LogiMed US 2018

March 06-March 08, 2018

Westin Buckhead Atlanta, GA


Our Speakers

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Kulwant Sandhu
Kulwant Sandhu
Director, Supply Chain

As the Director of Supply Chain, Kulwant works as a senior supply chain leader at St. Jude Medical’s MCS division to transform supply chain. This effort includes strategy to share supply chain best practices, co-develop supply chain products and services through best practices she learned through her experience in high tech and energy industry. She has a proven track record of leading complex and diverse teams to deliver exceptional customer value. Prior to St. Jude Medical, she held leadership position at MiaSole, Luxim, Maxtor and Seagate in Planning, Materials and supply Strategy, warehouse logistics and Manufacturing operations. She has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

Kiril Tzvetkov
Kiril Tzvetkov
Director, Global Supply Chain
Advanced Bionics
Patrick  Straubel
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.

Craig  Leist
Craig Leist
Field Operations Manager
Steve  Huckabaa
Steve Huckabaa
Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Avera Health System

Steve Huckabaa joined Avera in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in August 2012 as System Vice President for Supply Chain Management. His current role covers all activities related to Supply Chain as well as Avera Distribution Center, Print Management Services, System-wide Courier Services, Collaboration Services, PACE (Avera GPO Services) and a few other responsibilities. Steve serves on many Avera committees such as Innovation Institute, Avera Branding, Major Construction and others as well as external boards or panels, Strategic Marketplace Initiatives, Amazon Business, Stryker Healthcare Systems, and American Association of Surgeons Distributors to name a few. Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission from our founders, the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters, is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values. We are a regional partnership of health professionals who share support services to maintain excellent care at 300+ locations in eastern South Dakota and the four surrounding states. Avera is a robust, progressive network of 86 hospitals (owned, leased, managed and affiliate) providing a cross-section of full health services, managed care insurance as well as nationally recognized e-Care services in seven states. Avera has 16,000+ employees with gross revenues of $3.10B. During Steve’s 24 years in the healthcare industry he has held various executive positions health system IDNs, healthcare trade association, and group purchasing. In addition to his supply chain experience he also has expertise in corporate business development, revenue enhancing programs, and institutional and non-institutional research and development. He also has provided consultant services in selected areas of healthcare and state-run diversity programs. Prior to entering the healthcare he spent 20 years in the United States Air Force. His first six years were focused in nuclear weapons security and security clearance. The remaining years were devoted as a federal contracting officer with specific responsibilities in construction, services, and commodity activities in the United States and Europe. He has specialized expertise negotiating claim and default settlements for cases that went before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and US Court of Claims. Steve and Sheree have been married 41 years. He holds a Master’s of Science in Health Care Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies with a minor in business management.

Peter  Smith
Peter Smith
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Planning
Baxter Healthcare
Miguel F. Machado
Miguel F. Machado
Director of Supply Chain Management
Baylor College of Medicine

Miguel F. Machado is the Chief Procurement Officer and Director of Supply Chain Management for Baylor College of Medicine located in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston. He is a strategic visionary that is responsible for the complete Procure-to-Pay function including purchasing, materials management and receiving. Machado previously worked at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is an active member of The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) and of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM). Machado also serves on the TMC Strategy & Operations Council and brings over 10 years of experience as a healthcare supply chain professional. He is a graduate of the University of Houston.

Dennis Black
Dennis Black
Director, e-Business

Dennis Black is currently Director, e-Business for Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD). Dennis has over 25 years of experience within the medical device industry and has worked in a variety of different roles. He is currently part of the BD Solutions Group and is developing and implementing solutions related to supply chain processes, the implementation of data standards, and other collaborative solutions. Dennis is active in implementing FDA’s UDI regulation within BD and works with leading healthcare systems on UDI implementation processes. He presently serves on the GS1 Executive Leadership Team and the Strategic MarketPlace Initiative (SMI) Board of Directors.

Anthony Manganaro
Anthony Manganaro
Head of Supply Chain – Americas

Tony Manganaro is the Americas Head of Supply Chain for bioMerieux. He is responsible for all planning, forecasting and logistics activities North and South America. Mr Manganaro has been a catalyst for investment in supply chain capabilities and part of a leadership team working to re-engineer the global supply chain to become a customer focused, cross-functional and integrated organization.

Prior to his current role, Tony held leadership positions in Supply Chain and Finance in both the US and in France. In Supply Chain he globally lead strategies and procedures for forecasting, inventory management, planning (S&OP) and replenishment in subsidiaries. His teams were able to achieve a 80% reduction of products on backorder from non-technical issues. In Finance, he was the controller of a major manufacturing site which included the US headquarters.

Tony holds a bachelors in Finance from East Carolina University and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Steve Kiewiet
Steve Kiewiet
Interim Co-Chief Supply Chain Officer
BJC Healthcare

As Vice President over Supply Chain Distribution for BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare organizations, Stephen Kiewiet oversees a division of 175 people in 12 hospitals and three non-acute service areas. He has successfully led his team in the implementation of several key projects, including the creation of a centralized inventory project, Gateway, managing medical devices (non-stocks) to include owned and consigned inventory, which resulted in a reduced vendor/supply footprint inside the hospitals; the expansion into procedural supply room/area management in key facilities, successfully managing several procedural areas for supplies and ordering including the OR, Cath Lab, IR and GI Lab, which is now scheduled for full-system implementation; and piloting the End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility (E2ESCV) initiative, a joint collaboration with Cardinal Health and Cook Medical. He also supports the distribution network design functions of the medical school campus 10-year construction project, and serves as the team lead for the Making BJC Better purchased services project, expected to deliver over $15 million in savings for the system.

David  McCombs
David McCombs
Vice President, ERP/Supply Chain Operations
Bon Secours Health System

David McCombs is Vice President of Enterprise Resource Planning/ Supply Chain Operations for the Bon Secours Health System, a $3.5 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system operating 19 hospitals and integrated community health programs in the Mid-Atlantic. McCombs was named to this position in 2002 following five years as a Hospital CEO in the System. McCombs is responsible for directing the Bon Secours Supply Chain operations and leading system-wide standardization and cost savings initiatives for Supplies, purchased services and capital. A 38-year veteran of health care operations, McCombs has served as administrator and chief operating officer for several not-for profit hospital Systems in the Southeast and Mid Atlantic regions, including a 150 bed rural facility, a 300 bed community hospital and a 550-bed community teaching hospital. McCombs received a bachelor of science degree from Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, N.C., and a master's degree in hospital health services administration from Duke University.

Sandra LeClerc
Sandra LeClerc
Director Global Supply Chain
Boston Scientific

Sandra Leclerc is the Director of Global Supply Chain Planning for the Cardiology division of Boston Scientific. Along with her global team, she has responsibility for demand planning and inventory management of Cardiology products WW. In 2015, Boston Scientific implemented a new planning & forecasting system, Kinaxis, RapidResponse. While accurate forecasting is a major area of focus for her team, new tools and processes are improving accuracy and providing a more satisfying work environment at BSC.

Bo  Manic
Bo Manic
Director Supply Chain Control Tower
Boston Scientific

Bo brings 20 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience to Boston Scientific. Bo is currently working as a Director of Supply Chain Control Tower. In this role, Bo is responsible for developing the Control Tower’s structure, organization, function and capabilities, and leading day-to-day operations to expand and enhance Global Supply Chain’s end-to-end performance and service to internal and external customers. Bo holds a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology, a Master of Engineering in Operations Research from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.”

William	 Thiele
William Thiele
Director, Global Supply Chain
Boston Scientific

Bill Thiele is currently the Director of Field Inventory Management at Boston Scientific. He serves on the Global Supply Chain leadership team, leads the Field Inventory Management Center of Excellence, and sponsors several cross-functional programs. Bill has enterprise leadership responsibility for improving Boston Scientific’s field inventory processes, accelerating innovation and leveraging capabilities that meet the diverse needs of the business, and enabling the reliable delivery of consigned products to customers around the world. With almost 20 years of leadership experience, Bill has held various roles in both Commercial and Supply Chain functions. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy and a Master’s Degree in Managerial Economics from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to entering the medical device world, Bill served as an Army Officer and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Baghdad).

Nils  Alstad
Nils Alstad
Director, Supply Chain
Cochlear Americas

Nils Alstad started his career in supply chain within the Swedish Armed Forces as a Platoon Leader for the Staff and Logistics Platoon. He has worked at Cochlear for 11 years in a number of roles within manufacturing, logistics and service and repair. He has managed teams and departments in Sweden, Panama, Australia and now in the US. Nils is currently the Director of Supply Chain at Cochlear Americas. This role encompasses purchasing, demand planning, order fulfillment, returns, device programming and delivery management, all with the ultimate goal of delivering the best customer service so Cochlear recipients can “Hear Now. And Always”.

Andreea  Teodorescu
Andreea Teodorescu
Regional Business Manager, Caribbean

As a Regional Business Manager for ConMed Corporation, Andreea is responsible for the commercial strategy and market development in the Caribbean. ConMed is a global medical technology company serving the Orthopaedics, Laparoscopic, Robotic & Open Surgery, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Cardiology and Critical Care specialties. Prior to transitioning to the Latin American division, Andreea spent 8 years in lead Supply chain and Logistics roles with ConMed, both in Canada and the US. Most recently she was responsible for the North American Field Inventory Operations, developing and deploying solutions which resulted in a 19% decrease in field inventory, while increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction. She is a passionate and dynamic leader, who excels at delivering results. Andreea studied Marketing at the University of Toronto, speaks 5 languages and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Management.

Jeremy	 Padmos
Jeremy Padmos
Supply Chain Director, Bard International Supply Chain
C.R. Bard
Atif Meraj
Atif Meraj
Director, Supply Chain Operations
Delta Airlines
Scott Williams
Scott Williams
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain
Dexcom Inc

Over 25 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management with 15 years in Medical Device. Started working at Dexcom in 2006 when Dexcom received FDA approval for their first CGM system. Hired to create and implement the Supply Chain organization. Dexcom had zero commercial sales and need to develop a Supply Chain strategy to scale up manufacturing and support commercial sales. Dexcom had approximately 70 people back in 2006 and now has over 2,000 with revenue of $570 Million in 2016. Supply Chain Organization consist of Project Managers supporting NPI, Strategic sourcing/Purchasing, Warehouse and Logistics.

LeAnn  Born
LeAnn Born
Vice President, Supply Chain
Fairview Health Services

LeAnn Born serves as vice president of supply chain for Fairview Health Services. In this role, she has responsibility for the centralized administration of the sourcing, contracting, value analysis, logistics, procure-to-pay, instrument sterilization, vendor management and business enterprise system (PeopleSoft) support teams.

Born joined Fairview in 2010 with more than 16 years of experience in health care operations and supply chain leadership roles. Most recently, Born served as vice president of custom contracting services for Novation, the contracting services company of University HealthSystem Consortium, VHA and Provista. In this role, she had responsibility for the company’s custom and regional contracting services, which provided flexible contracting options for individual members or groups of members. In other roles at Novation, Born provided oversight for the organization’s contract process and related work-flow technology, led the member council and task force activities, and had programmatic responsibility for the contracting and program development in laboratory, respiratory, anesthesia, support services, and capital.

Prior to joining Novation, Born held several leadership positions during her 12 years of service at Allina Hospitals & Clinics in Minneapolis, including interim vice president of supply chain. She served in other corporate roles as director of material operations, resource manager, standardization consultant, and in operational roles as clinic manager in the Allina Medical Clinic and as administrative fellow and director of Materials Management at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Prior to joining Allina, Born marketed senior housing options at Walker Methodist.

Born holds a master of healthcare administration degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

William Mosser
William Mosser
Vice President, Materials Management
FMOL- Health System

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.

Romel  Rodriguez
Romel Rodriguez
Director, Business Operations
Chris  McCall
Chris McCall
Head of Supply Chain

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.

Adam Boccelli
Adam Boccelli
Director, Worldwide Warehousing and Logistics
IDEXX Laboratories

Adam Boccelli is the Director of Worldwide Warehouse & Logistics at IDEXX Laboratories, a global leader of diagnostics and medical devices for the veterinary, water, livestock, poultry, and dairy industries, headquartered in Westbrook, Maine. Adam has over 20 years of experience in distribution and transportation across several sectors, having led many start-up implementations and contributed to warehouse and transportation strategy designs across the globe. At IDEXX, he is responsible for global distribution and transportation and supports worldwide IDEXX facilities on their strategies. Before joining IDEXX, Adam worked as Director of Warehousing at Emery Waterhouse/Ace Hardware, as Sr. Logistics Manager at Ryder Logistics, and as Distribution Manager with United Stationers. Adam started his career in warehousing in the United States Marine Corps as a Warehouse Chief, where he achieved E-4, Corporal rank.

Dutch Vandersand
Dutch Vandersand
Director, Supply Chain
Integra Life Sciences

David "Dutch" Vandersand has 17+ years’ experience building and leading Supply Chain teams, along with managing Customer Service, Operations, and Quality. Currently he is leading the Orthopedic Supply Chain for Integra LifeSciences, helping integrate and automate their multi-country supply chain. Dutch has a passion for building customer focused teams, using analytics and heuristics to solve problems, and mentoring employees to help them meet their career goals.

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

Ruben Taborda
Ruben Taborda
Vice President, Enterprise Hospital Customers
Johnson & Johnson

As Senior Director, Supply Chain customer solutions, Ruben is responsible for development and deployment of Supply Chain Customer Solutions to improve the customer experience with the top tier Medical Devices hospital customers in the United States (top 260 customers).  

Ruben was recently the Enterprise customer team leader for top IDNs in New York and New Jersey supporting strategic account management, innovative contracting and unique solutions.  He also held the position of Chief Procurement Officer, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, and Johnson & Johnson’s Supplier Diversity leader, Ruben is responsible for enabling value creation, innovation, risk mitigation and supplier diversity across a $15 Billion spend base across Johnson & Johnson.

Ruben originally joined Johnson & Johnson in 1984 as an engineering intern.  Throughout his distinguished 30+ year career, he has rotated 15 times across eight different J&J affiliates spanning all three company sectors -- Consumer, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device and Diagnostics.  During this span, he’s held numerous leadership positions in Procurement, Manufacturing, Planning, Distribution, Transportation, Finance, Customer Marketing and Logistics, Customer account Team leader and Sales management. 

In 2008, Ruben assumed responsibility for the Johnson & Johnson Supplier Diversity program.  Ruben brought his knowledge of the business and customers to drive increased executive sponsorship, awareness and accountability to the program.  He reached out to partners in marketing, affinity groups and to customers to demonstrate the value and criticality of including diverse suppliers in our supply chain. 

Under his leadership, Johnson & Johnson’s spend with diverse (minority and women owned) businesses grew over 20% in 2 years and in 2010 the Company’s spend passed the billion dollar mark for the first time ever.  Johnson & Johnson is now formally applying to become the first and only health care company to become a member of the Billion Dollar Round Table, a prestigious group of only 17 corporations that spend over one billion dollars annually with diverse suppliers. 

Among other many accomplishments, Ruben is a past recipient of numerous supplier diversity awards from recognized institutions such as the Long Island Hispanic Chamber, the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the American Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives.

Ruben earned his MBA from Fuqua’s Executive MBA program in 1994 and his BA in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1986.  He also holds a Masters degree in Manufacturing from the Kettering Institute in Michigan. 

He was born in Medellin, Colombia and raised in Miami, Florida.

Pratik Saraiya
Pratik Saraiya
Vice President, Supply Chain
K2M, Inc.
Shawn  Taylor
Shawn Taylor
Director, Field Inventory Operations
MicroPort Orthopedics
Dan  Kavanagh
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.

Michael  Rivard
Michael Rivard
Interim President & CEO
ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation)

Michael Rivard is the Interim CEO/President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for ROi. Mike is currently leading ROi into a new chapter of growth and service to its Members. His COO role includes oversight of ROi’s information technology, and supply chain operations including manufacturing, distribution, transportation and quality assurance/regulatory affairs. Prior to joining ROi, Michael served as Chief Operating Officer for The International Companies, a leader in the distribution and manufacturing of human, animal and pet food ingredients worldwide. Michael has a proven track record of building and leading teams to deliver outstanding results in both private and public companies. His experience includes C-level and senior leadership roles at Energizer, PlayPower, Inc. and True Fitness. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford and an MBA from Babson College.

Shree  Chitale
Shree Chitale
Senior Director, Service Supply Chain

Shree has been working in Global Fortune 500 companies for last 26 plus years with diversified experience. Shree has worked in the medical device industry for the last 19 years. He started as a Maintenance Engineer with Royal Dutch Shell group and moved into Project Management and IT Process Management. He spent close to 8 years in the petrochemical industry in various positions. He joined Siemens Medical in 1998 as a SAP Project Manager and most recently been with CSML which is the service parts supply chain arm of Siemens Medical. He is currently Sr Director Global Service parts where his role is to manage Inventory Planning & Control and to effectively integrate and expand CSML’s spare parts distribution network globally. During Shree’s 19 plus years with Siemens he has worked upon several projects and initiatives to enable a digital customer experience.

Ivan Lai
Ivan Lai
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain

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.

Jon Wendt
Jon Wendt
Director, US Distribution & Logistics Services

During his 19 years with Stryker, Jon has led initiatives such as global ERP design for warehousing and creating a shared service Central Distribution Center supporting multiple divisions. The goal being the creation of fulfilment and value added services to end customers and internal partners. He has also led teams for a variety of Orthopaedic Implant businesses to drive innovation around field inventory track and trace capabilities, RFID capabilities, and regional distribution. Jon is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Operations Management from the University of Rochester Simon School.

Bob  Sheppard
Bob Sheppard
Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Bob Sheppard is the Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Tecomet, Inc. a global leader in contract manufacturing for the medical device, aerospace and defense industry, headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts. Bob has over 25 years’ experience in supply chain across several industries including medical device, biopharmaceuticals, medical equipment, as well as semiconductor capital equipment. At Tecomet, Bob is responsible for Strategic and Tactical procurement as well as Sales and Operations Planning, demand management and production planning and supports Tecomet on their Global Operations strategies. Before Joining Tecomet, Bob worked at Lake Region Medical as a Director of Operations and Director of Global Supply Chain, MKS Instruments as Director of Supply Chain, Thermo Fisher as Supply Chain Manager and Eaton Semiconductor as a master planner. Bob started his career at Tyco Electronics. Bob graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Management and Operations Technology, is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified from Villanova University and is APICS CPIM certified.

Dave Malenfant
Dave Malenfant
Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation
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.

Sree  Duggineni
Sree Duggineni
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain
Vyaire Medical
Tamanna  Prashar
Tamanna Prashar
Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Vyaire Medical
Eric Huppi
Eric Huppi
Director of Loaned Inventory & US Transportation
Zimmer Biomet

Eric Huppi is a Director of Sales Logistics at Zimmer Biomet. Eric Huppi is responsible for the Zimmer Biomet Loaner program that supports 82,000 surgeries linked to over $500 million in US Sales annually. In addition Eric Huppi is responsible for the US Field distribution costs of over $13 Million in annual spend. Eric Huppi started in field distribution for Zimmer Biomet and has direct surgery support experience including direct surgeon and hospital customer engagement. Eric Huppi earned his Mechanical Engineering degree with a focus on applied mathematics from the University of Tennessee.

Patrick  Schenkel
Patrick Schenkel
Head of Business Intelligence, Supply Chain
Zimmer Biomet

Patrick Schenkel is a Manager of Business Intelligence at Zimmer Biomet. Pat and his team are responsible for developing analytics and strategies for field operations and directly support over $500M in US Sales annually. Pat’s team drove triple digit sales growth and double digit cost reductions in 2017 by developing statistical modeling, predictive analysis, and visual analytics identify opportunities and driving performance towards strategic initiatives. Most recently, Pat has consulted on the creation of a Data Analytics Center of Excellence. Patrick has 9 years of supply chain, sales operations, and analytic experience between the Higher Education, Retail, and Medical Device industries. Pat earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Notre Dame and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Portland.

Scott  Allison
Scott Allison
President, Life Sciences and Healthcare

Scott Allison is President, DHL Life Sciences & Healthcare. He is a member of Customer Solutions & Innovation Senior Management Team, a member of the Solutions & Innovation Board, DHL Life Sciences Supply Chain Board and heads the DHL Life Science & Healthcare Steering Committee and the Customer Logistics Advisory Board.

He is responsible for driving growth and development of the global Life Sciences and Healthcare industry sector and oversees strategy and solutions development in addition to his commercial duties.

Scott is a supply chain professional with over 25 years of experience and has been with the DPDHL GROUP since 1992, working both in the DHL Global Forwarding and Supply Chain organizations before moving into more commercial and strategic roles in the early 2000’s. Most recently, he led DHL’s Technology sector in the Americas, having previously led the EMEA region. In both regions he was responsible for the development and execution of DHL’s global Technology strategy, including the development and delivery of supply chain solutions, strategies and growth for some of the world’s largest Technology companies.

A native of Scotland, Scott lives with his family in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Kevin  McPherson
Kevin McPherson
Vice President, Healthcare Solutions
FedEx Supply Chain

As the Vice President of Healthcare Logistics for FedEx Supply Chain, Kevin J. McPherson is responsible for the growth, positioning and development of the healthcare team. In his role, McPherson focuses on and implements integrated solutions that provide unparalleled value to healthcare customers in both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He utilizes his experience in the design and management of healthcare supply chains to strengthen the company’s service portfolio.

Since joining FedEx Supply Chain in 2015, McPherson has fostered and strengthened business relationships with industry-leading pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. In addition, he has successfully positioned the operating company to deliver healthcare solutions as part of the global FedEx network.

Before coming to FedEx Supply Chain, McPherson has held multiple leadership roles within the healthcare logistics industry, and has extensive experience in the design and development of supply chain solutions that manage temperature-sensitive drugs and diagnostics around the world.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the field, McPherson has become well-versed in the market segments of pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, prescription medical devices and implantable devices. In particular, his experience in operations, business development and marketing has fostered his ability to evaluate supply chains from a holistic perspective.

McPherson holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Cornell University. He currently resides in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife, Elizabeth.

Trevor Miles
Trevor Miles
VP of Thought Leadership

As vice president of Thought Leadership, Trevor serves as an expert source for Kinaxis customers, prospects, industry analysts and journalists. Known throughout the supply chain field, he has published many articles, presented at various industry events, and is the primary contributor to the Kinaxis 21st Century Supply Chain blog. Trevor helps Kinaxis seek new market opportunities within the company's distinctive competence and is instrumental in the company's competitive and market intelligence. He helps key customers achieve the operational control tower vision, guiding their priorities and architectures to realize the full potential of RapidResponse.

Having lived, worked, and studied in Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa, Trevor brings a global perspective to market needs and customer requirements. Prior to joining Kinaxis, Trevor worked for i2 Technologies where he held a number of sales & marketing roles and worked with global industry leaders such as Continental, Volkswagen, Nokia, and Thomson. Previous to i2, he worked for Coopers & Lybrand performing several studies in supply chain reengineering for companies such as Levi's, Burmah Oil, TNT Logistics, AGA Gas, and Schneider Electric, among others. Trevor has degrees in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Engineering.

Stephen Bradley
Stephen Bradley
Medical Tracking Solutions

Mr. Bradley joined Medical Tracking Solutions, Inc. (d/b/a iTraycer) after 17 years of leadership at Stryker Corporation, a leader in the medical device industry. From 2011 through 2012, Mr. Bradley served as the Vice President of Kalamazoo Campus Operations, a 1,400 person manufacturing and sourcing organization supporting over $1.5 billion in customer sales. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Bradley served as the Vice President of Global Operations for Stryker Medical with manufacturing facilities in Michigan, New York, Quebec, and Puerto Rico. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Bradley led Stryker Medical’s information technology organization and national service organization. Prior to that role, Mr. Bradley led various service, manufacturing, and distribution organizations for Stryker in both the United States and Ireland. Mr. Bradley is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and he spent nine years as an infantry officer, including participation in the Invasion of Panama and the first Gulf War.

Joe Pleshek
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
Robin Hooker
Director, Marketing, Healthcare Sector

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.

Marissa Alvord
Marissa Alvord
Executive Director
LogiMed USA

Marissa Alvord is Senior Program Director for LogiMed, LogiPharma and FIMA. With over seven years of conference production experience, Marissa specializes in financial, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device markets. Marissa cut her teeth in conference production working for a small publishing house in London producing events for the English education sector. She holds her MA from SOAS, University of London. Outside of the office, Marissa enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking and enjoying music.