ISM Announces 2006 Board of Directors

FOR RELEASE: February 10, 2006

CONTACT: Jean McHale
  ISM Public Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3143

Senior Level Professionals Continue to Lead ISM and Supply Management

TEMPE, Ariz., February 10, 2006 — The leading organization for supply management professionals, Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), announces its 2006 Board of Directors. The leadership-based board is made up of business leaders who hold senior-level positions. The 2006 ISM Board of Directors is:

Chair, Theresa Metty, C.P.M., is chief executive officer of Metty Advisory Group. Metty was the senior vice president and chief procurement officer for Motorola, Inc. She oversaw all Motorola direct material purchases, ranging from components and materials to third-party services and software, with a special focus on developing and implementing strategic policies and processes that leverage Motorola's global purchasing power.

John D. Blascovich is a vice president for A.T. Kearney, Inc., the management consulting business unit of EDS. He coordinates A.T. Kearney's global procurement competency center. Blascovich's work with A.T. Kearney's international e-supply corporate clients has focused on creating meaningful and sustainable cost reduction through large-scale procurement transformation initiatives.

Christine S. Breves, C.P.M., is chief procurement officer for Alcoa Inc. In this role, Breves is responsible for the majority of Alcoa's purchases of goods and services globally, including primary raw materials, resins, non-smelter energy, transportation, commercial metals and all indirect metals and services.

Ian J. Crawford is vice president, global procurement sourcing for IBM Corporation. Throughout his 28-year career at IBM, he has held top positions in Production Procurement, Integrated Supply Chain Group and IBM Personal Systems Group (PSG).

Aaron D. Dent is former vice president - supply chain management for Delta Air Lines. He led the procurement and management of $5.5 billion of assets, goods and services acquired annually by the company. Dent was responsible for the development of comprehensive sourcing strategies, management of supplier relationships, development of supply chain capabilities and leadership of Delta's supplier diversity initiatives.

Robert B. Duncan, Ph.D., is The Eli and Edythe L. Broad dean and professor of management at The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He teaches strategy implementation and management of strategic change in Broad's undergraduate, MBA and executive programs. A frequent consultant to senior management and chief executive officers, Duncan is the author of numerous journal articles and two books.

Holly LaCroix Johnson, senior vice president, Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), is corporate secretary for the ISM Board of Directors. In addition, Johnson is responsible for the communication and certification and diversity departments.

Barbara B. Lang is president and chief executive officer of the DC Chamber of Commerce. In this role, she has responsibility for the day-to-day and the strategic operation of the DC Chamber — the premier advocate of business in the District of Columbia.

Lisa Martin is vice president, global sourcing for Pfizer Inc. Her organization has responsibility for leveraging the company's cross-divisional spend of approximately $15 billion to achieve cost savings and productivity.

Tony Milikin is senior vice president - global supply chain for MeadWestvaco Corporation, a leading global producer of packaging, coated and specialty papers, consumer and office products, and specialty chemicals. He is responsible for managing $4.5 billion in spend annually for the company, which has 153 operating and office locations in 29 countries.

R. David Nelson, C.P.M., is a vice president, global supply management for Delphi Corporation, the world's largest maker of automotive and transportation electronics and systems. He is a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company's top policy-making group and also serves as the executive champion for Delphi's Global Supply Management Task Team.

Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., is ISM's chief executive officer. Novak led the institute in a major change in its governance, which has resulted in the implementation of a leadership-based board of directors. Following this change, Novak led the organization in broadening its focus from purchasing into supply management.

Grace Puma is the vice president for global indirect material and services procurement at Kraft Foods. She has more than 20 years of experience in strategic procurement. As vice president, global indirect materials and services, her responsibilities include leading a team of 360 people in the negotiation and contracting of $4 billion of transportation/distribution services, capital equipment and manufacturing services and supplies used across Kraft's global businesses.

Shelley Stewart Jr. is senior vice president of operational excellence and chief procurement officer at Tyco International Ltd. He is responsible for $20 billion in spend and leads cross-divisional sourcing teams in an effort to reduce procurement costs throughout Tyco by $1 billion. Stewart is also responsible for promoting best practices across the company's supply chain organization through the use of technology such as e-sourcing tools.

Deborah Webber, C.P.M., senior vice president, ISM, is corporate treasurer for the ISM Board of Directors. In addition, Webber is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the institute, which include customer service, accounting, information systems/technology and the Web site, purchasing/contracting, human resources, affiliate support, meeting planning and public relations.

As the oldest and largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. ISM defines supply management as the identification, acquisition, access, positioning and management of resources the organization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM). Visit ISM's Media Room at, Quick Search: QS130.

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