Paige Lightner, Vice President of Sourcing
With Penske Since 2003
At Penske, I’ve been fortunate to have worked in a variety of roles that have exposed me to many facets of the business. I began my career here as a commodity leader in the Sourcing Department before assuming management roles in Logistics and Real Estate. As I gained more knowledge of the industry, Penske provided me with many opportunities and new challenges, enabling me to grow professionally.
I enjoy supporting a highly entrepreneurial organization and collaborating with colleagues and suppliers to deliver the best value for our company and our customers.
Working in Sourcing has been rewarding. I’m able to see firsthand how our team’s contributions make a positive difference for the company and our customers. It’s gratifying to see how our team impacts Penske’s bottom line. Like other associates, I have a great sense of pride for the organization. Being proud of your employer is a tremendous motivator.
I have a passion for Supplier Diversity as a pillar for strategic sourcing and building strong supplier relationships. We’re always looking for ways to better engage diverse suppliers. We can’t be “best in class” without having a strong base of diverse suppliers, and other companies are recognizing that fact.
I work with incredible people from every department, and I cherish the opportunity to collaborate with these many talented teams within Penske. I also enjoy participating in the Penske Women’s Network, for which I was a founding member. This group allows women from across the organization to network and build relationships.
Paige is an avid runner and enjoys participating in half marathons.
Vice President of Sourcing With Penske Since 2003
"We’re always looking for ways to better engage diverse suppliers."