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Peraton Appoints New Chief Procurement Officer

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by Sakthi Prasad , Director - Content
21 November 2023
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Peraton, a leading technology and mission support services provider, has named William "Bill" Mertz as its Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at a time when the company is in the process of executing its expanded growth strategy.

In his new role, Mertz will assume executive responsibility for all facets of Peraton's procurement organization. This includes overseeing business systems compliance, procure-to-pay lifecycle, strategic sourcing, positive cash flow management, and subcontractor management. With a focus on driving efficiencies and reducing complexity, Mertz will play a key role in the execution of Peraton's procurement strategy.

Stu Shea, Chairman, President, and CEO of Peraton, expressed his confidence in Mertz's capabilities, stating, "Bill has long distinguished himself as an industry leader, critical thinker, and business strategist." Shea emphasized the importance of Mertz's role in achieving the company's growth and financial goals.

Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, Jeremy Wensinger, Mertz will provide strategic counsel to Peraton's CEO and business sectors. This collaborative approach is expected to enhance Peraton's overall procurement strategy and strengthen its position in the market.

Mertz brings a wealth of experience to Peraton, having previously served as the Vice President of Enterprise Supply Chain at CACI. During his tenure, he successfully established an integrated supply chain function and led the implementation of a multi-year procurement strategy. His career has been marked by leadership roles of increasing responsibility within procurement and subcontracts at both CACI and SAIC.

Commenting on his appointment, Mertz expressed enthusiasm for the new role, stating, "I am honored to join Peraton, a company known for its commitment to innovation and excellence. I look forward to contributing to the success of the organization by driving strategic procurement initiatives that benefit our partners and customers."

Mertz holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in purchasing and supply chain management and production/operations from Bowling Green State University. Additionally, he earned an M.B.A. from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland College Park.

Peraton anticipates that Mertz's leadership will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the company's procurement organization and contributing to its continued success in the dynamic technology and mission support services landscape.

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