SAN JOSE – Sanmina’s board has voted to appoint Hartmut Liebel as chief executive officer, effective Sept. 30. Liebel will succeed Michael Clarke, who will remain in an advisory capacity through a transition period.
"Hartmut joined Sanmina in July and has quickly demonstrated his leadership and breadth of business experience, which are critical to lead Sanmina,” said Jure Sola, executive chairman. “He is a proven business leader with a distinguished track record successfully driving profitable growth through a focus on customer service and satisfaction, innovation, operational execution, people development, and delivering value to shareholders."
"Since joining Sanmina, I have had the pleasure to meet with many of the different organizations and operations, and I am very impressed with the leadership team, technology capabilities, quality and operating systems,” said Liebel. “Sanmina has the most talented people and group of leaders in our industry. Together, we will capture the next wave of profitable growth for Sanmina by remaining laser-focused on serving our customers through strong operational execution, creating significant value for our shareholders through strong free cash-flow generation and providing the best career experiences for our people."
Prior to joining Sanmina in July as president and chief operating officer, Liebel served as president and CEO of iQor.