Contributor: Rob Aarnes

Rob Aarnes

Rob Aarnes


ADI Global

Rob Aarnes is the President of ADI Global Distribution and is responsible for leading all business operations across the Americas, EMEA and India. Rob is focused on driving the company’s global vision and business strategy to maximize vendor and customer relationships. With more than 20 years of experience, Rob is an accomplished leader with an in-depth knowledge of building successful distribution models, driving growth and delivering positive results.

Rob joined ADI in 2013, and previously served as the President of ADI Global Distribution and as ADI's Operations leader. In this role, he led the company’s operational excellence efforts to improve the capabilities of ADI sites across North America and drove initiatives for sustainable improvements in safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory management.

Aarnes joined ADI in 2013 from Gunnar Optiks where he served as president and CEO. Previously, he has held a variety of senior leadership positions in retail, manufacturing and distribution industries. Aarnes received a bachelor’s of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and an MBA from San Diego State University. He also served five years as a Supply Officer in the United States Navy.


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