The National Association of Purchasing Management Announces the Person of the Year Awards

FOR RELEASE: May 1, 2001

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  NAPM Media Relations
  480/752-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ) The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) is proud to announce the 2000 Person of the Year Awards recognizing excellence in Education, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Marketing/Communication, and Volunteerism.

Education/Learning Person of the Year -- Ann-Marie Wayne, C.P.M., purchasing director, Barrister Global Services Network. Wayne has made significant contributions for advancing educational and training opportunities through continuous improvement of NAPM products and programs.

Innovation/Creativity Person of the Year -- Carla M. Russo, C.P.M., vice president of materials management, Clean City Squares. By exhibiting an innovative approach to the work of the profession, and through the use of initiative and creativity, which improved their own performance, Russo is named Person of the Year.

Leadership Person of the Year -- Ruth A. Reynolds, purchasing resource leader, Sony Electronics, Inc. Reynolds has been a visionary for the advancement of NAPM, the profession, and the public at large. She has been a member who shows willingness to manage change in work priorities, procedures, and organization.

Marketing/Communication Person of the Year -- Paul A. Klinger, senior procurement analyst, Babcock and Wilcox. Klinger has made the most effective use of marketing and communication tools for the advancement of NAPM and the profession. He shows a superior ability and willingness to work positively and effectively both up and down the line with peers and the public.

Volunteer Person of the Year -- Mark Thompson, C.P.M., A.P.P., purchasing agent, Tone's Inc. Thompson most exemplifies the spirit of NAPM and the supply management profession by his continuous contributions to the profession, his affiliate, and NAPM.

Please help in joining the National Association of Purchasing Management in congratulating these individuals for their hard work, dedication, and excellence.