Anaya Vardya, President, and CEO of American Standard Circuits, has recently appointed industry veteran Robert Duke as head of ASC's new Global Sourcing Division.
Bob Duke is an industry leader in global supply chain management. At his most recent position as a vice president and managing partner for M-Wave Controls L.L.C. he was responsible for global sourcing of critical electronics parts and components. He brings knowledge, experience, and networking to ASC as he assumes leadership of the new division.
Mr. Vardya stated, “We are excited to have Bob join the ASC team. HIs vast amounts of global sourcing knowledge and experience make him the perfect candidate to lead the global sourcing division. Although we have been sourcing PCBs from all over the world for several years, we will now expand our offerings to included sourcing of other products including cable and wire harnesses, plastic and metal fabrication products, batteries, magnetics and more. I am certain that with his successful background in sourcing products from all over the world, Bob is the right person to lead the division into a successful future.”
Added Mr. Duke, “ I am thrilled to now be a part of the American Standard team. I have watched with admiration as ASC has evolved and grown over the past few years and now, I am proud to be able to say that I am part of that winning team. I’m ready to take on this new and exciting opportunity.”
Robert Duke has been involved in the electronics industry since the mid 70’s. He worked for various PCB manufacturers in the early days of his career and migrated to electronic component distribution and supply chain services prior to co-owning a PCB assembly company that had operations in the US and China. His present position is vice president/managing partner of M-Wave Controls, LLC based in Aurora, Illinois. MWC designs and manufactures custom controls for food service equipment and various other industries requiring these services. He has also held the position of general manager at Hamilton Hallmark (div. Avnet Electronics) in Chicago where he gained a great deal of experience in electronic component distribution.