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Logistics Quarterly Magazine - Volume 15, Issue 4, 2009

LQ’s mandate to provide “Ideas for Leadership in Logistics” is clearly evidenced in this issue, with articles written by professionals and logisticians from America and Canada who are leading and transforming business by creating new roadmaps and definitions for leadership in this exciting field.


GRAHAM ALLEN is a senior program manager with the Ontario Ministry of Finance, BPS Supply Chain Secretariat. Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance Mr. Allen was the Corporate Manager Land Transportation for Falconbridge Limited. In addition to his Falconbridge responsibilities he was Chair of the Canadian Industrial Transportation Association (CITA) and prior to that Chair of the Canadian Shippers Council. He is a recipient of the Supply Chain Executive of the Year award for his team's regulatory re-write of the Shipping Conferences Exemption Act, which partially deregulated the Canadian ocean shipping container market.

RICHARD ARMSTRONG, chairman, Armstrong & Associates, is a third-party logistics expert who specializes in supply chain evaluation and outsourcing. Armstrong is the coeditor and publisher of Who’s Who In Logistics? He has over 20 years of experience as a consultant, educator and motor carrier executive. Armstrong is licensed to practice before FMCSA and FMC. His publications cover the globalization of logistics, supply chain management, transportation operating efficiency and DOT regulations.

ELSIE BLAUWHOFF, CPP, Corporate Procurement, Apotex, has a long career in supply management, starting at Robert Bosch, and eventually becoming the only member of PMAC (Purchasing Management Association of Canada) to have been purchasing manager at its head office in Toronto. Her expertise is primarily in the areas of waste management, ERP support, services procurement and contract management.

DAVID J. CLOSS, PhD, LQexecutive editor, is the John H. McConnell chaired professor of the Eli Broad College of Business, department of marketing and supply chain management, Michigan State University. He has consulted with more than 100 of the world’s Fortune 500 corporations regarding logistics strategies and systems. He is an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

CASEY CHROUST, executive vice president of RILA, leads RILA’s efforts in the association’s five key retail disciplines: supply chain, finance, human resources, asset protection, and enterprise issues, which includes sustainability, product safety and IT. He manages all best practice, benchmarking and research initiatives as well as educational programming and executive networking to promote operational excellence within the industry. Chroust works intimately with retailer, product manufacturer and service provider executives while managing RILA’s executive leader councils and steering committees.

PATRICK CULLEN, CITT, is the global chairman of Bellville Rodair International, an international provider of freight forwarding, customs brokerage, logistics and project services, with offices in Canada, Europe South America and China. He received various forms of education through Concordia University, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, University of Toronto, and the University of British Columbia as well as having earned two professional certifications in logistics from the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute and the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation. Cullen has been and is still involved as a volunteer in the community and wherever possible offers time to promote the advancement of educational and training opportunities for people interested in the field of logistics.

JOHN CUTLER, general counsel of NASSTRAC, has over 30 years of experience as a transportation lawyer representing shippers of freight. He is a principal with the Washington, D.C., law firm McCarthy, Sweeney & Harkaway, P.C.

BRUCE DANIELSON, executive communications manager, UPS, is responsible for developing strategic messages and event opportunities for UPS senior executives that support UPS’s growth, brand/reputation, thought leadership, employee relations and policy goals. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications with a degree in Public Relations. He has spent his 26-year professional career in the field of corporate communications, specializing in executive communications.

MARK FAM is a senior manager in Deloitte’s National Health Services practice, based in Toronto. He works with health leaders across Canada to support strategy, policy and execution, including supply chain management. Fam demonstrates a commitment to health care through his master of health administration, recognition as a certified health executive and participation in the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.

DAVID FAORO is director of supply chain for The International Group, Inc., a $400million manufacturer of waxes and waxbased industrial products. In this role, he is responsible for customer service, purchasing, logistics and inventory management. For over 20 years, Faoro has worked in the chemical, food and beverage, office products and wholesale distribution sectors in all aspects of supply chain management. He holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a B.Comm. (logistics) from the University of British Columbia.

SARAH FRIESEN is the president of Friesen Concepts Inc., an independent consulting practice specializing in healthcare supply chain solutions. Areas of focus include supply chain transformation, professional development and project facilitation. Friesen is currently on assignment with the Healthcare Supply Chain Network, providing oversight to two projects: assessing the readiness of Ontario hospitals to implement metrics and standards as defined by the Ontario Ministry of Finance BPS Supply Chain Secretariat; and developing a training program for strategic sourcing professionals in healthcare organizations. Friesen sits as a board member for the Healthcare Supply Chain Network and for Shared Services West. She lectures on healthcare supply chain topics at various educational institutions.

JOE GALLICK serves as the senior vice president of sales for Penske Logistics, a position he has held since 1999. He is responsible for the strategic direction and business development in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Gallick is a member of the Council of Logistics Management and is a corporate sponsor and spokesperson for the Penn State Center for Supply Chain Research. A graduate of Montclair State University, Gallick holds a B.Sc. in business administration. 6 LQ™ Volume 15, Issue 4, 2009

THOMAS GOLDSBY, PhD, is associate professor of supply chain management at the University of Kentucky. He has held previous faculty appointments at the Ohio State University and Iowa State University. Dr. Goldsby holds a B.Sc. in business administration from the University of Evansville, an MBA from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in marketing and logistics from Michigan State University. Prior to entering academe, Goldsby was a logistics analyst for the Valvoline Company. He previously worked for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. and as a research fellow at the University of Kentucky Transportation Research Center.

BILL GRAVES, who served as governor of Kansas for eight years, is president and chief executive officer of the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States.

LUCAS KUEHNER, managing director at Panalpina USA, is a seasoned industry leader with extensive knowledge of supply chain management concepts worldwide. Educated in Switzerland and the United Kingdom, he has held a variety of executive positions within the Panalpina organization since 2000.

CHRIS LAURITZEN, Vice President, PreSales with JDA Software Group, Inc., has 25 years of experience helping both manufacturers and retailers improve operations in key areas such as supply chain management. He has worked in consulting for CSC Consulting and in software for Manugistics. He has an MBA with a concentration on Operations and Logistics Management from The Ohio State University.

CLIFFORD F. LYNCH is executive vice president of CTSI. Lynch has broad experience in supply chain management, having served as vice president of logistics for Quaker Oats, president of Trammell Crow Distribution Corporation, and for the last fourteen years, principal of C. F. Lynch & Associates, a supply chain management advisory firm. He is a past recipient of the CSCMP Distinguished Service Award, past president of CSCMP, and a member of a number of other organization and advisory boards. He is the author of several books and hundreds of articles on the subject of logistics and supply chain management.

CHRIS NOREK, PhD, Ph.D., senior partner with Chain Connectors, Inc. has over 20 years of experience in supply chain and logistics in a unique combination of consulting, industry and academia. He has consulted for Accenture and CSC and worked for Apple Computer, Kimberly-Clark and Office Depot. In addition, he has held tenure-track faculty positions at both Auburn University and the University of Tennessee.

RICHARD PATENAUDE is director of Client Integration & Development for Wheels Clipper. Patenaude rejoined Wheels Clipper in 1999 as a project manager working with a variety of customers across different industries and markets. Recently his key focus has been on developing value-added supply chain solutions for many of Wheels Clipper’s CPG clients. In 2008, Patenaude received the Chairman’s Club Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions.

DENNIS SCHOEMEHL, president and chief executive officer for Logistics Management Solutions, is a seasoned logistics professional with more than 30 years of industry experience. He has a B.Sc. from Southeast Missouri State University and began his career as a sales representative for leading freight carrier Roadway Express in 1974. Shortly thereafter, he joined the sales team at Consolidated Freightways and spent the next 15 years rapidly advancing his career. During this time he served many major corporations, including Wal-Mart, Emerson, Monsanto and BASF Corp.

In 1996 Schoemehl formed LMS and, under his leadership, the company has experienced unprecedented growth. In fact, in 2006 Inc. magazine recognized LMS as one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the United States. By embracing technology and fostering a creative work environment, Schoemehl has helped to create an organization that continues to be recognized for its innovative and effective logistics practices, as well as its web-native technology services. In 2004 he was named an Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in the category of “realizing business potential through technology,” which was presented by Microsoft.

NICHOLAS SEIERSEN, B.Sc. (Hons.), MBA, P. Log., LQexecutive editor, is a senior manager with KPMG in Toronto. He specializes in supply chain consulting, particularly strategic sourcing and supply chain planning and operations, and teaches executive development at universities in Europe and North America.

MICHAEL SHAVER is the vice president of Gumro & Associates, a privately held strategic consulting and logistics management company, headquartered in Rochester, Mich. He has held this position since 2000. In his tenure, Shaver has created and implemented a totally custom electronic pool and distribution management software program which was launched in 2001 and has since helped their partners with many distribution challenges. Additionally, he has launched dozens of diverse transportation and warehouse sites in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. He holds a bachelor’s degree in both marketing and business from Mesa State College, where he attended after serving as a United States Marine.

RAY TRIBE is director of operations at Lynden International Logistics in Toronto. Tribe’s responsibilities focus on leading one of the largest Canadian 3PL networks of pharmaceutical and consumer health distribution centers. With the growing need for balance between compliance and cost containment in this industry, he deploys a variety of people development strategies and best-in-class supply chain tools. Previously, Tribe was manager of distribution strategy at Johnson & Johnson Medical Products. Prior to entering the medical device and pharmaceutical industry, his career was based in distribution, manufacturing, supply planning and product commercialization with Kraft Canada Inc., Coca-Cola Ltd. and American Standard. Ray blends his skills in supply chain with his passion for instructing in the field of leadership development, coaching and emotional intelligence. He is a member of the LQ Advisory Board; a professional engineer who graduated from McMaster University in civil engineering and management; and holds a Certificate of Executive Supply Chain & Logistics Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

SCOTT VANSELOUS, senior vice president at TMW Systems Inc., joined TMW from Oracle where he was director of the travel and transportation industry business unit, focused on the logistics, trucking, rail and maritime industries. Prior to that, he spent three years with DHL – first as vice president of marketing and strategic alliances, and then as vice president of Americas global supply chain outsourcing. Vanselous brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his responsibilities with TMW and holds an established track record as a strategist and innovator in transportation, supply chain management and logistics. He leads several new business initiatives within TMW, including managed services, in addition to his position as general manager of the AMS line of business, based in TMW’s Raleigh, Durham office.

ERIC WOLFE is the vice president and general manager of BNSF Logistics. Mr. Wolfe has held senior leadership positions with J.B. Hunt Logistics, Inc. (now part of Transplace); Cardinal Logistics, Inc.; and Clicklogistics, Inc., where he served as chief operating officer. He assumed the leadership role at BNSF Logistics after BNSF Corporation acquired specific assets from Clicklogistics, Inc., in August 2002. Mr. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University.

WALTER ZINN, PhD, is a professor at Ohio State University. His interests are the impact of customer service policies and the effects of inventory centralization and sales forecasting on safety stocks, logistics partnerships and consumer reactions to stockouts. An innovation award winner, Zinn is a member of the editorial review board of two logistics journals.

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