SOURCE: Riverwood Solutions

Riverwood Solutions

April 12, 2011 00:00 ET

Riverwood Solutions Announces Expansion in Europe

Andrew Berger, Experienced Supply Chain Expert and Former Accenture Executive, to Lead New European Headquarters in Zurich

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2011) - Riverwood Solutions, a leading operations consulting and managed services provider, today announced that Andrew Berger has joined the firm as Vice President of European Operations to manage a new regional headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The new Zurich office will support the company's European growth and Mr. Berger will be responsible for all operations and business development in the region.

"We are pleased to strengthen our European presence and we are thrilled to have Andrew join us to lead our efforts," said Ron Keith, CEO, Riverwood Solutions. "He brings a breadth and depth of executive experience and domain expertise that is truly exceptional. Our clients will benefit tremendously from both his insights and his intellect."

Mr. Berger joins Riverwood Solutions with 21 years of executive leadership and international business consulting experience in a wide range of areas including technology, supply chain, and innovative "C" level management strategy. Mr. Berger spent a total of 12 years at Andersen Consulting and then Accenture (NYSE: ACN), where he became partner in just five years and delivered over $50 million in client projects. He led a team of 60 supply chain experts in Europe, and was instrumental in the implementation of major supply chain change programs for customers including BP Chemicals, BOC Group, ICI and Kodak. He also provided consulting services to technology companies such as Marconi, Pioneer Electronics, 3M, Sony, National Power, and BT.

Mr. Berger has experience in the set up of global operations and bringing products to market in over 20 countries while serving in executive positions at venture funded technology start ups. He is the author of two books (Supply Chain Cybermastery and Smart Things to Know about Six Sigma) and is a recognized keynote speaker on Innovation Management, Supply Chain, and RFID / anti-counterfeit technology. Mr. Berger began his career in the British Army, achieving the rank of Captain. He holds an MBA with Distinction from London Business School and a BSc 2:1 Honours, Bristol University.

"Riverwood Solutions offers unique consulting and managed services that are very valuable to European businesses," said Mr. Berger. "I look forward to working with innovative technology companies to improve their operations and supply chain performance. Zurich is an excellent location from which to support Riverwood's expanding base of European clients."

Mr. Berger and Riverwood Solutions can be contacted at the new Zurich office as follows:

Riverwood Solutions
World Trade Centre
Leutschenbachstrasse 95
8050 Zurich
Tel: +41 44 308 36 03

About Riverwood Solutions
Riverwood Solutions helps OEMs improve supply chain performance, optimize their operations and maximize the value of their outsourced relationships. The company provides consulting and managed operations services to technology product companies on a global basis. Riverwood's team of electronics industry executives and professionals has decades of international experience in negotiating contracts and pricing, launching products, running operations, and managing outsourced supply chains. The company's proprietary HOST(SM) (Hybrid Outsourced Services Team) Model uses local resources near the supply base to improve supply chain performance without adding fixed costs or internal infrastructure. Headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, Riverwood Solutions designs, implements, and manages global supply chains from offices in both key innovation centers and leading manufacturing regions, including Dallas, Austin, Guadalajara, Zurich, and Shenzhen.

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