Emptoris President & CEO Patrick D. Quirk Honored on Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2011 “Pros to Know” List

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Annual Recognition Acknowledges Leaders and Visionaries in Supply Management and Procurement

"Our annual list of Provider Pros to Know highlights the many thought leaders who are helping to shape the Supply Chain industry and advance Supply Chain as a respected discipline...," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Acknowledging his proven leadership track record of delivering solutions that drive supply chain excellence for global companies, Supply & Demand Chain Executive has named Patrick D. Quirk, president and CEO of Emptoris, Inc. (“Emptoris”), to its 2011 “Pros to Know” list. Emptoris is a leading provider of strategic supply, category spend and enterprise contract management solutions.

Provider Pros to Know recipients included professionals from consultancies, analyst and research firms, service and software providers, and academia, who have helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community-at-large prepare to meet the significant challenges in the year ahead.

"Our annual list of Provider Pros to Know highlights the many thought leaders who are helping to shape the Supply Chain industry and advance Supply Chain as a respected discipline in the enterprise," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and knowledge base necessary for Supply Chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to Supply Chain enablement, have earned them a place on this year's Provider Pros listing."

Bringing more than 25 years of experience in technology, ERP and supply chain software, Quirk sets the vision for the development of Emptoris' industry-leading strategic supply management and enterprise contract management solution suite. He was appointed chief executive of Emptoris in September 2009 and has led the company to success and growth over the past 18 months. Under Quirk’s leadership, Emptoris is consistently recognized by independent research firms as the market's most robust and proven strategic supply management and enterprise contract management solutions provider.

A selection committee comprised of Supply & Demand Chain Executive Editorial and Advisory Board members evaluated and chose the 2011 Pros to Know recipients. The 11th-annual listing of Pros to Know appeared in the February/March 2011 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and on http://www.SDCExec.com.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Supply & Demand Chain Executive is a publication of Cygnus Business Media. On the Web at http://www.SDCExec.com and on smartphones and tablets at http://www.SDCExec.com/mobile.

About Emptoris

Emptoris, Inc., is a world leader in strategic supply, spend and enterprise contract management solutions that empower enterprises to realize best value and accelerate profitable growth. Emptoris solutions are used by successful Global 1000 companies in every industry and customers include American Express, Boeing, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Syngenta and Vodafone. For further information, visit http://www.emptoris.com.

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