INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brightpoint, Inc.
("BrightPoint") (Nasdaq:CELL), a global leader in providing device
lifecycle services to the wireless industry, today announced that its
subsidiary Brightpoint North America L.P. ("BrightPoint Americas") has
appointed Sriram "Srisu" Subrahmanyam to the position of Executive Vice
President and Chief Operations Officer of its Americas division,
In this position, Subrahmanyam will be responsible for operational
executive leadership overseeing BrightPoint Americas' supply chain
operations and Information Technology organizations. He will ensure
that appropriate resources are deployed in an efficient manner with the
aim of exceeding customer expectations and ensuring BrightPoint
Americas operates in the most cost effective manner. Subrahmanyam will
report directly to J. Mark Howell, BrightPoint's President Americas.
"We are committed to providing our customers and vendor partners with
exceptional innovative services through our efficient, scalable, and
flexible solutions," stated J. Mark Howell. "Srisu is a proven veteran,
and his experience and expertise will greatly contribute to BrightPoint
Americas' continued success."
Subrahmanyam comes to BrightPoint Americas with more than 15 years of
experience and senior leadership in the areas of supply chain,
strategic sourcing, information technology, and continuous improvement.
He is focused on optimizing the value chain, improving operational
efficiencies, and delivering competitive advantage through process
improvements, technology investments, and organizational
transformations. Before joining BrightPoint Americas, Subrahmanyam was
Principal at Orchard Group, a consulting firm focused on business
transformation. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President,
Chief Procurement Officer, and Head of Supply Chain for Career
Education Corporation, and Vice President, Continuous Improvement for
United Airlines. Srisu earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Birla
Institute of Technology and Science, India and a Ph.D. in Chemical
Engineering from Purdue University.
About Brightpoint, Inc.
Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) is a global leader in providing device
lifecycle services to the wireless industry. In 2011, BrightPoint
handled more than 112 million wireless devices globally. BrightPoint's
innovative services include distribution channel management,
procurement, inventory management, reverse logistics and repair
services, software loading, kitting and customized packaging,
fulfillment, product customization, eBusiness solutions, and other
outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers.
BrightPoint's effective and efficient platform allows its customers to
benefit from quickly deployed, flexible and cost effective solutions.
BrightPoint has more than 4,000 employees, as well as a significant
number of temporary staff, and a global footprint covering more than 35
countries, including 13 Latin American countries through its investment
in Intcomex, Inc. In 2011, BrightPoint generated revenue of $5.2
billion. BrightPoint provides distribution and customized services to
over 25,000 B2B customers worldwide. Additional information about
BrightPoint can be found on its website at www.BrightPoint.com, or by
calling its toll-free Information and Investor Relations line at
CONTACT: Brightpoint, Inc.