PHILADELPHIA — Benjamin Obdyke Inc. recently promoted George Caruso to chief operating officer. In his new role, Caruso will be responsible for running the strategic planning process for each department as well as overseeing the company’s Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and leadership team.
“We are thrilled to have someone with George’s comprehensive knowledge and ability in business development and operations to provide strategic direction for Benjamin Obdyke,” said Dave Campbell, president and CEO of Benjamin Obdyke. “In his 18 years at Benjamin Obdyke, he has played a pivotal role in product development and innovation initiatives and we are thrilled to have his leadership and expertise at the helm of this company. This promotion is well deserved, and we look forward to the new energy George will bring to our operations team.”
Caruso began his time at Benjamin Obdyke serving as business development specialist, where he worked on product development projects, product support to A/B/Cs and innovation initiatives with supply chain partners, which introduced him to many facets of the business. Through the market-facing portion of the role, Caruso learned the fundamentals of building science and best practices within the business in order to better serve clients and meet needs within the industry
In his most recent role within the company as director of operations and innovation, Caruso managed technical support, operations, purchasing, logistics and supplier partnerships to ensure optimal performance and cost management in the supply chain. In his new role, Caruso will advise the company’s leadership team by creating clear and concise strategies, goals and priorities to create alignment throughout the business and its channels.
As a Philadelphia native, Caruso graduated from Penn State University with a degree in industrial engineering. He resides in Ambler, Pa. with his wife and two children.