CWT names first chief procurement officer

CWT has appointed Andrew Gunnels as the company’s first chief procurement officer.

In this newly-created position, Gunnels will have responsibility over CWT’s global strategic sourcing and procurement operations and will also lead the company’s global real estate and facilities management. He also oversees the global indirect portfolio of third party purchases.

Gunnels reports to Michelle Frymire, executive vice president and CFO at CWT.

Prior to joining CWT, Gunnels served as senior vice president at First Data, where he helped lead the full transformation of its global strategic sourcing function that delivered financial improvements for the firm.

Gunnels first started in the travel industry a decade ago via Delta Air Lines where he started in the corporate finance function, before moving over to the airline’s supply chain management organisation.

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