Flex has unveiled Revathi Advaithi as chief executive officer and appointed her to the board.

“This is a time of tremendous opportunity in manufacturing, as trends such as regionalisation, artificial intelligence, 5G and advanced manufacturing all combine to improve the way we live and work,” said Advaithi.

“With locations in 30 countries and expertise in a dozen industry verticals, Flex has the necessary breadth and depth to help companies develop and launch products at global scale and manage a shifting business landscape.”

Prior to Flex, Advaithi was president and COO for the Electrical Sector business for Eaton, as well as having corporate responsibility for Europe, Middle East and Africa. 

Advaithi started her career as a mechanical engineer in her native India, then moved to the US where she started her Eaton career on the factory floor as plant supervisor in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She expanded her engineering role to international markets, adding operational management and supply chain.

Advaithi currently serves as a non-executive director on the BAE Systems board. She also serves on both the executive committee and board of governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

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