TREVOSE, Pa. — Penn Emblem Co. reports it has promoted Valerie Kiesling to director of supply chain and procurement. She has served as the corporate supply chain manager since coming to Penn Emblem in 2007.
The company says Kiesling’s expertise comes from her background in textile manufacturing and various roles in Fortune 500 companies, saying she has perspective and a keen understanding of the importance of the overall supply chain serving the internal and external customer. Penn Emblem adds that she excels in reducing costs and bringing speed to market in sourcing products.
In addition, the company says Kiesling leads a team that is involved daily with suppliers and vendors, setting up processes for new and existing vendors while streamlining delivery to customers.
“Her skill set has enhanced our vendor relationships and given Penn Emblem new ways to negotiate with vendors, consignment and rebates; she has brought accountability and benchmarking to our company,” says Penn Emblem President Randi Blumenthal.
“Valerie has worked with her teams to grow and develop new products and procedures, utilizing LEAN (value stream mapping) processes to enhance service levels of sourced products. The team is collaborating on elevating the speed and processes needed to streamline the manual work for our new ERP.”
In her new role, Kiesling’s goal is to continue elevating Penn Emblem’s sourcing direction by continuously growing product development and streamlining the decoration department and its work with vendors.
“Penn Emblem is different from other companies. While we are competitive, expedient and quality driven, we are also family built with a generational legacy and traditions to uphold,” says Kiesling. “We continue to set the bar high and we will continue to do so in 2020 and beyond.”