SAN JOSE, CA -- Sanmina announced that Hari Pillai has rejoined the company as president of Components Technology, the company's printed circuit board and mechanical systems business unit.

Pillai previously spent 17 years with Sanmina in various leadership roles including president and chief operating officer and executive vice president of its EMS division.

His addition aligns with the company's previously announced plan to operate in three businesses, a move it says will "unlock the total value of Sanmina." The other units are Integrated Manufacturing Solutions (IMS) and SCI (defense products and system builds).

"We are excited to have Hari rejoin the organization. His broad experience and knowledge of Sanmina, combined with the strength of our leadership team, is unsurpassed in the industry," said Jure Sola, chairman and CEO, Sanmina, in a press release. "His strong background leading global operations in high complexity, heavily regulated markets is well aligned with Sanmina's long term strategy. I am confident that Hari's leadership will drive the Component Technology business strategy to accelerate profitable growth and capitalize on synergies across the organization."

Pillai most recently served as Executive Vice President, Customer Installations Group at Bloom Energy, where he was responsible for leading a team of professionals from engineering, program management and supply chain management, ensuring high quality installations. Prior to Bloom, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of Contec Holdings, a global provider of test technology and OEM warranty services to broadband service providers.

Pillai has a bachelor's in management and a master's in business.

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