Fran O’Sullivan is the general manager for IBM’s Integrated Supply Chain (ISC), which encompasses all aspects of the company’s global supply chain, customer fulfillment (order to cash) and global supply (procurement, manufacturing and logistics) operations. The ISC business contributes annual savings of over $6 billion to IBM.
Ms. O’Sullivan was named to this position in September 2010, after serving as senior vice president of Product Group, Lenovo, where she was responsible for the award winning ThinkPad notebooks and Think personal computers. Prior to that, she was general manager of IBM’s Personal Computer division. She left IBM in 2005 as part of the Lenovo divestiture.
Over her 24-year career with IBM and 5 years with Lenovo, Ms. O’Sullivan held a number of development and management positions. She began her career with IBM with an assignment with NASA’s Space Shuttle Program in Cape Kennedy, Florida. She then moved to IBM’s personal computer business, where she held leadership roles in development, engineering, manufacturing, procurement, and business operations.
Ms. O’Sullivan graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and serves on the University of Virginia Engineering Industry Advisory Board. She also serves on the board of directors for the North Carolina Coastal Pines Girl Scouts.
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