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Larry Wuerz Joins Plantronics as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations


New Executive Team Member Brings 28 Years of Experience from HP

SANTA CRUZ, CA – Plantronics (NYSE:PLT) today announced that Larry Wuerz has joined the company as senior vice president of Worldwide Operations, responsible for leading Plantronics’ global operations and supply chain.

“Larry’s 28 years of experience at HP include high volume, low cost businesses which are important to Plantronics’ growth in retail and mobile sectors,” said Ken Kannappan, president and CEO of Plantronics.“His proven excellence in leading teams to manage rapid change at HP will help Plantronics achieve the necessary cost structures and responsiveness for these emerging markets, and help us complement our already outstanding commercial infrastructure.”

At HP, Mr. Wuerz was most recently the worldwide vice president of Operations and Supply Chain for the Desktop Personal Computer organization, including consumer, commercial and workstation PCs. Prior to this role, Mr. Wuerz held the same title for HP’s Consumer Desktop Personal Computer organization, where he helped grow the business from inception to the global market share leader. Mr. Wuerz was instrumental in dramatically simplifying HP’s supply chain to improve margins, customer satisfaction, quality, and overall operational excellence. His extensive supply chain experience within the retail sector helped HP speed product cycles, reduce operational costs, and adapt to competitive pressures. In addition to Mr. Wuerz’s operations roles at HP, he also held senior positions in other functional areas, including Research and Development, and Human Resources.

Mr. Wuerz holds an MSEE from Stanford University and a BSEE from the University of Missouri – Rolla.


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