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.
Debbie Bowring, President
Debbie Bowring was named President of Synovos in November 2021, adding to her existing responsibilities as President, IESA. Both companies are part of RS Group (formerly Electrocomponents plc.), a global solutions provider based in London. Debbie joined IESA as Chief Operating Officer and has been President of IESA since June 2019. She is creating and leading the implementation of strategy within IESA and Synovos to deliver profitable and sustainable growth. She previously had multiple senior international roles leading corporate transformation, growth, and change.
Andrew Lucas, Chief Financial OfficerJoining Synovos in early 2021, Andrew is responsible for the financial planning and management of the company. Prior to Synovos, Andrew served in several roles for RS Components, including Finance Director for DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland), Managing Director for DACH, and Finance Director for Central Europe. RS Components and Synovos are part of RS Group (formerly Electrocomponents plc.), a global industrial supplier and integrated solutions provider. Before joining RS Components, Andrew worked at progressively senior roles at Ernst & Young, Abbott, and Berkshire Hathaway’s Duracell Brand, with responsibilities covering multiple European markets. A graduate of the University of Maryland University College (MD), Andrew earned an MBA in Management and Finance from the Goethe Business School of Frankfurt University (Germany), which included focused studies in Corporate Strategy, Supply Chain Management, and Intercultural Management at Tongji University (Shanghai, China). He also served four years in the US Army.
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.
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.