C-Suite Veteran brings Critical Global Cost Management Transformation Experience to Leadership Team
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NN, Inc. (NASDAQ: NNBR), a global diversified industrial company that manufactures high-precision components and assemblies, today announced the appointment of David Harrison, Chief Procurement Officer, effective immediately. In this role, he is responsible for leading and transforming the company’s procurement and supply chain function globally. Mr. Harrison brings more than three decades of experience in manufacturing, operations, and business transformation. He will report to Tim French, NN’s new Chief Operating Officer.
“I am excited to welcome David as NN’s first Chief Procurement Officer. Both Harold Bevis and I have had the pleasure of working with David in the past. He brings a wealth of industry specific experience and a proven track record of driving transformational improvement in the procurement area with organizations significantly larger than NN,” said Mr. French. “David is a great addition to NN’s leadership team.”
“I’ve spent a great deal of time in my career in manufacturing and adjacent industries, I’ve lived and worked in the U.S., Asia Pacific, and Europe, and I’m thrilled to be joining NN at such an opportune time,” said Mr. Harrison. “We can achieve growth and deliver strong shareholder value through more effective cost management and better, stronger, and more integrated partnerships with key suppliers. We are quickly developing a team of effective supply chain leaders to accelerate change.”
A native of Michigan, Mr. Harrison has served in senior executive procurement, sourcing, and logistics roles in manufacturing for over three decades. His experience developing and implementing transformation initiatives including strategic realignment of sourcing and procurement teams, efficient inventory management, and cost management strategies have saved companies tens of millions of dollars. Mr. Harrison also has deep experience in procurement of NN’s top commodities of steel, copper, and freight. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Albion College and an MBA from Michigan State University.
About NN, Inc.
NN, Inc., a global diversified industrial company, combines advanced engineering and production capabilities with in-depth materials science expertise to design and manufacture high-precision components and assemblies for a variety of markets on a global basis. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, NN has facilities in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about the company and its products, please visit www.nninc.com.
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