The evening celebrates the supply chain and manufacturing leaders who’ve dedicated their careers to achieving outstanding operational performance.

Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted.

The award will be presented at the American Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Dinner 2018 on October 22nd at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. Tickets are included in the full package ticket option.

The American Manufacturing Leadership Award will also be presented on the evening. For more information about this award, visit the collocated AMS Summit website here.

American Supply Chain Leadership Award Winner:

C. Nicolette Walker

Director of Supply Chain Management and Hospital Operations
Harris Health System

When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Nicolette's pre-planning ensured that the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital not only stayed open, but was able to accept 546 EC visits, deliver 24 babies, perform 17 surgeries (including their first brain surgery) and provider 14,000+ meals. Her commitment to excellence through proactive planning kept the hospital and the community safe during the storm.

Shortlisted nominees include:

Daniel Schilleci, Delivery Station Manager | Transport Logistics Officer, Amazon | US Army Reserve
Prabh Kochar,
Director of Supply Chain Management, Pearson Packaging Systems
Terry Nadeau,
Vice President of Procurement, Johnson Controls


American Manufacturing Leadership Award Winner:

Michele D'Alessandro

Vice President and CIO, Manufacturing IT
Merck & Co.

Michele and her team have been nationally recognized for the past 3 years in the areas of technical innovation, including next generation data and analytics platforms; supply chain transformation; and modernization/ digitization in manufacturing plants. In November 2017, Michele was awarded a Gold Stevie® Award for Women in Business in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Transformation category.