National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) Names 2000-2001 New Board of Directors

FOR RELEASE: May 1, 2000

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

(New Orleans, Louisiana) — The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) welcomes new Board members to the largest purchasing and supply management association in the world.

The 2000-2001 Board officially assumes its role as the governing body of NAPM immediately following the association's 85th Annual International Purchasing Conference, April 30-May 3, 2000, in New Orleans.

The NAPM Board of Directors is comprised of the NAPM president, immediate former president, chief executive officer, director at large, and one director from each of the association's 12 districts.

This year, five new members join the Board: Richard E. Lohmann, C.P.M., director, District III; Lois DeHaan, C.P.M., A.P.P., director, District IV; Robert Eichhorn, C.P.M., A.P.P., director, District VI; Raymond Clayton, C.P.M., A.P.P., director, District VIII; and Wendy Imamura, C.P.M., A.P.P., director, District XI.

Richard V. Bradshaw, C.P.M., A.P.P., served as NAPM's president-elect during 1999-2000. He will assume his role as NAPM's 2000-2001 president during NAPM's 85th Annual International Purchasing Conference. He is currently the purchasing director for Boston University Medical Center.

Lohmann currently works for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He oversees a staff responsible for the implementation of trends in the purchasing and supply management field. He has been a member of NAPM-St. Louis, Inc. since 1989 and has held positions ranging from affiliate director to director of national affairs. Lohmann served on the second phase of the expanded NAPM Governance Committee for NAPM in 1999.

DeHaan has been employed by Steelcase, Inc., Corporate Headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for 30 years. She held numerous positions during those years in information services and sourcing-related departments. Currently, she is a program manager in the supplier development area at Steelcase, Inc. Her responsibilities include recruitment and qualification of new suppliers and monitoring issues with current suppliers. She is working on e-business solutions for sourcing. DeHaan has been a member of NAPM - Greater Grand Rapids, Inc. since 1983. She has served in various positions including two terms as affiliate president.

Eichhorn is vice president of building and facilities services for Argo-Tech Corporation. He has been employed with Argo-Tech Corporation since 1978 and has held many key management positions in purchasing, operations, and facility management for the corporation. Eichhorn is the recipient of numerous awards from NAPM. He served as the former president and director of national affairs for the NAPM - Cleveland, Inc. affiliate and served on its board of directors for eight years.

Clayton has worked in the purchasing and supply management arena since 1954. He recently retired as director from Bloomfield College Materials Management Institute in 1998 to form Clayton Advisory Management Practices (C.A.M.P.). He has been active with NAPM since 1978 and earned his lifetime C.P.M. certification in 1985. Clayton served as president of NAPM - New Jersey, Inc. two times and more recently served on national committees including strategic planning, organization and planning, and the J. Shipman Award Committee.

Imamura is currently a senior administrator for GTE Supply, Contract Management in Honolulu. She is responsible for service contracts in support of GTE Hawaiian Telephone and other GTE affiliated entities. Imamura has 20 years of administrative experience in purchasing and supply chain management. She has been actively involved with NAPM - Hawaii, Inc. for more than 15 years and has served as president for three terms. She is the recipient of Hawaii's Ray Garza Award for Excellence in the purchasing profession.

The National Association of Purchasing Management is a not-for-profit association that provides national and international leadership in purchasing and supply management research and education. The association exists to educate, develop, and advance the purchasing and supply management profession.

NAPM provides members and nonmembers alike with opportunities to expand their professional knowledge and skills. NAPM is comprised of 182 affiliates with more than 45,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.