Thomas CEO Tony Uphoff to Showcase Award-Winning Supply Chain Stars at ISM2018

Will host a TED-style talk with six 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Program winners.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thomas, the leading provider of product sourcing, supplier selection and marketing solutions for industry, will host six of today’s most impressive emerging leaders in supply management, as Thomas CEO and President Tony Uphoff facilitates a forum discussion with these 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars at ISM2018.

“These young professionals have already made a huge impact on their organizations, streamlining key processes, creating new tools and workflows, and impacting the bottom line. They deserve to be applauded for their passion, creativity and contributions to supply chain,” said Uphoff. “I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with them, to learn about what motivated them to choose a career in supply chain, and what inspires them as they build upon their success.”

Joining Mr. Uphoff for the presentation will be:

  • Lauren Sylvester of the U.S. Postal Service
  • Mitchell Agee of The Boeing Company
  • Tanner Ryan of Shell Trading (US) Company
  • Trenton Lara of Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Sharndeep Singh of Johnson Controls

And 30 Under 30 “Megawatt Winner”:

  • Charlotte de Brabandt of Johnson & Johnson.

These six winners represent the millennial generation that makes up the fastest growing segment of the industrial sector, and of the users of the® platform for product sourcing and supplier selection. “Forty percent of our users are in that 18-34 age group – and that number is growing” continued Uphoff. “They are purchase decision makers and other influencers, and we’re proud that they’ve made us their go-to-resource.”

The ISM2018 conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, May 6-9, 2018, with Thomas’ “Young, Energized and Taking Supply Management by Storm” presentation being held on May 7. In addition, Thomas will provide demos on the recently launched 4.0 product sourcing and supplier selection platform. The platform delivers detailed information on over 500,000 North American Suppliers, and on more than 6 million industrial products including materials, components, equipment, and MRO supplies. In addition, through its new Thomas Insights area, version 4.0 now offers more than 300,000 articles and white papers on manufacturing innovations, industry trends, new products and industry education.

30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program is an annual Thomas/ISM® award created in 2014 to advance the excellence and achievements of the purchasing/supply chain management profession.

About Thomas

Thomas provides actionable information, data, analysis and tools that align with and support today’s industrial buying process. Its solutions include the Thomas Network at®, industry’s largest and most active buyer/supplier network. Through Thomas Marketing, the company provides full-service industrial marketing programs and website development. Thomas Product Data Solutions helps manufacturers connect with design engineers through advanced CAD/BIM and data syndication services. Thomas Insights delivers original content to help marketers and supply chain professionals inform their decision-making, through leading titles including Inbound Logistics®, Industrial Equipment News® (IEN®), Thomas Industry Update, and the Thomas Index.


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