As the Senior Vice President for PSG’s Worldwide Supply Chain Operations, Tony Prophet is responsible for overseeing PSG’s global supply chain operations including strategy, procurement, manufacturing and fulfillment. Tony is also responsible for Central Direct Procurement for all of HP including memory, microprocessors, hard disk drives and software. In addition, he is responsible for the strategic alliances between PSG and its primary technology partners including Intel and Microsoft. HP’s Personal Systems Group is a $42 billion annual revenue business that includes personal computers, mobile devices, technical workstations, personal storage solutions and Internet services.
Tony comes to HP from United Technologies Corporation (UTC) where he held senior management positions in their Carrier Corporation and UTC Power businesses. Most recently, as Senior VP of Operations for Carrier Corporation, Tony oversaw the company’s global manufacturing, purchasing, logistic and quality activities.
Before his time with UTC, Tony worked at Honeywell International. While at Honeywell, Tony was the founding president and CEO of Honeywell Power Systems, an energy technology start up focused on environmentally friendly products and services. In recognition of his work in the clean energy field, Tony was elected to the National Academies of Science Board on Energy and the Environment.
Prior to Honeywell, Tony was a partner with Booz Allen and Hamilton management consultants. He was a leader in the firm’s operations practice, co-founder of their Los Angeles office and earned the firm’s highest honor—the Professional Excellence Award.
Tony joined General Motors (GM) right out of high school through a work/study program at the General Motors Institute (now called Kettering University) where he received his BSIE degree. After graduation, he remained with GM working at both the assembly operations in Lansing, Michigan and the GM/Toyota JV (NUMMI) in Fremont, California, holding various engineering and operations positions.
He also has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he attended as a GM Fellow and has served on the school’s Advisory Council.