CPO News – July 15, 2016

Posted by Matthew York on July 15th, 2016
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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 responsible for driving procurement strategies, processes, governance, and efficiencies across Wood Group’s global supply chain. These are tasks well within Schlaff’s wheelhouse, as he has been doing them throughout his 30-year career.

Prior to joining Wood, Schlaff was SVP and CPO at National Grid for more than six years, and VP and CPO at Owens Illinois for more than five years. He has also worked for NALCO, GE, Dupont, and Tyco in the US, UK, Norway, and the Netherlands. Schlaff has served on the Board of Directors at General Chemical Corporation and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Schlaff earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Arizona State University. We wish him all the best in his new role.

Boeing CPO Named VP and General Manager of Boeing South Carolina

On June 9, a Charleston, South Carolina news outlet reported that Joan Robinson-Berry has been promoted to VP and General Manager for Boeing South Carolina. She previously served as VP of Supplier Management and CPO of the Shared Services Group at Boeing. In her new role, Robinson-Berry will focus on growing the company’s presence in the state and  improving operations. She replaces Beverly Wyse who was tapped to led the Shared Services Group.

Robinson-Berry has served in the aerospace and defense industry for more than 30 years, beginning with General Dynamics before moving onto McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing). While at McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing, she held various engineering, program management, and Director-level roles. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Engineering and Industrial Management from West Coast University, and a dual MBA/MS in Engineering Management & Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside. We wish her all the best in her new role.

Hans Melotte Joins Starbucks as Executive Vice President of Supply Chain

On June 15, the Wall Street Journal reported that Hans Melotte, formerly the CPO of Johnson & Johnson, was named the new Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Starbucks, effective June 27. He will oversee supplier relationships, distribution, transportation, and store delivery for operations in more than 70 countries, particularly at a time when the Seattle-based coffee giant seeks to expand its retail and distribution operations. Starbucks has more than 16,000 suppliers and continues to expand its product base.

Melotte continues to build upon an already long and impressive career. Prior to joining Starbucks, he was VP and CPO at Johnson & Johnson for nearly six years, capping a 20-year career with the hospital and healthcare product company. Before that, he was VP and CPO at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and regional VP and director-level positions at Johnson & Johnson. Melotte got his start in procurement as a global purchasing manager at Procter & Gamble.

Melotte is a well-known procurement and supply management industry leader and has been recognized by several distinguished organizations over the last five years, alone. He was named Chairman of the Board at ISM in 2015, one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Thought Leader CPOs” in the US in 2013, and Procurement Leader of the Year in 2010. He earned his Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Louvain. A hearty congratulations to Hans and best of luck to him at his new position.

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