Tom Lake is the Senior Vice President of the CAPS Research (CAPS Research). The Veteran Owned Business Round Table (VOBRT) today announced the board appointment of Tom Lake, Senior Vice President of Purchasing at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Lake will assume the role of President for the Corporate Advisory Board. He replaces Phillip Gillespie, Vice President, Programs and Business Development, Blue Cross Blue Shield & Blue Care Network of Michigan.
As Senior Vice President of Purchasing at Honda of America Mfg., Lake is responsible for optimization of the supply chain that supports Honda automobile operations in North America. He leads the direct and indirect procurement groups, as well as the technical team that drives supplier performance and operational efficiency improvement. Lake joined Honda in 1987 as Honda accelerated development of its supplier network in North America, which now provides more than $30 billion in parts and materials annually.
CAPS, or the Center for Advanced Procurement Strategy, is a B2B nonprofit research center at Arizona State University, serving supply management leaders at Fortune 1000 companies.
CAPS, or the Center for Advanced Procurement Strategy, is a B2B nonprofit research center at Arizona State University, serving supply management leaders at top global companies. CAPS Research inspires leaders with profound discovery and executable strategies to shape the future of supply management. Research reveals the destination, benchmarking charts the course, and networking creates the path to transformation. All CAPS offerings are sales-free, bias-free, and practitioner-driven. CAPS was established in 1986 at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in partnership with Institute for Supply Management.