Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> November 8, 2012
Interview with the Vice Chairman and CEO: Molex Inc. (MOLX)
Martin P. Slark was appointed Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Molex Inc. on July 1, 2005. He had served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 1, 2001. Prior to that position Mr. Slark was Executive Vice President of Molex from 1999 to 2001; President of the Americas Region from 1994 to 1999; and President of the Far East South Region from 1988 to 1994. He became a company Director in 2000. Mr. Slark began his career with Molex in 1976 and has worked for the company in Europe, the United States and Asia. He was responsible for starting Molex entities in Hong Kong, China, India, South Africa, Malaysia and Thailand. Mr. Slark completed his undergraduate studies in electronic engineering at Bracknell & Workingham College, England (1976). He also holds a postgraduate diploma in management studies, with distinction, from the University of Portsmouth (1981) and an MBA, with distinction, from the University of East London (1992). He is on the board of the Hub Group, Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and The Northern Trust Corporation, and is Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Landmark School, which serves students with language-based learning disabilities. He is a Companion of the British Institute of Management, and a member of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. He is also a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, the Economic Club of Chicago, The Executives’ Club of Chicago and the Management Development Institute of Singapore. In 2003, the government of Singapore honored Mr. Slark with a Public Service Medal, which recognizes distinguished international friends who have contributed to Singapore’s development in business, industry, technology and science. He was honored for having played an instrumental role in expanding Molex’s operations in Singapore, as well as boosting Singapore’s efforts to develop its electronics and precision engineering industries. In 2004, Mr. Slark was awarded a doctorate in business administration, Hon Causa, by the University of East London. Profile
TWST: Please begin with a brief description of Molex and then tell us what you see as your business and company today.
Mr. Slark: Molex is a global manufacturer of interconnect systems,