Sandy Kane is Michael Phelps, Homer, Warren Buffett, Casey Kasem, and Abraham Lincoln wrapped up into one fully functional package. Sandy is a great listener who tells the truth. He hires the best people and provides them with the tools and the autonomy to be successful. Sandy has contributed much to the world.
Here are only a few of Sandy’s contributions:
- He ran IBM’s worldwide semiconductor operations.
- He was one of the founders of SEMATECH and served as executive director.
- He tackled four startups and three turnarounds and survived.
- He is the president of Kane Concepts Incorporated, a management-consulting firm.
- His greatest contribution, however, is his devotion to his family.
- He loves his wife, three children, and grandchildren more than anything.
As for Michael Phelps, Sandy was a swimmer in high school; as for Homer, Sandy is a storyteller; as for Warren Buffett, Sandy is a successful CEO; as for Casey Kasem, Sandy has a wonderfully melodic radio voice; and, finally, as for Abe Lincoln, Sandy is an avid reader.
”Whatever you are, be a good one.- Abraham Lincoln
Sarah Scudder has spunk. Sarah Scudder is a go-getter who has gone out and got.
Sarah is the youngest executive to ever serve on the board for the Print Services and Distribution Association (PSDA). Sarah writes a monthly column on print and marketing services procurement for the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)’s Future of Sourcing publication and Institute of Supply Management (ISM)’s Inside Supply Management newsletter. Sarah hosts thought leadership ProcuremenTalks around the country and coordinates events for the Global Women Procurement Professionals (GWPP). Sarah speaks at several annual sourcing industry events and hosts webinars.
Sarah recently won the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Future of Sourcing Rising Star award. Sarah is a winner of the North Bay Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award. Sarah won the Print+Promo’s Trailblazer Under 40 award. Sarah also won the Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA)’s Member of the Year award.
Sarah is the brainchild behind ProcuRising, the cutting edge magazine that gives voice to industry leaders, writers, and entrepreneurs in the marketing and procurement space.
But none of the above matters. What matters is that Sarah Scudder treats everyone with respect, and it is her desire to make the world a better place. She is well on her way
Shawn McMillen is an amateur chef, an avid golfer, and an Elvis fan. He is humble, warm, compassionate, and, like a Sufi master, he has no ego.
If his proverbial arm were not twisted, Shawn would never agree to having a bio. He truly believes there is no need for one. He prefers being the quiet, behind the scenes, self-taught computer genius that he is.
Shawn has the genetic make-up for visual arts success. His father and grandfather were successful entrepreneurs in the industry. Shawn would never brag about it, but his 26-foot tall Trix cereal box painted masterpiece was once used in a national commercial.
What does Shawn do in his role as VP Procurement? He oversees sourcing, contract negotiations and pricing. He vets and manages suppliers. He identifies new suppliers that have innovative solutions. He manages RSN’s success team, and he oversees billing and accounting.
Shawn McMillen is the sun and, thank goodness, he ain’t going away
”Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.- Elvis Presley