Columbus CPO Meet and Eat

April 05, 2018

Thirty-One Gifts
3425 Morse Crossing
Columbus, OH 43219



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Agenda

8:00 - Delegate Breakfast

8:15 - Keynote Presentation by Jason Ramsey, Business Relationship Manager, Finance, US Foods

9:00 - A Day in the Life Discussion by Tolga Tomar, Director of Procurement, Thirty-One Gifts

9:15 - A Day in the Life Discussion by Paul Stasko, Senior Director, Supply Chain Management, Curtiss-Wright

9:30 - A Day in the Life Discussion by Bill Harris, Director of Indirect Procurement, Honda North America

9:45- Roundtable Discussion

  • What discussion items are top of mind?
  • What current projects are you working on?
  • What local, regional and global issues are your organizations facing today?
  • What best practices and key changes in the industry will be useful moving forward?

10:45 - Closing Comments

11:00 - Adjourn

 

 

Buy Side Keynote Discussion by Tolga Tomar, Director of Procurement, Thirty-One Gifts

Tolga Tomar

Director of Procurement
Thirty-One Gifts

Tolga Tomar is the Director of Procurement at Thirty-One Gifts in Columbus, Ohio. He has previously held several types of sourcing/procurement roles at companies like ITW, Cardinal Health and State Auto. Tolga is a graduate of Istanbul Technical University with a Mechanical Engineering degree and holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. When not spending time with his family, he enjoys watching soccer and playing video games.

A Day in the Life as a CPO by Bill Harris, Director of Indirect Procurement, Honda North America

Bill Harris is the Director of Indirect Procurement Strategy at Honda North America.  While at Honda the past 25 years, he has supported roles in supply chain management, procurement operations and governance implementation.   Bill’s career has consisted of strategic supplier leadership, sourcing allocation and technical project management.  He has compiled a track record of customer focus, strategic thinking and problem-solving acumen through multiple organizational transformations.  He currently supports Sourcing Interest Group and Wright State University as board member to provide insight into the manufacturing field.

Bill Harris

Director of Indirect Procurement Strategy
Honda North America

Bill Harris is the Director of Indirect Procurement Strategy at Honda North America.  While at Honda over the past 25 years, he has supported roles in supply chain management, procurement operations and governance implementation. Bill’s career has consisted of strategic supplier leadership, sourcing allocation and technical project management. He has compiled a track record of customer focus, strategic thinking and problem-solving acumen through multiple organizational transformations. Bill currently serves as a board member to SIG and Wright State University, providing insight into the manufacturing field.

A Day in the Life of a CPO by Paul Stasko, Senior Director, Supply Chain Management

Paul Stasko

Senior Director, Supply Chain
Curtiss-Wright

Paul Stasko is the Sr. Director of Corporate Supply Chain for Curtiss-Wright.  He has been working in Supply Chain for the past 14 of his 31 year career.  Prior to working in Supply Chain, Paul held technical and management roles in operations, all with Westinghouse / Curtiss-Wright in Cheswick.  In his current role, his team is chartered with bringing benefits of centralized procurement to a decentralized business model.

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