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  • THOMASNET.com and ISM Honor This Year’s Complement of 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars

    In several ongoing editorial commentaries, Supply Chain Matters, has amplified the growing talent gaps that are today impacting multiple industry supply chains. As more baby boomers reach retirement age, supply chain and procurement executives are looking with trepidation at a looming talent gap. The industry needs an influx of fresh faces. To help in this effort, our blog has helped to provide visibility to programs and initiatives from a number of organizations to attract younger professionals to careers in supply chain management.

    We are therefore pleased to call reader attention to this year’s complement of the winners in the THOMASNET.com© and Institute of Supply Management© (ISM) 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program that were jointly announced in a press release today.

    In 2014, both organizations conceived and jointly sponsored this recognition program with the stated goal to advance the future of the supply chain profession thru recognition of up and coming professionals making significant contributions within multi-industry supply management roles. For each year of this program, we have been delighted to can provide individual recognition to annual honorees including the 2016 complement of rising stars, as well as to interview some individual stars. It has been extraordinary for us to ascertain the level of responsibility, passion, and overall leadership that such young professionals have already achieved in their careers, along with their ongoing enthusiasm for gaining job satisfaction in their roles in sourcing, procurement, and supply chain management.

    This year’s Megawatt star is Daniel Kaskinen, 29, who was recognized for significant achievements as strategic sourcing manager with Sonic Automotive, Inc., of Charlotte North Carolina.

    The listing of this year’s 2017 stars further includes:

    • Andrew Bagni, Procurement Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Fairfax, VA
    • Andrew Boone, Manager of Finance, and Planning, Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Atlanta, GA
    • Gerardo Cabrera, Global Community Manager, Flex, Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Kiara Conde, Transformation Analyst, Wells, Shell Exploration and Production Company, Houston, TX
    • Abhishek “Abhi” Dahiya, Global Commodity Management, Senior Advisor, Dell Technologies, Round Rock, TX
    • Amanda DeCook, Sourcing Associate, T. Kearney, London, UK
    • Sarah DiPietro, Supply Chain Analyst, 3M Company, St. Paul, MN
    • John Fowler, Production Supervisor, Halliburton, Spring, TX
    • Jonathan “Jon” Futryk, Senior Sourcing Specialist, Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH
    • Anthony Garwood, Lead Commodity Management Specialist, GE Aviation, Grand Rapids, MI
    • Corey Gustafson, Senior Buyer, Deluxe Corporation, Shoreview, MN
    • Nicholas “Nick” Imison, Subcontract Administrator 1, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, CA
    • Elaine Jolliff, Purchasing and Supply Management Specialist, Contracting Officer & Team Lead MTE CMT, S. Postal Service, Washington, D.C.
    • Teddy Lee Knox, Strategic Operations Manager, Zipline Logistics, Columbus, OH
    • Peter LaFave, Strategic Sourcing Consultant, Anthem, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA
    • Lisa Marie, Manager, Transformation, Arconic (formerly Alcoa Inc.), Pittsburgh, PA
    • Brian Meyer, Sourcing Leader – Minerals and Global Components, Owens Corning, Toledo, OH
    • Matthew “Matt” Montana, Category Lead, Senior, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Ramon, CA
    • Barbara Noseda, Global Sourcing Associate, External Manufacturing Supply Integration, LifeScan, Johnson & Johnson, Chesterbrook, PA
    • Jeff Novak, Lead Commodity Manager, S. Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Andrew Paulsen, Senior Buyer, SpaceX, Hawthorne, CA
    • Blake Pryor, Supply Chain Management Advisor, Chevron, Luanda, Angola
    • Bernadette Quiriconi, Fortive Business System Leader, Fluke Corporation, Everett, WA
    • Sara Robichaux, Strategic Sourcing Category Lead – Services, Apache Corporation, Houston, TX
    • Michaela Romanias, Asset Scheduler, DuPont, Wilmington, DE
    • Subhash Segireddy, Supply Chain Program Manager – Network Strategy & Analytics, Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA
    • Ruchir Sud, Finished Vehicle Logistics Operations NAFTA, FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills, MI
    • Jaime Todd, Business Analyst, Supply Management, American Red Cross, Charlotte, NC
    • Tianhou “Tian” Zhong, Senior Analyst, Global Strategic Sourcing, Coach, Inc., New York, NY

    As our readers can well appreciate, this year’s nominees came from a wide variety of industry supply management settings. Detailed profiles and photos of all winners can be viewed by visiting this designated THOMASNET web site.

    Supply Chain Matters Tip of the Hat AwardOnce again, Supply Chain Matters would like to extend our Tip of the Hat recognition to each of these latest star recipients along with our best wishes for continued achievements and recognition in the field of supply chain management.

    Bob Ferrari

    © Copyright 2017. The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog. All rights reserved.

    1 Comment

    1. Appreciate the post Bob. It definitely is an honor to be amongst the top talent for Supply Chain this year.

      I agree with your comment – “The industry needs an influx of fresh faces. To help in this effort, our blog has helped to provide visibility to programs and initiatives from a number of organizations to attract younger professionals to careers in supply chain management.” and appreciate all you are doing to highlight our initiatives. Also a big fan of your articles.

      Please let me know if I can contribute in anyway to the blog. I would love to. Thanks again.


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