Motorola Chief Procurement Officer Theresa Metty, C.P.M., is 2005 ISM Board Chair

FOR RELEASE: February 10, 2005

CONTACT: Jean McHale
  ISM Public Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3143
  jmchale@ism.ws

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Board of Directors has named a leading supply management professional, Theresa Metty, C.P.M., to serve as Chair of the 2005 Board. Metty, senior vice president and chief procurement officer for Motorola, Inc., was elected to the two-year position at the ISM Board of Directors Meeting on January 13, 2005.

Metty oversees 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.

Prior to her current position, Metty served as senior vice president and general manager of the supply chain for Motorola's largest business unit - Mobile Devices. Before joining Motorola in November 2000, she held key procurement positions at IBM, most recently as vice president of global procurement. In that role, Metty was a key driver of change at IBM and achieved outstanding results in procurement transformation, cost reduction and client satisfaction, which contributed to IBM's winning the Medal of Professional Excellence in 1999.

A graduate of the University of Hartford's School of Business, Metty is on the Purchasing Council of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). She is also an active member of the Executive Advisory Board for Supply Management, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Richter Supply Management Scholarship Foundation. Metty has also served on the boards of directors for the National Minority Supplier Development Council and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. She is a frequent speaker on supply management issues and enjoys spending time with those interested in this exciting profession. Metty is also an active mentor for dozens of women seeking professional growth and advancement.


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