Poly (NYSE: POLY) today announced the appointment of Warren Schlichting as its Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective June 14, 2021. Mr. Schlichting joins Poly as the company’s first COO under Poly President and CEO, Dave Shull. Schlichting will oversee product and services business units, product and alliance marketing, corporate strategy and business development. He will also serve as executive sponsor of Poly’s Low Carbon Solutions pillar under the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility work to reduce emissions.
“Warren is a proven leader, experienced in both creating value and managing significant change,” said Dave Shull, President and Chief Executive Officer, Poly. “We’ve been clear that Poly is transforming and focused on growth, and a big part of that is making certain we operate at a level that matches our ambitions. We already have strong business unit general managers and functional leaders in place, so we expect that Warren will ensure that our business units have the resources and support they need, expand our investments in software and solutions, and elevate our strategic alliance partnerships.”
“The way people and businesses around the globe connect and communicate has changed,” said Mr. Schlichting, “Poly has the services and tools they need to do it. There’s a world-class team at Poly, and I’m looking forward to supporting the company on its path to growth.”