ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ergotron, a global company focused on improving how people work, learn, play and care for others, announced today that Phil Kelaart has joined the organization as its new executive vice president, global supply chain operations. Kelaart brings three decades of experience in operations and supply chain management to this new position at Ergotron.
In his role, Kelaart will manage all aspects of Ergotron’s global supply chain, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, facilities, quality and continuous improvement, as well as environmental health and safety.
“Phil is a strategic global leader who’s demonstrated throughout his career the ability to improve operational performance and deliver positive business results,” said Chad Severson, chief executive officer at Ergotron. “His leadership will help elevate our business operations as we maintain our focus on developing our people, delighting our customers, and delivering growing value to our ownership.”
“Ergotron has consistently proven itself to be a top innovator, producing high-quality ergonomic products for over 30 years,” said Kelaart. “I look forward to working alongside the talented team at Ergotron as we continue to innovate how we do business and provide the best solutions to our customers.”
Kelaart spent almost 30 years at Emerson, holding roles in increasing responsibility in operations, supply chain, engineering and general management. He was involved in international acquisition integrations, joint ventures, plant startups, new product introductions, and global supply chain operations. Kelaart led the development of several process innovations, including the creation of Emerson’s center of excellence for additive manufacturing and instituting the company’s perfect execution business strategy.
Throughout his career, Kelaart has established a track record of developing organizations and improving operational performance to deliver consistent financial results. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Ergotron, Inc. is a global company focused on improving how people work, learn, play and care for others. Using human-centered design principles and the technology of movement, Ergotron builds solutions that help people thrive in healthcare, education, contract furniture and general office environments. Its custom solutions group develops innovative products for leading global companies in a variety of industries.
Over nearly four decades, the company has earned more than 200 patents and established a growing portfolio of award-winning brands including WorkFit®, CareFit™, LearnFit® and JŪV™. Ergotron is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a global sales and marketing presence in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. All products are designed in the United States and produced in Ergotron’s facilities in St. Paul and China.