Center for Supply Chain Research Names Next Executive Director

University Park, Pa.Feb. 25, 2014—On Aug. 1, Steve Tracey becomes the next executive director of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR). As executive director, Tracey is expected to lead the vision and strategy for the center, and serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for supply chain activities at Penn State.

Tracey comes to Smeal with almost 30 years of industry experience. He currently serves as senior vice president of global supply chain at Standard Textile Company, Inc., a largest manufacturer of institutional textiles. Prior, he held leadership roles at American Tool Companies, Inc., a global provider of hand tool and power tool accessories.

According to Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal, “His several decades of industry experience and deep understanding of the supply chain field position him well to lead this partnership between academia and industry.”

A Penn State alumnus, Tracey earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. He also holds an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

Current CSCR executive director Skip Grenoble retires this summer. Grenoble joined the supply chain team in 1987 and, under his leadership, the center grew to a membership of 50 companies, and helped support supply chain education at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels.