Marketing and Global Supply Chain
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Frank Crespo most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Indigo, a leading agriculture company that is using microbiology and technology to improve sustainability, profits for growers and consumer health. Indigo has been recognized by CNBC's annual Disruptor 50 as the #1 (2019), #3 (2020), and #14 (2021) private venture-backed company transforming the economy and the way we live.
Formerly, Frank was the Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer for Caterpillar Inc. and was responsible for leading Caterpillar's procurement and logistics functions, ensuring a lean and responsive global supply network for products, parts and services delivered to Caterpillar facilities and the company's dealer network. The global transformation effort led to being recognized as one of the Top 25 Supply Chain organizations in the world three consecutive years.
Prior to joining Caterpillar in August 2010, Frank worked at Honeywell International, Inc., where he was Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer; Linde (previously Praxair) where he led the globalization of the Semiconductor/High Tech market vertical business and was their Chief Procurement Officer prior to that role; and top leadership roles at Texas Instruments and Hewlett-Packard. His experience in Supply Chain organizational and capabilities transformation is unparalleled across a breadth of industries. His leadership has led to direct improvements in customer satisfaction, leveraging technology, financial performance, driving supplier alliance relationships and building and delivering people excellence within his organizations.
Frank also serves in various professional leadership and community service roles:
Board of Directors, LCI Inc., where he is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee
National Advisory Council and Global Supply Chain Advisory Council, Marriott School of Business, Brigham Young University Gartner Executive Supply Chain Advisory Board
Frank is a native of Pittsburg, California. He received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School. He brings more than 30 years of high-tech industry and military procurement and business experience to the Marriott School of Business Marketing and Supply Chain Department. He and his wife Shelly, have 4 children, 11 grandchildren and live in Orem, Utah.