Compac Picks Darrell Smithson for Newly Created VP of Global Services Position
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Compac is further committing itself to the global services of its post-harvest integrated solutions, and has appointed Darrell Smithson to the company newest created role, VP of Global Services.
“I am excited to be joining Compac at such a pivotal point in its evolution,” said Smithson. “I have been impressed with the extensive and enduring customer relationships they have built on a global basis, and I look forward to leading a world-class service offering, and helping Compac become the strategic partner of choice for all of its customers’ evolving post-harvest needs.”
Smithson joins the Compac team with more than 25 years of international experience, as the company stated in a press release. An engineer by training, Smithson will now be responsible for leading the following Global Services Offerings in his new position:
- Development and implementation of new service offerings (systems integration, managed and professional services)
- Sales engineering
- Technical in-field support services
- Project management and application
- Customer support
- Compac U(niversity)
“I am delighted to have such a seasoned industrial and technology services professional joining us at Compac to round out our leadership team,” said Mike Riley, CEO. “Darrell’s appointment is another key milestone for Compac, and is critical to fulfilling our strategic plan to grow a world-class global services business and further establish our leadership presence in the U.S., one of our largest markets.”
Smithson comes to Compac from Schneider Electric, a global energy management specialist, where he served most recently as Vice President, Managed Services USA. Smithson specialized in providing comprehensive services to global and strategic customers in this position. Prior to that appointment, Smithson served as VP Strategy of Global Solutions, and a range of roles in sales, operations, strategy, and client leadership positions at Schneider.
In his new position at Compac, Smithson will report directly to Riley and serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership. Smithson will be based in Orange County, CA.
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