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Summit Electric Supply announces that David Meeks has joined the company’s leadership team as Vice President of Supply Chain Operations. Meeks was recently the integration project manager and region operations and supply chain manager for Hagemeyer North America IDG, an indirect industrial supplier that now operates as Vallen Distribution.
Meeks served on the corporate operations team and was project manager for the overall operations merger of Hagemeyer North America and IDG, which included gap analysis of processes and software between the two enterprise resource planning systems. He will report to Summit’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Victor Jury Jr. and be based out of Summit’s Houston, Texas offices.
“I’m excited to have someone with David’s experience, knowledge, and character join our leadership team and look forward to working with him to develop enhanced capabilities in our supply chain functions,” says Jury. “I’m confident David will help Summit offer our customers expanded services and build greater effectiveness and efficiencies in our supply chain operations.”
Meeks will manage Summit’s service center logistics as well as the company’s quality management system The Summit Way. He’ll also oversee Summit’s central replenishment, purchasing, inventory management, and rebate administration.
“Summit has a strong reputation in the industry for providing a great customer experience and is a company whose culture encourages innovation and development,” says Meeks, Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Summit. “I am blessed to have the opportunity to leverage those strengths as I work to build scale in Summit’s supply chain and utilize process improvement methods to help shape future growth.”
With 30+ years of experience in operations and supply chain, Meeks has worked extensively to improve logistics, safety, and operational processes in various senior leadership roles. He’s strengthened productivity, reduced costs, and implemented successful programs and systems throughout his career, including 5S and Lean programs.
Meeks began his career with Cameron & Barkley Company, the electrical and industrial distributor which was later acquired by Hagemeyer. He quickly advanced from the warehouse into numerous positions in sales before eventually leading branch and operations management.
In his recent roles at Vallen, Meeks directed operations and supply chain for multiple regions. He also developed regional strategic programs for procurement, Lean processes, and new customer implementations, while consistently exceeding working capital goals.
Meeks’ background also includes leadership within global ERP software conversions and processes, as well as logistics, region operations, and supply chain practices. He has cultivated his leadership, finance, and management skills through numerous respected disciplines and has broad knowledge of systems as well as business strategies and processes.