Uponor Names Vice President of Supply Chain

Tom Rowbotham is vice president of supply chain for Uponor.

Tom Rowbotham is vice president of supply chain for Uponor.

Uponor North America (Uponor) has named Tom Rowbotham as vice president of supply chain. In his role, Rowbotham will develop and lead the Uponor sourcing strategy in North America, which will include continuing to build partnerships with suppliers, assessing vendors and leading continuous improvement initiatives in supply planning, production scheduling, distribution, transportation and inventory.

“With 15 years of experience in operations and supply chain from across a range of industries, Tom will play a role to our current and future success, especially as we look forward to continued growth,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “A sourcing strategy is vital to ensuring we have the right materials at the right time to manufacture our products and move finished products to distribution for delivery to our customers, all while making safety our priority.”

Most recently, Rowbotham was senior director, operations and supply chain, at Minneapolis-based Sleep Number. Previously, he was director of global materials and inventory at Polaris Industries, a Twin Cities-based power sports manufacturer. Earlier, he worked in Arkansas and Connecticut with various divisions of the Danaher Corp., in operations and supply chain management roles.

Tom holds an MBA in Finance and Operations from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Arkansas Tech University, in Russellville, Ark.

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