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CPO News  // Posts tagged as "CPO News"

CPO News – February 16, 2017

SAIC Names Karen Wheeler Chief Human Resources Officer Northern Virginia-based Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) announced that Karen Wheeler, SAIC’s Chief Procurement Officer of nearly four years, has been promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer, effective February 4. Wheeler had been in her post as CPO since July of 2013 and in fact has...

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Coupa Closes the Loop with Acquisition of Spend360

Last week, Coupa Software, one of the leading supply management solution providers in our industry, announced that it had acquired Spend360 International Ltd. Terms of the deal were not announced. We met with the executive team from the two companies to discuss the deal. The Players Coupa Software is a name that should be familiar...

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The Art and Science of Procurement

“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see.” – Leonardo Da Vinci, Artist & Scientist The idea behind the theme (and subtitle) of this year’s CPO Rising 2016 report was not to pose the question of whether procurement is an art or a science.  Rather...

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CPO News – July 15, 2016

Raymond Schlaff Joins Wood Group As Chief Procurement Officer Earlier this spring, multiple oil and gas trade publications reported that Raymond Schlaff, a 30 year procurement veteran, was selected as the new Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) at Wood Group, a UK-based international energy services firm. In his new role, Schlaff will be...

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CPO News – May 13, 2016

Wai Mun Wong Named VP of Global Supply Management at Carlson Wagonlit Travel Late last month, Hospitalitynet.org reported that Wai Mun Wong had been named Vice President of Global Supply Management, Asia-Pacific, at Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Singapore. Wong had previously served as Director of Supplier Management, SEA and HKG, at Carlson Wagonlit when she joined the...

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CPO News – April 8, 2016

Editor’s Note: Welcome to another edition of CPO News! Just a week ago, we capped off our inaugural and highly successful CPO Rising procurement executive summit where we met over a hundred CPOs, procurement leaders, and practitioners. We’re still jazzed from the day and a half event, where it was crystal clear to all who attended...

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CPO News – February 9, 2016

Grahame Ball Joins Balfour Beatty as International Procurement Director In late January, Balfour Beatty, a UK-based construction and engineering firm focused on building infrastructure, hired Grahame Ball as its new International Procurement Director, according to Construction Enquirer. Ball will take over for Martin Chown who previously held the position. Prior to joining Balfour, Ball had been an Advisor...

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CPO News – January 22, 2016

Sprint Hires Verizon Regional President as New Chief Procurement Officer Late last year, the Kansas City Star reported that telecommunications provider, Sprint, has announced plans to hire Mariano Legaz as its newest Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). As of September, Legaz was employed with rival Verizon as its regional president, and according to the Kansas City Star, Legaz must wait...

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Ardent’s Annual CPO Survey is Live (“The Art & Science of Procurement”)

Ardent Partners conducts one CPO-focused market research study each year and we’d like to invite you to participate in it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a full view into the current “State of Procurement” when the report publishes in March. CPO...

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CPO News – November 6, 2015

Garwood Becomes Corporate VP of Procurement at Rand Logistics Earlier this fall, Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG), a New York-based bulk shipping services provider that serves the Great Lakes region, announced that it has appointed Christopher J. Garwood as its new Corporate Vice President of Procurement, effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Garwood will be responsible for all indirect...

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