Supply chain and procurement veteran brings industry expertise from Dell and Juniper Networks to assist PureWRX with global operations.
PureWRX is pleased to announce that Martin Garvin has joined the company’s Board of Advisors, bringing supply chain and global operations expertise gained from senior executive roles at Dell and Juniper Networks.
PureWRX is ramping up Certified Pre-Owned programs with major customers in the US and Europe, and Mr. Garvin will advise on the most efficient ways to expand supply and refurbishment operations. PureWRX CEO David Schofman said that “As our company expands internationally, the complexity of how we serve our customers will only increase. Martin’s experience with large-scale operations will be an invaluable asset for our team as we address those challenges.”
From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Garvin was at Dell Computer, where he was first the Vice President of Worldwide Procurement and then later Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer. In these roles he oversaw the strategic leadership and management of Dell global supply chain, manufacturing, and procurement operations. He led a worldwide team with direct reports in commodity management, supplier engineering, materials, logistics, general procurement, and international trading. Prior to Dell, Mr. Garvin held significant Operations positions at Sun Microsystems and Hewlett Packard.
Mr. Garvin was most recently at Juniper Networks, where he was the Senior Vice President of Global Operations. While there, he directed global projects and operations to achieve the overall growth, productivity, and profitability objectives of an organization delivering high-performance network solutions to service providers, enterprise organizations, and the public sector. He has served on three companies’ boards of directors, and he has an MBA degree from San Jose State University.
“PureWRX has demonstrated that Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) programs are a very important way for IT hardware manufacturers to build closer ties with their best customers. And the closer you are to customers, the more complicated the procurement and operational requirements can be, especially for global service providers,” Mr. Garvin said. “PureWRX is on a strong growth trajectory in the US and internationally, and I look forward to helping the company meet those customer needs while at the same time making their operations as efficient and effective as possible.”