Edgar Mendivil Joins Directed as Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain
~ Electronics Industry Veteran Brings Extensive Supply Chain Management Expertise ~VISTA, Calif. (September 19, 2019) – Directed, a leader in Remote Start and Security, Connected Car and Ignition Interlock Products, today announced that Edgar Mendivil has joined the company as Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain. He will be responsible for end-to-end global sourcing and operations functions: supplier selection, management and quality assurance; demand planning and ordering; inbound and outbound shipping, logistics and warehouse operations. He will report to Bob Struble, Directed CEO, and sit on the Executive Staff.
“We are thrilled to welcome Edgar to Directed,” said Struble. “He brings a fantastic track record of success in constructing and managing global supply chains. The challenges of sourcing consumer electronics products have increased dramatically over the last few years, so Edgar’s vast experience assembling worldclass electronics supply chain capabilities at global companies will be invaluable. His leadership and experience will help Directed build another critical competitive advantage in sourcing and operations.”
Mr. Mendivil has spent his entire career managing sourcing and operations for both large and small electronics companies. Most recently, he led supply chain and customer service management for Ecosense Lighting, a high-end lighting manufacturer. Previously he worked in supply chain and operations at Infineon and Broadcom, two multi-billion dollar semiconductor and electronics companies. Mr. Mendivil earned a B.S. in Computer and Digital Electronics Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, an M.S. in Operations Management from CETYS Universidad, and his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
“I am excited to join Directed at this important time as the company continues to execute on its growth strategy,” Mendivil said. “I look forward to working with the team and its global supply partners to ensure a robust supply of high quality and reasonably priced products, all with Directed’s leading technology innovation, especially as we enter the busy remote start season.”
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Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, AstroStart®, Alcohol Detection Systems® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information, contact Chris.Pearson@directed.com.