New Flash Global COO Kris Michel brings Entrepreneurial Mindset to Service Supply Chain Operations

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Kris Michel, Flash Global Chief Operating Officer

Kris Michel has more than 20 years experience in driving operational transformation in global supply chains.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. (USA) — An extensive search for a new chief operating officer culminated with Flash Global hiring Kris Michel, an executive who has relentless energy and a passion for leading operational transformation. Michel also brings the spirit of an entrepreneur to the world of constant change that is the service supply chain. 

“No matter how big a company gets, some basic entrepreneurial skills and mindset is always needed,” Michel said. “Adaptability, innovation, accountability, quick decision making, and risk taking are essential for a well-functioning organization — and that is how we are going to roll in Flash Global operations to serve staff, customers and partners alike.” 

Flash Global is a leading provider of after-sales support and supply chain services, including spare parts logistics, product fulfillment, technical services, field services and global trade compliance. From this end-to-end suite of services, Flash creates global solutions that are locally fueled. These drive the scalability and growth of customers in a wide range of high-tech verticals, including Data Storage, Network Security and Medical Devices, to name a few.  

Throughout her career of 20+ years, mostly with MEVA Formwork and the Emerson family of companies, Michel has led service, support and logistics operations that have consistently achieved both revenue and profitable growth with a high degree of customer satisfaction. 

“As our customers continue to innovate and grow, Flash must adjust, adopt and transform accordingly — not only in the services we offer, where we offer them and how, but also provide the strategic guidance to help navigate our customers through the ever-changing landscape of the global service supply chain. Kris is a hands-on leader who blends strategic vision with tenacity and sharp business acumen that will drive momentum forward among Flash operations, our partners and valued customers,” said Sam Mikles, Flash Global President and CEO.  


Headquartered in New Jersey, Flash Global designs and implements end-to-end service supply chain strategies for rapidly expanding companies, including many of the world’s top high-tech companies. Through its unique Simplicity of One approach — one comprehensive suite of integrated services, a single point of contact and one contract — Flash creates global solutions that are locally fueled, which enables companies to efficiently scale in countries all around the world. Companies leverage in-region and in-country expertise throughout Flash’s worldwide infrastructure of global service centers, regional command centers, distribution centers and forward stocking locations to seamlessly move products across international borders and serve their customer bases. To learn more about Flash Global, visit