Scott Boring, Supply Chain Manager, has been in the food industry for more than 30 years. He’s spent most of this time in the purchasing department of a National Top 10 Independent Foodservice Distributor. He has purchased several categories including Center of the Plate Protein items, Dairy items and Produce. He then moved into Category Management overseeing Chemicals, Beverage, Disposables and Packaging. Scott then moved to the Director of Purchasing managing the purchasing departments of 4 distribution centers located in the Southeast United States. The last few years he was Director of Purchasing for division of a national fresh cut vegetable producer. There, he managed the purchasing department that secured product for foodservice, retail and deli items. He was instrumental in implementing an Ethical Sourcing policy that ensured both they and their suppliers implemented programs that guaranteed fair treatment to employees and provided guidelines that dictated sustainability programs were in place and followed. He has been directly involved in the procurement of product exported to Europe and the Middle East along with providing items for disaster relief for various organizations.