Flextronics is one of those companies you hardly ever hear of because its primary business is to cater other companies. It provides services from design to manufacturing for the world’s well-known electronics company like Xerox, Research in Motion, Kodak, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, Lenovo, and Microsoft. The company is capable of handling a wide range of the production process from design, to manufacturing and assembly, and even distribution and warehousing.
With factories located in four continents the company has the resource and logistics to serve its diverse clientele. Based in Singapore, it has over 200,000 employees who are located in 30 countries.
Heading this company is CEO Mike McNamara. He has held management positions in the automotive and electronics industry. He was actually the president and CEO of another company that was acquired by Flextronics. His skills and talent has allowed him to rise to the top position. He was the CEO and president of Americas operation for Flextronics prior to become CEO. Under his stewardship the company increased its revenues from $15 billion in 2006 to $30 billion in 2008.
Other senior executives of Flextronics also started out with other companies. While some companies are famous for promoting from within. Other companies like Flextronics have managed to grow bigger with professional managers coming from diverse backgrounds.