President and Chief Executive Officer
Fawaz has 25+ years of experience across a range of industries and geographies leading teams to deliver above market growth. For the past 12 years, Fawaz has been a P&L owner for businesses ranging from middle market private equity owned to Fortune 500 companies, delivering results in turnaround, growth or strategic shift situations. Prior to joining ModusLink, Fawaz was President and CEO at Halco Lighting Technologies, and President at Filtration Group, besides leadership roles at Danaher and Acuity Brands.
A hands-on leader, Fawaz has also introduced and implemented Hoshin Planning and Lean management principles across the last three businesses he led. In addition, he has worked with and led multi-cultural teams across Europe, South America, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific and is well versed with business practices and principles in global markets. He is just as comfortable working with gemba-based associates (be it shop floor, sales, customer service or field service) to implement/teach lean flow as he is working within the C-Suite on Strategy Deployment, Commercial Excellence, Fiscal Discipline and Breakthrough Growth. He’s passionate about working with people and bringing out the best in them to win in the market. He holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business.