NAPM Names Matt Woolley National Person of the Year for Innovation/Creativity

FOR RELEASE: May 1, 2000

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

(New Orleans, Louisiana) — Matt Woolley, C.P.M., has been named "Person of the Year" for Innovation/Creativity by the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) for demonstrating an innovative approach to work in the purchasing and supply profession. The purpose of the "Person of the Year" Awards is to honor members who go beyond the typical scope of work to make outstanding contributions to the purchasing profession and NAPM. Woolley is an executive for Samsung Austin Semiconductor Computer in Austin, Texas.

NAPM's newly created "Person of the Year" for Innovation/Creativity Award program recognizes Woolley for acting as a change agent, advocating continuous improvement, being a team-building catalyst, developing and promoting process improvements, and "thinking outside the box" to provide new and innovative approaches to occupational challenges. Beginning with the inaugural awards in 2000, this prestigious honor was presented at the NAPM International Purchasing Conference on May 1, 2000 in New Orleans, LA.

The National Association of Purchasing Management is a not-for-profit association providing national and international leadership, research and education in purchasing and supply management. NAPM's mission is to educate, develop, and advance the knowledge and skills of purchasing and supply management professionals nationwide. With 182 affiliates and 45,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, NAPM is the largest purchasing and supply professional association in the world.