SOURCE: Riverwood Solutions

Riverwood Solutions

April 23, 2015 08:00 ET

Riverwood Solutions Appoints New Strategic Advisor for the Company's M5 Software Solutions Business

Company Appoints Jeff Wallingford of the University of Colorado Boulder as Strategic Advisor to Advance the Design of New Supply Chain Software Tools

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2015) - Riverwood Solutions, the innovator in managed supply chain services and operations consulting, today announced the appointment of Jeff Wallingford as a strategic advisor to M5, Riverwood Solutions' Software Solutions Business. Mr. Wallingford currently holds an appointment as Executive in Residence at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is an advisor and lecturer with the Masters programs in Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics. Mr. Wallingford previously held senior executive operations roles with Crocs, Inc., Riverwood Solutions, and Flextronics International.

"Our investment in new software-based solutions will create the next evolution of our services aimed at helping technology product OEMs improve their manufacturing and supply chain performance," said Ron Keith, Executive Chairman of Riverwood Solutions. "Jeff's experience as an operating executive and his work with the University of Colorado provide the perfect background to help us architect the M5 solutions platform. The Leeds School of Business has taken an innovative approach, presenting Supply Chain Management and Big Data Analytics as overlapping disciplines with common roots in decision science, applied statistics, data management, and programming. That is the mindset that Jeff brings to M5."

Mr. Wallingford will work with the M5 software teams in San Diego, California, and St. Petersburg, Russia as they create tools for technology product companies to improve their manufacturing, product operations, supply chain performance, and advanced analytics.

"Riverwood Solutions' team collectively has decades of experience in designing and managing operations and supply chains for technology companies," said Mr. Wallingford. "We have the opportunity to leverage that knowledge, as well as a trove of actual cost and performance data, and proprietary methodologies to create new software solutions. Through software automation and data analysis, we can bring innovative decision making tools to a much wider audience."

"M5 is an important initiative that will create significant value for Riverwood Solutions customers," said Tom Smach, founding partner at Riverwood Capital and a member of the Board of Directors at Riverwood Solutions. "We are excited for Jeff to bring his deep expertise in supply chain management to the M5 business."

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 operations consulting and managed operations services to technology product companies globally. The company's proprietary and award winning HOST(SM) (Hybrid Outsourced Services Team) Model provides highly skilled local resources to help OEMs manage their supply base and improve supply chain performance without adding fixed internal infrastructure. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Riverwood Solutions designs, optimizes, implements, and manages global supply chains from operations in Silicon Valley, Dallas, Austin, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam for some of the world's leading OEMs and most promising start-ups.

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