CINCINNATI, OH (October 15, 2007) Michelman has strengthened its global supply chain efficiency with its appointment of Ms. Laurie Thomas to the position of Vice President of Supply Chain. Effective October 1, 2007, Thomas’ responsibilities include sourcing and purchasing raw materials, managing inventory, manufacturing and operations, as well as overseeing global customer support functions.
“Laurie brings a broad range of skills spanning both domestic and worldwide supply chain management.” said Mr. Steve Shifman, Michelman’s President. “Throughout her career, with Dial, IAMS, P&G and Wells Dairy, she produced phenomenal results on a variety of supply chain initiatives.”
Thomas’ past successes include a roll-out of the IAMS brand to over 25,000 new food, mass and club stores, resulting in a significant increase in brand awareness and revenue. She was also responsible for implementing the IAMS global ERP system. While at P&G, she established a supply chain network for the Pet Health and Specialty category across the rapidly growing Asian and Latin American markets.
Shifman went on to say, “Obviously, this key appointment will strengthen our organization and our relationship with suppliers across the globe, but most importantly, her expertise will ultimately result in stronger relationships with our ever-growing international customer base.”
Thomas’ educational background includes a Bachelor of Business Administration in Transportation Logistics from Iowa State, and a Masters in Business Administration from Arizona State.
Michelman is a global manufacturer of performance-enhancing barrier, functional, and decorative coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated boxes; and additives and modifiers for many industries including coatings, inks, composites, and construction products.
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