Every month, the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) recognizes a purchasing professional who has made impressive progress in learning more about his/her field. We are excited to announce that the NLPA Dedicated Member of the Month for August 2012 is…

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Photo of Thomas Purath the Dedicated Purchasing Student of the Month for August
 Thomas Purath, an Operations Manager in Germany.  In July, Thomas completed all six of the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program courses!

“I’ve been working in several management positions in marketing, sales and operations for 15 years. In my latest position, I was responsible for operations at Philips Consumer Lighting in the German, Swiss and Austrian market. For further career development, I was looking for condensed training material on strategic purchasing that could be “digested” within a manageable time frame. Finally, I selected the SPSM® Program, because it was perfectly sized for that purpose. It gives a nice and handy framework even for experienced supply chain professionals who frequently got in touch with purchasing as an interface but had little experience in conducting the function by themselves”

Next Level Purchasing and the procurement community around the world congratulate Thomas and his dedication to having a more successful purchasing career!


Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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