Blair Hawley has joined BIC Graphic North America (PPAI 114187) in the newly created role of chief operating officer. Hawley will lead all operations and support functions, including manufacturing, customer service, procurement, inventory, planning, supply chain and logistics for the Tampa, Florida-based supplier. He reports directly to David Klatt, CEO.

“I have a passion for continuous improvement and excellence in execution across all elements of the supply chain,” says Hawley. “I look forward to bringing this passion to my new role and providing custom solutions for BIC Graphic customers.”

Hawley will be directly responsible for delivering a best-in-class customer experience through implementation of key strategic initiatives that will create value and streamline processes. He brings expertise in managing global supply chains with numerous facilities and significant international workforces in highly customizable, multiple order environments.

He holds a degree in management engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and has spent his career in supply chain management and operations. He has led business transformation efforts and developed strategic partnerships in custom business with well-known consumer brands such as Broyhill, Snuggle, Playtex, Hawaiian Tropic, Ronzoni, Remington and Timex.

Read more about Hawley and his new role in Tuesday’s PPB Newslink.