ISM 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars

A Recognition Program for Emerging Supply Management Professionals

The ISM 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars recognition program shines a spotlight on outstanding young procurement/supply chain management professionals for their passion, creativity and contributions to supply chain management.

Now, in its ninth year, the program selects 30 remarkable professionals annually, to highlight and celebrate. Nominations are reviewed based on four pillars: involvement in their professional organization, contributions and achievements in supply chain, professional and personal characteristics, and any other extraordinary dynamics such as: community involvement, volunteer work, work-life balance, and hobbies.

Winners receive discounts, mentorships, press and recognition, along with an invaluable inclusion in a network of ISM award winners. Winners are also celebrated at our ISM Awards Gala and with free conference admission, they are continually recognized and experience a one of a kind networking opportunity at ISM World Annual Conference.

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Meet the 2023 Megawatt Winner

Zain Rauf 

Supply Chain Lead, Renewable Fuels | Shell

Zain Rauf is the sole supply chain lead managing Shell’s second-generation ethanol portfolio, which involves a first-of-its-kind licensed technology for the company. He has established a new supply chain for development of a multimillion-dollar pilot scale facility, which will be extended into multiple commercial scale plants worth more than US$1 billion in the next five years. Rauf sourced all new suppliers for the project’s engineering, procurement, construction and operations phases by collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.

He established a cost-tracking mechanism with cost planners, developing first of its kind technical scopes of work with the project team, and negotiated complex T’s & C’s with first-time suppliers. Additionally, Rauf identified creative solutions for sourcing of critical equipment with long lead times while operating in a new geography with labor shortages. The activities included optimization of engineering designs, detailed supplier evaluations, testing new commercial models and leveraging cross-business learnings from similar projects. He has helped deliver cost savings of $3 million, which help enable testing of new processes during operations.

2023 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars

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Aubri Applegren

Strategy Consultant

Caterpillar Inc.

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Austin Pieper

Supply Chain Manager

Titan International North American Wheel

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Dalen Medina

Category Manager, Operating Supplies & Equipment

Hilton Supply Management

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Diana Popoca

Supply Base Manager

The Boeing Company

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Emily Taplin

Senior Manager, Tech Procurement – AI and Analytics


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Faith Bitts

Principal Analyst, Enterprise Global Supply Chain Data and Analytics

Northrop Grumman

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Gabriela Morales Castillo

Global Data Analytics Manager

Velcro Companies

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Gautham Krishnan C G

Principal Specialist and Global Category Manager Logistics

Fluor Corporation

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Ian Speers

CEO and Co-Founder

Pacto Medical, Inc.

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Ines Khalfa

Procurement Strategy and Delivery Director


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Jackson Frizzell

Principal Associate, Supply Chain

Capital One

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Jari Zoller

Strategic Sourcing Analyst

H.B. Fuller

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John Nixon

Semiconductor Supplier Leader

General Motors

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John Boyle

Category Manager

United States Steel Corporation

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Jordyn Roman

Category Manager I - Energy and Metals

United States Steel Corporation

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Kali Kobert

Category Manager I - Capital Expenditures and Services

United States Steel Corporation

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Kingsley Bustamante



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Lewis Washington

Procurement Agent III

The Boeing Company

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Lucas Sardenberg

Supply Chain Specialist Delivery and Assurance

Shell PLC

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Maroufath Ogoussan

Contract Specialist

Government of the District of Columbia, Office of Contracting and Procurement

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Molly Knausse

Senior Manager, Category Management & Strategic Sourcing

Cox Communications

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Pavana Sindhu Divakarla

Factory Manager

Hindustan Unilever Limited

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Rafael Fulton Fernandes

Chief of Staff, Global Supply Chain and Manager, GSC Rotational Program


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Russel Carey

Material Project Manager


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Sai Bhargav Mettu

Principal Specialist, Supply Chain Business Systems

KBI Biopharma

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Sam VanCura

Senior Sourcing Analyst I

H.B. Fuller

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Sylvia Lam

Senior Manager, Regional Buying Content


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Timothy Mansure

Senior Manager, Advanced Therapies Supply Chain Procurement

Johnson & Johnson

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Tyler Smith

Category Buyer

Caterpillar Inc.

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Zain Rauf

Supply Chain Lead, Renewable Fuels


What 30 Under 30 Recipients Receive

Complimentary Membership
Free Annual Conference Admission
Discounts to Share
Featured in Industry Press
On-stage Recognition
Complimentary Ticket
Physical Award
A one-year membership to the Institute for Supply Management. Complimentary registration to ISM’s annual conference. A special conference price for one colleague to attend ISM’s annual conference. A write-up in our membership magazine, Inside Supply Management® as well as national press. On-stage recognition at the ISM Awards Gala One complimentary ticket to the ISM Awards Gala Custom physical award


View Past Recipients

2022 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars

Alana Agcaoili

Alex Brunero

Alex Hendrick

Allison Morris

Andrew Dougher

Barbara Pereta

Barbora Labasova

Garrison Dallas

George Tee

Hendrik Krumwiede

Jackie Sever

John Verhovnik

Joseph Anderson

Julie Rotunda

Karen Burlingame

Kayla VanDyke

Khalid Al Barwani

Laura Beth Hirt-Sharpe

Leah Goebel

Madeline Guillory

Melissa Ottenbreit

Niraj Mahapatra

Oladunni Olowoporoku

Ronald Montano

Sarah Scruppi

Sarah Gutter

Sarah Sharpe

Sydney Ruble

Timothy Youngman

2021 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars

Emily Fugleberg, Megawatt Winner

Sandrela Altonji

Michael Carlson  

Hayden Craig

Abigail Crowley

Mark Delaney

Raul Figueroa

Annie FitzPatrick

Kenzey Fordyce

Beatriz Fraga

Jakub Hrabovecky, CPSM

Justin Hyrb

Tyler Johnson

Delaney Liu

Susan McNichols

Logan Metzger

Mackenzie Milner

Mauro Ministrini

Emily Minogue

Yosra Musa

Matthew Nehr

Allie Newman

Devin Riddle

Julian Rizza

Mohammed Saleem

Samuel Setiawan

Loryn Setterquist

Heather Titanic

Christina Winkler Meredith

Coline Zitzmann

2020 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars

Kylie Mazurek, Megawatt Winner

Rachael Adams

Karan Agarwal

Ashna Amarshi

Brandon Collins

Carly Cox

Alessandra Dangov

Tony Gazich

Brendan Gruss

Chase Jackson

Amber Jarmusz

Jamal Jones

Anam Kader

Madison King

Derek Kroeger

Breno Lobato

Kylie Mazurek

Cody Patterson

Vineet Pinnamaneni

Shwetha Rangarajan

Matt Raponi

Dan Ratterman

Pedro Rocha

Cory Simmons

Dillon Tagle

Austin Taylor

Emily Taylor

Nikkhil Vinnakota

Annalise White

Charmaine Yeo

Gary Yeo

2019 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars

Brandon Hummons, Megawatt Winner

Abbey Harrah

Alexandra Black

Amanda Lane

Amber Marciano

Andrew Warlow

Anusha Chaudhry

Caitlyn McCarthy

Carly DeSantis

Carson Fields

Connor Mojo

Craig Cook

Daniel Calderon

Dylan Gauldin

Gina Govojdean

Hannah Kozerski

Joe Noonan

Kyle Freeman

Lauren Acoba

Le Ren

Marcus Lei

Mason Lingafelter

Michael Kelly

Oi Yee (Jenny) Pang

Robi Hullner

Ryan Hubbert

Sophie Lirot-Pavageau

Teresa Gazich

Tim Mabbett

Tri Tran

2018 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars

Jasdeep Sandhu, Megawatt Winner

Alfredo Ramirez

Amanda Kachinsky

Angela Monzo

Brittney Manzagol

Brooks Williamson

Charlotte Delepine

Daniela Osio

Elizabeth Skipor

Eric Burlingame

Eric Solomon

Fan Yang

Grace Gunner

Gregory Warnert

Jennifer Gee

Jennifer Lada

Jonathan Moss

Josh Tafoya

Justin Franklin

Kaitlyn Krigbaum

Kevin Wolcott

Marana Matrozza

Pitipon Rodruan

Q. Pella Borh

Rosalyn Nye

Ryan Holcomb

Sara Kim

Sarah Chrobak

Scott Rownd

Taryn Smith

2017 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars

Charlotte de Brabandt, Megawatt Winner

Manuel Allendesalazar

Mitchell Agee

Meer Parekh

Ajay Kumar Arjunan

Joshua Pratt

Neta Berger

Conor Quarry

Steven Clowney

Elizabeth Richter

Rhiana Gallen

Tanner Ryan

Chelsey Graham

Daniel Sanchez

Jordan Haller

Sharndeep Singh

Luis Huazano

Lauren Sylvester

Trenton Lara

Nicholas Ulmen

Chang Liu

Keith Unton

James Lorditch

Patrique Vielle

Blake Malburg

Lisa Weaver

Madeline Martin

Hilary Wendt

Caitlin Michaelis

Leah Williams

2016 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars

Dan Kaskinen, Megawatt Winner

Andrew Bagni

Andrew Boone

Gerardo Cabrera

Kiara Conde

Abhishek “Abhi” Dahiya

Amanda DeCook

Sarah DiPietro

John Fowler

Jonathan “Jon” Futryk

Anthony Garwood

Corey Gustafson

Nicholas “Nick” Imison

Elaine Jolliff

Teddy Lee Knox

Peter LaFave

Lisa Marie

Bryan Meyer

Matthew “Matt” Montana

Barbara Noseda

Jeff Novak

Andrew Paulsen

Blake Pryor

Bernadette Quiriconi

Sara Robichaux

Michaela Romanias

Subhash Segireddy

Ruchir Sud

Jaime Todd

Tianhou “Tian” Zhong

2015 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars

Amy Georgi, Megawatt Winner

Kyle Alcorn

Danielle Amico

Seth Blaustein

Michael Croasdale

Robert Dennis

Megan Donoghue

Leah Elders

Logan Ferguson

Christian Goehring

Sarah Harse

Daniel Kelly

Aisha Khan

Amrish Lobo

Leonardo Lopez

Jessica Mayhew

Grayson Mitchell

Jeff Monroe

Cara Navarre

Chinedum Nweze

Caitlin O’Toole

Max Pike

Michael Raezler

Ross Scott

Kayla Six

Conrad Smith

Andrew Tasselmyer

Leandra Taylor

Michael Tomaro

Debbi Wan

2014 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars

Kathryn Conrad, Megawatt Winner

Nicholas Ammaturo

Natalie Andrasko

Alejandra Baptista

Matthew Bauer

Stephanie Bedard

Jenna Benkula

Paul Boyer

Christina Butterworth

Erica Canlas

Robert Cassin

Erin Clancy

Brian Dean

Laura Dearborn Stearns

Christina DeKoning

Aubrey Edwards

Leah Halvorson

Stephanie Kessler Thayer

Sarah Klemsz

Andrew Lattof

Ryan Mulcrone

Arun Raman

Thomas Raterman

Tania Santiago-Mirabal

Amy Schwantner

Pamela Ton

Maren von Platen

Jamie Walker

Wesley Whitney

Jennifer Wolff

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