Robert B. Steele
Senior Vice President, Global Operations
Making Innovative Ideas a Reality
In his 14 years at Polycom, Bob Steele has held various roles in senior leadership and management. As the Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Bob is accountable for supply chain management and with his team is focused on procurement, manufacturing, product fulfillment and logistics, new product introduction, sales and operations planning, and sales order management. Bob and his team provide Polycom with an effective and efficient, global supply chain. His team's success in sourcing products with premium suppliers is evident by the quality and reliability of Polycom's products.
Bob's vision is to enable profitable growth and innovation by delivering Polycom's products, solutions and support, wherever and whenever required by channels and end users. His team minimizes time to market, speeds problem resolution and maximizes efficiency through the use of Polycom's collaboration solutions. These solutions have been implemented at key suppliers and throughout his global team. Bob's vision is to minimize the time to market, speed problem resolution and maximize efficiency through the use of Polycom's collaboration solutions, which have been implemented into the daily workflows of his global team.
Prior to Polycom, Bob has held leadership roles in manufacturing, purchasing and materials management, international sourcing, new products introduction and supply chain optimization at companies like Digital Equipment and iLogistix.
Bob holds a Master's of Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Salem State University in Massachusetts.
"Leveraging global supply chains requires innovation, seamless process control, dedicated human resources, intuition and comprehensive metrics. My team and I leverage global supply chains to deliver Polycom's collaborative solutions when and where required by our channels and end users."