– John Dick retired ADP on Sept. 30, after nearly 32 years of service.
In 1976, Dick joined ADP to manage the newly created ADP corporate warehouse. As ADP’s growth required, he transitioned the Warehouse to a Distribution Center model. His experience and ICC Practitioner’s training, received at the World Trade Center’s World Trade Institute, prepared him for the logistics and supply chain challenges in rapidly expanding ADP.
In 1987, Dick became a key member of the corporate purchasing group, while continuing to support logistics requirements. In September 1989, he was tapped to head ADP’s Fleet responsibilities. In 1993 and again in 2005, Dick was nominated by Bobit Business Media’s Automotive Fleet as Fleet Manager of the Year.
Working with executive sponsors, Dick established ADP’s Corporate Officers Executive Fleet in the early 90s and the ADP sales fleet in 2004. In addition to the delivery fleet and the field engineer fleet, both the executive fleet and the sales fleet continue in service today. In 2005, inspired by a NAFA seminar in Grapevine, Texas, he initiated a review of ADP’s Global – Pan European Fleet. That initiative continues as a work in progress today.
Having relocated the Distribution Center three times to facilitate growth, in 2000 Dick successfully outsourced the Distribution Center function altogether. Having served on ADP’s Corporate Purchasing Council, he joined the newly established ADP Shared Services – Procurement group in 2002, where he served on the GE Client Advisory Board for a period during 2005 - 2006. In November 2004 Dick was honored to have won the prestigious ADP CEO’s Achievement Award recognizing his capabilities in creative process solutions and vendor management. A Vietnam era veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during 1965–67.
Too young and energetic to rest just yet, he is looking forward to finding an opportunity to apply his experience and skills with a company seeking cost effective management over a wide range of services and commodities.