Tom Linton is the chief procurement and supply chain officer for Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX). Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. In the beginning of his career, Mr. Linton spent 20 years at IBM, developing and founding several world-wide Trading and Technical Centers. After leaving IBM, Mr. Linton helped found E2Open, Inc. (EOPN), a supply chain software company. Mr. Linton has served as chief procurement officer of Agere Systems, Freescale Semiconductor and he most recently held the title of executive vice president and chief procurement officer at LG Electronics. Currently, Mr. Linton serves as vice- chair on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Mobility, as well as member for the following organizations: UC San Diego Rady School of Management Advisory Board, MSU Executive Advisory Board, MIT Center of Transportation and Logistics Advisory Board, and Lutron Operations Advisory Council. Mr. Linton is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and has been a guest lecturer at MIT, which is one of the 12 institutions of higher learning where he has served as a guest lecturer.