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Delphi Corporation Supply Exec Is ISM Board Chair

FOR RELEASE: January 26, 2011

(TEMPE, Ariz.) January 26, 2011 — Delphi Corporation supply management executive Sidney Johnson, CPSM, was named Board chair at the Annual Meeting of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), held January 13, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. Johnson is vice president, global supply management at Delphi Corporation and executive champion for the Global Supply Management Task Team. Johnson leads a 1,300 person global team of procurement professionals that is focused on direct, indirect and logistics as well as processes and systems, and quality. His vision is to guide and enable his team to unlock the value of Delphi's supply chain. Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in purchasing, operations, quality and lean manufacturing principles.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Johnson earned his bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and technology from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and received a master's degree in industrial management from Wesleyan University in Indianapolis. He attended the Center for Creative Leadership, Executive Development and was recently named "Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders in America" by Diversity MBA Magazine.

In addition to the ISM Board of Directors, Johnson's professional affiliations include: National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) board of directors; Focus: HOPE advisory board member; and Michigan State University — Supply Chain Management advisory board member.

Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) leadership-based Board is made up of business leaders who hold senior-level positions in supply management or other fields that help the Institute with its mission to lead and serve supply management. For information visit

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 75 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Media Contact:
Jean McHale, ISM Public Relations
(U.S.) 480-752-6276, extension 3143
(International) +1 480-752-6276, extension 3143