ProcureNet Is Listening

B2G provider establishes warfighter advisory board

GREAT RIVER, N.Y.  January 29, 2001  Business-to-government (B2G) procurement solution provider ProcureNet announced Monday that it has established a Warfighter Advisory Board (WAB) comprised of a panel of retired, high-level military officers to keep it apprised of the latest operational requirements and support desired by the U.S. Department of Defense.

The WAB will provide strategic advice to ProcureNet on military needs and product assessment. "As a company, ProcureNet is committed to understand our nation's defense requirements and provide our customers with the most sophisticated level of support," said Reuven Battat, president and CEO of ProcureNet, in announcing the board. "The WAB will play a critical role in that ongoing effort."

ProcureNet, a recipient of the Hammer Award from the U.S. Government's National Performance Review for helping Defense Department employees reduce inventory and cut costs, has provided professional support to the U.S. military for several years, including creating the first government MRO portal in 1997.

The WAB, which will report directly to Battat, will include the following officials:

·        Lt. General August ("Gus") Cianciolo (USA-Ret), the former military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for research, development and acquisition, and director of the Army Acquisition Corps;

·        Lt. General John Conaway (USAF-Ret), the former chief of the National Guard Bureau;

·        Major General Paul Fratarangelo (USMC-Ret), the former commander, Marine Corps Air Bases, Western Area;

·        Lt. General Jerome ("Jerry") Granrud (USA-Ret), former commanding general, U.S. Army Japan and IX Corps;

·        Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Donald ("Smoke") Hickman (USN-Ret), former commander of the Naval Supply Systems and chief of the Naval Supply Corps;

·        Lt. General Leo Marques (USAF-Ret), former Air Force deputy chief of staff for logistics;

·        Major General Ray McCoy (USA-Ret), former principal deputy director, Defense Logistics Agency and commander of the DLA Defense Industrial Supply Center (DSCP).

"ProcureNet is grateful to have the participation of these distinguished former military officials on our Warfighter Advisory Board," said Battat. "They will provide critical insight into the future trends affecting military procurement and personnel."

ProcureNet provides solutions to more than 120 public and private sector organizations. It is headquartered in Great River, N.Y. and has 275 employees.