Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain Execution
Ron Castro was appointed Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain Execution August 2015. In this role Castro expanded his manufacturing scope to include brand operations and overall supply chain execution for IBM hardware and appliances. Previously, as the head of IBM's global manufacturing operations he lead IBM supply execution being accountable for global operations of eleven delivery and fulfillment sites worldwide. Castro holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management from Purdue University. He joined IBM in 1995, and is recognized as a supply chain thought leader that delivers fast and impactful results in multi-cultural and complex environments. Prior to his current role he spent over three years in Shanghai, China as IBM's senior executive responsible for supply chain operations for the growth market unit, supporting all emerging regions. Castro has held positions of increasing responsibility across multiple geographies in corporate, transformation and line management leading supply chain transformation and operations.