Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) has hired Robert D. Smith as Vice President of Supply Chain Management. A long-time employee of Ingersoll Rand and Trane Technologies, Smith joins METUS with over 27 years of experience in product engineering, plant management, distribution, logistics and supply chain.
Smith most recently served as a Global Director of procurement at Trane Technologies where he used his skills to drive supply chain efficiencies. During his time at Trane Technologies, Smith participated in the organization’s premier executive leadership development programs, and his teams won prestigious achievement awards.
In his role, Smith will spearhead the continued development and implementation of best practices across the supply chain organization. He will work alongside business units, factories and vendors to manage forecasting and inventory procurement processes, as well as drive reliability and efficiency improvements within METUS operations.