Optimas implements dual-CEO structure 22 November 2022

Optimas Solutions has elevated Mike Tuffy to CEO International and Daniel Harms to CEO Americas. The decision to implement a dual-CEO structure evolves the organisational model established in 2020 with autonomous, yet connected, business units.

By design, this structure has brought Optimas closer to customers and suppliers and created greater community within the organisation. It also better reflects the scope of Daniel Harms and Mike Tuffy’s roles and the contributions they’ve been making to Optimas for over a year.

“This promotion is recognition for how much Optimas, under the leadership of Mike and Daniel, has accomplished over the past year,” said Board Member Tim Horgan. “Their leadership, partnership and results have exceeded expectations.”

“The past year has been a great journey for Optimas,” said Daniel Harms and Mike Tuffy. “We both share a deep belief in this dual-CEO structure and the positive momentum Optimas has gained in the last year is real. Feedback from customers, prospects and teammates around the globe is positive and tells us we’re on the right track.”

Mike Tuffy has over 35 years of experience in the fastener industry with leadership positions across commercial, sourcing and operations. As the leader of international markets, he utilises his broad knowledge of world-class supplier capabilities to match with customer needs and expectations that drive efficiencies for partners and Optimas. Previously, Mike served in leadership positions at Walters Hexagon and Anixter where he was part of the management team that significantly grew the business through organic growth and acquisitions. He was also part of the acquisition team that carved Optimas out of Anixter.

A strategic thought leader with nearly 20 years of supply chain experience, Daniel Harms has built and guided high performing teams to deliver operational excellence across multiple industries. His influential leadership style and data driven, problem solving approach have consistently produced top and bottom line growth with company P&Ls over US$100 million. Prior to joining Optimas, Harms held several positions of increasing responsibility at DSC/CJ Logistics, culminating as senior vice-president operations. 

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