DHR International Completes Search for Tata Motors Chief Procurement Officer

Jun 7, 2017

Global Executive Search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the completed placement of Tom Flack as the Chief Procurement Officer of Tata Motors, the leading global automobile manufacturer. The search was completed by Frank Smeekes, Managing Partner, Europe.

Tom joins from Ford Motor Company, where he was most recently the Global Purchasing Director, Raw Materials & Stampings. Tom has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, fourteen of which were spent with Ford.

Tom joined Ford as a Buyer, and then went on to hold positions such as Purchasing Manager, Senior Manager of Purchasing Powertrain Installations, and Senior Manager of Purchasing Strategy. Earlier in his career Tom was Director and COO of Optimal CAE, a tier-1 engineering supplier to multiple automotive companies including Ford.

Guenter Butschek, CEO of Tata Motors, said: “I am more than happy with the performance of Frank Smeekes and the DHR International team with this challenging search. To find Tom, the team talked to over 100 sources and candidates in the automotive industry from six different regions, proving DHR’s dedication and true global network. Tom Flack has just jump started his new assignment at Tata Motors and we are very comfortable with him as our new Chief Procurement Officer.”

Frank Smeekes, Managing Partner, Europe, said: “We are pleased to have helped another major international company add a key member to their team. Our detailed search spanned multiple continents and we have ultimately delivered a great fit – both for Tata Motors and Tom himself.”

Tom graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Business Administration & Management degree. Tom also has a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and, in addition, an MBA in Marketing and Marketing Management.

About Tata Motors
Tata Motors Limited is India's largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of INR 2,75,561 crores (USD 41.6 billion) in 2015-16. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 9 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country's market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS and Russia. For more information, visit http://www.tatamotors.com/.

About DHR International
For more than 25 years DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe. DHR's renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base.  For more information on DHR International, visit https://www.dhrinternational.com