PROVO, Utah (Nov. 29, 2016) – Vivint Smart Home™, the largest smart home services provider in North America, today announced that David Porter has joined the company as chief procurement officer. Porter brings 18 years of supply chain experience to the role, including a variety of executive positions at Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and the nation’s largest manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines. As chief procurement officer at Vivint Smart Home, Porter will be responsible for sourcing, procurement and supply chain management across the company.
Before Vivint, Porter was the executive director of supply chain for the Engine Division of Cummins where he was responsible for global engine manufacturing and procurement across a network of 11 plants around the world. He led more than 6,000 employees and managed nearly $3 billion in annual purchases. Previously, he served as the general manager of Global Oil and Gas at Cummins and headed the company’s sales and marketing efforts worldwide. His other executive roles at Cummins included managing one of the company’s largest engine plants in Jamestown, New York, and managing a plant for three years in Juarez, Mexico.
“David is an accomplished supply chain executive who has spent his career working with suppliers around the world,” said Alex Dunn, president of Vivint Smart Home. “His extensive experience will be a tremendous asset for us as we enter our next phase of growth.”
Porter is a former captain in the U.S. Army where he served as a logistics officer. He spent four years on active duty stationed in Germany and deployed in support of the Bosnian Peacekeeping mission in the mid-1990s.
“I’m excited to work for a fast-growing company with a talented team and a great culture,” said Porter. “I look forward to the opportunity to define the future of supply chain management for a dynamic market leader.”
Porter holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He is also fluent in Spanish.
About Vivint Smart Home
Vivint Smart Home is the largest smart home services provider in North America. The company combines innovative products and services to offer homeowners the best smart home experience. As the only vertically integrated smart home company, Vivint delivers its integrated platform and products with in-home consultation, professional installation and support delivered by its Smart Home Pros, as well as 24-7 customer care and monitoring. Dedicated to redefining the home experience with intelligent products and services, Vivint serves more than one million customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.vivint.com.