IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/23/10 -- Printronix Inc., a leading industrial and business printing solutions manufacturer, today announced the appointment of former Palm Inc. executive Sen-Yuan (Sandy) Ro. He joins the Printronix executive team with more than 25 years of experience in the electronics industry and 14 years in senior management roles. In his new position, Ro will be responsible for overseeing Printronix's global supply chain and worldwide manufacturing locations in California, China, Holland, Mexico and Singapore. Ro replaces C. Victor Fitzsimmons, who served as the senior vice president of worldwide operations and led the company through much of its global expansion since 1985.
"We wish Victor great success during his retirement and recognize the important role he performed during his 25-year tenure at Printronix," said Randy Eisenbach, chief executive officer, Printronix. "Now, we welcome Sandy to further streamline Printronix's global operations and footprint. Sandy brings a unique mix of experiences and talent in manufacturing and supply chain management that will help Printronix move into our next phase of growth."
Prior to joining Printronix, Ro worked for Palm, where he was the vice president of strategic sourcing and manufacturing operations. While in this position, he managed manufacturing operations, original design manufacturing/electronic manufacturing services, vendor relationship management, strategic sourcing and operations program management. Previously, Ro was the senior vice president and co-chief operations officer at Compal Electronics Inc., the No. 1 notebook PC original design manufacturer in Taipei, Taiwan. While there, he led the initiatives to improve operational performance, including quality, productivity, capacity utilization and cost. Ro also has general management, manufacturing operations, customer services and supply chain management experience from companies including PRTM, Fortinet,Inc. and Solectron Corp.
"I am pleased to join an organization that is viewed with such high regard by the industry," Ro said. "The company has executed successfully several pivotal changes over the past few years that have positioned it to streamline operations and become the de facto leader of the line matrix space."
Printronix is a leader in global industrial and business printing solutions, offering the most-trusted selection of ultra-reliable printers, printing solutions, supplies, parts and service for the industrial marketplace and distribution supply chain. The company offers the two most-trusted brand names in industrial printing, Printronix and TallyGenicom, to provide complete solutions for enterprises across the globe. Printronix was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For company information, see www.printronix.com.
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