Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Robert "Rob" Mionis as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board, effective August 1. Craig Muhlhauser, who announced his intention to retire from the company in October 2014, will remain with Celestica as an Advisor to the Board until December 31, 2015.
Rob joins Celestica with over 25 years of senior leadership experience across a variety of industries, including the aerospace, industrial and semiconductor markets. Most recently, Rob was an Operating Partner at Pamplona Capital Management, a leading global private equity firm focused on companies across a wide variety of industries, including the industrial, aerospace, healthcare and automotive segments.
Prior to Pamplona, Rob spent over six years as the President and CEO of StandardAero, one of the world's largest independent global aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul companies, leading the company through a period of significant revenue and profitability growth. Before StandardAero, Rob held senior leadership roles at Honeywell, most recently as the head of the Integrated Supply Chain Organization for Honeywell Aerospace, which at the time was an $11 billion division of Honeywell with over 90 manufacturing and services operations with close to 20,000 employees. Prior to Honeywell, Rob held a variety of progressively senior leadership roles with General Electric (GE), AlliedSignal and Axcelis Technologies.
"We are delighted to have someone with Rob's strategic and operational execution track record join the company as our next CEO," said Bill Etherington, Chairman of Celestica. "He brings to his new role a wealth of experience and leadership success across a variety of industries, which will be critically important as Celestica continues to evolve as the innovation and execution leader that our customers are expecting.
"I want to thank Craig Muhlhauser for his exceptional vision and leadership over the past nine years as Celestica's CEO. He has positioned the company for a strong future, and we look forward to having him remain as an advisor to the Board until the end of the year."
"Over the course of its 21-year history, Celestica has established itself as an innovative supply chain solutions leader with an exceptional reputation as a company that solves its customers' most complex challenges," said Rob Mionis. "I am excited about the opportunity to work with the senior leadership team and the 25,000 employees across the company, in leading Celestica through the next phase of its evolution, building on the company's solid foundation of operational and financial strength."
Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions to drive our customers' success. Through our simplified global operations network and information technology platform, we are solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome complex challenges.