MR. ROBI BENDORF, CPSM, MCIPS, CPM, MEd, has over 35 years of purchasing and sales experience, involving domestic and international activities, for a broad range of manufacturing and service businesses. He has extensive experience in consulting and training in purchasing, contracts, reengineering the supply management process, the management of procurement functions, global sourcing of materials and components, reducing cost of purchased materials and services, and negotiation of complex transactions and contracts. He has held purchasing and contracts management positions in high volume manufacturing, subcontract, job shop, and service operations, involving gas turbine manufacturing, power generation, nuclear and fossil power plants, electrical distribution and control, air conditioning equipment and global sourcing services. Prior to becoming a full-time consultant in 1994, he served as Manager of Customer and Supplier Development for the Westinghouse Trading Company. He has given presentations on numerous purchasing and contract management topics to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM/NAPM), major universities, and numerous in-house seminars for industrial and services clients in the US and over 170 public seminars internationally. He was selected to present seminars at the last 17 Institute for Supply Management International Conferences and is the contributor of numerous articles published in Purchasing Today and Inside Supply Management. Robi was selected as ISM's National Person of the Year in both Global Resources and in Education/Learning. Robi is a lifetime CPM, and has received ISM's new certification, the CPSM, and holds the MCIPS Certification as awarded by CIPS. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and a Master's Degree from Penn State University. His energetic and enthusiastic style, combined with extensive functional experience, makes him an excellent consultant, trainer, and facilitator of change.