GREENWOOD, Ind. — Ride control, hydraulic and electronic products maker KYB Americas has hired Patrick Smith as business operations manager.
The Army veteran will oversee sales and distribution center administrative functions, focusing on streamlining procedures and improving efficiencies, according to KYB Americas, subsidiary of Tokyo-based KYB Corp.
In his role, Smith will help the KYB Aftermarket team improve operations by achieving new ways to more support customers and teammates more efficiently and effectively.
"Our goal is to be our customers' best supplier," KYB said in a statement. "Patrick main's assignment is to help keep KYB focused on that objective. "
Smith spent a decade in the U.S. Army as an engineer officer, serving in construction and combat engineer positions.
He was a company commander at For. Campbell, Ky. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has a Master's of Science in organizational leadership.
Smith also worked two years in the technology industry, focusing on supply chain and logistics.