Optimas Solutions, a global industrial manufacturer/distributor and service provider, announced today the appointment of Daniel Harms to chief operating officer.
Harms comes to Optimas from DSC Logistics (now CJ Logistics) where he was senior vice president, operations. He will join the company on April 1, reporting directly to Optimas CEO Marc Strandquist, and will be a key member of the executive leadership team.
“We are very pleased to have Daniel join Optimas,” said Marc Strandquist, CEO of Optimas. “Daniel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in distribution and supply chain. His expertise will allow us to further our Manufacturing Solutions strategy we embarked on last year by improving our overall operations and, specifically, by improving our ability to deliver more quality services to our customers.”
According to Strandquist, Harms will be responsible for leading Optimas’ distribution center operations in the United States, along with the Sourcing and Supply Chain teams for North America. In this role, he will lead the formulation of a rolling three-year strategic plan for operations growth and financial performance with measurable milestones.
A focus on continuous improvement in efficiency and margins through automation, process improvement, and supplier management will be his priority, Strandquist said.
“I am very excited to join Optimas, given its recent rejuvenation and strategic moves to become stronger in the manufacturing and supply chain arena,” Harms said. “I am confident I can help the company across the board improve its operations as not only a leading manufacturer of fasteners, but as a world- class distributor in the industry.”