NEW BRITAIN-Critical cleaning products manufacturer, MicroCare Corp., announced last week it had appointed a new senior procurement manager.
James Gluck of Prospect, will join the staff at MicroCare with more than 30 years of experience in purchasing, supply chain management and logistics.
“We’re very excited to have Jim on the MicroCare team,” Steve LeFebvre, MicroCare Chief Financial Officer, said. “MicroCare is growing at a ferocious rate, which means supply chain issues are key. He’s going to be focused on the smoother integration of our supply chain with all of our evolving production needs.”
The senior procurement manager position is a new job at MicroCare to better integrate an expanding supply chain with the three logistics centers.
MicroCare is a global company with two manufacturing facilities in New Britain as well as a global logistics center in Rocky Hill, and facilities in the UK, Belgium and Singapore. They manufacture environmentally-progressive fluids and tools used for critical cleaning. These products are supplied to industries such as electronics, metal finishing, transportation, photonics, medical devices and aerospace.
Prior to MicroCare, Gluck worked for eight years as a logistics and supply chain expert at Edgewell Personal Care-the personal care company behind Schick, Wilkinson Sword and Playtex brands.
At Edgewell, Gluck improved their procurement processes and managed the purchase and installation of new production equipment to support the largest product introduction in the company’s history. He also coordinated the company’s in-sourcing effort, which will be important at MicroCare because MicroCare out-sources very little of the company’s production.
Tom Tattersall, chief operating officer of MicroCare, is impressed by Gluck’s computer expertise.
“In my discussions with Jim, I realized he is very I.T. savvy. He really understands the urgency of getting the right information to the right managers at the right time. As he has said, if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it. With his expertise MicroCare will be kicking our I.T. game up a notch or 10.”
Gluck is equally as excited to join MicroCare.
“I’m ready for new challenges and new opportunities,” Gluck said. “I’m really looking forward to making significant contributions to the MicroCare team as the company adds new products, new customers and reaches into new industries.”