Event Calendar

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May Dinner Meeting
* Pre-Dinner: Negotiations = Liability Structuring / Risk Management
*Dinner Meeting: Learn to Love Your Lawyer - How to Handle T&C's

Start Date: 5/10/2018 5:15 PM EDT
End Date: 5/10/2018 8:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West

640 Fountain Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA  United States  19462

Organization Name: ISM Philadelphia

Management Office
Email: office@ism-phila.org
Phone: 215.878.3389


  • Registration/Networking & Board Election: 5:15 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Pre-Dinner: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
    • Topic: Negotiations = Liability Structuring / Risk Management
  • Dinner Meeting: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    • Topic: Learn to Love Your Lawyer - How to Handle T&C's
Member - FREE
Student Member - $15
Academic Member - $30
Non-Member - $55

Pre-Dinner Topic
Negotiations = Liability Structuring / Risk Management


Ron Heere, Global Category Manager
Construction at Becton Dickinson

About the Speaker:
Ron Heere, is a procurement professional with more than 40+ year’s experience in the private sector whose background includes the disciplines of strategic sourcing, procurement, negotiations, contracts administration, logistics, field procurement, document management and expediting. Ron’s experience is equally divided between engineering/construction (where he has managed directly or indirectly projects with a total installed cost exceeding $16B+ globally in the energy, pharmaceutical, petro-chemical, medical devices and metals industries) and facilities management where he has supported $12B+ in global facilities agreements across internal client organizations including HR, IT, facilities, transportation, marketing, travel, real-estate and energy management.  
Mr. Heere has also designed, implemented and managed technological / administrative systems including eProcurement, Pro-Card, Catalog and Travel.  Ron is currently the Worldwide Construction Category Manager at Becton Dickinson, a global medical devices company where he transformed their construction procurement program from “Fire-Fighting” to a “Best In Class” rating as evaluated by consultant A.T. Kearney while delivering in excess of $45M in audited bottom line savings. Ron has supported both local, regional and corporate initiatives, working with or managing groups of 5 to 1,000 employees and holds two (2) Masters from Drexel University in Organizational Behavior and Business Law. He presently serves as Program's Chair on the ISM-Phila Board of Directors.


Dinner Meeting Topic
Learn to Love Your Lawyer - How to Handle T&C's
William Hamel,
General Counsel, Arkema, Inc.

About the Speaker:
William Hamel is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Arkema Inc.  In his role, Mr. Hamel is responsible for all legal matters of the company and manages a staff of approximately 27 lawyers, para-professionals, and administrative assistants.  In his role, Mr. Hamel also has responsibility for risk management and corporate security.  Mr. Hamel has been with Arkema and its predecessor companies since 1994 and has been General Counsel since 2005.  Prior to joining Arkema, Mr. Hamel was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Marks & Murase (now part of Morgan Lewis & Bockius).  Mr. Hamel graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and received his B.A. in Economics cum laude from Virginia Tech.  

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