Bill Mertz tapped as Peraton SVP, chief procurement officer
On October 23, Reston, VA-based Peraton announced the appointment of William “Bill” Mertz as senior vice president and chief procurement officer, effective immediately.
Mertz will have executive responsibility for all aspects of the company’s procurement organization, including business systems compliance, strategic sourcing, positive cash flow management, and subcontractor management. He will also oversee the execution of Peraton’s procurement strategy that is designed to drive better efficiencies and reduce complexity for the company, its partners, and its customers.
In this role, Mertz will report to the company’s chief operating officer, Jeremy Wensinger, and will provide strategic counsel to Peraton’s CEO and business sectors.
“Bill has long distinguished himself as an industry leader, critical thinker, and business strategist,” said Peraton’s chairman, president, and CEO, Stu Shea. “He uniquely understands the critical role the procurement organization plays in helping us to achieve our growth and financial goals. I look forward to working closely with him and welcoming him to our executive leadership team.”
Prior to joining Peraton, Mertz served as vice president, Enterprise Supply Chain, at CACI where he established their integrated supply chain function and led the execution of a multi-year procurement strategy. Earlier in his career, he served in leadership roles of increasing responsibility within procurement and subcontracts at both CACI and SAIC.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in purchasing and supply chain management and production/operations from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland College Park.
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