Kansas City, Missouri–based engineering, construction and consulting company CRB has named Valerie Silva as director of procurement.
With experience in cost optimization, project management and supply chain issues in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, Silva will work within CRB’s innovative Global Technical Operations team. Silva will help the company’s clients address challenges related to speed to market and risk management.
Core focus areas for CRB include the pharmaceutical and automotive industries.
In the following interview, Silva touches on her background, explaining how she supported the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments while also sharing which projects she looks forward to helping with at CRB.What first drew you to procurement?
Silva: When I graduated with my MBA, I initially intended to focus on supply chain and inventory management, bu…