Now Accepting Applications for ISM-Charlotte Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year!


The ISM-Charlotte Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year will be awarded on March 27, 2020 at the ISM-Charlotte Spring Conference in recognition of outstanding achievement and dedicated service to the supply chain profession.

Please nominate affiliate members who demonstrate the requisite levels of service and commitment to the ISM-Charlotte affiliate or the national ISM organization.  Submit nominations to Kyle MacKinnon  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by end of business Friday, March 6, 2020 with the Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year application (see link under Members Only page).

Nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:

Must be a current C.P.M., CPSM and/or CPSD or currently working towards certification and cannot be a recipient of this award in the past five (5) years

  • Active participation in affiliate and/or national ISM activities

  • Demonstrate excellence in procurement & supply chain management, recognized by their peers

  • Documented performance that exceeds expectations (i.e., reductions in cost through consolidation, standardization, continuous improvement, technical support) and/or streamlining supply chain processes (i.e., supply base reduction, outsourcing, use of technology) and customer satisfaction

  • Successful management of supplier relationships as well as innovative programs to control spending and costs

  • Thorough understanding of industry trends and marketplace competitiveness as well as an understanding of supplier costs

  • Excellent relationships with internal stakeholders (e.g., maintenance, operations, engineering, accounts payable, finance, company leadership, etc.)

  • Sets standards of excellence that other supply chain and procurement professionals emulate

  • Demonstrated service to ISM, the profession, and the community that is distinct from services expected in their regular work


2019 ISM-Charlotte Supply Chain Professional of the Year



Frank Oswalt - 2019 Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year


Frank is being recognized for his outstanding leadership and tireless efforts in bringing professionalism to the forefront of ISM-Charlotte.

Frank has been an active member of ISM for many years. He currently sits on the ISM - Charlotte affiliate board and has for over 3 years. He has also attended the affiliate leadership training in the past two years. There, he played a role in networking with many of our national affiliate leaders and brought their best practices to ISM-Charlotte. Frank is currently CPSM certified and above all a veteran of the US Army. He attends all our dinner meetings regularly and has spoken at one to review the ISM business report where he helped to educate our members on the usage of the report.

Frank is a professional in Supply Chain by many aspects. He shares best practices with others and helps promote the standards of our profession. He has been a mentor to many of our members and to many others in our profession from his workplace and beyond. He has devoted much of his time to the improvement of our programs, dinner meetings and reaches out to promote ISM within our area.

Frank is a true and outstanding leader in many aspects. On a consistent basis Frank has reached out to many local young professionals to promote ISM, grow and mentor them. He strives and encourages all our members to seek their educational hierarchy and obtain their CPSM certification and promote ISM as a whole. His professional relationships with peers, and tireless efforts in bringing ISM to the forefront to all our members has not gone unnoticed.

Some people go above and beyond the requirements of their individual jobs and truly work to improve the supply chain profession as a whole. Frank continuously sets these high standards for excellence not only in his workplace but within our organization on a regular basis. He truly is a Supply Chain Management Professional in all aspects.