Minority Council Names Chairman Featured

By Staff Writer February 12, 2020

 

The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) named Scott Thiele to a two-year term as chairman. Thiele is FCA North America head of purchasing and supply chain management.

He will lead the group’s efforts to advance opportunities for minority-owned businesses.

Thiele replaces DTE Chief Procurement Officer Tony Tomczak.

“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion at FCA extends far beyond our walls,” Thiele said. “I’m proud to serve the MMSDC as they continue supporting minority business owners in creative ways. Diversity drives innovation and innovation drives growth for all of us. I am excited about this opportunity to contribute to the future success of minority suppliers and our communities.”

FCA recently joined the partnership between MMSDC and Plug and Play, a global innovation platform for startups and corporations, to bring a new innovation hub to Detroit by June. Plug and Play Detroit Powered by AmplifyD will provide streamlined access to all technology startups, with an emphasis on those owned by women and minorities. In 2019, FCA and MMSDC also launched the Collaborative Growth Initiative, which includes nine automakers and suppliers working together with 18 minority-owned businesses to define, measure and facilitate sustainable sourcing opportunities in the indirect/non-production commodity space.

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