Shape Corp. is excited to introduce and welcome Randy Pappal as the company’s vice president of global purchasing-supply chain and business development. In this new role, Pappal will report directly to president Mark White and will join Shape’s executive leadership council.
Pappal comes to Shape from General Motors Corp., where he held a variety of positions, including executive leadership roles within key business and purchasing functions. In his most recent role, Pappal was the executive director of global purchasing and supply chain for GM’s body and exteriors team.
Leading up to that, Randy lived and worked within several global locations, including Mexico, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil and Argentina. In all of these locations he held executive roles overseeing global purchasing and supply chain teams.
The foundation of Pappal’s extensive global experience began by obtaining his Associate and Bachelor of Science Degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology, followed by a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. His professional career began at GM as a cooperative student with the Rochester Products Division in Rochester, New York.
“Randy’s leadership background and global experience brings a significant amount of value to Shape as we continue to strengthen our position as lightweighting leaders in the automotive industry,” said White. “His skills will support our efforts in optimizing our global purchasing and supply chain, cost reduction and developing strategic supplier relationships that support our growth.” “I am pleased to be joining the Shape team and using my experience in the automotive supply base to support the company’s growth,” said Pappal. “Shape has the right leadership, product mix and strategy necessary to excel in these exceedingly challenging times. I look forward to helping the company build on their already strong position as a leading automotive supplier.”