The Swiss cabling specialist, R&M, has appointed Christopher Stratas as new Executive Vice President for its North American business, effective from March 1, 2019.
Christopher Stratas has more than 20 years of international business management experience with leading companies such as Nortel, IBM, Murata Power Solutions and Flex. Most recently, Christopher Stratas was General Manager of Flex Lighting Solutions, building up its Global OEM business.
«I am delighted to have Chris on board at R&M. He brings with him significant experience in building up new markets, long-term customer relationships as well as cross functional organizations in similar industries to ours,» says Michel Riva, CEO R&M. «His strong leadership experience will be instrumental in integrating our recent acquisition, Optimum Fiberoptics Inc., and in executing our growth strategy for the North American market.»
Christopher Stratas: «It is exciting to join such an established and reputable technology company. The ability to deliver the highest levels of product quality coupled with flawless execution is critical for customer success. Localized support and rapid-response solutions are a winning combination, especially when coupled with an ability to execute globally in a coherent manner. I look forward to helping our team grow a vibrant and invigorating business in North America!»
Christopher Stratas replaces Markus Huber, who has successfully integrated the REALM business into the R&M Group over the past three years and built up the U.S. business. Markus Huber will return to Switzerland where he will take over a new management function at R&M headquarters.