Kenneth B. Glasser, C.P.M., CPIM

2016 NESCON Supply Chain Hall of Fame Winner

Kenneth B. GlasserThe 2016 honoree for NESCON’s Supply Chain Hall of Fame Award (the award for OUTSTANDING leadership and contribution to the Supply Chain profession) is Kenneth B. Glasser, C.P.M., CPIM.





Ken’s experience covers:

  • Axcelis Technologies – Contracts Manager, Outsourcing, Software Licensing and Royalties, Supply Chain Compliance, Sourcing Dept Webmaster,
  • Eaton Corp. – Corporate Services & Procurement Division
  • Ametek Aerospace – Procurement Division
  • General Electric Aerospace – Procurement Division

Educationally, he has accomplished the following:

  • BSBA (Summa Cum Laude) in Business Administration / Management Information Systems from UMass Lowell
  • Certificate in Materials Management from Merrimack College

Ken has been involved in a wide array of activities!

  • He has been active on both a local and regional level in Professional development / Programs activities: at the local ASCM/APICS level as well as the regional New England Supply Chain Conference level.
  • A lifetime C.P.M. (ISM) recipient
  • CPIM (ASCM/APICS) certified
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certified
  • A past recipient of ISM-Greater Boston (formerly PMAB), highest honor in 2014, the Harry J. Graham Award, for outstanding & unselfish service to the purchasing profession.
  • One of the founders of the Northeast Supply Chain Conference in 2003
  • He has served as the Chair of the New England Supply Chain Conference since its inception in 2008
  • On the Board of Directors of ASCM/APICS Massachusetts Minuteman Chapter (formerly North Shore Chapter) for the past 23 years.
  • Past steering committee member of the Lt. William West ALS Charity road race.
  • Town of Billerica Town Meeting Member
  • Past Billerica Youth Sports Board Member and Coach (Baseball, Basketball, Soccer), and National Youth Sports Coaches Association Certification

This year’s nomination/steering committee believes that his dedication to the profession, as well as his continuing ability to unselfishly lead and volunteer on the various Boards and Committees he is involved in, have made a significant impact on the development of our supply chain profession in the Northeast, and place our honoree in esteemed company with the high standards set by our previous NESCON Supply Chain Hall of Fame winners.

Our 7th Annual Supply Chain Hall of Fame inductee is Kenneth B. Glasser, C.P.M., CPIM.


Supply Chain Organizations & Awards:

  • 1999 – 2016 ASCM/APICS North Shore Board of Directors, Programs/Professional Development
  • 2008 – 2016 Chair, New England Supply Chain Conference (and Programs, and Web Chair)
  • 2003 – 2007 Steering Committee, Northeast Supply Chain Conference
  • 2014 Harry J. Graham Award / ISM-Greater Boston (PMAB)


  • 1992 – Certificate in Material Management, Merrimack College
  • 1981 – Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Summa Cum Laude


  • C.P.M. Certified Purchasing Manager (ISM)
  • CPIM Certified in Production & Inventory Management (ASCM/APICS)
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
  • National Youth Sports Coaches Association Certification