LogiMed USA 2019

March 19 - 21, 2019

Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

LogiMed Speakers

Chris Holt
Leader, Global Healthcare
Amazon

Chris Holt is currently the leader of Global Healthcare for Amazon Business. 

Amazon Business is a marketplace that combines the selection, convenience and value customers have come to know and love from Amazon, with new features and unique benefits tailored to businesses. Launched in April 2015, Amazon Business generated more than a billion dollars in sales its first year. Now, Amazon Business is innovating how healthcare organizations source and purchase products to improve supply chain efficiency, simplify contract administration, and make comparison shopping easy. Healthcare organizations have access to hundreds of millions of products – everything from IT and medical equipment to janitorial/sanitation and food service supplies. 

Chris Holt brings more than 25 years of global healthcare supply chain innovation to the Amazon team. He began his career in supply chain strategy consulting with Ernst & Young. He then joined UPS where he helped establish the company’s Healthcare vertical. Chris has extensive international experience in healthcare having led the China business for Cardinal Health and subsequently serving as CEO of Chinese medical product supplier Tiger Medical. Most recently, he led Business Ventures for Vizient, the US' largest healthcare group purchasing organization, where he oversaw $10 billion of non-profit hospital spend.  

Chris and his wife and their three children reside in Seattle, WA.  

John L. Wright
VP Supply Chain/Support Services, Supply Chain Organization
Intermountain Healthcare

John is a healthcare supply chain professional with over 25 years of experience including various management roles with both provider and supplier organizations.  His resume includes time spent with INOVA Health System, Cardinal Health, Bon Secours Health System, MedStar Health, and since October 2017 as the Vice President Supply Chain and Support Services for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT.  

John has a proven record of providing vision and leadership for enterprise wide supply chain solutions. He continually challenges the status quo and seeks industry leading methods to ensure the highest quality materials and services are obtained at the lowest cost.  John strives to establish standards of excellence through process redesign, to develop systems and metrics to measure financial and operational performance, and to foster strategic internal and external alliances. He values stakeholder input and collaborates with supply chain leaders to achieve exceptional employee engagement resulting in world class interactions for clinical staff, physicians and business partners.  John was a participant in AHRMM’s inaugural Healthcare Supply Chain Institute program, has served on several industry advisory boards and is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech University where he earned his bachelor’s degree with Summa Cum Laude honors and his Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Kevin Thompson
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Sharp HealthCare

Kevin Thompson is the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego. He is responsible for supply chain management, including contracting, procurement, distribution, and administrative services. In his previous role, Kevin served as the Chief Financial Officer at Sharp Metropolitan Medical Center for sixteen years.

Terry Skinner
Regional Dir., Supply Chain Customer Solutions
J&J Medical Devices
Richard Beach
Asst. VP of Logistics & Materials Management
Intermountain Healthcare
William Mosser
VP, Supply Chain Services
Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady Health Systems
Bill Mosser is Vice President Supply Chain Services at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. FMOLHS is comprised of five hospitals and many non-acute care entities with $600 million in annual supply and services spend. Prior to joining FMOLHS, Bill served in similar roles at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia, PA, and Lehigh Valley Health System in Allentown, PA. He has served in healthcare supply chain and information systems leadership and consulting roles for 25 years, with extensive involvement in EHCR, SMI, AHRMM, and other industry groups. He started his career and served 17 years in Information Systems and Supply Chain leadership roles at Mack Trucks, Inc.  
Rob Sobie
Worldwide VP & GM
BD

Rob Sobie is the Worldwide Vice President & GM of the Becton Dickinson (BD) Pyxis Supply Solutions division in San Diego, CA. Rob has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare supply chain management.  

Those who know Rob recognize that he is a technology zealot with a passion for improving healthcare through product and process improvements. Considered an industry leader in our space, Rob has spent his career in healthcare distribution, informatics and automation. Rob is here to share his powerful message of how healthcare change, not just reform, is the only way to preserve our future and the futures of the generations to come. 

Prior to joining Becton Dickinson, Rob served as the Executive Vice President of Healthcare Solutions for InterMetro, an Emerson Electric company leading the company’s Sales, global Marketing efforts and automation strategies. He has served in leadership roles at Pyxis, Cardinal Health and CareFusion. Rob is known in the industry as a proven visionary leader with demonstrated innovative ideas, which he attributes to his firsthand experience, blue collar upbringing and daily input from his wife, a tenured trauma nurse. 

Rob received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and his Master’s from the School of Hard Knocks. 

Alan McQueen
Director, Supply Chain Logistics/Supply Chain Distribution
BJC Healthcare

Alan McQueen is the Director of Supply Chain Logistics and Distribution at BJC Healthcare. Previously, he served as Chief, Air Force Services Enlisted Assignments. 

Don Williams
Director, Sterile Processing
Kaiser Permanente NW
Chris McCall
Head of Supply Chain
Grifols

Chris McCall is the Head of SCM for Global NAT and Americas Immunohematology Products since joining the Novartis Diagnostics business unit in 2012. He has responsibility for global inventory management, distribution and logistics. He has managed through the acquisition by and transition into Grifols, has overseen the complete rearchitecting of cold packaging solutions and driven a 37% reduction in cost to deliver products across to customers, and managed over the expansion of volumes in Asia and the introduction of new products into to the Grifols product suite. Prior to his current role, Chris had roles as Head of Supply Chain at Thoratec (now part of St. Jude Medical) and at Insound Medical, which made groundbreaking technologies in the hearing aids. These followed roles in supply chain and manufacturing at Intel Corporation and management consulting at PRTM (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Tony holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

David Marcelletti
Vice Chair, Supply Chain
Mayo Clinic

Dave Marcelletti has more than 20 years of Healthcare Supply Chain experience. As Vice Chair of Supply Chain Operational Excellence, Dave has oversight for enterprise-wide SCM operations for Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Clinic Health System. The Mayo Clinic Supply Chain acquires more than $4 billion in supplies, purchased services, and capital medical equipment annually. Mayo Clinic is an owner, member and service provider of CAPTIS (formerly known as the Upper Midwest Consolidated Services Center).

Consisting of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Mayo inspires hope and contributes to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research. The Mayo Supply Chain Operations supports and manages supplies and services for more than 22 acute care hospitals and 130 practice sites. In 2017, Mayo Clinic Supply Chain Management was ranked #2 by Gartner for having one of the top performing supply chains in the Healthcare sector (2015 – First healthcare provider to be ranked #1; recognized since 2009 and placed in the Top 5 each year since 2011). Mayo’s performance was compared to manufacturers, distributors, pharmaceutical companies, and other healthcare providers. This was the first year a healthcare provider has claimed the top position in Gartner’s annual ranking.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Marcelletti served as Director of Supply Chain for Medline Industries, Inc. Medline is the nation’s largest privately held medical supply manufacturer and distributor based in Chicago Illinois. As Director of Supply chain, for more than 12 years (21 year career at Medline) Dave’s leadership helped Medline grow from a $1.0 billion dollar national organization to a $9 billion global organization with purchases totaling more than $60 million/week (2015). Earlier in his Medline career, Dave played a key role in the IT organization bringing leadership and subject matter expertise to the manufacturing, distribution and analytic SAP systems across the enterprise.

Mr. Marcelletti began his career in Chicago with Accenture as an application systems programming/technology consultant for Distribution and Manufacturing. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business in 1988 from the Indiana University School of Business and received his Masters of Business Administration in 1991 from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Erich R. Heneke
Director - Business Integrity & Continuity, Supply Chain Management
Mayo Clinic

Erich Heneke is currently Director of Business Integrity and Continuity in Mayo Clinic’s Supply Chain Management (SCM).  His financial emphasis is in Enterprise & Supplier Risk Management, Audit/Controls and Financial Planning & Analysis.  Erich has worked in Mayo SCM for 11 years, focusing his efforts on sound SCM controls, fraud prevention/detection, accuracy of balance sheet accounting and other controls related work, including Mayo’s voluntary Sox compliance.

During his time at Mayo, Erich and his team have completed several projects addressing proper controls with Supply Chain, including:  development of an award-winning credit card risk scoring platform, completion of a segregation of duties project mapping employees’ accesses across multiple applications, detection of several types of overpayments to vendors – including detection, collection and prevention of future leakage, automated management of pharmaceutical pricing and several other initiatives.

Ivan Lai
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain
Stryker

Currently the Director of Global Supply Chain at Stryker Neurovascular, Ivan is leading the organization through supply chain transformation, where they implemented a comprehensive IBP process with a fully integrated Product Lifecycle Management process. Prior to Stryker, Ivan held leadership positions in St. Jude Medical and Abbott Vascular, where he led major initiatives as the leader of Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Operations and Planning. Ivan also held leadership position at Biosense Webster (a Johnson & Johnson Company) in Planning, Materials and Supply Chain Strategy. Prior to Biosense Webster, Ivan was a Supply Chain Management Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, implementing several Advanced Planning Systems solutions. Ivan has an MBA from UCLA Anderson, a Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Amy Webb
Corporate Director, Supply Chain Services
FMOL Health System

Amy Webb is the Corporate Director of Supply Chain at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. She is responsible for Logistics One, self-distribution organization, as well as clinical contracting of surgical and clinical commodities.  Amy has twenty five years of supply chain leadership experience in healthcare. Prior to her current role, she led Purchasing, Hospital Logistics Supply Chain, Process Improvement, and MMIS teams.  Additionally, she led multiple supply chain system implementations and successfully centralized supply chain as a shared service. 

Dave Malenfant
Director, Outreach & Partnerships
Texas Christian University

M. Dave Malenfant is currently Executive Vice President of Industry Liaison and Talent Development for the BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance). He also serves as Director and oversees the Advisory Board for the Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Texas Christian University. Dave is responsible for driving Industry relations in the Biotech, Biopharma Supply Chain for the BSMA. Prior to this appointment, Dave served on the Advisory Board for the BSMA from its inception. With a passion for talent development and career planning, Dave has helped both the BSMA and the Center for Supply Chain Innovation drive Young Professional career development and mentoring programs for students. Prior to joining the BSMA and TCU, Dave spent over 30 years in a variety of industry roles. As an entrepreneur, Dave was Co-founder and President of Signature Consultants, Inc., (1973) a business, finance, and economic consulting firm that he ultimately sold in 1993. He created and operated a variety of other businesses that are still profitable in Canada today. In 1993, Dave joined Alcon Laboratories where he steadily advanced through leadership roles such as Purchasing Manager, Materials Operation Manager, and Global Supply Chain Director before becoming the Vice President of Global Supply Chain in 2005. In this role, Dave provided strategic direction for the company’s Global Supply Chain initiatives and created global centers of excellence for Purchasing, Distribution, Transportation, Customer Service, Sales and Operations Management, Data Management, Graphic Design and Artwork Development, and Product Launches. Dave retired from Alcon in 2014. Dave is recognized for the creative development of standardized systems and business processes, and for developing enabling technology throughout the entire supply chain. During his career, Dave has implemented over 30 different computer systems – WMS, ERP, Finite Scheduling, Product Launch, and Order Entry, among others. Dave is past Chairman of the Supply Chain Council and past member of the Executive Committee of NASSTRAC Given his vast knowledge of the end-to-end, integrated supply chain, Dave is a frequent speaker on Global Supply Chain Trends. He has consistently demonstrated his passion for Supply Chain management, developing talent, and the need to advance Supply Chain theory and innovation throughout a variety of industries.

Stacey Tapler
Director, Logistics
B. Braun Medical
Stacey has 25 years of logistics experience, with a focus on transportation and distribution. She has been with B. Braun Medical Inc. since 2009 and her responsibilities include the management of all U.S. distribution centers, transportation and U.S. customs compliance. Her focus is on exceeding customers’ expectations, while striving for operational excellence. Stacey earned a Bachelor of Science in Logistics from Penn State University and an MBA from DeSales University.

Mary Rindo
SR HR, Business Partner, Supply Chain
GE Healthcare

Mary Rindo is currently the Senior HR executive for the GE Healthcare Global Supply Chain Function.  Mary returned to GE’s Healthcare division from GE’s Oil & Gas business, where she held roles as Senior HR executive for the global Engineering function, and then added Supply Chain and Information Technologies to her remit.  Mary started with the Healthcare division, where she held roles as Senior HR executive for the Medical Diagnostics business based in London, UK and the Life Care Solutions business based in Madison, WI.  Mary brings 20+ years of HR experience to this role, and has deep experience with leadership development, coaching for change, culture integrations, and organizational functionality and design.  Prior to joining GE in 2003, she held various HR and business leadership roles in financial services, as well HR leadership in a successful start-up company. 

Karl L. Wright
Director, Supply Chain Services
Salem Health

Karl Wright is the Director of Supply Chain Services for Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics, Salem Oregon. He has over 28 years of healthcare supply chain experience and specializes in Kaizen Lean methodology, contracting, inventory management and healthcare logistics. Karl joined Salem Health in 2013 and previously worked as a Materials Director for Community Health Systems, and also as a Multi-hospital Materials Operations Manager at Intermountain Healthcare. Karl was an early developer of Value Analysis principles and methodology during the 1990’s, some of which was published in Materials Management in Healthcare magazine.  

Karl concurrently served 33 years in the US Army and Army National Guard, deploying and serving around the world in combat and humanitarian missions in support of US domestic and foreign policy initiatives and the needs of local populations.

He is a graduate from the University of Utah with a BS degree in economics, an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix, and a Masters of strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.


Clarice Nist
Director, Sales Logistics
Zimmer-Biomet

Clarice Nist has 18 years experience working in the medical device industry.  During her time at Zimmer Biomet she has held leadership positions in Sourcing, IT, Distribution and Sales Logistics.  She managed multiple IT system projects including an SAP implementation in Australia/New Zealand, an inventory tracking system for the US field, and a system integration during the Zimmer and Biomet merger.  She also lead multiple distribution warehouse transfers and a managed 3 warehouses in North America with a staff of 300+ team members.  Currently she is part of the Sales Logistic leadership team and manages a portfolio of projects related to system and process changes.

Clarice holds a Bachelors Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.  In addition she holds professional certifications as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).


Rick Desmarais
Director Global JJOS Deployment Leader
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems

Rick Desmarais has been a strong Lean Thinking advocate during his 25 years of Supply Chain experience. Rick started his J&J career as a Manufacturing manager that opened a new plant in Switzerland. He was also the pilot operating company to distribute products from J&J’s new European DC in Belgium. After returning to the US, he managed multiple Distribution Centers for the Global Orthopedics franchise. Most recently, Rick has assumed a leadership role in the new Lean Center of Excellence for J&J. Rick is a certified 6 Sigma Green Belt and Lean Black Belt and has recently achieved Master Black Belt certification.

Mike Hurley
Director, US Distribution Programs, Global Supply Chain
GE Healthcare

Proven business leader with demonstrated results in supply chain innovation, network optimization, solution delivery and strategic selling. Comprehensive background in strategy, marketing, supply chain and commercial management. Unique combination of experience in the B2C, consulting, and B2B space. Broad healthcare experience across manufacturing and distribution encompassing pharmaceutical, med-surg supply, and medical device industries. Provides vision, education and focus to teams in order to resolve complex business problems and capture rewarding opportunities. Leads across internal functions and external trading partners to build innovative end-to-end solutions.

In his current role as Director, US Distribution Programs, Global Supply Chain at GE Healthcare, Mike prescribes and delivers the optimal and most cost-effective distribution strategy for GE product lines to IDN health systems with keen focus on the rapidly evolving US healthcare marketplace. He works directly with customer/Health System Supply Chain leadership to understand their needs, frame joint innovations, and collaboratively manage implementation. 

Aaron Castillo
Director, Internal Supply Planning
Penumbra, Inc.

Aaron Castillo is the Director of Internal Supply Planning at Penumbra, Inc., a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies.

Since joining Penumbra in 2008, Aaron has gained a thorough understanding of manufacturing, operations and supply chain and his proven track record has given him increased responsibility over the years.  Aaron is currently responsible for supplying Penumbra products to customers around the world.

Aaron lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two kids. He has a B.S. in Industrial & System Engineering from Texas A&M University and is APICS CPIM certified. 



Arun Kumar
Director, Operations
Dexcom
Arun Kumar serves as Director of Operations at Dexcom and has global responsibility for warehousing, logistics and distribution. He has broad executive experience in supply chain, service and customer operations from leading brands such as Stella & Dot, Amazon and L.G. Electronics. From 2003 to 2009, he led multiple roles at Dell, Inc. as the Executive Director of Global Operations, Logistics and Fulfillment. As Managing Director at FedEx, from 1995 to 2000, he was responsible for launching FedEx Operations in India as a direct served country and held P&L responsibility for Indian subcontinent. In addition, he served as the Managing Director of FedEx National Hub Operations based in Memphis, TN. Arun has a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA, USA.
Dan Kavanagh
Executive Director Operations & Information Technology
Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Dan Kavanagh is an Executive Director for Omron Healthcare. Omron Healthcare is a division of Omron Corporation (a Japanese company) and is dedicated to creating a world without heart attacks or strokes. Dan has responsibility over both IT and Supply Chain Management in the Americas region. His career in SCM started 4 years ago at Omron when he was asked to assume responsibility of that department in addition to his IT responsibilities. The SCM functions he's responsible for include Demand Planning, Purchasing, Inventory Optimization, Logistics and Customer Operations. His IT career spans 24 years and includes companies such as Accenture, Hitachi Consulting, Goldmans Sachs and Uline. His focus in IT has been in the areas of BI, Analytics, EPM and ERP supporting all functional areas. Dan is currently a leader on a global team at Omron that is building a single EPM and SCM solution for all regions of the organization. Dan lives in the Chicago area with his wife and eight children where they all love to enjoy the great food, culture and entertainment of a big city.

Jeremy Padmos
Director, Asia and Latin America Supply Chain, Interventional Segment
Becton Dickinson

Jeremy is the Director of Asia and Latin America Supply Chain for the Interventional segment of Becton Dickinson, a global healthcare industry leader focused on the treatment of disease for patients and the process of care for health care providers.    Jeremy joined BD via the Bard acquisition completed in late 2017.  He currently leads supply chain planning and order fulfillment for the former Bard business franchises (now BD Interventional) for high growth and mature markets across Asia and Latin America.  Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and information technology sectors.  Before joining Bard, Jeremy held positions of increasing responsibility as Supply Chain Manager for the Cordis Corporation, a Johnson and Johnson Company; as Principle Consultant for Evant Inc.; and Senior Consultant for i2 Technologies and Programmer/Analyst at ALK Technologies.  Jeremy is Six Sigma Black Belt certified by Johnson & Johnson; a recent graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership LDPâ Program; and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree from Princeton University.

Chet Damania
Senior Manager, Customer Solutions
Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc.

Customer-Focused Supply Chain and Operations Leader who consistently increases bottom-line business value by delivering improved capabilities, partnership strategies, best practices to advance manufacturer quality, delivery and efficiency, excellence in customer satisfaction, logistics, solutions deployment and improving sales and efficiencies. 

Chet develops and leads “end to end” Supply Chain strategies and performance by engaging with Hospital customers to meet their Supply Chain needs. With his extensive background at Johnson and Johnson in Product Portfolio and Project Management, Supplier and Customer Partnerships, Manufacturing and Distribution Strategy and Optimization, Customer Service and Process Excellence (Six Sigma, LEAN), he is a respected thought leader in Health Care Supply Chain.

Chet has presented several best practices at leading conferences and facilitates collaboration across various stakeholders in Medical Device Industry including Providers, Distributors, Manufacturers and adoption of new capabilities to improve Efficiency, Innovation and Service. He is a board member at the University of Dayton’s Operations Management Council. Also, volunteer member of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Advisory Council.


Kiril Tzvetkov
Director, Global Supply Chain
Advanced Bionics

Expert in managing Sales and Operations Planning processes and end-to-end global supply chains in regulated industry. 

Motivational leader who drives teams to deliver business strategy and objectives with efficiency and customer focus.

Results oriented and keen strategist with tangible accomplishments in business process design and implementation, change management, lean deployment, inventory management, manufacturing transfers, supplier relationships, new product introduction, service and operating margin performance improvement. Extensive knowledge in managing both outsourced suppliers and in-house manufacturing.

Wide international business experience – based in the USA with previous assignments in England (5 years) and Germany (1 year). Currently, leads multi-located teams in the US and the UK with manufacturing and supplier base in over 20 countries. Speaks English, Spanish and Bulgarian; has knowledge of German and Russian.

Jim Haney
National Accounts, Supply Chain Customer Solutions
Johnson & Johnson

Jim is the Director, National Accounts, Supply Chain Customer Solutions, and is responsible for delivering supply chain solutions for large, national health systems.  

Jim has been with J&J for 20 years and has held a number of commercial roles, most recently within Ethicon’s Strategic Account Management organization leading the Field Solutions team focused on deploying solutions to help large, strategic hospital customers achieve their Affordable Care Act Triple Aim objectives.  Prior to that role, Jim held a number of US and global Marketing roles within J&J’s Ethicon franchise.  He began his J&J career with Ethicon Endo-Surgery as Director, Reimbursement and Healthcare Economics.  

Prior to joining J&J, Jim was an Associate Director of Corporate Accounts for Novartis Pharmaceuticals and an Account Executive with Aetna.  He is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.  


Sree Duggineni
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain
Vyaire Medical

Global supply chain executive experienced in carve-outs, start-up businesses, mergers and acquisitions. Expertise in implementing supply chain strategies that improve enterprise performance through transformative change. Over fifteen years of diverse industry experience in medical device, technology and pharmaceutical industries.

Proven track record of creating scalable supply chain, logistics and operations capabilities for organizations with global reach.

Experience in optimizing organizational structure and developing global management teams by leading with empathy, fostering team member empowerment, discipline and accountability.

Experience in developing functional and cross functional processes with an enterprise-wide view that deliver business success keeping the end customer in mind.

George Koskinas
Director, Edentulous Business, North America
Straumann

George received degrees in Dental Laboratory Technology and Business Administration.  After receiving practical experience in two small commercial laboratories in Raleigh and Charlotte, he opened and operated “The Dental Studio”, an in-house dental laboratory in a private practice in Charlotte, NC for over 16 years, focusing on fixed, all ceramic and implant restorations. Over the past 14 years, George has worked for the Straumann Dental Implant Company as an Executive Territory Manager, a Field Sales Trainer and currently as the Director of Edentulous Business focusing on Dental Service Organizations. In his current role, George has accelerated customer growth by introducing unique solutions and efficiencies.


Amanda Kurth
Vice President, Manufacturing Technologies Business Line
Heraeus Medical Components

Amanda is a commercial business leader at Heraeus Medical Components, based in St. Paul, MN. Since 2018, she’s held the role of Vice President within the Manufacturing Technologies business line, responsible for the implantable housings and active device coils product segments.  Amanda joined Heraeus in 2016 as the Vice President of Global Procurement. Prior to Heraeus, Amanda held various roles in strategic sourcing and supply chain management for both direct and indirect materials in the consumer goods and automotive industries. Recently, Amanda joined the Supply Chain and Operations Board of Advisors for the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Amanda is also the leading representative for Heraeus’ sponsorship of the Medical Device Supply Chain Council (“MedSC”). Amanda completed a Bachelor’s degree in international business at Eastern Michigan University and earned her MBA from Western Michigan University. 

Shawn Taylor
Director, Field Inventory Operations
MicroPort Orthopedics

Shawn Taylor is Director of Field Inventory Operations at MicroPort Orthopedics. Shawn and his team support both the US and Canada. Shawn is responsible for implant & instrument performance, field audits, operational efficiency, and inventory reporting for over 30 US distributors. Shawn began his career in Orthopaedics as a Marketing Intern for Smith & Nephew in 1989. He earned his Business Administration degree with a focus on Sales/Marketing from the University of Memphis.

Patrick Straubel
Director, Planning and Inventory Management
Aesculap, Inc.

Patrick Straubel is the Director of Planning and Inventory Management at Aesculap Inc. Patrick has over 25 years of experience in diverse industries including Medical Device, Consumer Products, Apparel, and Furniture Systems in a variety of different leadership roles.

At Aesculap Patrick is responsible for planning, purchasing, and deployment of field inventory in support of five different Strategic Business Areas. He is currently working on the implementation of WebOps to support the domestic loaner program and distributor and hospital consignments.

Patrick holds an MBA from Western Michigan University, a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management from Penn State University and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from Aquinas College.

Doug Bashar
Medical Products Division Business Solutions
W.L. Gore & Associates

Doug Bashar - is in a Business Solutions commitment with W.L. Gore's Sales Operations team and has held this commitment for the last two years.  He previously began a role as a Field Sales and Marketing Associate role where he used his 10 plus years of experience being a field sales associate for Gore to use to bridge a gap between the field associates and Gore's marketing team.  Doug Bashar graduated from King's College Wilkes-Barre, PA with a BS in Physician Assistant Studies and furthered his education in a post-graduate physician assistant surgical residency program at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.  Doug practiced as physician assistant for 4 years in vascular surgery in Norfolk, VA but got intrigued by the medical device industry.  He worked for a short period of time with a startup company and then has spent the last 14 years at W.L. Gore and Associates.  He earned his MBA from Duke University in 2009.

Angela Mwaniki
Global Procurement Innovation Manager
Abbott

Angela Mwaniki is the Global Procurement Innovation Manager at Abbott. In her role, she connects the dots between supplier capabilities and business needs. She works with Commercial, Regulatory, R&D, Procurement and Supply Chain to drive topline growth. 

Anne Leger
Project Manager II, Global Supply Chain
Boston Scientific

Anne Leger is responsible for supporting the profitable and sustainable growth of Boston Scientific's Global Supply Chain through the management of key projects and continuous improvement. Her specific responsibilities include business analysis, strategic and operational planning, process improvement, development of new programs and lean culture transformation.

DJ Cass
General Manager, Europe
Insulet Corporation

DJ Cass is the General Manager, Europe for Insulet Corporation, the manufacturer of the Omnipod Insulin Management System.  In this role, he led the company’s transition from a master distribution model to direct operations, with Insulet now providing direct sales, distribution and logistics, customer support and product services to its customers across Europe.  At Insulet DJ has served as Vice President, Strategic Alliances and General Manager, Neighborhood Diabetes.  Prior to joining Insulet in 2014, DJ spent over twelve years at Hologic (Cytyc) in roles of increasing responsibility including Regional Business Director and Director of Strategic Planning.  DJ earned his BA in Policy Studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and his MBA from Bentley University. He currently resides in London, United Kingdom with his wife and 2 daughters. 

Philip Donchevich
Head of Service, Sales Support, and Operations
Heraeus Medical US

Philip Donchevich is the Head of Service, Sales Support, and Operations for Heraeus Medical US.  He is an unconventional leader who thinks three steps ahead and puts people first.  Creating a concierge-style customer experience is just the beginning, and this attitude and awareness flow into every aspect of his role – building a team, motivating employees, engaging the commercial sales group, and ensuring customer focus.  Mindfulness and continuous improvement are the lifeblood of his style, driven by a Master’s in English and a Master’s from Villanova in Lean Six Sigma and Project Management.  With over 18 years in Medical Device, Phil’s influence, passion, and humor, are quickly felt across the entirety of an organization.

Phil’s approach and commitment to excellence fueled a best-in-class inventory revitalization which generated $2M in revenue and reduced scrap by $2M both in the same year.  He did this by leveraging the best ideas from the team, partnered with sales and customers, and implemented a process which met their critical needs and then exceeded their expectations.  

He now carries that commitment to customer into his current role, expanding the US footprint for Palacos Bone Cement, the gold-standard in orthopedic cement fixation.  

A published author, a marathon-runner, a former chef, and a father, Phil trusts there is nothing that cannot be accomplished if you love enough, commit enough, and believe enough.


Tom Seifert
Manager, Global Supply Chain
Boston Scientific

Tom is responsible for supporting the profitable and sustainable growth of Boston Scientific's Global Supply Chain through the management of key projects and continuous improvement. Specific responsibilities include business analysis, strategic and operational planning, process improvement, organizational design, development of new programs, and lean culture transformation.

Rob Cunningham
VP, Enterprise Solutions
Baxter Planning

Rob Cunningham has worked for Baxter Planning since 2005, currently as VP, Enterprise Solutions.  Rob leverages his expertise building inventory planning teams and solutions to create new planning partnerships with significant ROI and improved customer service.

During his over 25 years in mission critical and service parts planning and logistics, Rob has built and led global planning organizations as a practitioner before becoming a solution provider designing, implementing, and supporting planning solutions with over 100 companies across a broad range of industries, including medical equipment, implantable medical devices, telecommunications, security, automotive, industrial equipment, energy, imaging, and aerospace.   


Nicholas Anderson
Medical Technology Consultant
N C Anderson Consulting, Inc

Nic is a health economist and former Director of Market Access for PolarityTE, a regenerative medicine company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Previous to this appointment he was a Payer determining which medical technologies are paid for by Intermountain Healthcare and sat on Intermountain’s New Device and Technology Committee. He is also a consultant to Venture Capitalists and start-ups who are working on new life science products helping them identify what health insurance companies and hospitals want in a technology and for what they’re willing to pay. Nic is also a Strategic Advisor to four medical technology companies. He is a guest lecturer at UCSF School of Medicine, University of Utah and at conferences and symposiums where he speaks on clinical trials, HEOR, commercialization and reimbursement. In February 2017 Nic was the Expert in Residence at the Dubai 100, a digital health accelerator located in Dubai.

Ross Harvey
Global Director, Customer Support & Delivery
Cook Medical
Troy Compardo
Director, Supply Chain Operations
BJC Healthcare
Jason Webster
Director, Asset Management, Sales Logistics
Zimmer-Biomet

Jason Webster has 21 years experience working in the medical device industry spanning Finance, Inventory Management, Customer Service, Demand Planning, & S&OP.  Over the years he has had global exposure and responsibility over Canada, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and the US.  Currently he is part of the Sales Logistics Leadership Team and leads the Asset Management Organization.

Jason holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.  In addition he holds professional certifications as a Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) and Six Sigma Green Belt.

Richard Eisner
Senior Director, Global Procurement
Integra Life Sciences

Experienced Senior Director Global Procurement and Strategic Sourcing with a business & results-driven management acumen – Operationally focused leader with the creativity and foresight to execute on both business strategic and tactical objectives. Hands-on team player with proven ability to serve as an integral member of the senior management team while supporting and working closely with other functional areas of the organization. Experience spans medical device, pharma, manufacturing, service distribution and financial business environments. Strong international experience and understanding of cultural diversity as it applies to international business and industry.

Tommy Russell
Manager Global Field Operations
Arthrex
With over 20 years of inventory, logistics and supply chain experience in medical device, Tommy has created processes and systems and managed the overall deployment of inventory throughout global supply chains while ensuring continuous improvement in asset management and cash flow.  Areas directed include field operations, materials management, distribution, customer service, loaner services, purchasing, scheduling, planning, new product launch, field audits, reverse logistics, manufacturing, 3PL’s, and consignment services for some of the largest Orthopedic Medical Device Manufactures.  Working closely with the Med Device distributor, Tommy has a unique perspective on the various touch and pain points that both the agency owner and manufacturer experiences when attempting to manage both implant inventory levels while driving asset utilization.  His specialties are in strategy development, program planning and execution, operations/technology alignment and global customer operations with focus on improving supply chain performance, enhancing sales operations and driving asset utilization while strategically building customer relationships.
Ketaki Pathak
Manager, Production Planning
Advanced Bionics LLC

Ketaki Pathak is the Manager of Production Planning at Advanced Bionics LLC. Ketaki has over 12 years of experience in diverse industries including medical device, consumer products, clinical trials and automotive in demand and supply planning and inventory management roles.

At Advanced Bionics, Ketaki is responsible for capacity planning, production scheduling and material management for all product lines.


Frank Martin
Vice President, Business Development, Manufacturer Services
Owens & Minor

Vice President, Business Development, Manufacturer Services since October 2014. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Martin served as Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Provider Services. Prior to that, Mr. Martin served as Regional Vice President, Provider Services, Southwest Region from 2006 to 2010.  

Before joining Owens & Minor in 2006, Mr. Martin held leadership positions with McKesson and Baxter.  


Joe Pleshek
President and Chief Executive Officer
Terso Solutions

Since joining Terso in 2007, Joe Pleshek has overseen rapid growth for the company providing overall strategic direction and financial management for the business as well as managing day-to-day operations. He has worked closely with Terso’s clients in the Healthcare and Life Science markets to drive business value through Terso’s RAIN RFID-enabled inventory management solutions. Joe earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas.

Robin Hooker
Director Marketing, Healthcare Sector
UPS

Robin Hooker is responsible for developing and executing UPS’s healthcare market strategy to serve the unique logistics needs of the life science sector focusing on creating special capabilities and solutions that bring value to the healthcare supply chain.

Hooker and his team formulate logistics solutions designed to serve manufacturers, distributors, providers, labs and clinical research organizations as well as dispensers and specialty pharmacies to leverage UPS’s healthcare logistics expertise to meet regulatory, product protection, and efficiency goals. Hooker focuses on solutions that leverage UPS’s expanding logistics and distribution network, technology, inventory management and expertise in handling sensitive healthcare products while maintaining regulatory compliance.

Hooker also coordinates the high growth initiatives within the sector and guides development of special capabilities that support the unique needs of the In Vitro Diagnostic, Specimen Logistics, Bio Pharma and Implantable Device sub-sectors.

Prior to his current assignment, Hooker served as Director, of Healthcare Marketing and Director of Global Strategy, Healthcare Logistics, where he coordinated the UPS Pain in the Chain Survey which focused on the top issues, strategies and insights facing healthcare supply chain executives. In addition to being involved in producing the UPS Healthcare Forum, he also shaped UPS’s ongoing healthcare logistics strategy. Hooker held previous positions in Marketing and Finance for UPS in Dallas, Nashville, Seattle, and Sacramento where he started his career.

Hooker has been with UPS for over 29 years and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from California State University Sacramento.

Trevor Outman
Co-Founder & President
Shipware

Trevor started Shipware in the early 2000’s with the passion and purpose of being a dedicated advocate for shippers. Shipware focused on developing solutions that would level the playing field between shippers and their carrier. Trevor began by developing proprietary technology to audit and analyze carrier invoices thus ensuring carrier and contract pricing compliance for high-volume shippers.

After years of experience analyzing carrier pricing programs Trevor has consulted with some the most recognizable brands to reduce their shipping costs 10-30%. Trevor is the author of dozens of transportation related articles and a cited source for shipping insights to media outlets such as Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Inc., Forbes. 

Trevor remains passionate about being a dedicated advocate for shippers. He is singularly focused on building a best-in-class organization that serves the needs and interests of Shipware’s clients. 


Stephen Downey
Group SVP, Supply Chain Operations
Vizient, Inc


Ruben Miranda
Vice President, Operations
Providien

Ruben Miranda is the Vice President of Operations for Providien Device Assembly in Tijuana, Mexico. Mr. Miranda has been with Providien since 2016, having previously worked as Plant Manager of Providien Device Assembly.

Prior to joining Providien, Mr. Miranda worked for Covidien from 2006 to 2013 in various operational roles culminating in his position of Focus Factory Manager. In 2013, Ruben joined Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and ran their Tijuana operations for over two years before joining the Providien team.

He holds a Bachelor Degree from Universidad Panamericana and a Masters of Business Administration from CETYS Universidad.


Larry St. Onge
Life Sciences & Healthcare, President
DHL
Howard Weathersby
VP of Global Business Development
WebOps
Howard Weathersby is Vice President of Global Business Development for WebOps, responsible for sales, marketing and strategic partnerships.  During his 30 years in Logistics, Howard has designed and implemented multiple successful pre- and post-manufacturing outbound and reverse logistics systems incorporating a variety of Automated Data Capture technologies for tracking high value assets from medical devices to fighter jet engines and hazardous chemicals.
Raj Aiyar
Vice President, Industry Strategy
Kinaxis

Raj Aiyar has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner leading and transforming Supply Chains in High Tech and Industrial Process business verticals.  Through his career in Supply Chain, Raj has lived in China, Italy, Japan and Austin.  Prior to joining Kinaxis, Raj successfully led business process and systems transformation for Micron.  Raj joined Kinaxis in 2017 and leads industry strategy and value management.  In this role, Raj works closely with customers to deliver sustained value generation and with Kinaxis Product Management to prioritize AI/ML initiatives. Raj holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from BITS and MS in Industrial Engineering from University of Missouri.  Raj and his family currently live in Boise, Idaho

Steven Ciemcioch
Ciemcioch
Warehouse Anywhere

Steven Ciemcioch is President of Warehouse Anywhere, a subsidiary of Life Storage that combines an extensive network of storage facilities, distribution networks, and live inventory tracking platform providing an unparalleled supply chain solution. He has extensive experience in building and scaling businesses in a high growth environment.  He has leadership experience across a diverse set of disciplines including sales & marketing, customer service, operations, supply chain, real estate, and finance.

Charleen Ring
Event Director
LogiMed

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