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Flextronics Supply Management Executive Is ISM Board Chair

FOR RELEASE: January 22, 2013

Thomas K. Linton extends board leadership role with Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM).

(TEMPE, Ariz.) January 22, 2013 — Flextronics supply management executive Thomas K. Linton, was named Board Chair at the Annual Meeting of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), held January 10, 2013, in Tempe, Arizona. Linton is the chief procurement and supply chain officer for Flextronics, a US$30 billion, industry-leading Fortune Global 500 electronics manufacturing services provider with more than 200,000 employees and operations in 30 countries.

At the beginning of his career, Linton spent 20 years at IBM, developing and founding several worldwide trading and technical centers. After leaving IBM, he helped found E2Open, Inc., a supply chain software company. Linton has also served as chief procurement officer of Agere Systems and Freescale Semiconductor. He most recently held the title of executive vice president and chief procurement officer at LG Electronics.

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 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®), Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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