George Richter Named Vice President of Supply Chain Management for Cox Communciations
ATLANTA – The appointment of George Richter to Vice President of Supply Chain Management for Cox Communications Inc. was announced today by Mark Bowser, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
In his new role, Richter will oversee all supply chain activities including materials management, purchasing, warehouse and inventory-management and material requirement forecasting.
In making the announcement, Bowser said: “George has more than 15 years of experience in purchasing and inventory management with a proven-track record of successfully increasing profits and enhancing customer satisfaction. He will be a great addition to our team and will play a key role in continuing to position Cox as a marketplace leader.”
Prior to joining Cox, Richter spent more than 12 years with Arrow Electronics Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and value-added supply chain services. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Product and Supplier Management where he led the development effort for supplier management, customer forecast management and all aspects of purchasing as part of a global Oracle R12 implementation. Previously, he served as Arrow’s vice president of product management where he was responsible for $700 million in inventory, an annual spend in excess of $4 billion and leading a team in the planning, budgeting and forecasting for supply chain initiatives.
A native of Canada, Richter earned an MBA from Concordia University in Montreal.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com.
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