Synovos' Leadership IntroComposed of the thought leaders in the industry, Synovos’ management team is committed to leading clients in achieving maximum savings, efficiency and productivity in the MRO supply chain by utilizing our industry-leading best practices and operational expertise. Under their guidance, clients gain clearer visibility, greater efficiency, more consistent effectiveness and increased reliability.
Robert Giorgio, Chairman of the Board of DirectorsBob was named Chairman in 2018. He has an extensive and successful track record of building broad-based global technology service, outsourcing and engineering & construction businesses for Fortune 500 clients. He is a former President and CEO of Day & Zimmermann International, a $500 million engineering & construction firm, and President of Global Engineering and IT Technology for CDI Corporation, a $1.2 billion professional service firm. He co-founded Life Sciences International, which was a global firm involved in the design, construction and validation of biotech plants. He also was a Vistage Chair, where he worked toward improving the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of CEOs. Mr. Giorgio graduated from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now the New York University Tandon School of Engineering), with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude.
Carlos Tellez, President & CEOCarlos 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 OfficerBob 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 $1.2 billion staffing and engineering company with more than 10,000 employees. Earlier in his career he worked as CFO for multiple companies, including Tekni-Plex, Foamex, and Magee Rieter. He holds an MBA from LaSalle University (Philadelphia) and is a CPA.
Sue Eckel, Senior Vice President, Business DevelopmentSue 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.
David Kaufman, Chief Information Officer
As CIO, David is responsible for designing and implementing IT strategy that delivers and enhances client success through Synovos MRO supply chain solutions. Prior to joining Synovos, he has held multiple positions creating complex technology platforms, including mobile/field operations systems, financial reporting, data warehousing, learning management systems, security protocol and outsourcing strategies. He has extensive experience driving IT strategy for a multi-billion dollar food & facilities organization, and a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical manufacturer. He is a graduate of New York University.
Thomas Melina, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
As Senior Vice President, Supply Chain for Synovos, Tom leads the company’s growing purchasing team, working closely with operations and business intelligence in building on existing procurement processes and strategies that drive continued client value. Supply Chain is also extensively involved in building a central procurement team supporting all customers. Prior to being named to lead the supply chain group, Tom served as Vice President of MRO Logistix, an internal Synovos logistics services company where he worked to establish strategic supplier and manufacturer relationships. He was also responsible for the company’s multiple fulfillment centers. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Melina previously worked for Parker Hannifin in engineering field support. In 1980, he founded CSF Technology, based in Santa Clara, CA. CSF distributed spare parts and services to semiconductor manufacturers in North America and Europe. The company was sold to Praxair in 2001. Melina joined Synovos in 2011.
Patrick Sabine, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Joining Synovos in 2018, Patrick is responsible for all functions of the department, including compensation and benefits, organizational development, executive coaching, employee relations, talent acquisition, management continuity and compliance. Patrick previously held senior human resources executive roles in several large public and private equity owned companies including SunGard Availability Services, PECO Energy and DuPont, amassing more than three decades of leadership experience. A graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego with a BA degree in Economics, Patrick earned a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and has since completed the Strategic Human Resources Management Program at Harvard University.
Brandon Coombs, Vice President, Operational Excellence
As Vice President, Operational Excellence for Synovos, Brandon works with the Synovos MRO site operations teams across industries, to identify and drive continuous improvement programs supporting client reliability initiatives. He joined Synovos in December 2005 and has served in a number of different positions, including program manager and general manager of operations before being assigned to his current position. Brandon is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He earned a B.A. in International Relations and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.