Garofalo, formerly VP of Operations at DRS Technologies, brings with her a wealth of experience in operations, supply chain, material management and quality. She joins the Contec team during a pivotal growth period following its recent acquisition by Contec of Osaka, Japan.
Contec. is a leading provider of embedded systems in the medical device, industrial automation and defense markets. Its recent announcement that Contec Co., Ltd, a Tokyo Stock Exchange listed firm, purchased a majority of the company at the end of 2012 has positioned Contec for rapid growth.
“Barbara has the talent and experience we need to take Contec to the next level,” said Todd Stirtzinger, Contec President & CEO. “With Contec’s global service and support footprint and extensive hardware and software engineering capabilities, Contec is well positioned to deliver even higher value solutions to our clients worldwide. We are fortunate to have someone of Barbara’s caliber join our team as we expand our capabilities and offerings.”
Garofalo joins Contec from DRS Technologies, where she held several senior leadership roles since joining the company in 2008. Most recently, as Vice President of Operations, Garofalo was responsible for all Operations and Supply Chain activities across a $400 million business unit with 37 product lines. Barbara has demonstrated success in the areas of organizational redesign, new product introduction, and ERP implementation. She has led efficiency improvement efforts resulting in reduced costs, lower inventory and increased quality. Prior to her term at DRS, Garofalo held similar positions at Avidyne Corporation, Innovative Solutions and Support and AlliedSignal Aerospace.
“I’m pleased to join Contec during such an exciting time,” said Barbra Garofalo. “Contec has a longstanding reputation in the industry for its stability and quality products and services. I’m looking forward to building on this as we continue to grow our portfolio and global reach.”
Garofalo is replacing Luis Alvarez who was recently promoted to the newly created position of Vice President of Integrated Solutions. In this role, Luis will focus on working with new and existing clients to provide a higher level of products and service offerings utilizing the combined capabilities of both Contec and Contec.
Contec Americas is a global technology design, manufacturing, and integration company with an extensive portfolio of solutions ranging from tier 1 computers to fully custom computing platforms, displays, and All-in Ones (AIO). Contec provides additional value to its customers through product design & innovation, life cycle management, logistics and post-production support. Our products and services are sold around the world to customers in many segments including industrial automation, IoT/M2M, medical and diagnostics, transportation, military simulation, and gaming. Contec Americas is a proud member of the Contec Co., Ltd. Group companies, founded on innovations in industrial computing and PC based technology since 1975.