NAPM—Arizona to be a "Co-Sponsor" at the Southwest Facilities Expo—April 9-10, 2008

FOR RELEASE: February 18, 2008

Stephen (Steve) Troxel, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Vice President-Communications
480/558-3690 (phone)
602/570-6328 (cell)

(TEMPE, Ariz.) February 18, 2008 — The Arizona affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management™ [ISM] — NAPM—Arizona, Inc. has accepted an opportunity to become a "Co-Sponsor" of the 19th Annual Southwest Facilities Expo, scheduled for April 9-10, 2008 at the Phoenix Convention and Civic Plaza. In this role, NAPM—Arizona will have the chance to interact with Arizona employers in engineering, management, and operations, in an atmosphere that showcases a wide variety of products and services to help building and facilities operate safely, efficiently, and cost effectively, still providing the educational opportunities that professional supply management professionals need in their ever-evolving roles.

The Southwest Facilities Expo is supported by nationally recognized professional organizations, including: US Green Building Council Arizona Chapter, Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, National Electric Contractor's Association and the National Association of Purchasing Managers Arizona Chapter. The show is also sponsored by national publications, including: Plant Services, American School & Hospital Facility, FacilityCare, Electrical Contracting Products, Facility Campus Maintenance, and Security Technology and Design. This Expo event also provides significant educational content, custom-tailored to deliver immediate answers to everyday business challenges.

Educational events and meetings held by NAPM—Arizona are always open to the public. Our membership includes those from not-for-profit corporations, university faculty, government employees, Fortune 500 companies and organizations/business of all sizes. NAPM—Arizona is open to all industries and to those working in a supply management capacity, plus those studying to join the field.

The Officers and the Board of Directors for NAPM—Arizona include: President J. C. Campbell, C.P.M., of Salt River Project; President-Elect Sheryl Hand, MBA, C.P.M. of Boeing; Vice President-Education, Annette Darling, C.P.M,. of St Joseph's Hospital; Vice President-Communication, Stephen Troxel, C.P.M., A.P.P., of the Arizona Department of Transportation; Secretary-Treasurer Leslie Waggoner; of Intel Corp; Membership Chair, Ramesh Ramaswamy, Bar-S Foods; and Brent Williams, Web and ASU Student Liaison, Countrywide Mortgage.

For questions or for more information about NAPM—Arizona, Inc., check the Web site — — or phone: 602/253-6453.

NAPM—Arizona, Inc. is an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) — ISM defines supply management as: "the identification, acquisition, access, positioning, and management of resources and related capabilities the organization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives."