SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

February 25, 2010 13:19 ET

Aberdeen Group's Andrew Bartolini Recognized as an Industry Expert by Leading Trade Publication

Industry Analyst Named "Pro to Know" for the 3rd Time by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Based Upon Achievements in Supply Management

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) -  Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), announced today that Andrew Bartolini, Vice President and Group Director of Global Supply Management research, has been recognized as a "2010 Pro to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. According to Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Bartolini was recognized for the impact he has had guiding both procurement organizations and solution technology providers through the global recession. 

As the leader of Aberdeen's Global Supply Management research practice for the past four years, Bartolini has been responsible for all associated research, services, and programs and has been instrumental in establishing the CPO Summit as the event of choice for procurement leaders from around the world. "Andrew's research and unique insights into people, process and technology have a broad reach that resonates within the ranks of global procurement leaders," said Scott Singer, Head of Procurement at Rio Tinto, based in Australia. Michael Hilton, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing at Concur Technologies, said, "Andrew has been very perceptive in identifying future trends and opportunities in the marketplace and his understanding of enterprise technology needs has been very helpful."

Since joining Aberdeen, Andrew has published over 150 thought-leadership pieces of research and analysis on aberdeen.com and presented more than 60 times in 7 different countries. According to Ron Carcamo, Chief Procurement Officer at Yahoo!, "Andrew's research and knowledge of the technology landscape help companies understand how they can best leverage solutions to achieve their goals."

"Andrew's strong interest and commitment in helping procurement organizations improve their performance is evidenced by the participation and success that the CPO Summit has had under his leadership," said John Campi, Founder and Managing Partner, Genesis Management LLC.

"In the years ahead, supply management's evolution will accelerate, as will its impact on business processes, business relationships, and business results," said Andrew Bartolini. "I'm honored to be associated with such a group of noteworthy leaders and I hope I can contribute to the discussion for many years to come."

The full listing of the 2010 "Pros to Know" will be available in the February/March 2010 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and e-book beginning in the third week of March and on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Web site at http://SDCExec.com/2010Prostoknow.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web at www.SDCExec.com.

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