Changes at the Top for Optimas Americas, Optimas Board of DirectorsAugust 20th, 2021 by Editor
Optimas Solutions, a global industrial manufacturer/distributor and service provider, recently announced that chief operating officer (COO) Daniel Harms has been elevated to president of Optimas Americas, effective immediately, and will be joining the Optimas Board of Directors. The company also announced that effective immediately Mike Tuffy, president of Optimas International will also be joining the Optimas Board of Directors.
In this role, Harms is responsible for strategies that drive growth, operational excellence, and customer service in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He joined Optimas as COO earlier this year with a focus on the company’s distribution centers, sourcing and supply chain in North America.
Harms has 20 years of supply chain experience and, prior to joining Optimas, held several senior leadership positions at DSC/CJ Logistics, which culminated as senior vice president of operations. While there, he built and guided teams to deliver operational excellence across multiple industries. His leadership style and data-driven approach to problem solving have consistently produced revenue and bottom-line growth with P&L statements over $100 million, the company says.
Mike Tuffy, president of Optimas International, will continue in his current role and will join the Optimas Board of Directors. An Optimas press release says Tuffy’s industry knowledge, experience, relationships, and leadership capability have been critical to the success of Optimas’ International region. He has been with Optimas Solutions for more than 30 years.
“I’m very confident in Daniel’s ability to lead the Americas region and to continue building out a world-class team to drive efficiencies and improve results,” said T.J. Rosengarth, chairman of the Optimas Board of Directors. “I’m grateful for Mike’s energy and his unwavering commitment to Optimas’ success. I’m equally as confident in his ability to sustain the great team culture he has created and to continue delivering results.”
Harms and Tuffy will work closely to ensure alignment across both regions and make joint decisions where required to benefit the company as a whole. This streamlined leadership structure will allow Optimas to be more agile in serving global customers while operating within the specific requirements of individual countries.