Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) CEO Geoff Martha announced that the company is appointing Greg Smith as EVP of global operations and supply chain.
In a LinkedIn post today, Martha wrote: “I’m pleased to share that Greg Smith, Executive Vice President of U.S. Supply Chain for Walmart, is joining Medtronic on April 5 as Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Supply Chain.”
The Medtronic CEO added that the Walmart executive currently heads one of the world’s “largest and most complex supply chains” for the massive retail company.
Smith developed and implemented a strategy to transform Walmart’s supply chain in an effort to drive sales and reduce costs while creating an engaging work environment. He also built Walmart’s sales and operations planning and quality organizations to improve forecast accuracy in pursuit of zero loss, Martha wrote.
He also served as senior VP of global operations at Goodyear before his role at Walmart, holding responsibility for 52 manufacturing sites across four global business units.
“Greg is a seasoned leader who brings the unique blend of operations and supply chain experience needed to help establish Medtronic as the undisputed leader in healthcare technology,” Martha wrote.