Thomas T. Stallkamp Shares his Insight with Purchasing and Supply Management Professionals

FOR RELEASE: May 1, 2000

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

(New Orleans, Louisiana) — Top executive, Thomas T. Stallkamp opened day two of the NAPM's 85th Annual International Purchasing Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana with his dynamic style and shared an insider's view of what senior executives expect from supply chain managers and how they can contribute to their organization's bottomline.

Stallkamp is considered by many to have developed one of the top purchasing operations in the auto industry and today, he shared his insights into how purchasing and supply management professionals must play a value-added role to succeed. He described that "purchasing must just be one component of the much more broad and exciting field of supply management." Those professionals that encompass that philosophy and rise to the challenge will be successful. "When are you going to start your new career?" he asked. "The opportunity is yours."

Stallkamp is vice chairman and chief executive officer of MSX International, a global provider of technology-driven business, engineering and specialized staffing services. Prior to joining MSX International, Stallkamp was vice chairman of DaimlerChrysler Corporation and a member of the Management Board of DaimlerChrysler AG. During his 20-year tenure at Chrysler Corporation, he progressed through numerous purchasing and operational positions before being named president of Chrysler in 1998. Previous to his experience at Chrysler, Stallkamp served in various purchasing and supply posts at Ford Motor Company.

Stallkamp and other proven chief executives participated in a CEO panel discussion yesterday afternoon where they exchanged proven strategies for addressing current industry challenges.

The National Association of Purchasing Management is a not-for-profit association providing national and international leadership in purchasing and supply management research and education. 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.