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Rose Kelly-Falls Named “Pro to Know”

February 14, 2013

Rose Kelly-­‐Falls of Rapid Ratings Named ‘Pro to Know’ by
Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine for Second Year

NEW YORK Feb. 14, 2013 – Rapid Ratings today announced that Rose Kelly-­‐Falls, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Risk Management, has been named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine for the second year in a row. She is also honored as one of the top 5 female “Pros.” The award recognizes Kelly-­‐Falls’ expertise and passion as a leader in supply chain risk.

A pioneer of supply chain risk management, Rose Kelly-­‐Falls has been at the forefront of the practice for over twenty years in the supply chain field. As supply chain risk management has evolved, she has worked within and for companies involved in its initial engagement. She developed best practices at Ford Motor as the industry faced a downturn in 2005, successfully implementing them again at Rolls Royce Aviation in 2007. At Rapid Ratings, Kelly-­‐Falls helps companies in all industries define and implement their own risk management initiatives. She is a thought leader in the field and currently the Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Supply Chain Risk Group.

“Rose is a wonderful part of the Rapid Ratings team,” said James Gellert, Chairman and CEO. “Her extensive experience as a practitioner in risk management and procurement makes her uniquely valuable to our clients, who have truly benefited from her expertise. The award is impressive and well-­‐ deserved.”

“Supply chain risk management is a vital cross-­‐functional responsibility, and I am happy to see a growing appreciation of its value,” said Kelly-­‐Falls. “I am lucky to have been a part of this expanding field from the beginning, and proud of this recognition from Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Honoring the supply chain’s best and brightest, Supply & Demand Chain Executives “Pros to Know” award includes professionals proactively working to improve their business’s functions in a number of categories—including manufacturing and production output; procurement; logistics; risk mitigation strategies; sourcing; financial operations; packaging and distribution; transportation; and much more.

About Rapid Ratings
Rapid Ratings’ supply chain risk management solution enables companies to most effectively assess the financial health of their suppliers and vendors. We offer Financial Health Ratings (FHRs®) on thousands of public and private companies in 71 countries using a unique proprietary methodology that is proven to outperform traditional ratings and risk measures. Rapid Ratings is the only company to rate public and private US and non-­‐US companies on the same basis, using the same system. We save clients money, improve their efficiency and enrich their supplier relationships, giving them the insight they need to proactively manage their suppliers and best protect their businesses.

Media Contact: Lilah Raptopoulos, Rapid Ratings International Inc.,, 646.233.4556 • 646.233.4600 • 86 Chambers Street, Suite 701, New York NY 10007 •


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