Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Announces 2010 Board of Directors

FOR RELEASE: January 19, 2010

(TEMPE, Ariz.) January 19, 2010 — The leading organization for supply management professionals, Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), announces its 2010 Board of Directors. The leadership-based Board is made up of business leaders who hold senior-level positions throughout the world. The 2010 ISM Board of Directors is:

Chair, Shelley Stewart, Jr. is senior vice president, operational excellence and chief procurement officer at Tyco International. In this position, Stewart leads Tyco's Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, information technology, working capital, real estate and supply chain initiatives across the company. Stewart is responsible for $13 billion in procurement spend, $600 million in IT costs and leads cross-divisional teams in an effort to reduce cost and increase efficiency throughout Tyco.

S. Tyrone (Ty) Alexander is the former executive vice president, human resources and administrative services for Highmark Inc. In this position, he provided executive leadership and strategic direction in the development and implementation of policies and programs related to human resources, including staffing, benefits, compensation, employee relations, and training and development for more than 11,000 employees. In addition, he was responsible for leadership of administrative services, including the lease, purchase and maintenance of facilities, as well as corporate procurement, fleet management, food services, corporate travel, risk management and office administrative support operations for all Highmark locations.

Jean Baderschneider, Ph.D., is vice president, global procurement for Exxon Mobil Corporation. She is responsible for procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, warehousing and accounts payable worldwide. Baderschneider joined Exxon Mobil in 1983. Her experience includes assignments in refining, marketing, exploration and producing as well as corporate-level assignments. She has a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Julia Brown is senior vice president of procurement for Kraft Foods Inc. She is responsible for the procurement of all goods and services for Kraft Foods worldwide. This extends across the spend areas and includes risk management, strategic sourcing, and supporting tools and processes that drive collaboration with supplier partners.

Janice L. Davis is vice president and chief procurement officer at Bombardier Aerospace, where she is accountable for a global team responsible for the strategic procurement of all aerospace products and services. Since joining Bombardier in 2005, her focus has been on improving supplier performance, reducing waste, establishing common processes across the company and enhancing employee engagement and retention.

Christina De Luca is chief procurement officer, refining and marketing at BP p.l.c. in London. De Luca is responsible for procurement of all non-hydrocarbon spend, totaling more than $15 billion, as well as oversight for BP p.l.c.'s purchase to pay processes.

Craig J. Johnson, C.P.M., A.P.P., is chief executive officer of Musician's Friend, Inc., a leading direct marketer and e-commerce retailer of musical equipment and related merchandise — the largest such company in the United States and a wholly owned subsidiary of Guitar Center. He assumed his role as CEO in 2009 after serving as Musician's Friend's president and chief operating officer for two and a half years. Before that, he served as executive vice president of marketing and merchandising.

Sidney Johnson is vice president, global supply management at Delphi Corporation. Johnson has held increasingly responsible positions at Delphi, including: supplier quality manager at the former Delphi Interior Systems; director, North American purchasing for Delphi Packard Electric Systems; and director, global supply management for Delphi Packard Electric Systems. He is a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company's top policy-making group. Additionally, Johnson serves as the executive champion for the DGSM Task Team.

Nora P. Neibergall, CPSM, C.P.M., senior vice president at Institute for Supply Management™, is corporate secretary for the ISM Board of Directors. Starting her career with ISM in 1994, Neibergall has held a number of increasingly responsible positions and now oversees ISM's educational program development, professional credentials, public relations, marketing and sales efforts.

Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., is ISM's chief executive officer. Novak led the institute in a major change in its governance, the implementation of a Board of Directors comprised of senior officers at major companies. Following this change, Novak led the organization in broadening its focus from purchasing into supply management. He just completed a two-year term as president of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Michael Orris, Ed.D., is chief procurement officer for Rolls-Royce plc, in London. An experienced and tested leader with proven results in major multinational corporations, Orris has a strong background in all aspects of supply management, with executive responsibility for directing multibillion-dollar spends. Formerly, Orris was executive director of Delphi Supply Management and corporate director of the company-wide initiative Enterprisewide direct Material Attack on Costs (EMAC).

Craig Reed is senior vice president, supply chain management at Eaton Corporation. Reed has supply chain management experience with MeadWestvaco, Delta Air Lines, Deere & Co., BMW Manufacturing and Honda of America Manufacturing. Reed is also a speaker on the profession of supply chain management and has presented at universities as well as conferences on such topics as strategic sourcing, supplier management, development and supplier diversity.

Anthony E. Santiago, C.P.M., is vice president and chief procurement officer for WellPoint, Inc. Santiago has sourcing responsibility for a broad range of spend categories, including marketing services and materials, IT hardware and software, capabilities sourcing, consulting, and professional services, facilities, energy and utilities. Santiago is the former vice president, global sourcing and supplier management for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Ronald D. Schnur is vice president, dairy supply and operations for WhiteWave Foods. In this position, he is responsible for providing strategic, financial and operational leadership for the dairy supply chain and operations team of 115. He also provides direct support for the Horizon Organic Business Unit.

Deborah Webber, CPSM, C.P.M., senior vice president at Institute for Supply Management™, 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 communications, customer service, accounting, information systems/technology and the Web site, purchasing/contracting, human resources, affiliate support and meeting planning.

ISM Bylaws stipulate a 15 member Board of Directors, 13 voting and two nonvoting. The CEO is a voting member of the Board. The remaining voting members have a term of office, that, when that term is completed, the individual rotates off the Board. The complete ISM Bylaws can be accessed on the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws. Select About ISM, and then Association Governance.

As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. 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 is a not-for-profit membership association serving more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. ISM offers credentialing to professionals around the world with the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).


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