Rex Clothier to lead consumer packaged goods arm of Maine Pointe

15 March 2019 3 min. read
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Maine Pointe has promoted Rex Clothier to industry partner in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector. 

“Rex’s in-depth industry expertise has consistently delivered measurable value to Maine Pointe clients,” Steven Bowen, chairman and chief executive of Maine Pointe, said. Clothier has been with the consulting firm since 2012, most recently as leader of the firm’s strategic procurement practice.

In his new role, Clothier will lead Maine Pointe’s teams across four main CPG segments: food, beverages, cosmetics, and cleaning products. “CPG companies are going beyond traditional cost-saving strategies and need to focus on the entire end-to-end supply chain to drive value creation. Rex brings years of experience helping executives achieve the triple effect of driving out costs, releasing cash and enabling growth," Bowen said. 

From its North American offices in Boston and Calgary, Maine Pointe supports businesses and private equity firms with supply chain and operations consulting services. At the heart of its proposition is its "Total Value Optimization" (TVO) methodology – an approach that transforms the buy-make-move-fulfill supply chain to deliver the greatest value to customers and investors in the most cost-effective manner.

Rex Clothier leads Consumer Packaged Goods arm of Maine PointeClothier brings a wealth of experience to the role, including advising companies ranging from smaller entrepreneurial firms to global, publicly traded companies in supply chain, procurement, and operations. Prior to joining Maine Pointe, he held senior business development roles in several consulting firms in the CPG sector. He was also previously the president of Orion Seafood International, where he pioneered a new shrimp and king crab supply chain that grew the product line to $30 million in the first year. 

As senior vice president at US Food Service, he facilitated a $100 million resource-to-recipe supply chain network, which created $15 million in savings. While holding procurement leadership roles at Darden Restaurants, his hedging strategies for dairy and beef resulted in year-over-year savings in excess of $50 million. 

“Understanding the entire supply chain down to the customer level, and collaborating on an end-to-end basis, is key to success in the CPG industry,” Clothier said. “Maine Pointe drives growth and has consistently delivered improvement in EBITDA and cash release for our clients.”

Clothier will present at the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Annual Conference in Houston on April 8, on the topic “Optimizing the supply chain to drive EBITDA, cash and growth performance.” Using real-world case studies and best practices, he will discuss how end-to-end supply chain optimization can benefit operations and financials.

Earlier this year, Maine Pointe appointed Janice Pinson to head of Academy and added Mary Lyons to its executive team as CHRO.