Optimas Solutions, Wood Dale, Ill., global industrial manufacturer, distributor and service provider, announced the promotion of Mike Tuffy to CEO, International, and Daniel Harms to CEO, Americas. Optimas introduced an organizational structure in 2020 that established autonomous, yet connected, business units.
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This structure has brought Optimas closer to customers and suppliers and created greater community within the organization, and better reflects the scope of their roles and contributions.
Tuffy has over 35 years of experience in the fastener industry with leadership positions across commercial, sourcing and operations. He previously served in leadership positions at Walters Hexagon and Anixter where he was part of the management team that significantly grew the business through organic growth and acquisitions. He was also part of the acquisition team that moved Optimas out of Anixter.
Harms has nearly 20 years of supply chain experience and has built and guided high-performing teams to deliver operational excellence across multiple industries. Before joining Optimas, Harms held several positions of increasing responsibility at DSC/CJ Logistics, culminating as Senior Vice President, Operations.
“The past year has been a great journey for Optimas,” said Harms and Tuffy. “We both share a deep belief in this dual-CEO structure —nd the positive momentum Optimas has gained in the last year is real. Feedback from customers, prospects and teammates around the globe is positive and tells us we’re on the right track.”