Four OMNIA Partners Leaders Recognized With Supply & Demand Chain Award

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FRANKLIN, TN – February 25, 2019 – OMNIA Partners is proud to announce that Supply & Demand Chain Executive has honored four of our leaders as being supply chain industry Pros to Know in 2019.

This important distinction is reserved for a select group of thought leaders and innovators who are helping customers and the greater supply chain industry meet the dynamic challenges businesses face. The magazine received more than 500 candidate nominations in 2019.

The Pros to Know awards recognize supply chain executives – and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises – who are leading initiatives that help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today. Honorees include professionals from software and service firms, consultants, academics and practitioners who are delivering outstanding strategies and tactics.

OMNIA Partners executives have been honored with Pros to Know awards for the past 10+ years.

The 2019 OMNIA Partners Pros to Know and their accomplishments include:

  • Ara Arslanian, Senior Vice President, Enterprise – Arslanian spearheaded growth within OMNIA Partners by developing programs that enhance member experiences and best serve their interests. He consistently contributes thought leadership in the supply chain world, ghostwriting for industry associations and providing many presentations that educate and advance the GPO space.
  • Dan Grant, Senior Vice President, Direct – Grant led the charge to bring direct materials into the GPO space with innovative program designs that create economic value for members and suppliers alike. He has worked to provide resources, including strategic technology and engineering partnerships, that address skilled labor shortages and provide data visibility. As a result, he has helped companies use fewer resources to achieve their savings goals and has allowed suppliers to grow market share more effectively.
  • Barb Sexton, Regional Director, Southwest – Over the past eight years, Sexton has built strong relationships with procurement leaders by helping them hit their goals and reduce costs. She also serves as the president of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) – Arizona Chapter.
  • Dustin Cochran, Managing Director, West – Cochran has leveraged 10+ years of experience in the procurement space to help companies meet their goals through enhanced savings and optimized resource allocation. Cochran also founded, a young professional–focused procurement organization.

2019 is the fifth year Arslanian has been named a "Pro to Know" by the respected trade magazine's editorial selection committee (he also won in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018), the fourth time Grant has been honored (he also won in 2015, 2016 and 2017) and the second time both Sexton and Cochran have been honored (they won in 2018 and 2017 respectively).

Visit the Supply & Demand Chain Executive website at to read the 18th annual Pros to Know list in its entirety. Or read the Mach 2019 print issue of the magazine due out in mid-March.

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OMNIA Partners is the nation’s largest, most experienced, and most trusted resource in group purchasing and supply chain management. OMNIA Partners unites industry-leading purchasing power and world-class supplier partners to deliver an extensive and diverse portfolio for indirect and direct products and services in private sector procurement. Power. Access. Trust.

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.