Thomas Kilimann takes on the chair of regional industry association BME/IHK
Heidelberg - 23.1.2017
Thomas Kilimann, Managing Director at io-consultants, has been appointed Chairman of the Palatinate/Rhine-Neckar Regional Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME/IHK-Region Pfalz/Rhein-Neckar), with effect from 1 January 2017.
“I’m very excited about this task and being a part of the association’s further progress through sharing experiences within our network. In particular, we set great store by our alliances with academia and graduates. Only recently we announced the first ‘Procurement Award’ for academic excellence in procurement studies, for instance,” explains Kilimann, who has already been on the Board of the BME’s Palatinate/Rhine-Neckar chapter for 10 years.
The BME has been active in the Palatinate and Rhine Neckar metropolitan region for more than 60 years. Along with 37 other regional groups, the chapter belongs to the German Federal Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics; it is the leading professional association for purchasers, supply chain managers and logistics specialists in Germany and continental Europe. The BME Palatinate/Rhine-Neckar chapter actively promotes the continuous sharing of information and experience between companies and supports a close-knit network of academic institutions, chambers of trade and firms throughout the region. To this purpose, the association offers a wide range of events as well as an excellent network for the purchasing sector.