Mountain Lakes, NJ, April 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Flash Global Logistics (Flash), a global aftermarket 3PL service provider for mission critical service parts and products logistics, has appointed Sam Mikles as Chief Operating Officer and Gregory Castello as Chief Financial Officer, announced CEO Jim Van Leenen.
“In addition to implementing global operational consistencies, Mikles has used his years of client-side experience to enhance client relations. He understands the issues our clients face, which enables Flash to deliver an end-to-end solution that helps our clients achieve their goals,” said Van Leenen.
Prior to joining Flash, Mikles was responsible for global service operations at EMC’s BRS (Back-up Recovery Systems) Division. At EMC, and at prior hi-tech companies, including Blue Coat Systems, Applied Materials and Hitachi Data Systems, he was known for his passionate and dedicated leadership as well as his ability to achieve sustainable results.
According to Mikles, “I feel privileged to join a team that is already at the forefront of the industry in its ability to uniquely help its customers. I look forward to fulfilling the Flash promise of delivering innovative solutions and providing operational excellence and leading systems tools to customers who span the globe.”
Mikles is highly regarding within the critical parts supply chain industry for his expertise in designing, developing, and implementing innovative, best-in-class processes, service-delivery programs, tools, partnerships, products and high-performing global teams. “With his customer-first philosophy, he is relentless in his pursuit of positive customer experiences, as well as achieving cost and operational efficiencies,” said Van Leenen.
Castello served as Vice President, Finance at ITG Investment Research, Inc. before joining the Flash team. He was responsible for all financial and administrative activities for this data driven venture-backed equity research firm. With a reputation for strong financial leadership, Greg has achieved success building, managing, and providing strategic and tactical financial direction for a variety of companies including Vaultus Mobile Technologies and Zephyr Communications.
According to Castello, “It’s an honor to be part of such a forward-focused team. Rather than respond to demand, we watch for global trends and leverage them for our clients. This level of expertise in the supply chain industry means our clients are free to focus exclusively on building their business without worrying about the logistics.”