Friday 16th Nov 2018 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Koehler to take on Puma’s supply chain

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Andy Koehler has been appointed as chief operating officer of Puma, where he will be in charge of the company’s supply chain management.

Succeeding former COO Klaus Bauer, Koehler will now be part of Puma’s managing director team, where he will also take responsibility for the company’s operations, logistics and IT functions.

He joins from the adidas Group where he held the positions of managing director Hong Kong and head of global sourcing, which saw him lead the global sourcing activities across all product categories for adidas, Reebok and Taylormade.

“Andy brings international and industry experience in sourcing and supply chain management necessary to manage Puma’s operations through the company’s transformation period and consequently its next phase of growth, said Jean-Francois Palus, chairman of the administrative board of Puma SE.

“I am pleased he will be joining us as chief operating officer, an important step in rebuilding and establishing a strong and effective senior management team under the leadership of Puma’s future CEO Björn Gulden.”

Koehler will be based at the PUMAVision headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

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