The unique trophies for the Institute for Supply Management™ — Michigan State University Awards for Excellence in Supply Management were designed exclusively for ISM by renowned artist C. R. "Randy" Buck. Buck is believed to be the only American marine artist who excels in three mediums. He designs a premier line of fine jewelry, he’s a painter (the first artist to be awarded the cover of a Congressional Report) and he has won numerous awards for his figurative and game fish sculptures. With the ocean as his inspirational muse, Buck creates fluid yet precise masterpieces that reflect his artistic soul. The trophies for the Institute for Supply Management™ — Michigan State University Awards for Excellence in Supply Management include double arcs made of patinized poured bronze on a black base. These unique sculptures capture the essence and prestige of the awards and ISM was proud to present them to our first six winners in May 2006 and each subsequent year.