MACON, GA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 31, 2022–
Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, today announced the appointment of Jim Nelles as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management, effective immediately. .
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Jim Nelles appointed Senior Executive for Global Supply Chain Management at Blue Bird. (Photo: BusinessWire)
In his current role, Nelles is responsible for optimizing Blue Bird’s global supply chain, ensuring the best cost, quality and throughput, and forging long-term strategic partnerships to secure critical components.
Nelles has over 20 years of international leadership experience in supply chain management and operations. More recently, he has advised Fortune 500 industrial companies on purchasing, supply chain, distribution, due diligence and negotiations. Prior to that, Nelles served as director of supply chain for private equity firm American Securities from 2015 to 2019. Prior to his role at American Securities, he held leadership positions at SteelSeries, LG Electronics, Roland Berger and McKinsey & Company, among others. .
“Jim is a strategic, creative and results-driven global supply chain leader,” said Matthew Stevenson, President and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation. “The COVID-19 pandemic, now in its third year, the shortage of semiconductors, the general availability of labour, inflation and now the war in Ukraine have put considerable pressure on global economy and supply chains. Jim will be instrumental in building a robust supplier network that ensures a stable, high quality production environment for Blue Bird, our customers and our resellers.
Nelles holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and French from the same university.
About Blue Bird Corporation
Blue Bird (NASDAQ: BLBD) has been recognized as a school bus technology leader and innovator since its founding in 1927. Our dedicated team members design, engineer and manufacture school buses with a particular focus on safety, reliability and durability. Blue Bird buses carry the world’s most valuable cargo – the majority of 25 million children twice a day – making us the most trusted brand in the industry. The company is the recognized leader in low- and zero-emission school buses with more than 20,000 propane, natural gas and electric buses in service today. Blue Bird is transforming the student transportation industry with cleaner energy solutions. For more information on Blue Bird’s comprehensive portfolio of products and services, visit www.blue-bird.com. For Blue Bird’s line of emission-free electric buses, visit www.bluebirdelectricbus.com.
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KEYWORD: GEORGIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FLEET MANAGEMENT VEHICLES/ALTERNATIVE FUELS PUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE AFTER SALES AUTOMOTIVE RETAIL MANUFACTURING TRANSPORT MANUFACTURING LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
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