Ann Arbor, MI, April 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Ten students, representing seven leading universities, are recipients of the 2011 R. Gene Richter Scholarship award. Now in its eighth year, the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program is the largest nationally recognized scholarship program in the field of supply chain management, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Each year, leading executives in the field of Supply Chain partner with these future leaders to provide career guidance, support and establish key relationships as they enter the profession.
The 2011 executive mentors are:
•James Akers, Global Lead, Marketing & Sales Sourcing, Pfizer mentor to Joseph Schibi |Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business
•Joe Black, Chief Procurement Officer, Aetna, Inc. mentor to Christopher Mulcahy | Western Michigan University, Haworth College of Business
•Christie Breves, C.P.M. , Chief Procurement Officer, Alcoa mentor to Sara Mahmood | Wayne State University, School of Business Administration
•Brent Edmisten, Vice President of Supply Chain Operations, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation mentor to Kevin Lau | Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business
•Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., MCIPS, Senior Vice President, Supply Management, Terex Corporation mentor to Cameron Tew | Western Michigan University, Haworth College of Business
•Clive Heal, Senior Director, Business Process Owner, Genentech mentor to David Wu | The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business
•Bradley J. Holcomb (Brad), CPSM, CPSD, Senior Vice President and CPO, Dean Foods mentor to Kevin Douglas | Eastern Michigan University, Gary M. Owen College of Business
•Cathy Rodgers, Vice President, Global Opportunities and Business Development, IBM Global Services mentor to Stephanie Bedard | University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business
•Stacey Taylor, Supply Chain - Vice President Procurement, ConAgra Foods mentor to Sarah DiPietro | Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business
•Craig Reed, CPSM, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Eaton Corporation mentor to Anthony Garwood | Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business
The R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program was established and named in memory of R. Gene Richter, who was a galvanizing force in the field of procurement. Richter is admired for elevating the profession to world-class stature. He led the supply organizations at The Black & Decker Corporation, Hewlett-Packard and International Business Machines (IBM). For information on the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program, visit www.richterfoundation.org.