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2021 Speakers

Brian Krinock
SVP, Vehicle Manufacturing & Production Engineering at Toyota
Brian Krinock is senior vice president, Vehicle Plants, for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). TMNA supports Toyota’s engineering and manufacturing operations in North America. In his current role, Krinock is responsible for Toyota’s seven vehicle assembly […]
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Jami Dunbar
SVP, Product Supply at Under Armour
Jami Dunbar is Senior Vice President of Under Armour’s Global Product Supply. With 25 years’ experience in apparel and footwear, her key focus is conceiving, testing and developing future processes for design, manufacturing and virtualization of […]
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Dave Warrick
General Manager, Global Supply Chain at Microsoft
As GM of Global Supply Chain for Microsoft, Dave manages the order to cash cycle, Channel Operations Planning  and Distribution & Logistics for all Microsoft physical products worldwide including Xbox, Surface, Accessories and Surface Hub.  He […]
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Ale Eboli
Head of Supply Chain North America at Unilever
Ale Eboli, Head of Supply Chain North America for Unilever, oversees a supply chain network consisting of 14 manufacturing sites and 11 distribution centers across the US & Canada. Recognized by Gartner as one of the […]
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Mitra Kashanchi
VP, Manufacturing Chemicals at Chevron Corporation
Mitra Kashanchi is the Vice President of Chevron Chemicals, a position she has held since October 2020. Ms. Kashanchi began her career with Chevron 29 years ago.  Previously, she served as Salt Lake Refinery General Manager, […]
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Elizabeth Baker
Head of Integrated Supply Chain Strategy, Transformation and Process at Philips
Newly appointed as Head of Integrated Supply Chain Strategy, Transformation and Process, Elizabeth Baker leads the global transformation of Integrated Supply Chain and Order to Cash processes at Philips. She is responsible for developing the ISC […]
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Bart Talloen
VP, Product Supply at Johnson & Johnson
As an executive supply chain leader for more than 25 years, Bart has a proven track record of success across several key SC functions such as Planning, Engineering, Technology Transfers, Project Management, Continuous Improvement, Mfg Operations, […]
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Daniel Myers
Former EVP Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelēz International, Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business at University of Tennessee
Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee Board Member for Two Companies Private Equity Senior Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group Retired EVP, Global Supply Chain, Mondelēz International Former EVP, Global Supply Chain, […]
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Lance Kearbey
Chief Operations Officer at Electrolux Major Appliances
Lance Kearbey is the Chief Operations Officer for Electrolux Major Appliances. In this role, he is responsible for Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Purchasing, Digital Solutions and Project Management Lance began his business career with Electrolux in […]
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Jana Gessner
VP, Environmental, Health, and Safety at Pepsi Beverages Company
Jana M. Gessner is a globally seasoned EHS executive with extensive Supply Chain experience with Fortune 500 companies. Her 20+ year career includes positions in: automotive, food, and chemical manufacturing. She has delivered consistent results through […]
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Bill Good
VP, Supply Chain Network at GE Appliances
As Vice President, Supply Chain Network at GE Appliances, a Haier company, Bill Good is responsible for managing all GEA factories and leading the entire Supply Chain network through its Lean transformation. Under Bill’s leadership, his […]
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Allison Grealis
President at Women in Manufacturing
Allison Grealis is founder and president of the Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM), a national trade association focused on supporting, promoting and inspiring women in the manufacturing sector. She also is president of the WiM Education […]
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Rebecca Liebert
EVP Operations at PPG Industries
Rebecca Liebert is executive vice president, PPG. She joined the company in June 2018 and leads PPG’s global industrial and automotive OEM coatings businesses, including the company’s mobility initiatives. She also oversees the company’s Asia Pacific […]
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David Johnson
VP, Production Engineering & New Model Quality at Nissan
David Johnson is vice president, Production Engineering and New Model Quality, Nissan North America, Inc. He was appointed to this position in April 2017. In this role, Johnson is responsible for ensuring the highest level of […]
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Peter Evans
Director of Service & Performance for Business Services at LEGO
Peter Evans was born in 1955. He joined LEGO in February 2016. The early part of his career was in Finance in various industries, including Defence, Financial Services and Telecommunications.  Peter worked for GE Capital throughout […]
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Alessio Preti
Head of Manufacturing Digital Transformation at Philip Morris International
Alessio Preti joined Philip Morris Italy in 2008 in Supply Chain and Warehousing. His varied career has taken him through different roles in Manufacturing, from Line Lead till Manufacturing Manager for the smoke-free product platforms. In […]
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John McGirr
VP Manufacturing at Corning Incorporated
John McGirr is vice president, Manufacturing, Corning Incorporated, effective June 2019. McGirr is responsible for global manufacturing performance, advancing cost leadership, deploying capabilities, and developing the next generation of leadership. He is also responsible for setting […]
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Karen Norheim
President and COO at American Crane and Equipment Corporation
Karen Norheim serves as President and COO of American Crane & Equipment Corporation and is passionate about all things manufacturing. Karen’s company’s journey to their mantra – Grit Matters: Perseverance, Heart & Integrity has been the […]
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Greg Ulmer
EVP & General Manager, F-35 at Lockheed Martin Corporation
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Erin Sharp
Retired Group VP, Manufacturing at The Kroger Co
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Srinath Sriram
Director, Fortive Business System at Fortive
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Oliver Brooks
Sr. Director Operations, Health and Safety at HarbisonWalker International
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2020 Speakers

Peter Evans
Director of Service & Performance for Business Services at LEGO
Peter Evans was born in 1955. He joined LEGO in February 2016. The early part of his career was in Finance in various industries, including Defence, Financial Services and Telecommunications.  Peter worked for GE Capital throughout […]
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Gary Johnson
Chief Manufacturing and Labor Affairs Officer at Ford Motor Company
Gary Johnson is Chief Manufacturing and Labor Affairs Officer, effective October 1, 2018. In this role, Johnson is responsible for overseeing the global operations of every Ford assembly, stamping and powertrain plant around the world. In […]
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Bart Talloen
VP Supply Chain Innovation & Insights at Johnson & Johnson
As an executive supply chain leader for more than 25 years, Bart has a proven track record of success across several key SC functions such as Planning, Engineering, Technology Transfers, Project Management, Continuous Improvement, Mfg Operations, […]
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Amy Meyer
VP Technical Services at Kohler Co
Amy M. Meyer is Vice President, Technical Services for Kohler Co. In this role, Amy is responsible for the management of all aspects of Global Procurement; Aviation and Business Travel; Architecture and Interior Design; Construction Engineering […]
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Sergio Huerga
VP Performance Improvement & Engineering at L'Oreal USA
Sergio Huerga has successfully led transformational changes in supply chain, increased profitability and operational efficiency, and increased productivity at leading global organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods and L’Oreal. Currently, he is leading manufacturing […]
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Gerald Johnson
EVP of Global Manufacturing at General Motors
Gerald Johnson was named executive vice president, Global Manufacturing effective April 1, 2019. In this role, he leads GM’s global manufacturing operations, manufacturing engineering and labor relations organizations, and is a member of the GM Senior […]
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Ronda Wright
Director, Process Improvement at The Coca-Cola Company
Ronda Wright has been interested in solving problems and understanding how things worked since she was a child. Naturally inquisitive, it was not uncommon for her to take apart every watch that her parents gave her […]
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Allison Grealis
President at Women in Manufacturing
Allison Grealis is founder and president of Women in Manufacturing (WiM), a national trade association focused on supporting, promoting and inspiring women in the manufacturing sector. She is also the vice president of association services of […]
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Daniel Myers
Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business at University of Tennessee
Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee Board Member for Two Companies Private Equity Senior Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group Retired EVP, Global Supply Chain, Mondelēz International Former EVP, Global Supply Chain, […]
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Ramesh Chikkala
Retired SVP, International Supply Chain & Food Manufacturing at Walmart
Ramesh Chikkala is an independent board members and corporate advisor with 25 years of retail and five years of manufacturing experience in senior management and C-Suite roles. For the past 11 years Ramesh held positions of […]
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Tim Jamison
Worldwide Production Excellence Leader, Global Operations at Cargill
Tim Jamison is the Worldwide Production Excellence Leader for Cargill’s Global Operations. In his role, Tim is responsible for operational excellence and continuous improvement practices at over 1400 operating facilities in 70 countries and spanning 155,000 […]
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Rebecca Teeters
VP of Environmental Strategies and Initiatives at 3M
Rebecca Powers Teeters, holds a PH.D., in Chemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia and brings 20 plus years of dedication, commitment and leadership to 3M.  She has served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility […]
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Chad Toney
Executive Director, Advanced Engineering at GE Appliances, a Haier Company
Chad Toney is the Executive Director, Advanced Engineering at GE Appliances, a Haier company.  He started working for Maytag, who was then purchased by Whirlpool, where Chad held roles of increasing responsibility such as Lean Manager, […]
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Doug Bayer
Director Global Manufacturing at Procter & Gamble
Doug Bayer is the Global Manufacturing Associate Director at the Procter & Gamble Company. Doug’s key responsibilities include institutionalizing operational excellence in manufacturing and across the supply chain, leading the digital transformation in Manufacturing as well […]
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Daniel Alderete
Sr. Director, Industrial Performance at Sanofi
Daniel Alderete joined Sanofi Pasteur’s Switwater Site in Pennsylvana in November 2017 as Manufacturing Excellence Senior Director. He leads a 37-member team to ensure the improvement of industrial performance including the Master Data Management and Systems’ […]
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Debbie Poppas
VP Global Quality at PACCAR
Debbie Poppas was named PACCAR Vice President – Global Quality beginning January 2016. Ms. Poppas also currently serves as board member of the Automotive Industry Action Group. Prior to her current roles, Ms. Poppas held positions as […]
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Tamberlin Golden
Plant Director, Flint Engine Operations at General Motors
Tamberlin Golden is the Plant Director, Flint Engine Operations for General Motors. She is responsible for leading and inspiring the team to drive and deliver positive business performance through exceptional execution of the lean principles impacting […]
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Manny Pineiro
VP, LATAM Supply Chain Strategy & Import/Export Operations at PepsiCo
Manuel (Manny) Pineiro is Vice President, LATAM Supply Chain Strategy, leading the development and deployment of the SC Transformational agenda. LATAM serves 34 developing and emerging markets with more than 70,000 of the company’s associates which […]
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Steven Hoink
Sr. Director, PepsiCo Latin America Digital Strategy at PepsiCo
30 years practical experience in manufacturing and supply chain operations for PepsiCo with experience in every aspect of value chain execution… sales, merchandizing, all aspects of manufacturing operations, sales operations, and go-to-market. Currently, the Digital Strategy […]
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Aidan Trindle
VP, Global Storage Manufacturing & Technology Operations at Dell Technologies
Aidan is Vice-President of Global Manufacturing Operations in Dell, based in Ireland, with responsibility for supporting the Storage & Solutions portfolio of products. Aidan leads a diverse and talented global team, spanning the spectrum of manufacturing, from […]
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Donzel Leggett
VP, Global Manufacturing Excellence, Global Platforms and ASLA SC at General Mills
Donzel A. Leggett is Vice President, Global Manufacturing Excellence, Global Platforms and ASLA Supply Chain, for General Mills, Inc. Leggett reports to John Church, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain. Donzel joined General Mills in 1996 as […]
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Temeca Mitchell
Plant Manager - Rocky Mountain Bottle Company at Molson Coors Beverage Company
Temeca has been with Molson Coors Beverage Company for 4 years, holding several Supply Chain leadership roles. She is currently the Plant Manager at Molson Coors bottle manufacturing joint venture facility with Owens Illinois/O-I (Rocky Mountain […]
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Massimo Andolina
SVP, Operations at Philip Morris International
Massimo Andolina joined Philip Morris in Lausanne in 2008 as Director, Operations Planning. He became Vice President, Operations of the Latin America & Canada Region in 2011 and moved to oversee our European Union Region’s operations […]
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Tony Snyder
VP Product Portfolio Management & Deployment at Philip Morris International
Tony Snyder joined the tobacco industry in 1992 and his varied career has taken him around the world with roles in tobacco procurement, factory management and R&D in three continents, including 12 years leading global product […]
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Eric Norris
Corporate Continuous Improvement Leader, Operations & Engineering at DuPont
Eric Norris is the Global Continuous Improvement Leader for the DuPont Corporation.  In his role, Eric is leading Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement across the DuPont enterprise focusing on sustainability and profitable growth. His responsibilities include […]
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Amy Zaban
Regional CI Leader at Bunge North America
Amy Zaban is a lean coach for Bunge, NA a global agribusiness and food company. She is responsible for leading Lean and Six Sigma programs for both commercial and industrial divisions. Bunge is rolling out their […]
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Hector Geist
VP Manufacturing at Fairfield Processing Corporation
Highly experienced and proven operations executive with an exceptional record of performance and continual career progression with two industry leaders over a 20-year career. Ability to optimize team performance through empowering leadership and smart application of […]
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Tim Blubaugh
Director of Operational Excellence at USG
Tim is currently the Director of Operational Excellence at United States Gypsum Company, where he leads the Continuous Improvement, Reliability, Quality, and the Enterprise Project Management Office and reports to the Chief Technology Officer.    This role […]
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Paul Boris
EVP & CRO at Praemo
Boris is the CRO and a Board Member of Praemo, a technology company delivering AI for industrial operations. He also serves as a Board Member and Advisor to startups in the advanced robotics, machine learning and […]
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Jordan Workman
Global Business Director at Performance Solutions by Milliken
Jordan Workman, Global Director of Client Development for Performance Solutions by Milliken, leads a team focused on partnerships and strategy within the manufacturing and supply chain functions of multi-national clients. Clients served span a variety of […]
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John Barcus
Group VP, Manufacturing Industries at ORACLE
John Barcus is Vice President responsible for the Oracle Global Manufacturing Industries. The Manufacturing Industries Solutions Group works globally with customers, partners, and within Oracle to refine industry strategy and build industry solutions that support the […]
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Alastair Orchard
VP Digital Enterprise at Siemens PLM Software Inc.
After nearly two decades of industrial experience as a manufacturer and vendor, Alastair was a founder member of the Digital Enterprise organization when Siemens went public with its digitalization portfolio in 2014. Living in Italy he […]
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Mike Lackey
Global VP of Solution Management, Digital Manufacturing at SAP
Mike Lackey joined SAP in 2008 through the acquisition of Visiprise and is the Global Head of Solution Management, Digital Manufacturing.  With previous roles at Visiprise, NetVendor and Teradyne Manufacturing Software Group, Mr. Lackey has a […]
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Katy George
Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company
Katy George is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, and leads the Operations Practice, which includes the firm’s services in manufacturing and supply chain. Katy’s 23 years of client service have focused on operational performance […]
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Artem Kroupenev
VP Strategy at Augury
Artem is VP Strategy at Augury, where he oversees Augury’s AI-based machine health, performance, and digital transformation solutions. He has over a decade of experience in technology, product, innovation, and business development, and has co-founded technology […]
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Shay Scott
Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Institute at University of Tennessee
Shay Scott, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) at The University of Tennessee (UT). Ranked as a top program globally, UT’s GSCI exists to shape and influence the practice of SCM […]
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David Jimenez
Global Managing Director—CPG at Softtek
As Managing Director for the CPG industry, David leads the design of solutions and services globally, as well as the delivery of all Softtek projects oriented to CPG. His team develops the digital capabilities necessary to […]
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Beni Lopez
Global Managing Director—Industrial & US Market at Softtek
Beni Lopez currently holds a dual role as Managing Director for Softtek’s Industrial vertical and overall US market. Prior to Softtek’s vertical restructuring, Beni held the role of Chief Globalization Officer, where he directed and coordinated […]
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Shane Yount
President at Competitive Solutions, Inc.
Shane A. Yount is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, and President of Competitive Solutions, Inc., an international Business Transformation consulting firm which pioneered the acclaimed organizational development system known as Process Based Leadership® – A […]
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Mark Stroll
SVP at Sight Machine
Sight Machine is the Manufacturing Productivity Platform, making manufacturing stronger, sustainable and resilient. Mark is the Senior Vice President of Sales at Sight Machine, with responsibilities that include sales strategy and go-to-market execution with strategic partner […]
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Jon Sobel
CEO at Sight Machine
Jon has served on the management teams of several companies in pioneering industries, including Tesla Motors, SourceForge, and in its early years, Yahoo! Jon holds an BA from Princeton, a JD from the University of Michigan, […]
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Joe Gerstl
Director of Digital Product Management at General Electric
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