Safelite Names Stefango Director of Purchasing
April 21, 2010
The Safelite Group has promoted Jared Stefango to director of purchasing.
In this role, Stefango will be responsible for oversight of indirect
spending programs, buyout and dealer pricing, as well as supporting
the global purchasing team for bulk finished glass buying.
After working for Goodyear Aerospace in program planning, operations
support and material procurement, Stefango joined Safelite as a
corporate buyer in 2006. He then became a purchasing manager, where
he played an important role in protecting the company's profitability.
"Jared's unique approach to purchasing has brought about tremendous
change in our organization. His leadership and innovation are instrumental
in saving the company money while delivering higher quality,"
says Dino Lanno, senior vice president of supply chain. "In
his new role, he will continue to successfully delight internal
customers and lead efforts to improve the quality of products and
services provided by the Safelite Group supply chain."
In addition to his responsibilities in his new role, Stefango
will continue to lead the company's efforts to become more environmentally
responsible as chair of its "Green Team."
Stefango attended Bowling Green State University, where he obtained
bachelor's degrees in supply chain management and operations management.
He resides in Dublin, Ohio.
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