2016 Speaker Line-Up

  • John Wiehoff
    CH Robinson
    John Wiehoff CEO and Chairman
    C.H. Robinson
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  • Bradley Jacobs
    XPO
    Bradley Jacobs CEO
    XPO Logistics
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  • Judy McReynolds
    ArcBest
    Judy McReynolds President and CEO
    ArcBest
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  • Hakan Bicil
    ceva
    Hakan Bicil CCO
    CEVA
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  • Henriette Thygesen
    damco
    Henriette Hallberg Thygesen CEO
    Damco Americas
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    Henriette Hallberg Thygesen is the regional CEO for the Damco Americas region.

    Henriette has been with Maersk group since 1994 and has worked primarily within the field of logistics and energy (Maersk Tankers and Maersk Oil). Prior to her current position, she was the VP and CEO for Damco North Asia and has held this position since January 2012. Henriette’s earlier experience within logistics includes her role as VP and global Chief Process Officer at Damco, and before that branch manager of Shanghai and operations manager for China (2002-2006).

    Henriette holds a Master of Science (Cand.Merc.Mat.), a PhD in Applied Mathematics, and an Executive MBA “E-MBA Global” from Columbia University, New York and London Business School.

  • Dan Spellman
    Neovia
    Dan Spellman President and COO
    Neovia Logistics
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  • Chris O'Brien
    CH-Robinson
    Chris O’Brien CCO
    C.H. Robinson
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  • Brian Enright
    syncreon
    Brian Enright CEO
    syncreon
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  • Tom Sanderson
    Transplace
    Tom Sanderson CEO
    Transplace
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  • Doug Harrison
    versacold
    Douglas Harrison President and CEO
    VersaCold
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  • Doug Waggoner
    Echo
    Doug Waggoner CEO
    Echo Global Logistics
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  • Michael Gardner
    Kane is Able
    Michael Gardner President and CEO
    Kane Is Able
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  • John Burke
    ARMADA
    John Burke CEO
    ARMADA
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  • RAY GREER
    bnsf
    Ray Greer President
    BNSF Logistics
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  • ann drake
    dsc
    Ann Drake Chairman and CEO
    DSC Logistics
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  • William Wascher
    SEKO Worldwide
    William Wascher President & CEO
    SEKO Worldwide
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  • Christopher Logan
    livingston
    Christopher Logan Logan
    Livingston U.S.A. Livingston International
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  • Tupa Gomes
    martin-brower
    Tupa Gomes President Latin America
    Martin Brower
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  • Mike Bautch
    universal
    Mike Bautch President - Value Added Services
    Universal
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  • Rick Jordon
    Panalpina
    Rick Jordon Senior Vice President Regional Head of Logistics - Americas
    Panalpina
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  • Michael Fahy
    syncreon
    Michael Fahy President
    syncreon Technology
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  • Scott Dobak
    Dicom
    Scott Dobak CEO
    Dicom Transportation Group
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  • Bob Walters
    FMI
    Bob Walters CEO
    Freight Management Inc.
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  • John Boucher
    moduslink
    John Boucher President and CEO
    Moduslink
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  • David Broering
    nfi
    David Broering Senior Vice President
    NFI Industries
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  • john wagner
    wagner logsitics
    John Wagner Owner and Chief Customer Officer
    Wagner Logistics
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  • Allan Smith
    bcg-logistics
    Allan Smith CEO
    BCG Logistics
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  • Chuck Moyer
    express delivers
    Chuck Moyer CEO
    Express (an LSO Company) and CLDA Board Member
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  • Jeff Thomas
    priotity dispatch
    Jeff Thomas CEO
    Priority Dispatch and CDLA Member
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  • Kelli Saunders
    Morai Logistics
    Kelli Saunders President
    Morai Logistics
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  • Jason Burns
     
    Jason Burns Partner and VP of Business Development
    QCS Logistics and CLDA Board Member
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  • Jon Saunders
    polaris-global-logistics
    Jon Saunders CEO
    Polaris Global Logistics
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  • Maike Sievers
    BLG Logistics
    Maike Sievers Director of Logistics Planning
    Sales and Marketing
    BLG Logistics
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    Maike Sievers has been a leader in the logistics and supply chain field for more than 20 years, both in manufacturing and third party logistics services (3PL). Currently, BLG Logistics’ Director for Engineering, Sales and Marketing, Maike has been instrumental in growing the company’s footprint in the USA after serving as Director of Operations running the Logistics Parts Consolidation Center for BLG customer, Mercedes Benz. Prior to joining BLG, Ms. Sievers served in various leadership roles at BMW Group, Audi and Volkswagen Group, responsible for supply chain concepts in procurement and distribution as well as strategic factory planning. She holds several board positions, including the Alabama Automotive Manufacturing Association and APICS Alabama.

  • Nikhil Sathe
    genpro
    Nikhil Sathe CFO
    GenPro
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  • Kalyan Sakthi
    honda logistics
    Kalyan Sakthi CIO
    Honda Logistics
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  • Kirk Serjeantson
    Dicom
    Kirk Serjeantson CIO
    Dicom Logistics
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Supply Chain Speakers

  • Mike Buseman
    avnet
    Mike Buseman Senior Vice President and Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer
    Avnet
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    As Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer, Mike Buseman is responsible for global warehousing, semiconductor programming, computer and integration center services, operations and global trade compliance. Reporting to CEO Rick Hamada, Mr. Buseman is a member of the Avnet Executive Board and a corporate officer.

    Operating from 48 locations, Avnet’s logistics team provides specialized supply-chain and logistics services to the global electronic components industry. Avnet works with more than 800 suppliers and 100,000 customers in more than 120 countries. Mr. Buseman began his career as a process and manufacturing engineer, and is an accomplished operations and supply chain executive with global experience managing manufacturing and warehouse operations in the electronics manufacturing systems provider space.

    Mr. Buseman joined Avnet in 2013 from Plexus Corp, where he was executive vice president of global manufacturing operations. In this role, he ensured operational, fiscal and customer service execution, continuous improvement of performance metrics, allocation of capital and integration of global operations. Mr. Buseman joined Plexus in 2006 as vice president of global technology, quality and facilities. Prior to Plexus, he was vice president and general manager of operations for contract manufacturer Celestica. He joined Celestica through its 2002 acquisition of Manufacturers’ Services Ltd, where he was director of operations, engineering and technology.

    Mr. Buseman holds a Master of Business Administration from the College of St. Thomas, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from South Dakota State University. updated: December 17, 2014

  • David Wilkins
    Raytheon
    David Wilkins VP of Contracts and Supply Chain
    Raytheon Company
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    M. David Wilkins is vice president of Contracts and Supply Chain for Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

    He was named to the position in March 2010. He is a member of Raytheon’s senior leadership team and participates in the operational management and strategic planning of the company.

    Wilkins is responsible for maintaining an effective risk review process, providing corporatewide policy, direction, training and oversight of Contracts, Supply Chain and Export/Import matters and ensuring that all Raytheon businesses meet acceptable performance standards in these areas. He serves as a principal interface with key government regulators regarding all Contracts, Supply Chain and Export/Import matters, government regulatory policy and oversight. He also develops and implements companywide Supply Chain strategies and key processes. He is responsible for enterprise socio-economic business planning, strategy and compliance relative to Raytheon’s Supply Chain.

    Prior to his corporate leadership role, Wilkins was vice president, Contracts, for Raytheon Network Centric Systems based in McKinney, Texas, after joining the company in January 2002.

    Before joining Raytheon, Wilkins served in a number of positions with increasing responsibility in the aerospace and defense industry, including as a business unit vice president of Contracts at Northrop Grumman Corporation, College Park, Md.; a business unit vice president of Contracts, Supply Chain, and Pricing at the Litton Corporation; as well as a director of Supply Chain Management at Hughes Space and Communications. He has also served as a contracting officer and acquisition analyst at the DoD Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, Calif., and in the Air Force’s Contract Management Division in Anaheim, Calif.

    Wilkins is a member of the Maryland Bar and the American Bar Association. He is also a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) through the National Contract Management Association.

    He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and financial management, and his MBA, from the University of New Mexico (E). He earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Calif. He also graduated from an Executive Graduate Program at Harvard Business School.

  • Tonet Rivera
    mead-johnson
    Tonet Rivera SVP Global Supply Chain
    Mead Johnson Nutrition
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  • Darrell Edwards
    La-Z-Boy
    Darrell Edwards Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer
    La-Z-Boy
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    Darrell Edwards is the Chief Supply Officer and Senior Vice President for La-Z-Boy Incorporated. In this capacity, he leads an operations team composed of approximately 5,000 employees in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, lean engineering, supply chain operations, and research and development. Darrell has been with La-Z-Boy Incorporated for 11 years and has held various positions of increasing responsibility. Before being named to his current post, he was Senior Vice President of Operations, and before that he was Vice President of Manufacturing, additionally, he held the positions of Vice President of La-Z-Boy Tennessee and Vice President of La-Z-Boy South.

    Darrell’s area of expertise includes organizational strategy, leadership, and team building through talent management, specifically in the area of supply chain operations. As one of the lead executives responsible for the implementation of cellular production across La-Z-Boy’s branded manufacturing facilities, he played an integral role in establishing lean initiatives and strategies throughout the company’s production processes. Additionally, Darrell has led business units to achieve national and state recognition for operational excellence, and he is a frequent guest speaker at both national and regional forums.

    Darrell holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a Masters Degree in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.

    Darrell lives in Monroe, Michigan with his wife, Anita. Their daughter, Addison, is a University student.

  • Neil Swartz
    toyota
    Neil Swartz VP & GM - North American Parts Operations
    Toyota Motor
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    Neil Swartz serves as vice president for Toyota’s North American Parts Operations (NAPO). NAPO supports service parts and accessories fulfillment across North American and all export markets where North American-produced vehicles are sold. In this role, Swartz oversees a two-tier supply chain network, procurement, warehouse operations and supply chain strategy. This includes all 16 North American distribution centers and nearly 1,850 team members.

    Prior to his current position, Swartz was the corporate manager of NAPO. Swartz oversaw operations of Toyota’s 10 North American parts distribution centers and headed the national parts operations group.

    Swartz joined Toyota in 1985 as service marketing manager. Since then, he has held numerous service and parts positions including service consulting manager, national dealer development manager and national sales and field operations manager. Swartz has also held corporate strategic planning and administrative positions. Before joining Toyota, he was with American Motors Corporation in its sales and service operations areas.

    Swartz received degrees in automotive technology and business management from Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale, IL. He served as co-chairperson of the SIU Automotive Advisory Board for over 20 years and was named “Outstanding Alumni” in 2006. Neil also serves as a board member for the Torrance-South Bay YMCA and similarly with Golden West College in Huntington Beach.

  • Bennett West
    filtration group
    Bennett West SVP Supply Chain
    Filtration Group
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    Bennett is currently the Senior Vice President Corporate Supply Chain for Filtration Group. His team has responsibility for sourcing, planning, logistics and warehousing across the four divisions of Filtration Group. He is currently leading several major transformational initiatives including a global strategic sourcing project as well as a global network design effort. Filtration Group is a $1B broad line filter manufacturer with applications in air, liquid, gas, hydraulic and medical device filtration.

    Prior to his role at Filtration Group Bennett held partner roles at both Deloitte Consulting and EY Consulting. He was responsible for the sale and delivery of strategic supply chain consulting engagements. Bennett focused on supply chain strategy, sourcing and network design serving all types of manufacturing clients, most recently focused in automotive and consumer products. During this time Bennett held international roles in London and Moscow, delivering consulting projects in more than 20 countries during his tenure at Deloitte and EY.

    In addition to his consulting roles Bennett has held internal supply chain positions at Ford Motor Company and Mondelez.

    Bennett holds a BA from University of Illinois and an MBA from The Ohio State University.

  • Claudia Knowlton-Chike
    Emerald Performance Materials
    Claudia Knowlton-Chike SVP Supply Chain
    Emerald Performance Materials
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  • Jaro Caban
    cargill
    Jaro Caban CPN Supply Chain
    Cargill
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    Jaro graduated with Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1984.

    His career started soon after as a production manager of an automated plant of ZTS in Czechoslovakia producing hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic circuits and components for some major off-road vehicles OEMs (e.g. Caterpillar, Komatsu, etc).

    After a short period of working in Martimex, an import-export Central European trading company, between 1991 and 1992 he was managing a private investment and a local consulting company involved in industrial privatization and manufacturing turnarounds.

    Looking for broadening his business focus he graduated with MBA at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

    Between 1992 and 2002 as a project and senior delivery manager at Deloitte & Touche and Deloitte Consulting he led and implemented multiple operational improvement Supply Chain and Manufacturing focused projects in Europe, USA and Indonesia in the Process, Life Sciences, FMCG, CPG, Discrete and Telecom manufacturing sectors.

    For the next 8 years Jaro had been managing operational changes and leading global corporate supply chain functions as a Manager and Corporate Supply Chain Director at SCA Packaging, Ruukki and Arovit Petfood.

    He started at Provimi in September 2010 as a Vice President Supply Chain reporting to COO of Provimi.

    After acquisition by Cargill in 2011, Jaro continues in a similar global supply chain role leading the global S&OP, supply chain process improvement and micro-ingredients / equipment global supply for Cargill’s CAN (Cargill Animal Nutrition) Enterprise.

    Jaro is married and has two children aged 28 and 24.

  • Wendy Wadas
    Morton Salt
    Wendy Wadas Sr. Director Customer Service & Logistics
    Morton Salt
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  • Sougata Dasgupta
    bloomberg
    Sougata Dasgupta Global Head of Distribution
    Bloomberg
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  • Fred Hartung
    Jabil
    Fred Hartung VP SC Solutions and Global Logistics
    Jabil
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    Fred Hartung is the Vice President of SC Solutions and Logistics  for Jabil Circuit, Inc and is based in Florida.   Fred leads a team that has corporate responsibility for Advanced Planning, Production Scheduling, SC Solutions, SC Tool Development, Inventory Control, SC Design and Optimization, Logistics, Trade Compliance and other functional areas.

    Fred holds a BS degree in marine engineering from the US Merchant Marine Academy and a MBA in finance from the Wharton School. Prior to joining Jabil Circuit in 2005, Fred held positions at Chiquita Brands, AlliedSignal and Solectron.  Before attending graduate school, Fred sailed as a ship’s officer in Sunoco’s oil tanker fleet.

    Fred was born in London and in addition to living in the UK and the USA, he has lived in Cambodia, Italy, Austria and Singapore.

     

  • Barbara Hodel
    caterpillar
    Barbara Hodel Parts Distribution Director
    Caterpillar
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    Barbara Hodel is a global supply chain executive with 25+ years of leadership experience, a history of driving exponential revenue and profit gain through ‘positive disruption,’ and a rare blend of expertise in Fortune 50 supply chain, operations, finance and IT

    She is currently one of Caterpillar Inc.’s most senior executives, leading a worldwide organization of 5,000 and managing an annual spend of more than $1B. Her parts distribution team provides end-to-end supply chain management for 20+ global distribution centers serving more than 2,000 dealer locations around the world.

    Barbara assumed this role in 2010 during a period of rapid expansion and was challenged to improve industry-lagging performance across a number of key metrics. Through a Lean-based process reengineering effort and new investment in facilities and systems, she has transformed the organization into a recognized industry leader in terms of customer service, parts availability and supplier delivery performance. She is now working to further optimize the supply chain through enhanced dealer collaboration and a $100M automation initiative.

    Barbara joined Caterpillar in 1990 and during that time she has worked across numerous divisions, international borders, economic conditions, and functions, gaining an outstanding breadth of experience along with a proven ability to adapt to any situation. Throughout her career, she has driven success through a combination of strategic thinking, effective team leadership and a comprehensive approach to global change management. Her teams are always viewed as true business partners, and their impact is both immediate and sustainable.

    Barbara holds an MBA and a BS in Accounting from Bradley University, and has also studied at Stanford University and the Kellogg School of Business.

  • Deborah Winkleblack
    Claires
    Deborah Winkleblack VP International Logistics & Compliance
    Claire’s
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    Ms. Winkleblack is responsible for International and Domestic Logistics and Transportation (Import, Export, Domestic, and Information Systems), PO Mgmt, Vendor Mgmt., Customs Compliance, Duty Drawback, and Freight Bill Audit.

    Prior to Claire’s, she was with Montgomery Ward in a variety of domestic and international positions. She has been an adjunct facility member at several local colleges, teaching courses in Ocean Freight and Principles of Importing and Exporting.

    She holds a M.B.A., along with a B.S. in Psychology and a certificate in Transportation.

  • Charles Blevins
    dart-container
    Charles Blevins VP Supply Chain
    Dart Container Corporation
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  • Jim Hourigan
    builddirect
    Jim Hourigan COO
    BuildDirect
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    Jim Hourigan is the Chief Operating Officer of BuildDirect, an e-commerce pioneer based in Vancouver, Canada that specializes in the online distribution of building materials and home products.

    Building upon a strong early foundation with A. H. Robins and A.C. Nielsen, Jim's leadership aptitude quickly advanced him into executive positions with a series of consumer and medical device companies that includes Inviro Medical, Medline, and London International.

    Jim's educational credentials include an MBA with a concentration in Operations from the University of Dallas, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York, and the completion of executive education programs at INSEAD University in Paris and Ashridge Business School in London.

    In addition, he's attained CIRM certification through APICS and is the holder of multiple patents related to manufacturing and product design. Jim speaks regularly on leadership and global supply chains and co-authored the book "The Castle" about the challenges/opportunities created by modern ERP business systems.

    Jim also serves on the FedEx Advisory Board, he was appointed in January 2015 for an initial two year term. The board meets to discuss industry trends, supply chain networks, operations research and business opportunities for FedEx.

    Jim is active in the community and is the Chairman of the Board for Kids up Front Canada a charitable organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax that provides access to arts, culture, sports and recreation for underprivileged kids who otherwise would not have the opportunity.

    Jim also serves on the BC Technology Industry Association - COO Council - BCTIA is a not-for-profit organization that supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia.

  • Scott Cameron
    teradyne
    Scott Cameron Director Asia Supply Base Management
    Teradyne
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  • Randy Eck
    intel
    Randy Eck Director of Supply Chain Technology and Solutions
    Intel
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    Randy Eck is the Director of Supply Chain Technology Solutions within the Customer Fulfillment Planning and Logistics Group (CPLG) at Intel Corp. In this role, Randy and his team are responsible for defining CPLG’s technology vision and then developing and deploying the solutions in support of that vision. He also partners with Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IoTG) to bring innovative IOT+ technology to Intel’s supply chain. Prior to his current role, Randy was responsible for Global Transportation and Logistics Outsourcing where he oversaw all transportation and logistics sourcing strategies, procurement and supplier management. Randy is a 22+ year Intel Supply Chain veteran and has also held various roles in Planning, Sales and Marketing Operations and Packaging Engineering. Randy has a BS in Business Management from the University of Oregon and an MS in International Logistics from Georgia Tech.

  • Steve Thompson
    cardinal health
    Steve Thompson Director
    Strategic Solutions for Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services
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    Steve Thompson is Director, Strategic Solutions for Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services. As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he works with healthcare providers and device manufacturers to improve efficiencies and lower costs.

    Since joining Cardinal Health, Thompson has developed customized supply chain solutions for Medical Distribution, Provider and Manufacturer 3PL, Presource Products and Services, and the Pharmaceutical Technologies manufacturing business.

    Thompson builds on more than two decades of supply chain management experience in the automotive sector. He began his career at General Motors (GM) of Canada Ltd and Delphi Automotive Systems, later working in supply chain management and manufacturing with Lear Corporation.

  • Don Jones
    caterpillar
    Don T Jones Director, Global Parts Supply, Quality and Packaging
    Caterpillar
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    Don is the Director of Global Parts Supply, Quality and Packaging for Caterpillar’s Customer & Dealer Support Division. In this role, he manages a department responsible for collaborating with all Caterpillar manufacturing facilities and over 8,500 external suppliers to ensure demand for aftermarket parts is met through world-class performance of the global supply base.

    Jones, who joined Caterpillar in 1988 from Motorola, has held various positions in the areas of international telecommunications, information systems development, supply chain solution implementations, logistics sales and general manager roles. He left Caterpillar in 2004 to own and operate a residential construction corporation, returning to Caterpillar Logistics in 2008 as Global Quality General Manager where he led the company to record levels of quality control. He was named to his current role in 2012 and has since led aftermarket parts supply to record and Best in Class performance. Jones holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science degree in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Georgia Tech.

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Industry Experts

  • Jim Tompkins
    Tompkins International
    Jim Tompkins CEO
    Tompkins International
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    Dr. James A. Tompkins is an international authority on supply chain strategy and operations. As the CEO he provides leadership for Tompkins International. With more than 35 years experience, he holds an insider's view into what makes great companies even better. Jim has written or contributed to more than 30 books, and has been quoted in hundreds of business and industry magazines. He has spoken at thousands of international engagements and received more than 50 awards for his service to the profession. Follow Jim's Twitter account @jimtompkins and connect with him on LinkedIn.

  • Todd Johnson
    JDA
    Todd Johnson CCO
    JDA Software
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    Todd Johnson serves as Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at JDA, where he is responsible for driving customer focus into all aspects of JDA's business. In this role, Todd leads the company's customer strategy, ensuring that JDA develops programs that deliver profitable results for customers, increase their satisfaction and promote customer loyalty.

    As CCO, Todd works cross-functionally to drive customer-focused initiatives that align the company's solutions and engagement models with the strategic needs and values of JDA's customers. This customer-first strategy streamlines and optimizes how customers engage with JDA across all aspects of the customer journey. In tandem, he and his team ensure customers are obtaining the maximum value from their JDA investments, while delivering innovation that drives profitability through a seamless supply chain.

    Todd has been with JDA for 20 years, most recently as Global Vice President of the company's 3PL business unit. He has also held leadership positions in product development, product management, customer support, strategic consulting and sales, where he developed strategic relationships and expanded business with customers across the globe. Prior to JDA, Todd held a variety of positons at Office Depot and several other specialty retailers.

  • Egil Moller Nielsen
    SmartCentres
    Egil Moller Nielsen SVP eCommerce
    SmartCentres
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  • Matt Bernstein
    HubTran
    Matt Bernstein CEO
    HubTran
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    Deep experience in transportation and transportation technology with leadership roles at venture stage businesses and Fortune 500 companies (GE, ArcelorMittal, RR Donnelley, Booz Allen)

  • Tommy Barnes
    project44
    Tommy Barnes President
    project44
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  • Abtin Hamidi
    Cargo Chief
    Abtin Hamidi EVP
    Cargo Chief
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  • Onur Uranli
    Sealed Air
    Onur Uranli Global Director
    Strategic Marketing
    3PL Segment Product Care
    Sealed Air
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    Winning multiple awards, in sales, marketing, and operations, I am a visionary business leader with over 20 years of management experience in business intelligence.

    I help companies improve their cash conversion cycle in the areas of e-commerce fulfillment, global supply chain optimization, third party logistics visibility, sustainable industrial packaging, inventory control and finance.

    With my extensive int’l work & travel experience, I have in-depth knowledge of global trade & markets and keen understanding of int’l business & customs practices on 6 continents.

    With my extraordinary commercial experience and global marketing campaign management skills, I have launched many high impact campaigns.

    As a results-oriented sales & marketing leader, I combine business acumen with innate leadership abilities to recruit, build, and retain top-performing talent with a proven track record of exceeding targets and driving business results across a variety of industries, sectors and global geographies.

    As an adept sales negotiator, I have focused at developing interactive business relationships with C level executives, created strategies with complex global clients, and implemented customized solutions on a global scale.

    I also have specialized and developed skills in: Marketing 3PL, Multimillion Dollar Negotiations; Packaging Systems, End-of-Line Automation; Worldwide Logistics & Supply Chain Management; Solutions Based Consultative Sales in Retail, CPG, Hi-Tech, Aerospace and Healthcare Verticals; Global E-commerce & Technology in Order Fulfillment, End-to-End Contract Logistics; Vendor Consolidation; Supplier/Purchase Order Mgt.; AOP Budget Administration and P&L Mgt.

    As a former Merchant Maritime Captain, I am intrigued by innovation and opportunities for growth. I am willing to travel & relocate to utilize self-intellectual capital in Commercial Marketing Management. Board Member of ATC, TABA, TACCI, TCC, US Chamber of Commerce.

    Twitter: @onuranli

  • Matt Yearling
    PINC
    Matt Yearling President & CEO
    PINC solutions
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  • John Anderson
    greenbriar
    John Anderson Advisory Director
    Greenbriar Equity
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    Mr. Anderson joined Greenbriar in 2011. Prior to joining Greenbriar he was a Managing Director with Fenway Partners where he founded and co-led the Transportation and Logistics investment practice. Before joining Fenway, Mr. Anderson was Executive VP with two railroads, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and CSX Transportation, and was a partner with McKinsey & Co.

    • Current Portfolio Company Involvement
    • Lazer Spot, Inc.
    • SEKO Logistics
    • Transplace Holdings
    • World Freight Company International
    • Education
    • Stanford University, BS
    • Harvard Business School, MBA

     

  • Drew McElroy
    Transfix
    Drew McElroy CEO and Co-Founder
    Transfix
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  • Ben Braverman
    flexport
    Ben Braverman CRO
    Flexport
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    Ben Braverman is the Chief Revenue officer at Flexport. He leads a team of international trade consultants to provide freight solutions that offer supply chain visibility. Before joining Flexport, Ben served as URX's Head of Growth where he generated revenue requisite for $12M in Series A funding less than 6 months post-launch. Ben previously led Heyzap's publisher SDK sales team where he increased network size 40x annually and achieved profitability. He co-founded SaaS authentication service FortKnock after attending Vassar College.

  • Dave Gardner
    Nulogy
    Dave Gardner Consultant
    Nulogy
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  • Percy Stocker
    Ubimax
    Percy Stocker Managing Director
    Ubimax
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    Ubimax Co-Founder Percy Stocker is passionate by driving market adoption for innovative products while ensuring a companie's internal operational excellence. Percy has more than 10 years of work experience in professional services and consulting. He holds an information management diploma (Diplom-Informatiker) from the Technical University of Munich. Before funding Ubimax, Percy worked several years for Arthur D. Little as an IT strategy consultant with focus on technology innovation management and R&D organization and performance. During his professional career Percy also worked several years for SAP SE as interim manager within a program setup to ensure fast market adoption of SAP’s innovative in-memory database HANA.

  • Steve Banker
    arc-advisory
    Steve Banker Supply Chain Services Director
    ARC Advisory Group
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    Steve heads up the Supply Chain & Logistics consulting team at ARC. Steve has authored many market research and strategy reports and has managed consulting projects for manufacturers, retailers, software providers, and venture capital firms.

    Steve's technology focus areas include transportation management, managed transportation services, warehouse management, and supply chain planning.

    At ARC, Steve has been covering supply chain technologies since 1996. He is one of the best known industry analysts covering supply chain management and a frequent speaker at industry events. He has been widely quoted in trade publications covering logistics, material handling, and supply chain management and has had his articles published inSupply Chain Management Review. In recognition of his contribution to the supply chain and logistics field, Steve was selected as a 'Pro to Know' by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. Steve has a column in Forbes.com covering sustainability and transportation and writes the Monday column in Logistics Viewpoints.

    Steve's research includes ROI analysis of a variety of supply chain applications and 3PL services, benchmarking, and best practice reports. He has aided users in supplier and consultant selections, and suppliers with acquisitions and product roadmaps. Prior to joining ARC, he was a Professor at Stonehill College and Pennsylvania State University.

    Steve holds an MBA from Babson College and a Ph.D from Indiana University.

    Connect with me - www.linkedin.com/in/stevebanker

  • Inna Kuznetsova
    INTTRA
    Inna Kuznetsova President
    INTTRA Marketplace
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    Inna Kuznetsova is President of the INTTRA Marketplace business. She provides strategic direction and leadership for INTTRA’s e-shipping platform and global network, and is responsible for INTTRA's solution offerings, network growth and global service delivery organization.

    Inna comes to INTTRA with an extensive background in global logistics services and enterprise technology solutions. Before joining INTTRA, she served as the Chief Commercial Officer and executive board member of CEVA Logistics, heading the global sales, marketing and solution design organizations. Prior to CEVA, Inna spent 19 years at IBM, where she held a number of executive positions in sales, business development and marketing, focused on growth areas of the business. In her role she was the Vice-President, Marketing & Sales Enablement, IBM Systems Software and prior to that was head of the IBM Linux business.

    Inna also serves on the board of Sage Group (FTSE 100), the leading provider of business management software to small medium businesses, as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Moscow State University, Russia, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

  • Jett McCandless
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    Jett McCandless CEO
    CarrierDirect
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    Jett McCandless has been in the transportation industry for almost two decades, working with both asset and non-asset companies across the U.S. He got started in Portland, working graveyard with Roadway to pay his way through college. As he made his way through various roles at Roadway, he landed a position in sales at Yellow Freight in Phoenix and went on to manage the Wal-Mart account. In that role they won many awards, including Carrier of the Year for Wal-Mart.

    After Yellow Freight, Jett went on to a non-asset third-party logistics company. This company was known for hyper-growth in the LTL brokerage space, and the company was a three-time Inc. 500 Award winner during his time there. After becoming a Principal and Executive Vice President in the Company, Jett left to take what he learned and help other companies achieve great results.

    Now at CarrierDirect, Jett is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and working with other executives in the transportation industry to help them grow their businesses. He’s selective about who he works with on their businesses, but enjoys helping good companies become great with the right strategies.

  • Ben Gordon
    bgsa
    Ben Gordon Managing Director
    BGSA
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    Benjamin Gordon is founder and Managing Partner of BG Strategic Advisors. Clients include a range of leading companies from Wall Street, venture capital, and the supply chain industry. Benjamin is responsible for leading key client engagements and setting the direction of the firm.

    Prior to founding BG Strategic Advisors, Benjamin founded 3PLex, the Internet solution enabling third-party logistics companies to automate their business. Benjamin raised $28 million from blue-chip investors including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, BancBoston Ventures, CNF, and Ionian. He generated 3PLex feature stories in the New York Times, Business Week, ABC, Journal of Commerce, Lehrer News Hour, and other media. Benjamin recruited a CEO in late 2000 and formed BG Strategic Advisors the following year. 3PLex has since been sold to Maersk.

    Prior to 3PLex, Benjamin led strategy projects in transportation and technology at Mercer Management Consulting, where he developed one of the first e-marketplace strategies for a logistics client. Previously, Benjamin worked with the CEO of Automotive Management, Inc. (AMI) to grow its logistics operations. Benjamin also worked as a venture capitalist with the BRM Group, where he assessed business-to-business e-commerce companies.

    Benjamin is an active civic leader who is committed to giving back to the community. As founder and chairman of GesherCity, he has boosted young adult volunteerism in the greater Boston area. In three years, the organization has grown to over 2,000 members in five locations.

    Benjamin received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College.

  • Valerie Bonebrake
    Tompkins International
    Valerie Bonebrake SVP
    Tompkins International
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    Valerie Bonebrake has more than 25 years of industry experience in logistics services. She has worked with an array of companies and industries in North America and across the globe. She also has been recognized by Ingram Magazine as one of the Top Ten Female Executives in Kansas, and was a 2010 recipient of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know award. Valerie was co-founder of YRC Worldwide subsidiary Meridian IQ (now MIQ Logistics), a global third party logistics company, where she served as EVP/COO. Valerie spent 19 years at Ryder Systems, Inc., in various leadership roles of increasing responsibility in the company's supply chain solutions segment. Valerie holds a M.S. in International Logistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Kelly Reed
    Tompkins International
    Kelly Reed Executive Vice President, Material Handling Integration
    Tompkins International
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    Kelly Reed is a "veteran" supply chain authority in every sense of the word. A 2014 recipient of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know award and a 2014 MHI Roundtable member. Kelly has more than 30 years experience in Supply Chan Management, Distribution Center design and material handling systems integration, warehouse control system design and implementation, and system life cycle support. He has worked extensively with many public, private, and government businesses to improve their supply chain planning, execution, and warehouse operations. Prior to joining Tompkins International, Kelly served in the U.S. Marine Corps in a variety of supply chain leadership positions. He received his B.S. in Business Administration at Ohio State University and his M.S. in Information Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School.

  • Michele Carroll
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    Michele Carroll President
    Carrollco Marketing Services
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    After a corporate career spanning field sales to marketing leadership of multi-billion dollar international logistics leaders (Sea-Land, Itel Rail, Emery Worldwide), Michele Carroll founded Carrollco Marketing Services in 1993. Marketing lead for Eclipse Group, the supply chain consultancy named 'Fastest Growing in Silicon Valley,' and RFID innovator, Intelleflex, then a leading advisor to Ireland's global trade board, Michele has been on the forefront of business innovation for decades.

    Her marketing teams have won industry recognition and awards including the 'Reggie' for sales impact and 'Best in the West' for advertising. 2012-14 Sponsorship Lead and Chair of Innovation Summit, 2008-2011 president of the San Francisco Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Global CSCMP advisor in multiple capacities, member of the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), former president of Women in Logistics (WIL) and resident of the Jacob International Center outside San Francisco. Michele has an International MBA from the University of South Carolina and BA with honors from Furman University. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, she serves on the Sector Leadership for Global Trade & Logistics for Doing What Matters' initative for the region, as an Advisor to the College of Alameda and on the Board of Trustees for the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church.

    Michele on LinkedIn

  • Michael Solomon
    Kronos
    Michael Solomon Director - Enterprise Sales - West
    Kronos
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Cathy Morrow Roberson
    Logistics Trends
    Cathy Morrow Roberson Founder & Head Analyst
    Logistics Trends & Insights
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    Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Logistics Trends & Insights LLC provides customized logistics research and consulting services utilizing a global network of trusted and experienced analysts.

    Founder and Head Analyst, Cathy Morrow Roberson, has over 15 years of experience in the logistics market including ten years with UPS Supply Chain and several years with specialized consulting firms. Besides being quoted in publications such as Wall Street Journal and the Journal of Commerce, Cathy also has published numerous articles in such publications as Air Cargo World, CIO Review and Baltic Transport Journal.

    A big fan of all things supply chain, Cathy has a particular interest in e-commerce, cold chain logistics, air and ocean freight, freight forwarding and industry-specific logistics.

  • Mark Nix
    Cloud Logistics
    Mark Nix CEO
    Cloud Logistics
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Joe Lynch
    Logistics-Of-Logistics
    Joe Lynch 3PL Sales Coach & Owner
    Logistics of Logistics
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Richard Sharpe
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    Richard Sharpe CEO
    Competitive Insights
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    Richard Sharpe is the CEO of Competitive Insights, LLC. Competitive Insights (CI) is a leader in providing Integrated Business Planning (IBP) solutions that transform large volumes of disparate transactional data (Big Data) into specific, fact based operational insights. These insights are used to create cross-functional strategies that drive profit performance improvements.

    CI’s IBP solutions provide specific and precise Cost To Serve and Profit measurements by Customer and SKU. These measurements are also the basis for developing supply chain risk mitigation strategies that help protect the enterprise’s ability to generate profits. Competitive Insights was designated a 2014 Gartner Cool Vendor in Supply Chain Management.

    As an industry leader for the 25 years, Richard is a frequent speaker at national gatherings and industry related forums. He actively promotes the collaborative power of integrated supply chain, sales, finance and marketing created strategies. With most companies still working with “siloed data” Richard challenges executives to consider the role of IBP in gaining competitive advantage.

    Richard is a lecturer in Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business and the Industrial & Systems Engineering Executive Development Programs.

    Richard writes the DC Velocity blog on Analytics and Big Data and has authored articles in national publications including co-authoring an article in DC Velocity on Supply Chain Risk Management. Richard has also been designated as a “Rainmaker” by the same publication.

    Richard is a founding member of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), a non-profit consortium of 26 supply chain professional organizations serving Disaster Relief Agencies in times of crisis.

    Prior to Competitive Insights, Richard was President of CAPS Logistics, Inc. CAPS pioneered supply chain optimization solutions which were adopted by 15% of the Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

    Richard received his MS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology while doing graduate work for the U.S. Navy – Atlantic Fleet. He earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida.

    Richard was inducted into the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni as part of the Engineering Hall of Fame and The Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni of Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Bob Sabath
    Sabath
    Bob Sabath President
    Sabath Consulting
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Alan Todd
    corpu
    Alan Todd CEO
    CorpU
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    Alan Todd is CEO of CorpU.

    A pioneer in the field of corporate learning, Alan has served as Chairman, CEO and co-founder of KnowledgePlanet, a company that helped launch the online learning revolution. The company grew to serve millions of people in over 150 countries and amassed more than $150 million in value.

    Alan was named Inc. Magazine / Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for High Technology in the late ‘90s. More recently, he was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett to the Higher Education Commission, charged with improving college access and affordability for commonwealth residents.

    Alan is a founding member and trustee of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, the first private non-profit university in Pennsylvania established in over 100 years. He also serves as a Wharton entrepreneur-in-residence and education entrepreneurship adviser at the Penn Graduate School of Education.

    He is a member of the Education Innovation Advisory Board at Arizona State University and a member of the board of advisors of Penn NEST - Networking Education Entrepreneurs for Social Transformation - based at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been a trustee at Dickinson College, on the Business Advisory Board at Pennsylvania State University and Messiah College, and has acted as an education advisor to the Saudi royal family.

    Alan completed his doctoral coursework and holds a master's degree from The University of Pennsylvania.

  • Cynthia Kalina Kaminsky
    ProcessStrategySolutions
    Cynthia Kalina-Kaminsky Ph.D. President
    Process & Strategy Solutions, PLLC
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    Mixing industry experience, her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a specialization in Management, Cynthia consults and advises in operational, supply chain, and business transformation. Since 2001, Process & Strategy has helped organizations gain competitive standing through strategic alignment tied into effective process innovation. As the President of Process & Strategy, she continues as she began, working to make factories and organizations globally competitive through alignment not only of strategy and process, but also people and practices.

    To keep her tool set current, she works with academic teams and global programs. Cynthia is currently working with The University of Massachusetts – Boston and MIT. She also holds a strategic alliance with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a U.S. federal agency, as an Enterprise Development Network (EDN) loan originator enabling bilateral SME business expansion between the U.S. and developing countries.

    Cynthia trains the APICS certification curriculum to industry professionals in supply chain and operations management; previously headed the Entrepreneurship Program at The University of Texas-Arlington; was the Commercialization Manager for the Automation & Robotics Research Institute; worked in industry as a manufacturing and process engineer, and has taught in various university Colleges of Business and Colleges of Engineering. She currently trains government personnel in industry manufacturing techniques, methodologies, and tools sets as a Professor of Industrial Manufacturing and Supply Chain Project Management at the Defense Acquisition University.

    Cynthia received her B.S. and M.S. in engineering from The University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. She holds certification as a CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management), a CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), SCOR-P (Supply Chain Organizations Reference-Model Professional), a Yellow Belt in Six Sigma, and Level III certification in Production, Quality, and Manufacturing from DAU.

    Please link in with her and her network of supply chain and operations professionals at http://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthiakalinakaminsky

  • PJ Shelton
    DWM
    PJ Shelton Deputy Sector Navigator
    Global Trade & Logistics
    Doing What Matters
    View Bio

    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Marc Heeren
    Lanetix
    Marc J. Heeren VP & GM
    Lanetix
    View Bio

    As Vice President and GM of Lanetix EMEA, based in The Hague, The Netherlands, Marc is responsible for Lanetix sales and operations in Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

    Prior to joining Lanetix, Marc was with the Maersk group, where he held various commercial leadership and supply chain management positions. In his most recent role, Marc was globally responsible for the performance and transition of Damco’s Consultancy and Solution Sales functions.

    Before his position in Damco’s HQ in The Hague, Marc led the Strategic Sales function North America and was with Maersk-logistics in Copenhagen, heading up global Supply Chain Operations.

    Prior to his positions with the Maersk Group he was with P&O Nedlloyd, where held several managerial positions in business development, sales and marketing and started ScalePoint in the Benelux.

    Marc commenced his career with IBM’s Global Services organization, located in Amsterdam, where he managed several planning departments, was a logistics consultant and started as a management trainee.

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Industry Endorsements & Testimonials For 3PL Summit

  • loadsmart

    "Fantastic opportunity to meet with industry peers to learn about and discuss relevant issues. Will be back!"

    - Mark Gurevich, Business Development Manager, LoadSmart
  • APL Logistics

    "Good networking forum"

    - Gail Paepke, Director, Technology Solutions, APL Logistics
  • unishippers

    "The 3PL Summit was a great opportuinty to sharpen yoour saw and network within the industry to acquire new ideas and forsee the future in the transportation world."

    - Jeff Williams, VP Corporate Accounts, Unishippers
  • Redwood Logistics

    "Great emphasis on emerging technology"

    - Steve Wilson, VP Logistics Engineering, Redwood Logistics
  • groupon

    "Great event for networking with other industry professionals & learning about some emerging trends in the supply chain space"

    - Vikram Subramanian, Director - Supply Chain, Groupon
  • Genpro

    "As usual great opportunity to network with the best in our industry. Always a great opportunity to listen to thought leaders. Overall an excellent event. This is my 12th consecutive EFT conference this year."

    - Nikhil Sathe, CFO, Genpro
  • Dart Container Corporation

    "I thought the conference was very informative.  It was interesting to hear how other companies are addressing similar issues."

    - Edward Goetting, Director, Sales & Operations Planning, Dart Container Corporation
  • BuildDirect

    "The conference for me was a great opportunity to see and participate in some informative sessions with some of the leading 3PLs in the industry. The conference was also great to meet and reconnect with colleagues devoted to improving supply chains."

    - Jim Hourigan, COO, BuildDirect.com
  • spartanlogistics

    "Really good opportunity meet other senior professionals in our industry"

    - Steve Harmon, President, Spartan Logistics
  • Con-way Multimodal

    "The event was had an intimate feel that worked well for networking. The 1-1 meeting I participated in went well and have potential to produce new clients for my company."

    - Mike Friedly, Director Business Development, Con-way Multimodal
  • Worldwide Express

    "The event was well organized, with an outstanding venue and speakers. I found the sessions most informative and educational. Thoroughly enjoyed the event."

    - Nancy Marino, Partner, Columbus Consulting

2016 Sponsors

Charter Sponsor

  • JDA

Gold Sponsor

  • project44

Silver Sponsors

  • Echo
  • HCL-sq
  • Kronos-sq
  • Nulogy
  • Sealed-Air
  • syncreon

Bronze Sponsors

  • HubTran
  • Lanetix
  • PINC
  • RevenovaTMS

Lanyard Sponsor

Delegate Bag Sponsor

  • DICOM

Exhibition & Meetings Sponsors

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Sophie Farrow

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Sarah Reynolds

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