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THOMASNET and Institute for Supply Management Recognize 30 Rising Stars In Supply Chain Management

Contact: Wendy Marx, Marx Communications, (203) 445-2850, wmarx@marxcommunications.com THOMASNET and Institute for Supply Management Recognize 30 Rising Stars In Supply Chain Management Winners’ Achievements Showcase Opportunities to Make a Difference in Thriving Field New York, New York and Tempe, Arizona, Feb. 29, 2016 – Delivering more than $10 million in cost savings, spearheading a new global distribution model and driving a startup’s exponential growth are among the outstanding personal achievements of young professionals today named winners in the THOMASNET® and Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program.

“These young professionals are leading by example for a new generation in the procurement field by demonstrating the huge accomplishments possible,” said Mark Holst-Knudsen, President, THOMASNET. “They are true role models for how millennials are paving a new path in supply chain management.” Founded in 2014, the 30 under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars program is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, collaboration, and other outstanding attributes. This program provides role models and illustrates supply chain and procurement as a viable and exciting career choice. Millennials are expected to comprise 75 percent of global employees by 2025. “Our new best and brightest stars are ahead of the curve in recognizing supply chain as a natural fit for their expertise and values,” said ISM Chief Executive Officer Tom Derry. “Applying their leadership skills, technical know-how and passion for making a difference, they are helping revitalize the industry in tangible, far-reaching ways.” With an average age of 27, the 2016 supply chain superstars span industries ranging from manufacturing to education, financial services, medical devices, information technology, oil and gas, and government. Many are driving improvement in areas that matter to them and benefit society, such as sustainability. Recognized as this year’s Megawatt Star: Amy Georgi, 30, a program manager in supply chain acquisitions and integrations with Fluke Electronics, a Danaher Company, based in York, Pennsylvania. Each rising star will receive a one-year membership to ISM; admittance to ISM2016, May 16-18 in Indianapolis; and a free THOMASNET.com Supplier Discovery Lunch and Learn session for them and their colleagues. In addition, Georgi and her nominator will win an all-expense-paid trip to the ISM conference. For profiles and photos of the winners, please visit www.thomasnet.com/30under30. About Institute for Supply Management®  Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) serves supply management professionals in more than 90 countries. Its 50,000 global members manage $1 trillion in corporate and government spend annually. Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute in the world, ISM is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM leads the profession through the ISM Report On Business®, its highly regarded certification programs and the ISM Mastery Model™. For more information, visit: www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org. About THOMASNET® THOMASNET's flagship product, THOMASNET.com, is industry’s go-to platform for supplier discovery and sourcing for OEM and MRO products, as well as custom manufacturing services. This free platform serves procurement professionals, engineers, plant and facility management and other buyers from corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, the military and small businesses. It also serves manufacturers, distributors, and service companies throughout North America who want to get found by these buyers. For nearly a century THOMASNET’s “big green books” – the Thomas Register – were considered indispensable to B2B buyers and manufacturers alike. Today, THOMASNET.com continues the Register’s mission of connecting the right B2B buyers with the right industrial suppliers.  
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