Littelfuse, Inc. (LFUS) today announced the appointment of Michael P. Rutz, 42, as Vice President Supply Chain & Operational Excellence. In this newly created position, Rutz will be responsible for the company’s sourcing, supplier development, supply chain, quality and manufacturing engineering services.
Rutz joins Littelfuse with 19 years of experience in the global electronics industry. His career includes 16 years with Motorola in the paging, cellular and networking groups, serving most recently as Vice President Networks Supply Chain. For the past three years, Rutz was Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain at WMS Gaming, a Chicago-based manufacturer of equipment and software for the gaming industry. He received a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and holds Master’s degrees in both mechanical engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"Strengthening our already excellent leadership team is a critical component of the company's long-term growth strategy. Mike's extensive global electronics operations and supply chain experience will be an asset as we continue to execute on our strategic plan. We are very pleased to welcome Mike to Littelfuse," said Dave Heinzmann, Chief Operating Officer of Littelfuse.
Founded in 1927, Littelfuse is the world leader in circuit protection with growing global platforms in power control and sensing. The company serves customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets with technologies including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors. Littelfuse has over 7,000 employees in more than 35 locations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit the Littelfuse website: littelfuse.com.
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