Supply Chain Solutions hires new president

October 9, 2011
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Rob Burch has joined Supply Chain Solutions Inc. as president of the firm and its affiliated companies.

Burch holds a CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) certificate with the American Production and Inventory Control Society. He has held board positions with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence and Independent Bank of West Michigan. He is the former CEO of Berkline LLC.

“I am delighted that Rob is joining Supply Chain Solutions Inc. He is an exceptional executive who knows how to expand the reach and relevance of our strong reputation and our SCS brand,” said Les Brand, CEO.

“As president, Rob will further advance our position in the industry and accelerate the expansion and innovation of our solutions.”

In all previous senior management positions, Burch has nurtured and aggressively expanded the organizations’ experience in private, public and private equity capital structures, Brand said. He added that Burch has developed strong customer relationships to achieve top line growth for targeted products and customers.

Burch, who joined the company in July, said: “I am honored to join Supply Chain Solutions Inc. SCS has a strong culture of excellence and leadership, and I look forward to working with the great team there to continue moving the company forward. It is a great privilege to rekindle my relationships in West Michigan and I look forward to expanding our relationship throughout SCS’s marketplace.”

While CEO of Berkline LLC, Burch oversaw all aspects of the business except for capital formation. Prior to joining Berkline, Burch spent three and a half  years as executive vice president of operations at Simmons Bedding Co., where he led the lean transformation in manufacturing and logistics operations and in management systems. Prior to Simmons, Burch spent 26 years with Steelcase and held a variety of senior management positions.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

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