2nd Annual Awards to Honor Supply Chain Professionals Announces Nominations


Aug 6, 2019 – Indianapolis, IN. The Second Annual Central Indiana Supply Chain Awards

(CISCA), powered by BCforward, have announced their list of nominees. The awards

ceremony will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 8 a.m. at the 502 East Event

Centre in Carmel, IN. The event is organized by the Institute for Supply Management –

Central Indiana (ISM – Central IN) and the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development

Council (Mid-States MSDC).

CISCA nominees for 2019 represent 20 different corporations and are as follows:

BCforward Thinking Award:

Madelyn Gentry, IU Health

Jeff Hastings, CNO Financial Group

Arif Hussain, Calumet Specialty Products

Jim Gruwell, Cummins Inc.

Supply Management/Chain Leader of the Year:

Jim Messersmith, Mays Chemical Co.

Maureen Hughes, Envigo RMS LLC

James Duke, IU Health

Mike Gonsalves, Cummins Inc.

Heather Hutchinson, OneAmerica

Mira Bell, Endress + Hauser

Innovation In Supply Chain:

Eric Anttonen, Eli Lilly

Marcya Thomas, Anthem

Stephanie Winkel, KAR Auction Services

Denis Ford, Cummins Inc.

Kieron Dabbs, Cummins, Inc.

Team Excellence:

Talent Attraction Team, Defenders

IT Divestiture Team, Elanco

Vendor Management Team, OneAmerica

US Warehousing & Logistics Team, Cummins Inc.

Contingent Labor Team, Anthem, Inc.

Rising Star:

Eric Black, Anthem

Joe Zelasko, OneAmerica

Kevin Webster, Envigo RMS LLC

Justin Fulford, IndyGo

Lisa Yoder Lifetime Achievement Award:

John Dalton, Navient

Chris Durnil, Bowen Engineering Corporation

Supplier Diversity Advocate:

Bernice Walker, Duke Energy

Ryan Day, Cummins Inc.

James Duke, IU Health

Holli Harrington, Indianapolis Airport Authority

Lisa Hardin, Cummins, Inc.

Top Academic:

Dr. Kuntal Bhattacharyya, Indiana State University

Dr. William Moser, Ball State University

CISCA was created to recognize supply chain professionals in Central Indiana who have

shown innovation, perseverance, delivery of results and best practices to their businesses

and/or organizations. Supply Chain management is an essential part of business and those

involved in the profession are extremely valuable to corporate America and to the

manufacturing, logistics and service industries in our region.

“At BCforward, we recognize that winning strategies, products, and services require

diversity of thought, perspectives, and contributions. Inclusion is a practice and

commitment that we are proud to be a part of; and as the largest minority-owned IT

Staffing and Professional Services company in Indiana, our diversity has been one of our

key competitive advantages,” says Andrea Bartlett, Vice President of Digital Strategy at

BCforward. “It is that reason that we continue to support the Central Indiana Supply

Chain Awards.”

The partnering organizations, Mid-States MSDC and the Institute for Supply Management

– Central Indiana (ISM – Central IN) both work to advocate on behalf of and provide

training and development for supply chain and supplier diversity professionals in Central

Indiana. Mid-States MSDC also provides services to diverse businesses to ensure their

participation in corporate procurement opportunities.

“We are thrilled to provide these individuals with the recognition they deserve,” said

Harold Wims, chair of ISM – Central IN. “CISCA is a wonderful way to spotlight the

connective efforts and inclusion of corporate supply chain with business.”

BCforward, the title sponsor for the second year in a row.