The Impact of Covid-19 on Manufacturing
The Impact of Covid-19 on Manufacturing
Procurement Strategies to Mitigate Risk for your Public Entity
Be proactive in planning for upcoming purchases within your organization. Avoid the shortages while still accommodating the processes needed to remain compliant.

What You will Learn: Questions we will look to answer in the webinar include:
  • What impact has Covid-19 and other external factors have had on the supply chain and how it will directly impact your organization?
  • What can you expect the new normal to look like and how to pivot when needing to procure goods and services?
  • What is today’s reality and what to expect in the short and long term?

Who Should Attend:
  • Local government staff that are responsible for procurement or are involved in the financial aspects of procurement.
  • Local government staff that are responsible for ensuring fiscal sustainability within their municipality.

Benefits of Attending:
Participants can expect to:
  • Gain a clear understanding of group purchasing organizations and the value offered to the Canadian Public Sector.
  • Gain insights into how a group purchasing organization can save your municipality time and money.
  • Gain knowledge on how to mitigate the impact of the supply chain disruptions.

About your Webinar Leaders:

KINETIC GPO:
Kinetic GPO is a Canadian cooperative purchasing organization established for Broader Public Sector and MASH entities across Canada with the specific purpose of reducing procurement cost by leveraging the purchasing power of group buying and saving members time by simplifying steps to procure. Kinetic GPO makes cooperative purchasing as simple as possible. There is no charge to become a Kinetic GPO member, no volume commitments and membership is not an exclusive agreement.

Michelle McCarthy
Business Development Manager – Kinetic GPO
Michelle joined the Kinetic GPO team July 16, 2018, bringing with her 20 years of supply chain and procurement knowledge along with a strong belief that you can accomplish anything that you put your sights on. Her energy is infectious, and she uses it to inspire when collaborating with not only members but the supplier community as well.

As the Business Development Manager, Michelle always puts the member’s needs first and is always looking for ways to provide additional value.

THE TORO COMPANY:
Since 1914, Toro’s heritage has been rooted in durable commercial equipment. Beginning with the first Toro machine ever built, they have been committed to creating durable and reliable equipment to help professionals do their job better and faster. Toro turf equipment continues to provide the enduring performance and quality required to establish and maintain an impeccable image.

In May 2018, Toro entered into an agreement with Kinetic GPO Inc. The award, Grounds Keeping Equipment, includes discounts on equipment, attachments and accessories for commercial turf maintenance equipment, landscape contractor products, Ventrac equipment, trenchers and underground utility equipment, Dingo compact utility equipment, concrete and masonry equipment, and snow and ice management products.

Jon Stodola, NIGP-PPSM, CSE
Government Sales Manager – The Toro Company
Jon joined The Toro Company in 2015 and serves as the Government Contracts Manager for North America. In his role, he helps educate and support Toro’s internal and distribution teams on the use of Government Contracts and how to work with the government channel. Jon is also responsible for supporting a number of Toro’s key industry relationships – in addition to helping develop and implement strategies targeted at growing and supporting the Sports Fields & Grounds market segments, which represents professional and collegiate sports, educational institutions, and government - including federal, state and local entities.

Boyd R. Montgomery, CSFM, CSE
North American Sports Fields & Grounds Regional Business Manager
Commercial Products Division – The Toro Company
Boyd is the North American Sports Fields & Grounds Regional Business Manager for the commercial products division of The Toro Company. He has been with Toro for over 16 years. Prior to that, he was the Facilities & Maintenance Director for Sylvania Recreation Corporation in Sylvania, Ohio. Boyd was the co-founder of the Ohio STMA Chapter and is currently serving as the Vice President, Commercial for the National STMA. He has also served as Chairmen of the SAFE Foundation. Boyd was honored by the STMA with the George Toma Golden Rake Award in 1999 and the Harry Gill Award in 2006. He has served on numerous committees and does a number of speaking events around the country. Boyd is also an adjunct professor at Kansas State University.

Carrie Mathes, MPA, CFCM, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB, A.P.P.
Manager for the Orange County Procurement Division
Carrie has over 25 years of procurement experience in both the private and public sectors and has obtained several professional certifications including Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.). Carrie currently serves as Chair-Elect of the NIGP Governing Board. She is Past President of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO), and the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP, and has previously served on NIGP’s Talent Council, and the Board of Examiners for the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council. Carrie received the Anne Deatherage Meritorious Service Award from NIGP in 2014, and was named the Professional Manager of the Year by NIGP in 2012. Carrie holds a Master in Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management from the University of Central Florida.

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