• Sourcing
  • Finance
  • Six Sigma Quality
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Cost Reductions
  • Distribution Operations
  • Facilities
  • Business Development
  • Acquisition Integration


  • BSBA, University of South Dakota
  • GE Financial Management Program
  • GE Six Sigma Quality
  • GE Leadership Programs

Donald J. Hoeppner

Founding Partner and co-owner of Paladin Associates focusing on Strategic Sourcing and Cost Reduction Programs. Executive with over 30 years of GE global multi-functional leadership experience


  • Selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive* as a 2017 “Pro to Know” which recognizes Supply Chain executives who demonstrate leadership by managing risk in the supply chain, provide competitive advantage and deliver value to the bottom line.
  • Managed Client Sourcing Projects at Oak Hill Capital; Midmark Corp; Compass Minerals; Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC; Tate & Lyle, Heatcraft, Merchants Fleet; Adisseo and numerous other clients with savings of 5% to over 25%
  • Industry experience includes power systems, telecommunications, sales and distribution services, major appliances manufacturing, financial services, and information technology services
  • Developed GE Capital’s Strategic Sourcing Initiative as Director-North American Sourcing , VP-Sourcing for GE Information Technology Solutions and SVP-Sourcing for GE Technology Management Services
  • Improved efficiency of procurement process by implementing electronic POs, EDI Invoicing, EFT Payments, P-Cards, e-RFIs, e-RFQs, and e-Auctions.
  • Operational and Project Management of International Operations for General Electric Company (GE) in Mexico, Central America and Europe
  • Chief Financial Officer of GE International and Domestic Appliance and Technology Businesses
  • Led Real Estate and Facility Management teams responsible for over 350 locations … managed construction of 10 GE facilities totaling over 2 Million square feet
  • Alumnus of GE’s Financial Management Program and Corporate Audit Staff