PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CombineNet, Inc., the leading provider of best-in-class sourcing technology solutions for global supply chains, announced today the third consecutive year of recognition in the "Pros to Know" award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The magazine, an international B2B publication that provides mission-critical editorial content to address the issues and challenges of the supply chain, this week announced the names of its 2013 "Pros to Know" awards winners. Among them in the Provider Pros to Know category are four CombineNet executives from the company's management, product development, and sales solutions groups.
CombineNet's Rich Wilson, Chief Executive Officer; Steve Brooke, Chief Technology Officer; Brett Cornell, Senior Vice President of Strategic Sourcing; and Rob Achtzehn, Director of Sales Development, were all honored as "Provider Pros to Know." Highlights about these recognized professionals include:
- Rich Wilson – Serving in a leadership role for more than 10 years at CombineNet, Rich plays a key role in the company's strategic direction for its products, customer solution support, and professional solutions. He is a three-time Pros to Know winner.
- Steve Brooke – A two-time Pros to Know winner, Steve came to CombineNet 18 months ago, bringing vast technology development leadership experience, stemming back to his co-founding of Procuri where he served as CTO until its acquisition by Ariba in 2007.
- Brett Cornell – With over 20 years of procurement leadership and category management experience at Johnson & Johnson, he joined CombineNet early this year to contribute his expertise to customer solutions selling and delivery.
- Rob Achtzehn – Utilizing his 20-plus years of supply chain solutions development experience, Rob helps customer across a range of industries to understand how they can leverage strategic sourcing solutions to drive untapped value. He has particular expertise in developing transportation procurement and management solutions.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive's "Pros to Know" include professionals proactively working to improve their business's (or their clients') functions in a number of categories—including manufacturing and production output; procurement; logistics; risk mitigation strategies; sourcing; packaging and distribution; transportation; and much more. Submission criteria included entrants' identification of coming challenges and software provider capabilities for meeting those challenges, as well as the entrants' strategic views for aligning supply chain strategies with broader corporate strategies in the business world.
"We're fortunate to have at CombineNet the thought leadership and domain expertise that puts us in the industry spotlight on a repeated basis. This in-house expertise permits us to help our customers tackle the strategic and complex procurement challenges they face, through improved use of advanced e-sourcing solutions," said Dave Zynn, President and Chief Financial Officer of CombineNet.
"Procurement strategy is of major importance to companies growing their global supply chain," said Barry Hochfelder, Editor Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "We commend our winners for rising to the many challenges in this exciting space, through fresh thinking and innovation."
The full list of 2013 "Pros to Know" awards winners is now available on www.sdcexec.com. The expanded awards coverage and winners list will appear in the March 2013 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online thereafter.
CombineNet, Inc. delivers award-winning best-in-class e-sourcing software solutions through its products CombineNet ASAP® for advanced e-sourcing, CombineNet Spend Analysis, and CombineNet Contract Management. Using these Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based sourcing products, CombineNet customers can rapidly adopt proven solutions for increasing spend under management and improving enterprise spend insights. Now in its twelfth year in business, CombineNet is known for its track record in driving significant bottom-line and productivity savings for its clientele which includes: General Mills, Hershey's, Heinz, Procter & Gamble, Sears, Johnson & Johnson, A.P. Moller-Maersk, Bayer, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckiser, and many more Global 2000 firms. www.combinenet.com
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