PLANO, TX February 21, 2001 In one impressive leap, Mindflow Technologies, an ASP provider for strategic sourcing, named three industry bigwigs to its board of advisors: John D. Cologna, founder of Supply Management Solutions Associates, Joseph Sandor, president of CEO of Creative Procurement Strategies and W.J. Jack' Wagner, formerly of BellSouth.
According to Jay Reddy, CEO of Mindflow Technologies, John D. Cologna, Joseph Sandor and Jack Wagner are industry leaders in supply chain management, with decades of experience in transforming corporate purchasing management into strategic sourcing management in ways that have positioned the purchasing function as a source of competitive advantage. We are very fortunate to introduce their expertise and insight to our Board of Advisors.
Among John D. Cologna's impressive resume, he led General Electric's development of an EDI for transactions with suppliers and customers, and their development and deployment of a goods and services code to consolidate production and expense purchases. After GE, Cologna founded Supply Management Solutions, the Trumbull, Conn.-based company that consults companies in procurement and supply chain management. As a trustee of the National Association of Purchasing Management's (NAPM) Center for Purchasing Studies, he has chaired NAPM's strategic planning and finance committees, and has been their president.
Joseph Sandor's supply management experience spans many major corporations, including GM, NL Industries and Beatrice. He was chief purchasing officer and director of corporate purchasing at Sara Lee Corporation, where he was responsible for $12 billion in annual purchases. Prior to Sara Lee, he consulted on supply management strategy development for RCA, GE, Kraft, TRW and Hallmark Cards. He is a certified Purchasing Manager and is adjunct professor at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.
W.J. Jack' Wagner's expertise in purchasing and supply-chain management began at GE's plastics and switchgear business units. He was manager of field operations for Air Products & Chemicals, responsible for gas and chemical plant procurement. As senior consultant in supply chain management at BellSouth, he developed their strategic plan, corporate contracts and professionalism program. As a Senior Delegate to the International Federation of Purchasing and Materials Management, representing the NAPM, he is responsible for their strategic plan, promoting and educating the supply chain profession worldwide.