Fortune 500 Procurement Officers will discuss domestic and global trends in thesupply chain, issues and challenges facing the business community in the U.S. as well as the roles that small and medium size companies could play in this changing market for mutually beneficial outcomes.
William F. Kornegay, Jr. is senior vice president of Hilton supply management (HSM). He directs the formulation and implementation of Hilton Worldwide’s corporate procurement policies and procedures and oversees the global HSM team, which negotiates and implements agreements with product and service providers in more than 90 countries. Mr. Kornegay serves as the executive sponsor for Hilton Worldwide’s African-American Team Member Resource Group, an affinity network that fosters an inclusive corporate culture and promotes professional growth and development for all team members.
Prior to Hilton, Mr. Kornegay has more than 20 years of domestic and international operational leadership experience with Fortune 500 consumer goods companies; he most recently served as senior vice president, global supply chain, at Godiva Chocolatier Inc.
Mr. Kornegay is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and has been recognized as a top supplier diversity executive by Black Enterprise, Savoy and Black EOE Journal magazines. Under his leadership, Hilton Worldwide’s supplier diversity program has won recognition and awards from several networks and magazines including DiversityInc, Hispanic Network Magazine, and DiversityBusiness.com.
Kornegay earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. He is based at Hilton Worldwide’s global headquarters in McLean, VA.
The CPO for AARP, Mark Reed has over 15 years of experience as a supply chain and procurement executive. During his tenure with Accenture and Capgemini, Mark specialized in procurement transformation and strategic sourcing, helping companies such as Time Warner and 7-11 implement centralized procurement organizations, e-procurement technologies, sourcing processes, and cost management programs. As the Director of Strategic Sourcing for C&S Wholesale Grocers, a $20 billion privately-held company, he built the company’s non-merchandise procurement capability from the ground up. As the VP of Procurement and Business Services for L Brands, owners of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, he managed a global procurement team with responsibility for over $1 billion in annual expenditures, and led major initiatives to implement category management strategies and processes. Mark has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Prior to graduate school, he served on active duty as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Mark resides in northern Virginia, and has six year old twins, Sam and Sophia.
Dave Wheeler is Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Fleet Management at the Cintas Corporation. Dave joined Cintas in 2001 as a leader within the Distribution Division. Since then, he has served in progressively broader leadership roles at Cintas.
In his role as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Fleet Management, Dave oversees Cintas’s company-owned and contracted manufacturing plants, procurement of raw materials, strategic sourcing, and nine (9) distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada. He is also responsible for supplier diversity, environmental sustainability, production planning and replenishment, textile research and development, transportation, import/export, inventory management, global supply chain Six Sigma initiatives, fleet management, SAP enterprise development and global supply chain accounts payable.
With a direct spend of $1.3 billion annually, the company’s global supply chain employs 2,100 direct employees and more than 9,000 employees within contractor-owned locations.
Wheeler, 52, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Merrimack College and an MBA in Operations Management and Finance from Miami University.
Vice President, Sourcing & Logistics and CPO DuPont
Shelley Stewart, Jr. is Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at DuPont, where he leads global procurement and logistics. His role is to improve efficiency and deliver cost savings across the enterprise. In January 2016, he assumed the responsibility for Facilities Services and Real Estate. Before joining DuPont, Shelley was Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence and Chief Procurement Officer at Tyco, where he led Procurement, Information Technology, Lean Six Sigma and Real Estate, and where he delivered $1B in cost savings in his first three years. Prior positions include SVP of Supply Chain at Invensys, VP of Supply Chain at Raytheon, and 18 years at United Technologies, where he led various senior level operations and supply chain roles.
Currently, Shelley is on the board of directors of Cleco Corporation, a Louisiana regulated utility, where he serves on the audit committee and is chair of the nominating and governance committee. He is chair of the Board of Visitors at Howard University’s School of Business and is a member of Northeastern University’s Corporation. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Drexel University Center for Corporate Governance. Shelley is Vice Chair of the Board for the National Minority Supplier Development Council.
A former chair of the Institute for Supply Management, he has been consistently recognized as a leader within and external to the supply chain profession. He has been identified as one of the 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise, and recognized by Savoy. In 2013 he was named a Bartels Fellow by the University of New Haven. In 2011 Shelley was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Minority Business.
Shelley holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Haven and both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University. He is co-author of Straight To The Bottom Line™: An Executive’s Roadmap to World Class Supply Management, (J.Ross Publishing).
John Evans is vice president, Global Procurement for Ingersoll Rand. He was appointed to the position in October 2015.
John is a growth-oriented leader with two central beliefs: winning requires us to fully understand the needs of end-user customers, and serving end-user customers successfully stems from operational excellence, business transformation and employee engagement.
John has been with Ingersoll Rand since 2000 in a variety of roles of increasing importance. Prior to his appointment as leader of Global Procurement, John was the President of the Power Tools Strategic Business Unit (SBU) for Ingersoll Rand. Power Tools offers a robust portfolio of assembly, industrial, cordless, construction and vehicle service tools and accessories, and has a long-standing reputation for being powerful, ergonomically designed, reliable and efficient.
Prior to his role in Power Tools, John was the President of Residential Security Solutions at Ingersoll Rand where he had full profit and loss responsibility for the business including product and business development; sales and service; and accountability for operational excellence across global manufacturing and distribution.
Previously, John served as vice president of marketing and product management for Residential Solutions as well as vice president of operations for the company’s Climate Control Technologies sector; and vice president of enterprise services, helping to lead the integration of Trane into Ingersoll Rand. John has championed innovative product and solutions launches and executed and integrated acquisitions that expanded technologies and product portfolios. He has a passion for product and category management, and the creation of highly strategic marketing, channel and e-commerce programs that drive end user loyalty.
Before joining Ingersoll Rand in 2000, John was vice president of North American operations at Leoni Wiring Systems; worked as an operations manager at Marley Cooling Tower; and held a variety of positions at Electro-Wire Products. John began his career as a supplier quality assurance engineer in electronics at Cummins Engine Company.
He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University.
Stacey Taylor joined MGM Resorts International in October 2015 as SVP & Chief Procurement Officer. She provides leadership and strategic vision to Global Procurement and is implementing a Companywide procurement program inclusive of sourcing, purchasing, program management and supplier management to optimize financial savings impact and improve associated processes to drive efficiency.
Stacey has nearly 30 years of experience in procurement, purchasing and sourcing. She has served in leadership positions with ConAgra Foods from 2006-2015, most recently as Vice President of Integration, where she handled the design and implementation of a procurement integration plan following the company’s acquisition of Ralcorp. Prior to that, Stacey served as ConAgra’s Vice President of Ingredients and Vice President of Indirect & Capital Services. Stacey’s previous experience also includes nearly a decade of work with Tyco International, including as Director of Global Sourcing and Director of Global Travel.
Stacey received her Master of Business Administration Degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass., and her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Dowling College in Oakdale, NY.
She previously served as the Director of YWCA Omaha, President of The Nebraska High School Lacrosse Association, and member of the Great Plains Minority Supplier Diversity Council, and the New England Minority Supplier Diversity Council.
VP & Market Supply Officer Frito-Lay North America
Michael Hourihan is Vice President and Market Supply Officer for Frito-Lay North America where he leads the strategic sourcing agenda across a diverse portfolio of ingredients, packaging, goods and services.
Michael joined PepsiCo in 1996 and has held a variety of strategic sourcing leadership roles across Foods and Beverages in both direct and indirect sourcing categories.
As he built his career, Michael has operated in UK, Switzerland, Ireland and North America. Before his current role, Michael led the Global Procurement Center of Excellence for Beverage Packaging based in New York.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from the University College Dublin, Ireland, and a post graduate from Kingston University Business School, London, UK.
DK has 28 years of leadership experience in industrial/energy management, consumer product, technology, auto, and power equipment manufacturing environment with direct experience in engineering and supply chain including procurement (direct and indirect), logistics, supply-demand, inventory management, and operations.
DK is currently a Chief Purchasing Officer for the Schneider Electric with a global procurement responsibility of $15B spend. He has been with Schneider Electric since August 2014.
Prior to his current position at Schneider Electric, DK spent eight years at ConAgra Foods as a CPO and had the responsibility of enterprise procurement with $10B global spend. Prior to this, he spent three years at Motorola where he held the roles of senior executive in Procurement. He was the Vice President of Procurement for the Motorola’s Mobile Devices Group and had the responsibility of $12B Sourcing for the cell phone business. DK was also the Vice President with Motorola’s Global Procurement function with the responsibilities of Indirect Global Sourcing with $6.0B+ spend.
Before joining Motorola in 2003, DK spent 15 years with IBM Corp in many different leadership roles including product development, engineering, logistics, supply/demand, inventory management, and Global Procurement. His last responsibilities at IBM included managing Global Services Procurement with significant responsibilities.
DK has a Master’s in Industrial Engineering, a BS in Mechanical Engineering and has been a registered Professional Engineer (PE). He has published many articles related to manufacturing and supply-chain in external and internal journals. He is on the Board for NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council) and on their Executive Committee.
Jeff Franklin is vice president of supply chain management for Southern Company. In that role, he is responsible for Southern Company’s supply chain strategy, including strategic sourcing, contract management, logistics, inventory optimization, asset disposition and supplier diversity initiatives.
A native of Alabama, Jeff received both an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama. He later earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama - Birmingham. Jeff attended Harvard’s Executive MBA program in the fall of 2008.
Jeff began his Southern Company career in 1986 as a utility man at Alabama Power’s Plant Miller. He later worked as a student engineer in Alabama Power’s Western division and as a district engineer in the company’s Birmingham division.
Jeff subsequently transferred into Alabama Power’s corporate marketing energy services and enhanced power quality organizations. While participating in the Southern Company Services (SCS) pipeline program, he gained experience with Southern Wholesale Energy, SCS system planning and SCS finance. He then served as project manager for Southern Company Generation strategy and development, where he was responsible for constructing Plant Stanton, a combined-cycle project in Orlando, Florida.
In 2003, Jeff became assistant to the executive vice president of external affairs for Alabama Power. In 2005, he joined Georgia Power as vice president of the company’s Northwest region, and in 2008, he became vice president of sales. In 2009, he was named Georgia Power’s vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs.
Jeff joined Mississippi Power in 2011 as vice president of the customer services organization, where he was responsible for all customer-related activities, including customer accounting, customer call centers, transmission, distribution, engineering, division operations, economic development and marketing.
Jeff serves on the EPRI-Power Delivery & Utilization Sector Council; the Southeastern Electric Exchange Engineering & Operations Executive Committee; the Mississippi Energy Policy Institute Board; the board of the Gulf Coast Renaissance Corporation; and the Boy Scouts of America Pine Burr Area Council. He was also a participant in the 2012 Leadership Mississippi class. He has previously served on the boards of the Greater Rome (Ga.) Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, Coosa Valley Technical College and the Boy Scouts of America of Northwest Georgia and the Atlanta area, and as a member of the Rome Rotary Club.
EVP, Head of Strategic Sourcing Management, Insurance Risk & Corporate Real Estate SunTrust Bank
Timothy S. Mueller is Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise Core Services. In this role Tim is responsible for the Strategic Sourcing Management, Corporate Real Estate & Workplace, and Aviation businesses. This includes stewardship and support for over $2 billion of sourceable third-party spend and occupancy expense.
Prior to his current role, Tim was Executive Vice President and Head of the Wholesale Business Information Office (BIO) at SunTrust. In this role Tim was responsible for information management, including information strategy, analytics, reporting and data governance, along with technology strategy, investment planning, prioritization and execution for the Wholesale Banking Division.
Prior to becoming the Wholesale BIO in 2012, Tim was Head of Business Consulting and Operations for Diversified Commercial Banking where he was responsible for business strategy, financial analysis, client insights, change management, project execution and reward and recognition programs. From 2008 to 2010 Tim was the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) and Head of STRH Services. He was responsible for middle and back office operations, quality assurance and technology strategy, execution and support for the investment banking lines of business within STRH. Prior to becoming COO in 2008, Tim was Co-Head of STRH’s Asset Securitization Group, where he led a team responsible for originating, structuring and closing securitization transactions financed through both the asset-backed term and commercial paper markets for SunTrust clients. Tim joined SunTrust in 1999 from the U.S. Air Force where he spent the previous seven years. While in the Air Force, Tim was an instructor of Mathematical Sciences at the U.S. Air Force Academy and also spent time as a Scientific Analyst working on infrared counter measures and computer-based air battle simulation.
Tim graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also earned a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix (Colorado Springs campus).
Tim enjoys most outdoor sports and spending time with his family. He and his wife Tricia have three children (two boys and a girl).
As the Chief Procurement Officer for UPS, Gary Kallenbach and his team manage all indirect and enterprise-wide complex commodities, including system technologies (hardware and software), professional services, energy and fuel purchases (diesel, air, LNG, propane). In addition, he is responsible for the UPS procure-to-pay process redesign and strategy. Gary also leads the company’s supplier diversity initiatives.
Prior to his current role, Gary served in a variety of executive level procurement positions at UPS. Before that, he was a Region Controller in the Midwest, District Controller for Long Island and New York, and an Accounting Manager in Chicago. He began his career with UPS as a loader, unloader and driver before beginning his management career as an Accounting Supervisor in Wisconsin. He has been with UPS for more than 37 years. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
In addition to his Procurement responsibilities, Gary currently serves on the board of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC). He actively supports organization like the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), and National Urban League, to name a few. Previously he served on the board of directors for Ramapo College of New Jersey. Internally, Gary serves on UPS’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.
Under his supplier diversity leadership, UPS has received numerous awards, including the 2014 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses, America’s Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities (2014), and America’s Top Corporation for Women Business Enterprises (2014) from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. UPS is one of only three companies to have received this honor for 15 consecutive years.
Tom D. Lutz joined U.S. Bancorp as Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer in April, 2008. He is responsible for the corporate procurement organization involved with strategic sourcing, vendor management, and supplier diversity. Since joining U.S. Bancorp eight years ago, Tom has focused on delivering significantly greater value across the enterprise through more effective internal alignment, improved vendor relationships, strategic talent management, and a shareholder-centric view of operating costs and business practices.
Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of procurement, supply chain management, and information systems. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Tom spent twenty years with General Mills in a variety of roles, and three years with Pulte Homes as National Vice President of Procurement.
Tom is a native of Minnesota, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Systems Analysis from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
Greg Schmid is Senior Vice President and Head of Supply Chain Management at Wells Fargo & Company. In this role, Greg is responsible for enterprise expense reduction strategies, overseeing supplier negotiations, mitigating third party risk, and leading the company’s global source-to-settle procurement strategy. In support of social responsibility initiatives, Greg leads Wells Fargo’s commitment to supplier diversity by integrating certified diverse suppliers into strategic sourcing activities, connecting with communities through outreach programs, and supporting environmental sustainability initiatives.
Joining Wells Fargo in 2000, Greg became involved in the company’s initial strategic sourcing effort and has been instrumental in building Wells Fargo’s current supply chain capabilities. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Greg held various supply chain and engineering positions in aerospace, industrial automation, and automotive industries.
Greg earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Michigan State University and his master’s degree from Keller Graduate School of Management in Phoenix, Arizona.
What are your 2016 goals? What are the top two challenges your organization is seeking to solve over the next 18 months?
What are the latest Trends you see in Procurement? Are they specific to your industry?
Do you really believe that supplier diversity is a competitive advantage for your company, and if so, how is it a competitive advantage?
As Chief Procurement Officer, how do you operationalize and institutionalize your commitment to supplier diversity?
What role does the procurement professional play in supplier diversity inclusion?
Diverse-owned businesses spend a significant amount of resources seeking to do business with major corporations. How does a potential diverse supplier stand out in a crowd? What are the best marketing approaches they can take to be considered for business opportunities with your corporation?
Supplier consolidation and rationalization are a constant in the procurement world. Global suppliers have an advantage or scale and scope. How can smaller diverse suppliers win against larger suppliers in this highly competitive environment?
What advice would you give to diverse suppliers about how to stay up-to-date on industry and corporate requirements and trends?
When a company such as yours is looking at potential partners to help in the supply chain process, either to provide services or products, what are the most import factors you will consider when choosing a supplier? What is important to you?
What are the characteristics of a great supplier? Is there a rule of thumb or blueprint to become a superstar supplier? If so, please share these key identifiers.
What type of support do you provide diverse suppliers or prospective suppliers? Do you provide things like formal training, educational opportunities, mentoring, quarterly reviews?
Is procurement in your corporation centralized, decentralized, or a mix? How can diverse suppliers identify the right entry point?
How do you grow your suppliers once they are a part of your supply chain?
How important is innovation and collaboration with the suppliers and internal customers, A) If the supplier brings innovative solutions will it just be put out to bid?, B)Partnership vs. competition
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