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NEW YORK and TEMPE, AZ — –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, PA.

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, visit www.thomasnet.com/30under30.

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