Lou is the project executive for developing & leading these global & strategic programs across IBM’s global supplier network: Environmental Compliance, Supply Chain Social Responsibility, Conflict Minerals, Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning and Sustainability. He is also Global Procurement’s representative to IBM’s Corporate Crisis Management Team.
Prior to Lou’s current work, he was on assignment in Singapore as director of Production Procurement’s Outsourced Supply Chain Operations, overseeing IBM’s $6 bn "buy/sell" procurement spend. Before this Lou was named to IBM’s Executive Pandemic
Steering Committee – developing policies and implementation plans. And just prior to that, Lou led Procurement’s end to end Y2K supplier global readiness program and in May 2000 received the IBM Chairman’s Award for contributions.
Lou is frequently called upon by IBM’s client representatives and consulting teams to share with clients how IBM has developed, implemented and benefited from these industry leading programs. He has been a frequent speaker at supply chain industry forums and universities on topics such as procurement transformation, supply chain sustainability, environmental compliance and risk management. He has been interviewed for many articles appearing in various purchasing and supply management periodicals and on-line media.
Lou is a graduate of The City University of New York with a BS in Engineering Science. He is on the board of directors of the Triangle Chapter (Raleigh, NC) of the Institute for Supply Management and prior to that was Vice President of ISM 7 Counties Chapter (NY/Conn).