“This is a time of tremendous opportunity in manufacturing, as trends such as regionalization, artificial intelligence, 5G and advanced manufacturing all combine to improve the way we live and work,” said Advaithi. “With locations in 30 countries and expertise in a dozen industry verticals, Flex has the necessary breadth and depth to help companies develop and launch innovative products at global scale and intelligently manage a shifting business landscape.”
“The Board conducted an extensive and thorough search, considering both internal and external candidates,” said Michael Capellas, chairman of the Board of Directors for Flex. “Revathi’s depth and breadth of capabilities from engineering to manufacturing to advanced supply chain management coupled with her exceptional leadership and proven track record make her the ideal choice to lead Flex.”
Prior to Flex, Advaithi was president and COO for the Electrical Sector business for Eaton, a power management company with more than $20 billion in sales, 102,000 employees and a market capitalization in excess of $33 billion. She also had corporate responsibility for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. \She secured more than $13 billion in sales in 2018, with an array of electrical solutions built on the strengths of full-scale engineering and support services.
Advaithi began her career as a mechanical engineer in her native India, then moved to the US, where she started her Eaton career on the factory floor as a plant supervisor in Shawnee, OK. Over the years, she expanded her engineering role to international markets, adding operational management and supply chain expertise.