Synovos provides technology-driven, comprehensive MRO supply chain management services, asset services and technology that drive increased productivity, profitability and global competitiveness for our clients.
What makes us different?
We are deeply rooted in MRO supply chain management. That’s where we started decades ago. Each of our many services evolved from that single point, giving Synovos an unmatched depth of understanding.
Our approach is innovative and thoughtful and executed with the highest integrity. We employ some of the best minds in the business and each Synovos team member is committed to producing results.
Our knowledge is built from the industries we serve, including life sciences, chemical processing, food processing, general manufacturing, newspapers and printing, colleges and universities among others.
Synovos provides services around the globe, with business entities in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Europe (EMEA headquarters are in Ireland) and Singapore. Synovos has the infrastructure required to ensure our clients’ success worldwide.
Synovos was founded in 1987 to help companies reduce indirect supply costs while increasing efficiency and quality. Originally founded as Storeroom Solutions, our focus was on MRO storerooms design, management and purchasing.
As our client base grew to include more global companies requiring enterprise supply chain support, Synovos expanded into Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Singapore and Europe. Our service offerings also expanded far beyond the storeroom. We now provide a full range of integrated supply chain, asset and technology services.
Today, Synovos also has service capabilities for its global clients everywhere – in Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East. We purchase two million SKUs and annually manage more than $400 million in spend.
Storeroom Solutions Purchased by Separate Investors and Established as a Standalone Company
Storeroom Solutions Acquired by Day & Zimmerman
Storeroom Solutions Established
To be a values-driven organization providing comprehensive Supply Chain and Asset Services that increase our customers’ productivity, profitability and competitiveness in the Global marketplace.
Respect, Fairness and Integrity in all our relationships, while putting Safety first.
Safety will always be our Number One priority. Working safely is everyone's responsibility and is a condition of employment with Synovos.
We are dedicated to the principle that all accidents and injuries are preventable. We can achieve this objective by following all Safety, Health and Environmental rules and by practicing the principles of our Safety Program. These principles demand that we always ask ourselves how the activities we are engaged in, at work or at home, can be performed safely. By "seeing" Safety in all that we do, we can achieve our objective of ZERO incidents or injuries.
Composed of the top supply, asset and technology minds in the business, Synovos’ management team is committed to helping our customers achieve maximum savings by synchronizing the supply chain with assets through the innovative use of technology to gain better visibility, greater efficiency, and increased reliability.
Larry Newhart, Chairman
Larry is the Chairman of Synovos, with a University of Chicago MBA in Finance and a B.S. in Engineering from Penn State University. Larry’s roots in plant operations and maintenance, together with his professional services experience and customer and people-focused vision, drives our company culture.
Carlos Tellez, President & CEO
Carlos has extensive on-site facilities and engineering experience including an MA from Harvard and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford. He is former VP of Fluor, one of the world’s largest engineer-construction firms. Carlos is an involved, customer-committed leader, familiar to Synovos clients.
Robert Larney, Chief Financial Officer
Bob is responsible for the overall financial direction of the company. A graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he has extensive experience with companies of all sizes, including serving as CEO and CFO of Philadelphia-based CDI Corporation, a .2 billion staffing and engineering company with more than 10,000 employees. Earlier in his career he worked as a plant cost accounting manager for FMC Corp, Industrial Chemicals Group. He holds an MBA from LaSalle University (Philadelphia) and is a CPA.
Robert DePaolo, Senior Vice President Strategic Services & Chief Logistics Officer
Bob is a veteran logistics industry executive specializing in customer relations and sales/marketing, with career responsibility for as many as 128 facilities. He’s been a big contributor to Synovos’ strong growth track. Bob has a B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Logistics from Georgia Southern University.
Michael V. Weinberg, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Mike is responsible for the overall marketing strategy for the company. He brings more than two decades of relevant Sales, Marketing and Operations leadership experience from Fortune 1000 firms like W.W. Grainger and NCH Corp.; as well as, mid-market strategy consulting and business ownership. He has deep industry knowledge, strategic orientation and strong partnering skills, with a B.S. in Business Management from Northern Michigan University.
Vijay Ramachandran, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Managing Director Synovos Europe
An accomplished executive, Vijay has a 25-year track record in transforming major supply chains across diverse industries. Since joining the company in 2012, he has successfully led the Synovos corporate strategy and expansion into new markets and product and service offerings. Those include DynamicSupply™ e-procurement tool, asset management, Master Data LeadershipSM, catalog management, inventory optimization, and CMMS. He currently leads the company’s international expansion and operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Vijay holds a B.S. in Biology and a degree in Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State University.
Tony Kashani, Executive Vice President & EAM President
Tony is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience in regulated industries, life sciences sectors. As a visionary leader, he has developed and nurtured multiple strategic, early stage entrepreneurial companies. Tony is responsible for the overall technical innovation and solution development in response to industry trends and customer needs for the entire enterprise. Previously, Tony served as a CEO of Dynamics EAM (acquired by Synovos in 2014), and a division president for a GE health care company. He has a B.S. and M.A. degrees in Chemistry from Temple University, Philadelphia.
Marilyn Dawes, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Marilyn has worked for Synovos for nearly 20 years and is responsible for management of all of the company's accounting functions, including accurate invoice reconciliation of more than 45,000 invoices monthly from 23,000 suppliers. She graduated Cum Laude from the City University of New York.
Sue Eckel, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Sue is responsible for the company’s overall sales performance. With extensive experience in strategic sourcing, procurement and business development, she is adept at introducing effective solutions to meet the complex needs for companies, from Fortune 50 on down. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and a lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager certification.