- 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 CPONext.org, 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 www.sdcexec.com 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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