Scott Thompson, a highly accomplished professional with seventeen years of experience in global supply chain management, has been named vice president – supply chain for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator. Thompson will start June 10, reporting to Ruben Rodríguez, Carnival’s executive vice president – ship operations.
In his new role, Thompson will be responsible for overseeing the company’s procurement strategies, supply base, contract negotiations and purchasing.
He most recently served as senior director of strategic sourcing for Honeywell Corporation, a Fortune 100 company focusing on technologies encompassing such areas as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. Thompson also served for five years as a U.S. Navy officer.
“We are privileged to have Scott, a highly experienced professional with a proven track record of success and leadership skills, take on this significant role within our supply chain team,” said Rodríguez.
Thompson earned a master’s of science in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz., as well as a bachelor of science in systems engineering at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Carnival is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 24 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Europe, Panama Canal, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Norway, the Baltic and the British Isles. The company’s 25th ship, an as-yet-unnamed 135,000-ton vessel, is scheduled for delivery in winter 2016.
Source: Carnival Cruise Lines