Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Announces 2012 Board of Directors

FOR RELEASE: January 26, 2012

(TEMPE, Ariz.) January 26, 2012 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) announced its 2012 Board of Directors during its Annual Meeting, held January 12, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona. The leadership-based Board is made up of business leaders who hold senior-level positions in supply management or other fields that help the Institute with its mission to lead and serve supply management. The 2012 ISM Board of Directors includes:

Chair, Sidney Johnson, CPSM is vice president, global supply management at Delphi Corporation and executive champion for the Global Supply Management Task Team. With more than 20 years of experience in purchasing, operations, quality and lean manufacturing principles, Johnson currently is responsible for direct, indirect, logistics as well as processes & systems and supplier quality.

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.

Joseph C. Black Jr. is chief procurement officer for Aetna, Inc. In this position, he leads the company's procure-to-pay activities enterprisewide, impacting more than US$4 billion in company expense. His responsibilities include supply management, accounts payable, meeting management, travel, supplier diversity and expense policy.

Janice L. Davis is vice president and chief procurement officer at Bombardier Aerospace. Davis 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.

Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., MCIPS is former senior vice president, supply management at Terex Corporation. Fiore is current Chair of the Board of Trustees of CAPS Research. He is a member of The Conference Board's Purchasing and Supply Leadership Council and is a member of Howard University Business School's Supply Chain Advisory Board.

Cecil R. House is senior vice president, operations support and chief procurement officer, Southern California Edison. House's responsibilities include environmental health and safety, supply management and logistics, corporate security and business resiliency, transportation services, real properties, and environmental and resource sustainability.

Craig J. Johnson, C.P.M., A.P.P. is chief executive officer of Harry & David Holdings, Inc. Prior to this role, Johnson served as chief operating officer of Gibson Guitar Corp. where he was responsible for the company's worldwide manufacturing operations. Johnson spent 12 years at Musician's Friend, a subsidiary of Guitar Center, where he rose from vice president to chief executive officer.

Jason Kwan is ManpowerGroup's vice president of global strategic sourcing and the company's chief procurement officer. He joined Manpower in this newly created role in late 2007. Prior to Manpower, Kwan began his career in finance with Unilever in the United Kingdom, growing into the position of Asia Pacific Regional CFO for the chemicals and fragrance business.

Thomas K. Linton is senior vice president and chief procurement officer for Flextronics. In his role, he is responsible for managing and optimizing Flextronics' global supply chain activities in 30 countries. Previously, he served as chief procurement officer at LG Electronics, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. and Agere Systems, Inc.

Lisa Martin, C.P.M. is senior vice president, Worldwide Procurement and Operations at Pfizer Inc. As Pfizer's chief procurement officer and global operations leader, Martin and her organization support all externally purchased goods and services categories across each business line, including biopharmaceuticals, consumer, nutritional and animal health.

Steven G. Miller is senior vice president, strategic sourcing and procurement and facility services & support for The Walt Disney Company. Since September 2005, he has been responsible for the worldwide sourcing support for the studio, theme parks, media networks, consumer products, interactive media and corporate groups.

Nora P. Neibergall, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M. is senior vice president at Institute for Supply Management™ and corporate secretary for the ISM Board of Directors. Neibergall oversees ISM's educational program development, professional credentials, diversity, public relations, marketing and sales efforts.

Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS is ISM 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 and extending its worldwide reach.

Ronald D. Schnur, CPSM is vice president, dairy supply and operations for WhiteWave Foods Company. 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, CPSD, C.P.M., CAE is senior vice president at Institute for Supply Management™ and corporate treasurer for the ISM Board of Directors. Webber is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Institute, which include communications, customer service, accounting, information systems/technology and the website, purchasing/contracting, human resources, affiliate support, meeting planning and corporate program development.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®), Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).


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