American Airlines' John MacLean has expanded purchasing and supply chain management to new heights as he helps pilot the company through some of the worst storms in the industry's history.
steady hand, team leadership and visionary approach, he
Supply Chain Manager of the Year.
Walk into John MacLean's
corner office at American Airlines
and you can immediately see evidence of his
love affair with airplanes.
In this corner, near a picture of his
family, is a large photo of a Boeing 777
In that corner: two photos of a Stealth fighter jet.
On another wall, an X-ray-like view of a fuselage and engine compartment.
"That event will forever shape every employee who was here at the time," says MacLean, who is American's vice president of purchasing and transportation.