Benchmark Appoints David Moezidis as EVP and Chief Commercial Officer and Dave Valkanoff as EVP and Chief Operating Officer

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a global provider of engineering, design, and manufacturing services, announced the appointment of David Moezidis as Executive Vice President (EVP) and its first Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective immediately. Moezidis will direct Benchmark’s commercial strategy, including vertical market sector plans and its global go-to-market approach to drive continued business growth and share gains.

David Moezidis

“David understands the unique challenges our customers face in bringing complex products to market quickly without compromising on quality,” stated Jeff Benck, president and CEO at Benchmark. “We are excited to welcome him to our team in this newly defined role, where he will own a big piece of our strategy and strategic customer relationships. His wide range of experience perfectly complements the Benchmark leadership team, and I am confident he will make a significant impact as we continue our growth journey.”

Moezidis has over 30 years of leadership experience in operations, engineering, sales, and marketing in the digital imaging, semiconductor capital equipment, and electronic manufacturing services industries. He has spent the last 25 years at Flex in various leadership positions. Most recently, he was the president of the Lifestyle Solutions group, and prior to that, he was the senior vice president of the Industrial and Energy group. Moezidis holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering, a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, and has completed the executive management program at Stanford University.

“I am thrilled to be joining Benchmark at this exciting time as companies continue to look for solutions to further optimize their supply chains and operations,” said Moezidis. “Benchmark has a unique opportunity with its position in the industry, coupled with its passion for innovation, and its comprehensive product realization solutions offering. The customer experience will remain a top priority, and I look forward to being a part of the next generation of its leadership and positively impacting the future.”

In addition, the company announced the appointment of David Valkanoff as the company’s Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. Valkanoff will lead Benchmark’s worldwide manufacturing operations in the United States, Mexico, Asia, and Europe. He will be instrumental in driving operational excellence and lean methodologies across the entire product lifecycle for its customers.

David Valkanoff

“I look forward to leveraging the diverse perspective that Dave brings to Benchmark. His extensive experience in Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and precision machining, coupled with his global experience running manufacturing for a large original equipment manufacturer (OEM) like Carrier, makes him uniquely qualified to help Benchmark continue our journey to further optimize our operations and deliver for our customers,” stated Jeff Benck, president and CEO at Benchmark. “With Dave’s wealth of expertise, I am confident he will add tremendous value to Benchmark as we continue on our growth strategy.”

With more than 30 years of global operations experience in the aerospace and defense, industrial, automotive, semiconductor, and electronics sectors, Valkanoff joins the company from Carrier Corporation, where he was the vice president of operations for its refrigeration segment. His prior experience includes executive roles at TPG, Celestica, Visteon, and Nissan, among others. While at Celestica, Valkanoff supported the communications, aerospace and defense, enterprise and cloud solutions, renewable energy, health tech, and semiconductor equipment market customers. He was also the executive sponsor of their Lean Six Sigma initiatives globally. Valkanoff holds a Master of Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a BA in Economics and Management from Albion College.

“Benchmark is a world-class engineering and manufacturing partner to some of the world’s most innovative brands,” said Valkanoff. “The company’s unwavering dedication to customers, passion for innovation, and comprehensive solution offering is impressive. I am excited to join Benchmark and leverage the expertise of its talented team to propel our growth.”

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