Caterpillar’s Chief Procurement Officer, Frank Crespo, Joins SCM World Executive Advisory Board

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Executive brings leadership experience in the military, high-tech and manufacturing industries to direct and promote the future of the supply chain profession

SCM World is pleased to announce that Frank Crespo, vice president and chief procurement officer of Caterpillar Inc., has joined its Executive Advisory Board.

The SCM World Executive Advisory Board (EAB) is an exclusive group of the most influential global supply chain and operations leaders from across industry. The EAB serves to direct and promote the future of the supply chain profession by defining the focus, scope and content agenda of the SCM World community. Members of the EAB are board-level executives from the world's leading companies including Nike, Unilever, Microsoft, Merck, Chevron, General Mills, Lenovo, Land O’Lakes, Cisco, Mattel, Dyson, and AT&T.

“We are thrilled to welcome Frank to the Executive Advisory Board. He brings a wealth of leadership experience and valuable perspective from multiple industries, which will serve to further shape SCM World’s practitioner-led curriculum and accelerate learning for current and future supply chain leaders,” said Oliver Sloane, chief executive officer of SCM World.

Crespo brings more than 25 years of business and procurement leadership experience in the military, high-tech and manufacturing industries. He leads Caterpillar’s Global Purchasing Division, and is responsible for shaping Caterpillar’s global procurement strategy and the company’s relationship with its network of suppliers.

“I look forward to contributing my experience and perspective on the top challenges faced by supply chain executives today, and furthering the SCM World community’s mission of preparing the next generation of supply chain leaders for the challenges that lie ahead,” said Crespo.

About SCM World

SCM World is the leading global community of senior supply chain professionals. Harnessing the collective brainpower of the most forward-thinking practitioners from the world's foremost companies, SCM World accelerates learning for current and future supply chain leaders. Over 150 companies participate in and contribute to the SCM World community, including P&G, Nestle, Samsung, Lenovo, Nike, Walgreens, Merck, Jaguar Land Rover, Raytheon, Chevron, BASF, GlaxoSmithKline, Intel and AT&T. http://www.scmworld.com

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