2008 St. Louis Supply Manager Award Presented

FOR RELEASE: December 12, 2008

Media Contact:
Rebecca D. Klutho, C.P.M.
Director of Marketing
ISM—St. Louis, Inc.

(St. Louis, Mo.) December 12, 2008 — Martin (Marty) Rutkovitz has received the 2008 St. Louis Supply Manager Award from the professional association ISM—St. Louis, Inc. The award was presented at the group's September 2008 meeting and is the highest award that ISM—St. Louis, Inc. bestows on an individual. The award is presented annually to an individual who has:

  • demonstrated leadership, both in the Association and in the supply management field

  • provided outstanding service to the Association and to the supply management field

  • made contributions for the advancement of supply management as a profession

Rutkovitz has been in the supply management field for over 20 years and is currently a strategic sourcing manager with Monsanto. He has been involved in ISM in local affiliates and nationally for over 15 years.

ISM—St. Louis, Inc. is an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM). Rutkovitz is the affiliate's President Elect and will serve as President in 2009-2010. His prior leadership roles include Director of Professional Development, affiliate Vice President and serving as General Conference Chair for ISM's 93rd Annual International Conference which was held in St. Louis in May 2008.

"We were fortunate to benefit from Marty's many years of working ISM conferences as a volunteer and really knowing the "ins" and "outs" of running a conference," says Julie Wulff, C.P.M., ISM—St. Louis, President . "Marty's commitments to ISM extend nationally, as a member of the ISM Affiliate Leadership Training Committee and the ISM Permanent Conference Committee."

The 2008 St. Louis Supply Manager Award Committee was chaired by Julie Wulff, C.P.M., who received the award in 2007. Members of the Selection Committee were:

  • Julie Wulff, C.P.M., President ISM—St. Louis, Inc.
  • Kay Givens, C.P.M., 2006 Past President, ISM—St. Louis, Inc.

Future Selection Committee Members will be solicited next year and pulled from our membership. All members are encouraged to nominate a deserving individual.

For questions or for more information about ISM—St. Louis, Inc. check the Web site -- www.ismstlouis.org. For information on Institute for Supply Management™, visit www.ism.ws.

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."