C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card readers, and high-reliability connectors, has announced the appointment of John J. Boucher as chief executive officer.
John Boucher brings more than 30 years of diversified experience with leading global companies within the high-tech electronics manufacturing and services segment to C&K. Boucher most recently served as president and CEO of ModusLink and, before joining ModusLink, served as partner, chief commercial officer and chief operations officer at Symbotic LLC, a product and service company that provides robotics and automation solutions for high volume distribution centers.
From 2004 to 2010, Boucher worked at Celestica Corporation, a $7B tier-one EMS company, where he held a number of executive level positions, including: EVP Global Sales and Solutions and President of Americas Operations, a $3 billion revenue division with 13,000 employees. Prior to joining Celestica in 2004, he spent nine years as a founding team member of Manufacturers Services Ltd. where he was the executive for global operations and supply chain. He also spent more than 17 years with Digital Equipment Corporation.
“John is an extremely experienced operating executive that I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with for several years now,” said Stephen Delaney, a member of C&K Components’ board of directors. “On behalf of the board, I extend our warmest welcome to John, and look forward to working with and supporting him in growing C&K Components and delivering terrific products to our customers.”
“I’m very excited to join the experienced team at C&K Components,” said Boucher. “C&K’s broad portfolio of high-quality products provides us with terrific growth opportunities worldwide. With a strong global team, our competitive manufacturing in Europe and Asia, and some exciting new products scheduled for market introduction over the course of the next year, I feel both confident and optimistic about the value we bring to our customers and the future success of our company.”
Boucher replaces Frédéric Chevreton, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.