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2011 ALL-STAR: MINORITY

BURT JORDAN, Executive director of global vehicle and powertrain purchasing, Ford Motor Co.

Jordan, 44, continues to deliver more of Ford's supplier purchases to minority suppliers. He handles Ford's day-to-day purchasing under Tony Brown, Ford's group vice president of global purchasing. Under Ford's current regime, minority suppliers have prospered. Ten percent of Ford's $50 billion annual purchasing budget is earmarked for minority vendors. Moreover, Ford's Joint Technology Framework program has given minority firms access to Ford's cutting-edge technology. And nine of the 102 suppliers in Ford's Aligned Business Framework are minority-owned, thus ensuring a long-term relationship with Ford.

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