June 27, 2023 —The Kendal Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Rock as Director of Procurement. In this role, Dan will develop and implement a strategic business plan to support Kendal affiliates’ group purchasing nationwide.
Dan brings with him an extensive background in supply chain management and operations. He previously served as Purchasing Director for Hodell-Natco Industries, overseeing all procurement and inventory operations while managing $30 million in spending with 4,000 suppliers, including 60 international companies in seven countries. Prior to that, he was with the Institute for Transfusion Medicine, a not-for-profit medical blood transfusion company, serving as the Executive Director of Purchasing, Operations and Transportation, where he managed all material and transportation functions.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dan to the Kendal team,” says Lisa Holloway, Vice President of Affiliate Services for The Kendal Corporation. “His expertise in purchasing and operations management will help us continue The Kendal Corporation’s mission of providing innovative support to Kendal-affiliated communities.” Lisa explains, “I am excited to add an individual with the skill and experience needed to successfully enhance the Kendal Affiliate Services Team and meet our goals of developing a sustainable purchasing strategy for The Kendal Corporation and all Kendal affiliates.”
As the Director of Procurement, Dan’s work will be critical in meeting Kendal’s procurement and purchasing needs. His role involves collaborating with stakeholders, evaluating supplier costs, researching and participating in contract negotiations, and managing vendor relationships. His contributions to Kendal’s procurement capabilities will help to ensure strategic operations and continued success in achieving cost-saving goals for participating Kendal affiliate communities.
Dan expressed his enthusiasm about joining the Kendal team, “I am delighted to join such an innovative organization that has a proven track record of success in its mission to provide services for older adults across the country,” he said. “I look forward to helping expand Kendal’s impact further by creating new opportunities through strategic procurement initiatives.”