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HWI Purchaser earns Globally Recognized Certification

Dec 06, 2016 / Press Releases

PITTSBURGH, PA – 12/1/2016– Globally recognized training leader Next Level Purchasing, Inc. is proud to announce that Diana L. Spradling, SPSM, a Facilities Buyer II for HarbisonWalker International, is the most recent recipient of its Senior Professional in Supply Management® (SPSM®) Certification.

The SPSM Certification, which has been earned by purchasing professionals in more than 100 countries across six continents, celebrated its twelfth anniversary on July 1, 2016. The program is comprised of a series of interactive online courses, which enable purchasing professionals to master invaluable skills categorized into six key facets of purchasing: fundamentals; analysis & spreadsheets; contract law; negotiation; best practices; and sourcing.

Next Level Purchasing Association approved Ms. Diana L. Spradling, SPSM’s application for certification and awarded her SPSM designation on December 1, 2016.

“We applaud Diana for her commitment to bringing the most modern practices to her purchasing role and wish her success in delivering results for her employer while achieving her career potential.” said Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3, and founder of the Next Level Purchasing Association.


About Next Level Purchasing
Next Level Purchasing Association is a leading provider of online training for purchasing professionals. Its training includes the Senior Professional in Supply Management® (SPSM®) Certification Program for world-class supply management success. Its services enable organizations to lower costs, support operations, and reduce risk by improving purchasing processes and expanding the capabilities of supply
management organizations. Visit Next Level Purchasing Association at

About HWI, A member of Calderys

HWI is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States, with a history that spans more than 150 years. It is part of Calderys and is the brand for the Americas region of the Group. HWI counts 25 manufacturing sites and 20 distribution centers in the Americas, as well as the largest refractory industry research facility in North America. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.

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