FOR RELEASE: May 17, 2011
(Tempe, Ariz.) May 17, 2011 — Shelley Stewart, Jr., CPSM, today accepted his profession's highest honor at the Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. Stewart accepted the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award in Orlando, in recognition of modest, unselfish, sincere and persistent efforts for the advancement of supply management.
Stewart is senior vice president, operational excellence and CPO at Tyco International in Princeton, New Jersey. He leads Tyco's Lean Six Sigma, information technology, trade compliance, real estate and supply chain initiatives across the company. Stewart joined Tyco in 2003 as head of the supply chain function.
Prior to joining Tyco, Stewart held executive-level supply management positions at Invensys, plc, a global technology and controls company headquartered in London, and Raytheon Company. He spent 18 years at United Technologies in senior-level supply chain and operational positions. Stewart was an early adopter of online sourcing techniques by embracing a new start-up company and piloting innovative software programs to improve supplier negotiation and spend analysis.
Stewart has maintained membership at the ISM affiliate level for more than 22 years and has been a member of ISM—New Jersey, Inc. since 2004. Beginning in 2005, Stewart served on the ISM Board of Directors for seven years, including a two-year term as Board Chair from 2009 to 2011. A capstone of Stewart's board leadership experience was shepherding ISM's new supplier diversity qualification to fruition. He is a strong proponent of supplier development programs and supplier diversity initiatives because of their importance to building a good procurement strategy. He is vice chair of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Board of Directors. Tyco has corporate memberships at the local and regional level for more than 12 NMSDC-affiliated organizations.
Stewart devotes extensive time and energy to developing the next generation of supply management professionals. As a founding member and chair of Howard University's Supply Chain Management Advisory Board, he was instrumental in launching the supply chain management program, and tries to make sure that each student enrolled in the program has a meaningful internship experience. He is the current chair of the Howard University School of Business Board of Directors.
The J. Shipman Gold Medal Award was created by the Purchasing Management Association of New York in 1931 to honor Johnson Shipman, a pioneer in the profession.
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