Wells Fargo & Co. recently
named Ronald Tate Jr. head of supplier diversity and supply chain
sustainability. He joined Wells Fargo in September 2023 and will report to Barb
Kubicki-Hicks, chief procurement officer.
In this role, Tate leads a
team of supplier diversity professionals to build relationships within the
communities Wells Fargo serves through the development, inclusion and
utilization of certified minority, women, LGBTQ, veteran, disability-owned and
small business enterprises. He will implement an integrated approach with
strategic sourcing, procurement and the company’s lines of business to generate
increased opportunities for certified diverse suppliers, working closely with
the diverse segments, representation and inclusion team.
“Our work in supplier diversity
and supply chain sustainability continues to be very important to us,” said
Kubicki-Hicks. “Ron's depth of professional experience and community
involvement will help us and our suppliers fulfil our supply chain needs.”
Tate brings a wealth of
experience, joining Wells Fargo from Honeywell International Inc., where he led
strategic sourcing for global real estate and facilities. He managed a team
responsible for sourcing and supplier management functions supporting Honeywell
operations in 70 countries.
His career includes supply chain
leadership roles at multinational corporations including Bank of America, AIG,
Delta Air Lines and Procter & Gamble. He is passionate about supplier development
and has led the implementation of several highly effective supplier diversity
and supply chain sustainability programs in the banking Industry.
For more than 30 years, Wells Fargo’s supplier
diversity program has served as a key part of the company’s commitment to
diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). Wells Fargo works to establish
relationships with diverse suppliers who better reflect the customers and
communities it serves.