Harley-Davidson CEO named chairman of minority supply chain group

Publish Date: 
Nov 6, 2012

DENVER, Colo. – Harley-Davidson CEO and president Keith Wandell has been appointed chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. (NMSDC), a corporate membership organization working to advance business opportunities for Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American-owned firms.

"Harley-Davidson is one of the world's most iconic brands, and has a long history of fostering supplier diversity. We are confident that his transformational leadership style will help shape the future of NMSDC and the role it plays in developing and supporting minority suppliers for the corporate supply chain," said NMSDC President Joset B. Wright.

Wandell replaces outgoing chairman Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and CEO of Macy's Inc.

"In a global economy, supplier diversity is good business practice that also can provide a competitive and strategic advantage for U.S. companies," said Wandell.

Wandell is a member of the board of directors of premium wine purveyor Constellation Brands and Dana Holding Corp., a global supplier of parts to off-road and commercial vehicle manufacturers. 

Posted by Holly Wagner