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Three Smeal alumni among six Penn Staters on list of under-30 supply chain stars

February 2, 2015

Six Penn State graduates, including three from the Smeal College of Business, were recently named to the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars list, as compiled by ThomasNet, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and Inbound Logistics magazine.

The list honors 30 professionals who are 30 or younger, and already making their mark in purchasing and supply chain management.

With six selections, Penn State was the most represented institution on the list. Five schools had two graduates selected. Fourteen other schools were represented by one graduate each.

Penn State and Smeal have long been among the nation’s most respected providers of supply chain education. In 2014, IT research and advisory firm Gartner named Smeal as the nation’s No. 1 provider for undergraduate and graduate education; the third-consecutive time the college had been recognized as the best.

Penn State’s honorees in the January issue of Inbound Logistics include:


Christina Butterworth

’06 Supply Chain and Information Systems

Butterworth, 30, is a global supply markets project manager for Halliburton in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



Tania Santiago-Mirabal

’06 Supply Chain and Information Systems

Santiago-Mirabal, 30, is the Latin America indirect procurement manager for Millicom in Miami.



Jamie Walker

’12 Supply Chain and Information Systems

Walker, 24, is a sourcing buyer of raw materials for E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company in Wilmington, Delaware.



Ryan Mulcrone

’09 Science

Mulcrone, 27, is a senior buyer and category manager for E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company in Wilmington, Delaware.



Natalie Andrasko

’08 Biological Engineering

Andrasko, 29, is a senior procurement specialist at ConAgra Foods in St. Louis.



Arun Raman

’11 Industrial Engineering

Raman, 29, is a supply chain performance engineer for Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois.



About Supply Chain at Penn State

Smeal’s No. 1 supply chain program offers a comprehensive suite of supply chain education, beginning at the undergraduate level with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and Information Systems. In conjunction with Penn State's World Campus, students can earn a Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management. The Penn State Smeal MBA Program offers a concentration in supply chain management, and the college also offers a Ph.D. in supply chain. Smeal’s Center for Supply Chain Research and Penn State Executive Programs offer certificate programs in supply chain management and supply chain leadership.

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