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Institute for Supply Management, Inc.® Membership Vote Information

Election of the ISM Board of Directors

The ISM Bylaws provide that the Nominating Committee recommends a slate of individuals to serve on the ISM Board of Directors. The Bylaws further require a membership vote, either in person or by proxy, to elect the candidates proposed by the Nominating Committee.

The current Nominating Committee is composed of members from the Board of Directors, an ISM member appointed by the Chair and ISM’s CEO. A current Board member chairs the Nominating Committee. The Committee’s goal is to recruit leaders of either gender who come from diverse economic sectors and backgrounds, and who bring unique qualifications and skills to lead our Institute. Individuals may be involved in supply management or other fields that the Nominating Committee believes will help the Institute with its mission to advance the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage, and contribute to a prosperous, sustainable world. Each Board member’s term is four years, and begins at the Board meeting following the Annual Membership Meeting. Your Board unanimously recommends your vote “For” these outstanding individuals.

Matt Marthinson, CPSM, C.P.M. | Term: 4 Years

Vice President of Supply Chain

J.B. Poindexter, Inc.

Matt Marthinson is the leader for the supply chain transformation initiative at J.B. Poindexter, Inc., which includes collaborating with the business units to provide leadership and a global vision. Marthinson has more than 25 years of comprehensive business achievements and expertise in lean manufacturing operations, production planning, materials management, procurement, transportation/logistics and sourcing with Kaiser Aluminum, Honeywell, Alcoa and Hubbell Incorporated. Most recently, he was vice president of strategic sourcing at Hubbell.

Marthinson has served on the Board of Directors for Institute of Supply Management®’s ISM—Carolinas/Virginia and ISM—Connecticut affiliates, as well as ISM’s Executive Advisory Board for Houston. He is a former Purchasing Council member for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and a past member of ProcureCon’s USA Advisory Council.

Marthinson’s speaking engagements typically include topics that focus on savings, cash flow and automation. In addition, he regularly consults with universities regarding the sourcing and supply management profession. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.

Jeffrey P. Wincel, MBA, D.Min. | Term: 4 Years

Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer of Global Strategic Sourcing

ON Semiconductor

An international purchasing executive recognized as an industry leader, Jeffrey P. Wincel, is an executive at ON Semiconductor and faculty associate of supply chain management at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business.

Wincel’s previous positions include senior director of integrated supply chain at Honeywell Aerospace; founder and president of LSC Consulting Group, a consulting service specializing in lean supply management; vice president and general manager, modular systems and VP of corporate procurement and materials for Donnelly Corporation; and director of worldwide purchasing for TRW. He is a five-time “Pros to Know” selection by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

An ISM member, Wincel has served on the ISM Conference Leadership Committee and is a mentor for the R. Gene Richter Scholarship program.

Wincel has written five books, most recently People, Process and Culture; Lean Manufacturing in the Real World in 2013. He has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Michigan State University, a master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago, and a doctorate from Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Susanna Zhu | Term: 4 Years

Chief Procurement Officer

The Hershey Company

Susanna Zhu leads The Hershey Company’s global procurement team in delivering innovation and efficiencies from the global supply base to support an enterprise growth agenda. She is focused on driving best-in-class commodity risk-management strategies and sustainable-sourcing programs, as well as progressing relationships with Hershey’s top suppliers.

Zhu has more than 20 years of supply management leadership experience across multiple industries. She joined The Hershey Company in November 2015 after more than a decade at PepsiCo, where she led teams responsible for global procurement across a range of categories and locations. Most recently, Zhu led PepsiCo’s global agriculture commodities procurement team for the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Prior to joining PepsiCo, she worked for United Technologies Corporation in various supply chain and operations functions.

Zhu has a bachelor’s degree in international finance from Shandong Institute of Economics in Jinan, China, and an MBA from the University of San Diego.

The complete ISM Bylaws can be accessed here.

How You Can Register Your Vote

To ensure the complete confidentiality of the voting process and the accurate tallying of the votes, ISM has partnered with an outside election company, Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS), to administer the 2018 membership vote.

Vote on the Web Starting June 27, 7:00 a.m. Mountain Time, USA

Click on the link provided in the election notice that will be emailed to you between June 27 and July 2, 2018.


Go to to access the online ballot.

  • You will need your ISM Member Number and your Election Passcode that will be emailed to you between June 27 and July 2, 2018. You need both numbers to access the online ballot.
  • Once you have logged on, follow the online voting instructions.
  • If you need help logging onto the web ballot or you do not have your ISM Member Number and Election Passcode, you may contact Survey & Ballot Systems by phone, email or live chat, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time, USA. (The phone number, email information and live chat link is posted on the website,
  • Online voting opens on June 27, 2018, 7:00 a.m. Mountain Time and ends at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time, USA, on August 16, 2018.