Dell said Wednesday that Michael Cannon has been named President, Global Operations, effective February 26.
Cannon, who was most recently President and CEO of Solectron Corp., will report to Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Inc.
"As we continue to grow worldwide, it is important that we increase our ability, via the Direct Model, to manufacture close to our customer and fully integrate our supply chain into one global organization," said Dell. "We will innovate and adapt our supply chain model to help drive differentiated product design, manufacturing and distribution models."
Cannon will lead a new global organization that will combine all of Dell's manufacturing, procurement and supply chain activities. Dell has nine manufacturing plants in five countries and will soon add new plants in Poland, India and Brazil.
Prior to joining Solectron, Canon was President, CEO and director of Maxtor Corporation, which is now part of Seagate.