Kevin Barry appointed Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management
Santa Clara, CA - September 03, 2004 - Verifone Inc, the world's leading provider of payment solutions, today announced the appointment of Kevin Barry as vice president of Global Supply Chain Management. Barry brings extensive global experience in supply chain and operations functions in the high technology and other industries. At Verifone, he will be responsible for demand planning, supply base management, contract manufacturing, fulfillment centers, logistics, and manufacturing engineering operations.
"Verifone's expectations for further extending the leadership position it enjoys in the growing market for point of sale electronic payment solutions make it essential to further increase our supply chain management capabilities," said Dave Turnbull, Executive VP Operations at Verifone. “I am delighted to have a seasoned executive such as Kevin join us and lead our Supply Chain Operations. His extensive global supply chain and leadership skills will help position Verifone to address considerable market opportunities.”
Most recently, Barry was with Solectron, a leading electronic manufacturing services provider, where he held senior supply management positions in the Technology Solutions Business, Asia Materials Services unit, while stationed in Singapore, and the Global Materials Services unit. Prior to Solectron, Barry was with GE, where he held global supply chain positions in the Plastics Group, and Tenneco's J. I. Case division, where he held corporate development and general management positions.
Barry started his career at GE, where he held a variety of increasingly responsible financial positions in the Aerospace, Power Generation and Aircraft Engine Industries.
Barry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. and is a graduate of the renowned GE Financial Management Program. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Supply Chain Management program.
"I am excited about working on the team at Verifone because of its strong brand, reputation for innovation and entrenched, long-standing distribution channels," said Barry. "This is a highly respected team and I look forward to enhancing Verifone's supply chain operations to better serve our customers."
About Verifone, Inc.
Verifone, Inc., recognized worldwide as the trusted leader in secure electronic payment technologies, provides expertise, solutions and services for today with a smart migration strategy for tomorrow. Verifone is leading the industry in the delivery of solutions that add value to the point of sale, resulting in improved merchant retention and the generation of new sources of revenue for its partners and customers. Verifone solutions are specifically designed to meet the needs of vertical markets including financial, retail, petroleum, government and healthcare. Verifone has shipped over eleven million electronic-payment systems.