Evan Armstrong, President, Armstrong & Associates: Evan has over 16 years of experience in supply chain management. As President of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., he provides consulting services to supply chain participants in the following areas: business planning, logistics outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, market analysis and benchmarking, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Prior to joining Armstrong & Associates, Inc. in February 2000, Evan was Vice President of Pricing at Roadrunner Freight Systems, Inc. (a $120 Million non-asset based transportation provider). He has held sales and marketing and operations positions with major providers of small package transportation, LTL transportation, and third-party logistics services. Evan has developed and implemented transportation and logistics systems and has spearheaded startup logistics operations for Fortune 500 customers. He has an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing and a BBA - Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.He serves as Vice President/Program Chair for the Milwaukee, WI Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Roundtable.
Rick Blasgen is President and CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Prior to joining CSCMP, Mr. Blasgen served as the Senior Vice President of Integrated Logistics for ConAgra Foods. He has also held senior-level executive positions at Nabisco and Kraft. Mr. Blasgen is a member of CSCMP's Executive Committee, and past president of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). He also chairs the Grocery Manufacturers of America Logistics Committee and is a member of Northwestern University's Transportation Center Business Advisory Committee. Mr. Blasgen is a 1983 graduate of Governor's State University with a degree in business administration.
David J. Closs, Ph.D., LQ Executive Editor: Dr. Closs 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 the Supply Chain management professionals.
Jim Davidson, President, iWheels dedicated Logistics, began his career in logistics at The Ford Motor Company in 1963 working in all aspects of logistics for 17 years. Mr. Davidson joined TNT in 1983 and held various management roles, including roles in operations, staff, administration and general management for a number of different divisions. He also served as the TNT board member representing North America at their European-based board meetings. He has served on the executive of the Canadian General Motors Supplier council as well as Executive Vice President of the ATA council of Logistics located in Alexandria, VA.
David Faoro is currently Director of Supply Chain for The International Group, Inc. The International Group is a $400 million manufacturer of waxes and wax-based industrial products. In this role, he is responsible for Customer Service, Purchasing, Logistics and Inventory Management. David has worked in the Supply Chain field for over 20 years. He has worked in the Chemical, Food and Beverage, Office Products and Wholesale Distribution sectors in all aspects of Supply Chain Management. David has his M.B.A. from the Ivey School of Business and his Bachelor of Commerce (Logistics) from the University of British Columbia. David is a Past-President of the Toronto chapter of CSCMP and is a member of the Advisory Board of Logistics Quarterly. David is married with two children and lives in Aurora, Ontario.
Joe Grubic, Leader, Optical Strategic Product Sourcing, Nortel. Joe Grubic began his career at Nortel in 1995 managing Logistics Operations for large telecommunications project installations globally where Nortel had no existing relationships and networks already established. In 1999, he moved to London, England and ran UK Logistics Operations for Nortel with additional responsibilities in managing 3PL providers in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. After his tenure in the UK, Joe returned to Toronto to project manage the outsourcing of the Logistics Management organization within Nortel to KN Leadlogistics (4PL provider).
Mark A. Henderson, Program Director, Workforce Optimization, IBM Integrated Supply Chain. Mark A. Henderson joined IBM in 1978 in manufacturing operations in the Technology Division where he held a variety of management positions including; manufacturing operations, production scheduling and inventory management, business planning, materials logistics management. The majority of his career has been in supply chain management, designing, developing and deploying methods, processes and tools at the site, business unit and enterprise level.
Greg Hewitt, Senior Vice President - Commercial, DHL Express (Canada). He is responsible for leading the commercial team including sales, customer service and marketing personnel. Greg oversees all aspects of revenue generation and sets the annual shipment and yield targets for the company as it continues to aggressively expand its business in the Canadian express and logistics market.
Arun B. Kumar is director of operations at Dell, Inc., in West Chester, Ohio and is responsible for strategic oversight and leadership for the distribution and fulfillment of printer consumable products, warranty parts, and hardware options for computers, servers, storage systems and printers. The high velocity facility supports 47 countries across the Americas and ships more than 60,000 orders a day, operating as one of the highest volume fulfillment centers across the entire Dell global network. With more than 18 years of senior management experience in global logistics, transportation, distribution and fulfillment, Arun also served as director of Americas Logistics at Dell, Inc., in Austin, TX, with responsibility for logistics and distribution activities of finished goods, OEM, third party and service parts to the U.S. Canada, Mexico and 45 Latin American countries.
Jerry Levy is Vice President of Marketing with Agility. Mr. Levy joined Agility from BAX Global, where for six years he was Vice President of Marketing. While at BAX, Mr. Levy was responsible for launching their new global product suite and establishing its e-commerce program. In his new role, Mr. Levy will be responsible for marketing across all Agility companies and will be instrumental in all global marketing and branding initiatives. He reports directly to Christopher Logan, senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Growth Initiatives, Agility. Mr. Levy is based in Santa Ana, Calif. He has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the logistics and transportation industries, holding key positions with Exel, General Electric, and Conrail. Mr. Levy Levy joined BAX Global in July 2000 as the marketing head where he had the responsibility of repositioning the $2.4 billion transportation company from a primarily North American integrated air cargo provider to a full service, global supply chain firm. Prior to BAX, he served five years as Director of Strategic Alliances and Logistics for Exel Global Logistics. Before Exel, Levy was U.S. Marketing Manager for Trade and Transportation Network Solutions at GE Information Services, a $500 million dollar networking and communications firm based in suburban Washington, D.C.
Donald G. Maltby is the Executive Vice President of Logistics Services with Unyson Logistics which is a division of the The Hub Group,Inc company .The Hub Group is 1.5 Billion dollar publicly traded logistics and transportation company. Unyson Logistics is the supply chain management division of the Hub Group. Don was appointed to his current position in February of 2004. During his 16 year career at the Hub Group, Don has held various management positions in the Logistics field. Don started the Cleveland franchise for Hub in 1990 where he developed , marketed and operated the Intermodal, Hwy and Logistics group. Don was the President of the Cleveland office from July of 1990 though Februay 2000. During his tenure of President at Hub Group Cleveland his revenue and grew to 90 million dollars and was one of the fastest growing offices in the Hub Group network. In February of 2000 Don took on the responsibility as President of Hub Group's e commerce division. Don was responsible for developing Hub Group's e commerce strategy which included the purchase and or development of all of the technology tools that Hub Group utilizes today for all aspects of its current business model. Don was the President of e commerce from February 2000 through January 2004, Prior to joining Hub Group, Mr. Maltby served as President of Lyons Transportation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sherwin Williams Company, from 1988 to 1990. In his career at Sherwin Williams, which began in 1981 and continued until he joined Hub Group in 1990, Mr. Maltby held a variety of management positions including Vice-President of Marketing and Sales for their Transportation Division. Mr. Maltby has been in the Transportation and Logistics industry since 1976, holding various executive and management positions. Mr. Maltby received a Masters in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace College in 1982 and a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York in 1976.
Robert Martichenko is President of LeanCor LLC. Headquartered in Florence, Kentucky, LeanCor delivers dedicated third party logistics services and training and education services to companies embracing Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma.Mr. Martichenko is a student of Logistics, Lean and Six Sigma, has published in several industry journals and co-authored the book "Lean Sigma Logistics", published by J.Ross Publishing. Mr. Martichenko holds a bachelor Degree in Mathematics from the University of Windsor and an MBA in Finance from Baker College. Mr. Martichenko is involved with the council of Supply Chain Management professionals (CSCMP), the Lean enterprise Institute, the Supply Chain consortium at Saint Louis University, and LQ magazine.
Nicholas Seiersen, B.Sc.(Hons.), M.B.A., P.Log, LQ Executive Editor, is a Senior Manager with KPMG, based in Toronto, Ontario. He specializes in Supply Chain consulting, with particular attention to Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Planning & Operations. Mr. Seiersen is the Canadian Service Line lead for Operations Cost Management at KPMG. Mr. Seiersen holds a B.Sc. (hons.) in Biochemistry and an M.B.A. in Industrial Management. He teaches executive development courses at top universities in Europe and North America. He has written for numerous publications in North America and Europe on ePurchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Cost-to-Serve. He is the past President of the Toronto Roundtable of the Council of Logistics Management, (now CSCMP), Vice president of the French Logistics Association (ASLOG), and a member of the European Logistics Association Business management committee.
Robert L. Shaunnessey has been Executive Director of Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) since 2003 and in the distribution industry for more than 30 years. He was a founder and partner of third party logistics provider Sterling Logistics Corporation. Earlier in his career, he served as President and CEO of Records Management Services, President of Midwest Distribution for ITEL-GATX and Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration for DSC Logistics.
Gene Tyndall is President, Supply Chain Executive Advisors, LLC. He is a globally recognized business executive, management consultant, speaker, trainer, and author. He has served as advisor to over 100 corporations and worked in over 40 countries. He has co-authored four books, written dozens of articles, and is frequently quoted as an industry expert and thought leader. Gene is formerly leader of the Ryder System Supply Chain Solutions Business, a $1.5B services provider to corporations around the globe. Prior, he was global leader of the Ernst & Young Supply Chain Management Consulting Practice. Gene advises executives of companies in all industries in improving shareholder value, customer satisfaction, profitable growth, operational excellence, and applications of technologies. In 2002 he was recognized as an Innovator of the year by Information Week magazine.