Leadership

Synovos' Leadership Intro

Composed 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 Directors

Robert Bob 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 & CEO

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 Officer

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 .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.

Sue Eckel, Senior Vice President, Business Development

Sue Eckel, Senior Vice President, SalesSue 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.

Walter Teesdale, Senior Vice President of Operations

Teesdale, WaltWalt joined Synovos in 2018 after serving as general manager for a leading North America engineering and technology services company. Over the course of his career, he has held a variety of operational and business development leadership positions with engineering and professional services firms serving the process and industrial sectors. He leads an operations team of more than 400 employees across more than 220 client locations.

David Kaufman, Chief Information Officer

Kaufman, DavidAs 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.
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