Vancouver BC – Monday, March 24, 2014 – Creation Technologies, a leader in providing tailored electronics design and manufacturing solutions to OEMs, today announced the appointment of Bhawnesh Mathur as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Bhawnesh brings a wealth of strategic leadership gained from his 30-year career in electronics and electronics manufacturing, with cross-industry insight coming from experience at companies as diverse as IBM, Sanmina-SCI and Arrow Electronics.
"After an extensive search, our Board of Directors has selected a leader with proven success in our complex industry. I am confident the years to come will be filled with new opportunities under Bhawnesh's leadership," said Geoff Reed, Chairman of the Board and one of Creation’s founders. "This is our next step in providing the service excellence that our people and our customers have come to expect from Creation Technologies.”
Bhawnesh’s career has been marked by accomplishment. Originally from India, Bhawnesh graduated from the University of Florida in 1979 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 1983. Over two formative decades at IBM, he learned creative ways to apply his technological expertise to help customers solve problems. From assignments in plant management to global supply chain, Bhawnesh led cross-functional teams that defined procurement strategy and enabled rapid product development, ultimately decreasing time-to-market for end customers.
During Bhawnesh’s tenure at Sanmina-SCI as EVP Global Supply Chain, and later as EVP Global Logistics, he streamlined supply chain processes and deployed IT systems that provided global visibility. As Chief Supply Chain Officer for Arrow Electronics, Bhawnesh drove cross-border regulatory efforts and efficiencies in global and regional teams. Most recently, as CEO of EPIC Technologies, Bhawnesh led Lean initiatives in manufacturing and supply chain that united the company and resulted in significant benefits for EPIC and its customers.
“I am extremely excited to join Creation and its strong team,” said Mr. Mathur. “The EMS industry is at a crossroads, and I believe Creation Technologies possesses the innovation, leadership and commitment required to help OEMs achieve their objectives in the marketplace.”
Bhawnesh’s experience and focus on results will provide visionary leadership for Creation and its customers as the company continues to grow. The Creation Board, Executive and global team remain committed to providing incomparable service, operational excellence and the best value to its OEM partners with its worldwide end-to-end solutions.
About Creation Technologies
Creation Technologies is a global Top-25 Electronics Manufacturing Services provider focused on building premier customer relationships with OEMs in diverse industries.
Creation provides start-to-ﬁnish design and manufacturing solutions design and new to its customers across North America and worldwide. Creation’s ﬁnancial strength, employee ownership philosophy and commitment to ongoing investment in its technical capabilities have created a highly stable partner for original equipment manufacturers.
The company of approximately 2,800 people operates 12 manufacturing business units and 2 design centers in British Columbia, California, Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Ontario, China and Mexico.
More information on Creation Technologies can be found at www.creationtech.com.