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Juniper Networks makes key appointments to operations team

Juniper Networks  recently announced two key appointments to its operations team.

Bask Iyer has been appointed as senior VP and CIO and Martin J. Garvin has been appointed senior VP of manufacturing operations.

Iyer joins Juniper Networks from Honeywell, where he most recently served as company-wide CIO and a member of the leadership team driving its IT vision, strategy and operating plan. Garvin most recently served as senior VP and chief procurement officer at Dell, where he was responsible for the strategic leadership and operation of Dell’s global supply chain.

“I am delighted to welcome such strong additions to the Juniper team,” said Mike Rose, executive VP of service, support and operations at Juniper Networks. “Bask is a seasoned leader with deep knowledge and experience in diverse industries, which will benefit Juniper as we continue to execute our vision for the new network and extend our business into new market segments.  Marty’s wealth of procurement, operations and supply chain management experience will play a vital role in the company’s continued growth and success.”

Iyer will be responsible for protecting all of Juniper Networks’ critical information, intellectual property and physical resources, as well as implementing a strategic plan that ensures all information technology systems are aligned to support the company’s multi-year growth agenda and operational objectives. Garvin will be responsible for driving the company’s manufacturing and supply chain strategy, and continuing to advance processes, systems and tools to ensure predictable scalable delivery of quality products to Juniper customers worldwide. Iyer and Garvin will both report directly to Rose.

Iyer held a variety of roles during his 11 year tenure at Honeywell.  He led the transformation program for all global functions, including information technology, finance, human resources, real estate and procurement.  Iyer’s other roles included CIO for Honeywell Transportation Systems and general manager for Asia Pacific.  Prior to that, Iyer was with GlaxoSmithKline Beecham for five years as CIO for Consumer Healthcare R&D.  He has also held senior positions at Johnson & Johnson and CTS Corporation.  Iyer holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Florida Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Annamalai University in India.

Garvin brings nearly 30 years of procurement, operations and supply chain management experience to Juniper Networks.  Recently, he spent 11 years at Dell, first as vice president of global procurement and then as senior vice president and chief procurement officer. Garvin also managed all outsourced manufacturing through ODM and EMS providers and was accountable for cost, quality, capacity planning and fulfillment.  Before Dell, he held leadership positions at NetEdge Systems, Logitech, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard.  Garvin earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from San Jose State University.

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