Thomas K. Linton is the chief procurement and supply chain officer for Flextronics, a US$30 billion, industry-leading, Fortune Global 500 electronics manufacturing services provider with more than 200,000 employees and operations in 30 countries.
At the beginning of his career, Linton spent 20 years at IBM, developing and founding several worldwide trading and technical centers. After leaving IBM, he helped found E2Open, Inc., a supply chain software company. Linton has also served as chief procurement officer of Agere Systems and Freescale Semiconductor. He most recently held the title of executive vice president and chief procurement officer at LG Electronics.
Linton is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and has completed executive education programs at the University of Virginia, which is one of the 12 institutions of higher learning where he serves as a guest lecturer.