Faith Technologies Appoints New Vice President of Value Added Purchasing & Vice President of Strategic Sourcing
Positions Report to Jim Totzke, Executive Vice President – Operations
Menasha, Wis. (Aug. 26, 2014) – Faith Technologies, a leading electrical and specialty systems contractor, recently announced the addition of Sherri Pingel, vice president of value added purchasing; and Diane Pence, vice president of strategic sourcing. Veteran procurement experts, Pingel and Pence bring more than 50 years of industry experience to Faith Technologies. In their newly-created roles, Pingel and Pence work in parallel to improve operational efficiencies through the development of strategic and operational plans, and the acquirement of appropriate resources to support current business and projected growth.
Both Pingel and Pence report directly to Jim Totzke, who recently joined Faith Technologies as executive vice president – operations.
“We are excited to welcome Sherri and Diane to Faith Technologies’ team,” said Totzke. “As we continue to expand our footprint throughout the U.S., I have no doubt their industry experience and perspective will help to identify and implement cost-effective and innovative approaches to sourcing and purchasing decisions.”
Vice President of Value-Added Purchasing: Sherri Pingel
In her role as vice president of value-added purchasing, Pingel’s responsibilities encompass all planning, inventory, and purchasing functions. She coordinates cross functionally with engineering to identify commonalities and create volume opportunities, reducing costs and increasing efficiencies. Pingel has more than 20 years of purchasing experience, and most recently served as supply chain manager for Switchgear Power Systems in Winneconne, Wis.
Pence coordinates Faith Technologies’ project-driven sourcing efforts and identifies the most suitable supply approach. Additionally, she develops various strategies to maintain a strong supplier base and drive increased stability of commodity prices. She has nearly 30 years of experience, and most recently served as a procurement consultant – machinery and equipment for Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Neenah, Wis.