco-based direct-to-consumer fashion company founded in 2012 by Stephen Hawthornthwaite and Roth Martin launched in 2016. It began as a shoe company in San Francisco, and they branched out into making handbags in 2020, and have opened further stores in Washington, D.C., Boston and New York City.

Sonos – VP, Sourcing

Sonos is an American developer and manufacturer of audio products best known for its multi-room audio products.

Switcher Studio – COO

Switcher Studio lets you sync multiple iPhones and iPads to livestream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitch, or the platform of your choice.

View more sales and marketing successful placements by ON here.

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