Fasteners distributor and manufacturer Optimas Solutions, Glenview, Illinois, on Thursday announced the appointment of Daniel Harms to COO.
Harms will be responsible for leading Optimas’ distribution center operations in the United States, along with the Sourcing and Supply Chain teams for North America. He comes to Optimas from DSC Logistics (now CJ Logistics) where he was senior vice president, operations. Harms, whose appointment is effective April 1, reports directly to Optimas CEO Marc Strandquist, and will be on the executive leadership team.
“We are very pleased to have Daniel join Optimas,” said Marc Strandquist, CEO of Optimas. “Daniel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in distribution and supply chain. His expertise will allow us to further our Manufacturing Solutions strategy we embarked on last year by improving our overall operations and, specifically, by improving our ability to deliver more quality services to our customers.”
Added Harms: “I am very excited to join Optimas, given its recent rejuvenation and strategic moves to become stronger in the manufacturing and supply chain arena. I am confident I can help the company across the board improve its operations as not only a leading manufacturer of fasteners, but as a world-class distributor in the industry.”