Bots & Bullwhips: A Conversation with Mark Messina & Simon Houghton with Geek+
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Mark Messina and Simon Houghton with Geek+ to the podcast. Mark Messina serves as the COO of Geek+. Mark has twenty years of tech and product development experience, running engineering and deployment organizations for major MNCs. His work covers many aspects of automation and robotics – factory, medical, logistics (agvs, drones, amr, etc). Mark has been with Geek+ since September 2019 and with a relevant industry background at iHerb, Mattel and Amazon.
Simon Houghton is a senior sales and business development manager with extensive commercial experience spanning the last 25 years with a track record of over achievement in sales in all roles held. Through a structured and analytical approach to sales development, he has taken brands/companies into to the top 3 for market share and increased under-performing areas to record sales in short periods of time. He also prides himself on the ability to build rapport and relationships quickly, essential when developing sales from an existing client base or trying to attract new business. In addition, he also possesses entrepreneurial and management skills having also run his own multi-million € FMCG products distribution company achieving sales of 10+m€ in just the 3rd year of trading and total sales in excess of 80+m€.
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