CAPS Research Presents Inaugural Chief Executive of the Year Award to Fluor Corporation Chairman of the Board and CEO Alan L. Boeckmann

FOR RELEASE: March 15, 2004

CONTACT: D. Steven Wade, Director
  CAPS Research
  480/752-2277 or 480/752-6276 ext. 3060

(Tempe, Ariz.) — CAPS Research, a global organization that conducts leading-edge research on purchasing, sourcing, and supply chain management, has named Alan L. Boeckmann, chairman and chief executive officer of Fluor Corporation, recipient of its inaugural Chief Executive of the Year Award. Fluor Corporation is one of the world's largest, publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services organizations.

Boeckmann received the award following his keynote address at the 15th Annual CAPS Research Executive Roundtable held March 14-16 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The yearly face-to-face forum allows senior purchasing and supply executives from the CAPS Research major corporate sponsors the opportunity to share best practices, network, informally benchmark procurement programs, and prioritize research agenda.

Boeckmann serves as chairman of the Engineering and Construction Governors of The World Economic Forum, and as a director of the American Petroleum Institute, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the Business Council for International Understanding, the Hearing and Speech Foundation, the National Petroleum Council and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. He is a member of the Business Roundtable, the World Economic Forum and the University of Arizona's College of Engineering & Mines' Industry Advisory Council.

CAPS Research Executive Roundtable participants hail from Fortune 500 and international firms committed to furthering best practices in purchasing and supply chain management and maintaining their competitive edge. Outputs from Executive Roundtables are available only to CAPS Research corporate sponsors.

CAPS Research is a nonprofit research organization sponsored by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and the Institute for Supply Management(ISM). CAPS Research conducts leading-edge research on purchasing, sourcing, and supply management. Visit CAPS Research on the web

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