Thor Industries Inc. announced the creation of a new global senior management position. According to a press release, the new role will play a key part in accelerating global sourcing strategies aimed at increasing efficiencies and improving operating margins.

Senior Vice President of International Operations Troy James reported the addition of Chris Workman as vice president of international supply chain operations, effective today (June 20). Workman, who will relocate to the Thor corporate headquarters in Elkhart, Ind., most recently was senior director of supply chain operations for Baxter International. Prior to that, he held multiple senior supply chain management roles with Terex Corp. including assignments in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and China. Workman earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and MBA from Michigan State University.

“We are pleased to welcome Chris as our new VP of international supply chain integration, having led successful, high-performing international supply chain management initiatives for the past 15 years,” stated James. “Being the market leader in North America, coupled with our recent acquisition of Erwin Hymer Group, the European market leader, we are well positioned to work with our current supply chain partners and develop new partners across the globe to continue to bring innovative, industry-leading products to market.”

“I am excited to make an immediate impact in international supply chain integration,” stated Workman. “As the global market leader in recreational vehicles, Thor is well-positioned for growth both in North American and Europe. I am excited to help guide our operating companies through opportunities with both existing and new supply partners.”

“The addition of Chris is an important piece of Thor’s strategy to fast-track and maximize synergies arising from our Erwin Hymer Group acquisition,” added Bob Martin, president and CEO of Thor Industries.