Scott Thompson has been named vice president – supply chain for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator. Thompson will start June 10, 2013, reporting to Rubén Rodríguez, Carnival’s executive vice president – ship operations.
In his new role, Thompson will be responsible for overseeing the company’s earnings strategies, supply base, contract negotiations and purchasing.
He most recently served as senior director of strategic sourcing for Honeywell Corporation, a company focusing on technologies in areas like energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. Thompson also served for five years as a U.S. Navy officer.
“We are privileged to have Scott, a highly experienced professional with a proven track record of success and leadership skills, take on this significant role within our supply chain team,” said Rodríguez.
Carnival has 24 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Europe, Panama Canal, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Norway, the Baltic and the British Isles. The company’s 25th ship, an as-yet-unnamed 135,000-ton vessel, is scheduled for delivery in winter 2016.