Instructors

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Baohua (Bobby) Wang

Senior Advisor, ISM Services

Mr. Wang has extensive theory, practical and teaching experience in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.  For more than 20 years, he worked in management positions at Xerox, Alcatel, Dell, ElcoteQ, and Haier. He has been a trainer & advisor for dozens of companies: HP, Nokia, Lenovo Group, Bao Steel Group, North Industries Group, National Energy Construction Corporation, Coco Cola, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Whirlpool, Sony Ericsson and Fujitsu Xerox to name a few. In his spare time, he has taught at Beijing Tshinghua University, Shanghai Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai University, Zhejiang University, Guangxi University, Guizhou University and Yunnan University to teach EMBA and procurement & supply chain management courses. Bobby graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, holds a master’s degree in international shipping and supply chain management.


Performance Testimonials

“Very experienced instructor! Learned a lot!”

“The instructor had many real case studies to share and he inspired me a lot.”

“The trainer is experienced in supply management. He conducted the lessons in a practical way.”

George Cantrell

Senior Advisor, Institute for Supply Management

Mr. Cantrell had a successful purchasing and commodities hedging career at The Proctor & Gamble Company where he focused on motivating people to embrace change management, aggressively streamline work processes and identify ways to improve value in buying decisions that lead to competitive advantage. He also served as a supply officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Cantrell writes articles on cGMP for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine and on commodity hedging for procurement publications. He holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing management from the University of Alabama.


Performance Testimonials

“George was extremely knowledgeable. But, more importantly, he was extremely engaging and full of relevant examples and stories to share.”

“I liked the variety of the subject matter. I like the trainer – he was very engaging.”

“George kept everything very interesting and not boring. He was able to get everyone to participate and interact.”

Jim Barnes

Executive Managing Director, ISM Services

Mr. Barnes has more than 30 years’ experience in supply chain and procurement transformations. His areas of expertise include supply management strategy, financial analysis, working capital management, organizational restructuring, and transformation. Prior to joining ISM Services, Mr. Barnes held leadership positions at Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting and The Hackett Group, and was a partner at KPMG. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from Suffolk University.


Performance Testimonials

“Great information and well presented. Discussion topics and examples were good”

“This training has been extremely educational towards learning the procurement methods used to be successful.”

“The interactive training and role play methods gave real life examples on how to save our company money.”

Jim Fleming

Program Manager, Institute for Supply Management

Mr. Fleming has more than 30 years’ experience at Intel Corporation and is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and a Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD). His areas of expertise include process engineering, organization development, supply chain management and leadership development. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology from Montana State University and executive education certificates from Teachers College, Columbia University.


Performance Testimonials

“I would recommend this course because it was perfectly proportioned, information was organized and easy to understand, and Jim is the BEST!!!!”

“Jim did a great job in meeting our needs throughout the class.”

“Jim Fleming is perfect for this topic. His patience and demeanor carries the day.”

John Matthews

Senior Advisor, ISM Services

Mr. Matthews has over 30 years’ experience in strategic procurement, managing strategic relationships, managing consulting assignments and designing and developing learning programs.  John’s expertise lies in purchasing cost management and managing purchasing change and strategic sourcing assignments for clients.  The strategic sourcing approaches he has developed have been adopted by clients in many different sectors and countries and will work equally well in both large and small organizations. John’s sector experience includes: FMCG, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Financial services, Construction, House building, Transport, Security products, Paper products and packaging. Prior to becoming a trainer and consultant in 1994, John held senior purchasing roles in Ford Europe, Black & Decker and Lex Vehicle Hire.


Performance Testimonials

“John Matthews far and away did an extraordinary job getting all points made and across.  He was tough and focused but also sensible and understanding.”

“John was fantastic. Great presentation skills – engaging and enthusiastic…tells it straight.”

“John was well-versed in the material and able to keep the information interesting, clear and helpful for day to day use.”

Krishan Batra

President & CEO at ISM-INDIA

Mr. Batra has over 40 years of corporate experience at senior level. His last assignment was with a UN organization in New York, as Chairman of Supply Chain activities worldwide.  He holds M.Tech (Design Engineering) from IIT, Delhi, PGDIM (Bombay University), DCM (Bombay University) & MBA from Syracuse University, USA. In addition, he has completed PeopleSoft Certification in procurement. His experience ranges from private sector to Public Sector and UN organizations, mostly in the field of Supply Chain Management. Presently he is the founder President & CEO of ISM-INDIA which is a branch of ISM USA.


Performance Testimonials

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Lane Burkitt

Director of Professional Services, ISM Services

Mr. Burkitt has more than 25 years’ experience in both supply chain design and supply management in various industries including consumer products, food and beverage, health care, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, manufacturing and high tech. Prior to joining ISM Services, Mr. Burkitt held leadership positions in supply chain solutions with The Hackett Group, REL Consultancy Group and UPS. He holds a bachelor of science degree in science technology and globalization from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, an MBA from Arizona State University and a master’s of international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.


Performance Testimonials

“The course presentation and content were spot on for the SRM topic.”

“I found the tools particularly helpful and will use in my future process.”

“Good ideas and good techniques to really put to use. Actionable information.”

Mark Grieco

President, Grieco & Scalera, PA

Mr. Grieco is an attorney and senior partner at Grieco & Scalera, PA, which specializes in contracts, software, corporate, real estate, construction, trusts and estates, family law, intellectual property, and insurance litigation. Mr. Grieco also lectures worldwide on contract law, software development and procurement. He teaches a specialized course for purchasing professionals that focuses solely on contract negotiations. Mr. Grieco holds a bachelor of science degree in business, an MBA from Texas Tech University and a Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University.


Performance Testimonials

“Mark was engaging and kept the class lively. Great information presented in a great format. I want to take more classes from him!”

“Absolutely would recommend this course, courses at conferences, anything Mark is teaching or facilitating. He is a pleasure and very knowledgeable. He makes learning extremely interactive and he is genuine! I cannot see anyone replacing him. This is my second experience.”

“The instructor was fully engaged in the course and had an obvious knowledge of the subject, he kept the audience involve and encouraged conversation.”