Apr. 13, 2018
Indigo Ag, Inc.announces the appointment of Frank Crespo as its Chief Supply Chain Officer. With decades of experience in procurement and supplier relations, Crespo will lead Indigo's efforts to transform the agriculture value chain, building capabilities that increase grower profitability while responding to consumer preference.
"The agriculture supply chain must be reimagined to meet the needs and preferences of growers and consumers," said Crespo. "Indigo is leading this change, and I'm eager to apply myself to helping the company realize its vision."
Crespo joins Indigo with over 20 years of procurement experience, having most recently served as Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President of the Global Supply Network Division at Caterpillar. He was responsible for leading the enterprise's integrated procurement and logistics, ensuring an efficient and responsive global supply network for products, parts, and services. Before Caterpillar, Crespo was Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at Honeywell.
Under Crespo's leadership, the company chartered a stronger strategic course, developing its supplier base, deepening supplier alliance relationships, and assembling a world-class team within the organization. Crespo also has held leadership positions at Electronic Data Systems, Praxair, Texas Instruments, and Hewlett-Packard. He received his MBA at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and his BS at the United States Naval Academy. Crespo is a retired Reserve Naval Officer, and earned the rank of Captain after serving for more than 24 years.
"Frank is a proven strategic leader, who is deeply aligned to Indigo's mission," said David Perry, Indigo's President and CEO. "His background in global procurement, logistics, and building digital capabilities will be an asset to our team as we work to directly connect growers with buyers of high quality, sustainably grown crops."