Celestica Appoints Jack Lawless as Executive Vice President, Diversified Markets

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that Jack Lawless has been appointed to the role of Executive Vice President, Diversified Markets.

Jack is joining Celestica with over 25 years experience across a variety of industries, including the aerospace and defense, industrial and semiconductor market segments. As the leader of Celestica's Diversified Markets organization, Jack will be responsible for driving the profitable growth of the company's aerospace and defense, energy, industrial, and healthcare businesses. 

Before joining Celestica, Jack was the CEO of Associated Air Center, a subsidiary of StandardAero, one of the world's largest independent global aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul companies.  During his five years as CEO, Jack was responsible for all aspects of strategy, sales, marketing, and operations, and he led the company through a period of significant profitable growth. At the same time, Jack also held the role of Chief Operating Officer of StandardAero, where he was responsible for operations, supply chain, quality, IT, and engineering. Prior to StandardAero, Jack held a number of Vice President-level roles with Honeywell.  Before joining Honeywell, Jack held progressively senior positions with Axcelis Technologies, General Cable and AlliedSignal. 

"We are fortunate to have someone with Jack's strong breadth and depth of experience join our leadership team," said Rob Mionis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Celestica. "Jack has a proven track record of delivering growth and operational excellence in a number of organizations across a variety of end markets, which further strengthens Celestica's offering for our customers in our aerospace and defense, energy, industrial and healthcare businesses."

About Celestica
Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions to drive our customers' success. Through our simplified global operations network and information technology platform, we are solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome complex challenges.

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SOURCE Celestica Inc.

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