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John Polowczyk

John Polowczyk

Managing Director, EY Government and Public Sector Supply Chain Operations

Ernst & Young (EY)

John Polowczyk a Managing Directorin the Government and Public Sector of Ernst & Young LLP. John is the Supply Chain and Operations Field of Play leader. He is a supply chain and logistics professional with 34 years of experience across strategy development, information technology, financial, government contracting & acquisition management.
John recently served as the White House Supply Chain lead on the Coronavirus Task Force to ensure health care workers got what they needed when they needed it. John was brought in from the Joint Staff to stabilize the supply chain in response to the pandemic and worked across federal, state, local governments as well as commercial industry to increase the availability of material and expand the US industrial base.
John was the lead official responsible for the use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to first procure and distribute supplies and then expand the US industrial base. He was responsible for more than 80 uses of the DPA to increase US manufacturing capabilities as well distribution processes. Previously, John served as the Vice Director for Logistics to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this role he managed all global logistics for the Joint force to include transportation, supply chains for munitions and petroleum for DOD’s global responses. John also ran the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) process for all logistics and sustainment capabilities. As the Director for Navy Logistics Programs and Business Operations he was responsible for all Navy supply chain policy and operations to include all Navy business systems. During this tour he modernized Navy ERP to meet Navy audit goals.
John completed a career in the Navy as a Rear Admiral which included operational assignments across multiple platforms to included submarines, surface combatants and aircraft carriers. In these roles he was the officer responsible for managing global supply chains. John is also DAWIA level III in acquisition and contracting.

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