ISM® Announces Retirement of Manufacturing Business Survey Committee Chair

Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., takes the helm beginning with the June 1, 2017, Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® release.

TEMPE, Ariz., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After six years of service, Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, retires as Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee Chair. Holcomb will pass the baton to Timothy Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., who will assume responsibility of the Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® effective June 1, 2017.

Holcomb is a recognized supply management leader known for global strategy and technology implementation in Fortune 500 companies including Dean Foods, Waste Management and Kodak. As spokesperson for the Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business®, he was frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and USA Today and provided expert commentary for major financial and news outlets including Bloomberg News, CNBC, CNN Money, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Nightly Business Report, and National Public Radio (NPR). Bradley has also had the honor of being awarded the J. Shipman Gold Medal in 2015. ISM® thanks Bradley for all of his hard work and expert leadership in guiding the Business Survey Committee to provide accurate assessments of the U.S. manufacturing environment, as represented by the Report On Business®.

Fiore has held management roles for companies such as United Technologies Corporation, Terex Corporation, Celanese International, Ryder Systems and was most recently the SVP and CPO for ThyssenKrupp NA. Throughout his career, Fiore has led the development and deployment of national and global sourcing and supply chain solutions for manufacturing companies operating in multiple manufacturing sectors. He has served on the ISM® Board of Directors as well as the boards of CAPS Research and other organizations and he was the 2016 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award winner. In his new role, Fiore will assume the role of chair for the monthly Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business®, writing the monthly report and speaking on behalf of the companies that make up the Manufacturing ISM® Business Survey Committee.

Visit ISM® online at[1] for additional information on the ISM®Report On Business®.

About Institute for Supply Management®

Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) serves supply management professionals in more than 90 countries. Its 50,000 members around the world manage about US$1 trillion in corporate and government supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute in the world, ISM® is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM® leads the profession through the ISM® Report On Business®, its highly regarded certification programs and the newly launched ISM® Mastery Model®. This report has been issued by the association since 1931, except for a four-year interruption during World War II.


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