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Mark Ploof is Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Business Services for Medtronic and serves on the company’s Executive Committee. He is responsible for leading Medtronic’s Global Operations, Information Technology, Facilities & Real Estate and Medtronic Business Services functions, which include the company’s ongoing Covidien acquisition integration efforts. He joined Medtronic in October, 2016.
Ploof worked with Cerberus Capital Management portfolio companies to drive margin expansion, efficiency and value creation efforts in a variety of operations, industries and roles. He has a track record of assessing, diagnosing and remediating opportunities to capture value and institute new operational and service delivery models to operate efficiently at scale. His business development background at GE and Cerberus companies included creating and executing company integration plans and programs, including facility and supply chain consolidations, shared services and centers of excellence creation and organizational development and alignment efforts.
Ploof joined Medtronic from YP, LLC where he recently served as the Chief Customer Experience Officer. As a member of YP’s Operating Leadership Team, Ploof oversaw centralized and field service management, quality and operational enablement, and business intelligence. He also served as the company’s Chief Restructuring Officer, focused on YP’s spin-off from AT&T. Under his leadership, YP established and drove significant shareholder returns and significantly improved customer engagement and satisfaction scores.
Ploof has also held senior leadership roles in finance, supply chain, business development and sourcing in Cerberus portfolio companies and at General Electric, where he established a track record of establishing large scale operating models that generated meaningful efficiencies and value creation. Ploof holds a bachelor of business administration degree in Management from Pace University.