Mesa, AZ — May 9, 2003 — Two recent supply chain appointments to report this week, with executives stepping into new posts at Delco Remy International and Southern Company.
Auto supplier Delco Remy has promoted Susan Hudson to the position of vice president of global purchasing, where she will oversee all purchasing activities for the company's global operations.
Anderson, Ind.-based Delco Remy is a global manufacturer and remanufacturer of automotive, powertrain, drivetrain and electrical products. The company reported $259.8 million in sales last year.
Hudson, who will report to company CEO and President Thomas Snyder, will lead Delco Remy's global purchasing initiatives and develop the enterprise's international purchasing processes. She also will serve on the company's strategy board.
"In the past two years Sue has re-engineered our OE purchasing process to more closely match our manufacturing footprint," said Snyder. "Through her leadership, the supply chain has been streamlined and our supplier relationships have been strengthened. Sue will now bring that energy and focus to purchasing throughout the company."
Hudson joined Delco Remy in 1998, and most recently served as the corporate director of purchasing, where she held overall responsibility for the department, including direct and indirect material procurement.
Previously, Hudson was a purchasing manager for White Industries in Indianapolis. She has held related purchasing and material positions at ABB Process Controls in Columbus, Ohio; Motorola Secure Telecommunications in Seguin, Texas; and Harris Semiconductor in Melbourne, Fla.
She has received CPIM certification from the American Production and Inventory Control Society.
Meanwhile, Atlanta-based Southern Company has named Ed Day to be senior vice president of engineering and construction services for Southern Company Generation and Energy Marketing, a business unit that works to manage and generate electricity for the company's retail customers and markets energy in the competitive wholesale supply business.
Southern Company has 4 million customers and nearly 37,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the Southeast. The company owns electric utilities in four states, a growing generation company, an energy services business and a retail natural gas business, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications.
Day will have management responsibility for engineering, procurement and construction services to the existing generating plant fleet, as well as for new and planned generation.
"With his leadership abilities, knowledge and experience, Ed is well suited for this key position," said Paul Bowers, president of Southern Company Generation and Energy Marketing. "In his new role, Ed is responsible for the aspects of our business that allow us to continue generating reliable energy at competitive prices, giving us a solid reputation with our customers."
Day was previously vice president of business development for Southern Company Generation and Energy Marketing, a position he held since 2001. He began his career with Southern Company in 1983 as an engineer in the Hatch nuclear support project, progressing through positions of increasing responsibility, including project manager roles in nuclear operations, before he was named engineering group supervisor in 1990.
He was named assistant to the executive vice president of engineering in 1992. In 1996, Day was named wholesale business development manager for Southern Wholesale Energy and he was promoted to director of business development for Southern Company Generation and Energy Marketing in 1998.