San Jose, Calif, Sept. 30, 2019 – Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced that Lynn Torrel has been named chief supply chain and procurement officer, responsible for direct and indirect materials, transportation and logistics, business operations, materials management, and strategic supply chain management.
“Having a supply chain and procurement expert of Lynn’s caliber join our team will help Flex continue to innovate our real-time supply chain and procurement solutions,” said Francois Barbier, president, global operations. “With her extensive experience managing supply chains, delivering improved financial performance, maximizing process efficiencies and productivity, and maintaining strong relationships with vendors and distributors, we know she’ll be a valuable asset to Flex and our customers.”
Flex offers manufacturing expertise, global capabilities and supply chain agility in more than 100 locations across 30 countries. By utilizing cross-industry capabilities, regional manufacturing and advanced supply chain management, Flex helps customers around the world bring unique products to market faster.
With 25 years of experience, Torrel brings a wealth of expertise and an established track record in supply chain management. Torrel joins Flex from Avnet where she was president, Avnet United and Velocity, and was responsible for maintaining and growing Avnet’s largest and most strategic customers and supply chain programs globally. In addition, Lynn was responsible for Avnet’s semiconductor supplier relationships globally. She joined Avnet through its acquisition of EBV Elektronik (Munich) in 2001, where she served as manager of corporate accounts and logistics.
Torrel earned her MBA from Arizona State University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
She currently serves as a board member for the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and Courtney’s Place and was chair-elect for the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA).
Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale® solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products globally. With approximately 200,000 employees across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes across industries and markets. For more information, visit flex.com or follow us on Twitter @flexintl.