Strategic Sourcing Expert Aashish Patel Joins SDI

Firm Focuses on Partner Channels to Heighten Customer Value, Satisfaction

CHICAGO, February 8, 2015 – SDI (SDI Solutions LLC), a mission-critical systems integrator delivering intelligent IT solutions to ensure client safety, security and revenue generation, announces the appointment of Aashish Patel to the role of Director of Strategic Sourcing.

Mr. Patel will oversee the company’s supply chain with the objective of optimizing vendor relationships and leveraging the expertise of key suppliers to meet the business needs of SDI’s growing portfolio of clients. With a strong project management, sourcing and technology background, Aashish brings a deep understanding of the skills necessary to optimize supplier performance and implement appropriate sourcing strategies.

“Strategic relationships with our suppliers are of the upmost importance to providing our customers with quality systems,” states SDI Chief Executive Offices David Sullivan.  “Aashish will insure that SDI remains an industry leader as a professional services firm. With a stronger connectivity between industry leading product manufacturers, our clients’ products get installed correctly by our technical teams with less warranty issues and trouble calls to the product vendor.”

Prior to joining SDI, Mr. Patel served as Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing at Office Depot (OfficeMax), where he pioneered the application of strategic sourcing principles in $4.2B of direct spend resulting in significant cost savings.  Mr. Patel is also experienced in managing multiple indirect categories in Marketing, HR, Finance, IT, Sales, Supply Chain, Store Ops and Logistics. Prior to his role as Senior Manager, he has held various Management Consultant/ Senior Consultant roles with Fortune 500 companies, where he led change management to successfully transform the sourcing and procurement processes in decentralized buying environments. Mr. Patel has also held several Senior Consultant project management roles in designing and implementing Source to Pay and Quote to Cash processes for companies including First Group America, Siemens, Reliance Consulting Group, and PowerCerv Technologies.

About SDI (SDI Solutions LLC)

Mission-critical systems integrator SDI delivers intelligent technology solutions to ensure client safety, security and revenue generation. With a 25 year corporate resume, SDI addresses the higher IT demands of critical environments to deliver zero downtime, enhanced security and risk mitigation strategies. From airports to banks to commercial properties, SDI delivers deep technical expertise and impeccable systems performance, with an agile delivery model focused on complete customer satisfaction. Visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn: SDI Solutions and Twitter: @SDISolutions.


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