As the Director of Supply Chain Business Development, Richard works as a senior supply chain leader at Intermountain Healthcare to deliver the supply chain triple aim of ‘Becoming a Model’. This effort includes our strategy to share supply chain best practices, co-develop supply chain products and services through our commercial partner Intalere. He has a proven track record of leading complex and diverse teams to deliver exceptional customer value. He has lead major award winning supply chain initiatives like our procurement transformation and our product standardization.
Prior to his current role, he led the category management team at Intermountain. He has worked for 3M Health Information Systems in development of their electronic medical records. He has also worked for Siemens developing commercial IT products. He is a graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in computer science and also has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix where he has taught 17 years
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.
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.
Pamela Bryant has more than 15 years of experience leading large-scale supply chain organizations in the healthcare industry. She joined Hanger, Inc. in March 2016 as the company's Chief Supply Chain Officer. Prior to joining Hanger, Pamela worked at Baylor Scott & White Health, where she most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Services, managing over a $1 billion supply budget. Prior to that, Pamela served as Corporate Vice President of Supply Chain Optimization at Triad Hospitals. She also has directed procurement and materials management functions for HCA - The Healthcare Company and Bon Secours Health System. Pamela has a Master's degree in Business Administration from Averett University in Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Working for the Icelandic company Össur for as Distribution Director EMEA; responsible for 5 warehouses: Eindhoven/Manchester/Uppsala/Capetown/Porto Allegro.
Total span of control is 7 managers: 5 warehouse/operations manager; logistics engineer; material control manager.
Responsible and team-member of several key initiatives which are in direct function of the focus areas of the company’s strategy.
20+ years international experience in distribution and supply chain on managers/directors level.
Mr. Harrington is rapidly approaching his twentieth year of professional service in supply chain management. Over these two decades he has performed just about every function within supply chain other than flying a plane or steering a boat. His industry experience includes medical devices, biologics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and automotive value chains; and he has held leadership positions with companies such as Baxter Healthcare, Novartis, Corning, and Terumo. He has led deployment and tuning of SI&OP processes, ERP systems, overseas business operations, product life-cycle management, and global sourcing initiatives. His greatest professional satisfaction comes from attracting and nurturing supply chain talent and in enabling successful startups to rapidly mature into sustainable growth engines.
Jonathan joined Abbott in 1996 in an Engineering capacity with Abbott Ireland. In 2003 Jonathan relocated to Abbott Park, Illinois where he initially worked as a program manager on the Hospira Spin off and then as a Business Excellence manager for Global Pharmaceutical Operations.
In November 2006 he relocated to Temecula California and worked as the Operations manager DES and then Director of Operations DES & Endovascular. In 2010 Jonathan relocated to Costa Rica and took up the position of Site Director for the Vascular site startup.
Jonathan relocated back to Temecula California in 2013 and was promoted to the position of Senior Director Supply Chain. In 2015 he increased his responsibility with the addition of the Temecula and Puerto Rico manufacturing sites.
In 2017 Jonathan took up responsibility for Global Supply Chain within the newly formed Cardiovascular & Neuromodulation division (formerly St. Jude Medical) within Abbott.
Jonathan has a BSc from Open University UK & an MBA from the Lake Forrest Graduate School of Management.
Mark Hunter is currently Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain at Luminex Corporation, based in Austin, Texas. He leads the supply chain functions of planning, sourcing, and logistics for Luminex’s operations in Austin, TX; Madison WI; and Toronto, Canada. Mark recently re-organized the supply chain teams away from a decentralized business unit focus into a more customer-focused, global team focused on driving consistency in how we bring products to market. His team is currently working on projects related to improvements in S&OP, multi-site production planning, strategic sourcing, supplier risk management, and global cold chain 3PL management.
John Keevey is a Senior Manager, Supply Chain Strategy & Integration with Grifols Diagnostics Solutions based in Emeryville, CA. John has over fifteen years of experience in logistics management, project management, and information technology services. Prior to joining Grifols, John’s experience includes Big 5 Consulting and Director-level positions in operations and project management at companies such as Andersen Consulting, NFI Logistics, GT Nexus and L’Oreal.
During John’s 4 years at Grifols, he has Lead global supply chain initiatives aimed at cost and quality improvements in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Representative projects include the implementation of bulk and parcel temperature controlled boxes, cube optimization software, freight audit services, data analytics and 3PL (freight and warehouse) outsourcing.
John earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and his Masters in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.
As vice president of supply chain operations for BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations, Steve Kiewiet leads an operations network consisting of more than 170 people across the 13-hospital system. He is also an executive lead for logistics/distribution design on a 10-year Washington University Medical Center campus renewal project.
Kiewiet oversees key strategic initiatives for BJC, including the current development of a centralized distribution strategy and implementation of RFID technology through an integrated inventory management system. He was responsible for the successful design and implementation of a nationally recognized and award-winning pilot, End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility, partnering with key strategic suppliers to break down traditional barriers in the cardiac stent supply chain.
Kiewiet is part of the senior leadership team that led the BJC supply chain organization to being named one of the 2015 Top 25 health care supply chains in the United States by Gartner, Inc.
Prior to joining BJC, Kiewiet was director of operations for Cardinal Health where he focused on strategy and development, and management of multi-million dollar business operations with specific expertise in health care supply chain, sales and distribution environments. He has also held management roles at Defibtech, LLC, PSS/World Medical, Inc. and MCR/American Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Kiewiet is Six Sigma Lean Black Belt- and CMRP-certified, and was a hospital corpsman for the U.S. Navy for 10 years where he served a variety of forward deployed combat units. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Leo University in Florida, and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Tulsa.
He is active in many professional organizations throughout the region, including the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Association for Healthcare Resource &
Materials Management (AHRMM), Boy Scouts of America and American Red Cross.
A native of Buffalo Center, Iowa, Kiewiet lives in St. Peters with his wife and four children.
Sasha Pailet Koff currently serves as the Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation for Johnson & Johnson’s Supply Chain.
Her role plays a critical function in helping to transform J&J’s Supply Chain into the best supply chain in the world. She is responsible for fostering innovative incubator environments where small groups can focus on advanced capabilities, evaluate and prioritize these opportunities and accelerate strategic outcomes.
Sasha joined J&J in 2002 and has held roles of increasing responsibility with Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Cordis and MD&D Global Services leading efforts related to Commercial Contracting, Acquisition and Divestiture Efforts, Business Information, Commercial Operations and most recently in Quality Systems.
Prior to joining J&J, Sasha held roles with Rohm and Haas in Marketing and Accenture in Process and Strategy Consulting. Sasha has a proven track record in people development and currently serves as the J&J’s Women’s Leadership Council’s Bridgewater Chapter Chair.
Sasha earned her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University, her MBA from Columbia University and is a CPA, CGMA and PMP. Originally from New Orleans, LA, Sasha, her husband and their two children now reside in Livingston, NJ.
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.
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.
Chris Lynch is the Vice President of Global Service, Logistics & Technical Repair for Acelity, a leading global wound care and regenerative medicine company based in San Antonio, TX. He is an accomplished, results‐oriented executive who has had the opportunity to work in a variety of industries (medical, consumer goods, insurance) and companies (GE, Haworth, Zurich Financial Services). Chris has held leadership positions in both financial and operational areas and has contributed directly to company‐wide cost savings solutions in excess of $150M over the past ten years. His change leadership expertise has afforded him the opportunity to direct global, customer focused process re‐designs across various functional areas as well as successfully lead several integration and divestiture activities. He is a dynamic leader that focuses on building high performing teams, is Six Sigma trained through GE, and always ensures that the customer experience is the focus of every team or activity he leads.
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.
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.
Joe Mazzola joined Arthrex in July of 2014 where he is a Regional Field Operations Manager overseeing field operations in the Mid-Atlantic and throughout Canada. Joe’s responsibilities include identifying and driving strategic inventory optimization processes at the corporate, regional, and agency levels. Prior to joining Arthrex, Joe worked as a Director of Operations for a Zimmer Spine distributor. His extensive medical device field experience coupled with his corporate experience has provided him with invaluable insight into the workings of the entire supply chain, spanning all the way from initial design inception to implant utilization in the operating room.
Joe earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration from Campbell University. He earned a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute in 2013. Joe lives in Naples, FL with his wife and two children where he enjoys running, fishing, and playing golf.
A staff member of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University for 17 years, Eileen is the Operations Director of the Network for Value Chain Excellence. As the co-founder and daily manager of this supply chain center, Eileen leverages her 14 years of experience as a career management counselor and 30 years of corporate relations and sales. She has been a member of ISM for 15 years.
A Hay Group certified coach of emotional intelligence skills and assessment, Eileen formerly owned and operated the first Alphagraphics in the mid-west, was a residential realtor, and has been a permanent substitute teacher for all grades.
Stephen Meyer is a Research Director in Gartner's Supply Chain group. Mr. Meyer joins Gartner with 19 years of experience in global Supply Chain Management roles in the Life Sciences, Chemical, and Retail industries. In his previous positions, he has had both functional and leadership responsibility for sourcing, procurement, planning/forecasting, operational excellence, warehousing, logistics, and transportation.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Meyer worked for AngioDynamics, a medical device manufacturer headquartered in Albany, NY. At AngioDynamics, he led the Global Supply Chain department and was responsible for the purchasing, planning, warehouse, and distribution teams. Mr. Meyer has also held key roles in the Supply Chain organizations at Amazon.com, AMRI, C. R. Bard, and GE. He has significant experience with ERP implementation and configuration, sales and operations planning, statistical forecasting and its application to production/buying models, and service analytics.
Mr. Meyer holds a Master’s degree in Manufacturing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Michigan. He is also a certified Six Sigma black belt. He was awarded a Graduate Fellowship from the UM Program in Manufacturing (now Tauber Institute).
Howard Mitchell is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. He has over 30 years’ experience within the transportation, operations, and logistics fields. However, Howard’s first career began after college when he was drafted into baseball’s minor league playing for the San Francisco Giants Organization from 1975-1980. Howard worked in Chicago, Illinois, at Bekins Van Lines Headquarters for 16 years in numerous management positions within business development and logistics operations services. Subsequently, he spent six years at Exel as Vice President of Business Development based in Memphis, Tennessee, primarily focused on transportation solutions for customers as a 3PL solutions provider. For the past 11 years, Howard has been employed at Medtronic as Director of U.S. Distribution Operations. His overall responsibilities include P&L initiatives, people management, and day-to-day operations of the Medtronic Distribution Centers in the United States.
Howard is married and has three daughters. He still enjoys watching baseball and other sports. He also loves to travel and spend quality time with his family and friends.
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.
Rich Parkyn is a manufacturing and operations professional with over 23 years’ experience in leading companies to improve safety, quality, service and profitability. Rich is a Distribution Director for Ossur Inc., a medical device company with global operations in Iceland, US, EMEA, and Asia. Rich also leads the initiative to improve employee safety by application of industry best practices. Rich graduated from California State University Los Angeles, Bachler in Science in Industrial Technology in 1993 and member of Warehouse Education Resource Council. Rich Parkyn lives in California, Ventura County.
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.
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.
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.
Rob Varner has served as Senior Director, Americas Distribution, since 2011. He is responsible for distribution and logistics operations and strategy for all Medtronic businesses, with oversight of over 25 distribution sites in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America supporting $28B in revenue. Medtronic’s current network includes proprietary distribution operations, outsourced facilities, forward stocking, and technical service locations.
Varner joined Medtronic in 1989 and has served in multiple roles in supply chain management, most recently as Senior Director of Logistics and Customer Services for the Spinal and Biologics business.
Rob has a BBA from the University of Memphis, and has served on the boards of multiple organizations in Memphis, including the Memphis BioWorks Foundation, Leadership Memphis, the Arthritis Foundation, and United Way of the Mid-South.
Amy Webb has twenty three years of supply chain leadership experience in healthcare. Her current responsibilities include: purchasing, hospital logistics, supply chain process improvement, MMIS, and consolidated distribution center. Amy has also led supply chain system implementations and centralization of supply chain services and most recently implemented a self-distribution center to support organization named Logistics One. She is also responsible for managing initiatives to develop and implement comprehensive supply chain management strategies on a company-wide basis and ensures that quality based initiatives are implemented in order to gain the greatest value from FMOLHS’ non labor activities. Amy is currently leading procedural area supply chain process improvement and cost reduction which is slated to achieve six million dollars in savings.
Irene Zhou is a Senior Manager, Supply Chain Planning, at Grifols Diagnostics Solutions based in Emeryville, CA. Irene has over 24 years of experience in planning, forecasting and S&OP management. Prior to joining Grifols (formerly Novartis and Chiron) 15 years ago in the US, Irene worked at DuPont China for over 9 years as a Supply Chain Manager. Her responsibilities included: leading the planning, forecasting and customer service teams to support business and customer growth in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
During Irene’s 15 years at Grifols, she has led the planning team and S&OP process, and been the key Supply Chain lead on the successful launch of multiple global products.
Irene earned the undergraduate degree from Shanghai University of Engineering Science in China, and APIC CPIM certified.
Steve Adams is currently the Director of Customer Solutions for Aptean, which is a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions. In this role he is responsible for Professional Services and Support for a number of Supply Chain products. For the last 20 or so years, Steve has been providing software solutions and services for large companies with complex and demanding warehousing and distribution networks and has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies on their worldwide implementations. Prior to this, Steve worked for a large third party logistics firm based in the UK, which operated many millions of square feet of warehousing across Europe. In 2016 Steve was named to the annual Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Pros to Know listing.
David Bang was appointed LifeConEx CEO in 2007 after serving as a founding member and senior vice president of business development and implementation of LifeConEx when it launched as a supplier-neutral joint venture between two cargo powerhouses DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) and Lufthansa Cargo in 2005. Alongside LifeConEx’s top senior management team and board members, David led the 2011 acquisition successfully that made LifeConEx a 100 percent DHL unit.
Since his appointment as CEO, David has spearheaded LifeConEx’s remarkable financial and innovative achievements, positioning the company as a premier globally recognized provider of end-to-end temperature-sensitive logistics management solutions for medicinal products. He has developed a culture that empowers “LifeConExers” to find and apply optimal ways to connect people with life, one shipment at a time. He is dedicated to promoting innovation and high performance culture centered on continuous improvement in all facets of temperature-controlled logistics management.
Based on that foundation, in 2013, David and his team successfully launched DHL THERMONET which is now DGF’s standard temperature controlled freight product tailored to the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector while LifeConEx serves premium segment of the sector. DHL THERMONET is now offered in +90 stations worldwide.
After David finished studying Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University in Chicago Suburb, he has been with the industry nearly 20 years holding increasingly key positions in global contract acquisition, implementation, sales, finances, IT and strategy. Today, David is an active contributor in numerous trade and technical publications, and frequently speaks at various logistics and life sciences conferences worldwide advocating for reduction of risk, elevated ROI, and ultimate patient safety. In his personal life, he runs half and full marathons and has started learning Spanish. David’s interests also include leadership, innovation, social justice, history and foreign policy. Effective January 2016, David was appointed as a board member for a patient-safety & product integrity advocacy consortium called, Rx-360 (www.rx-360.com).
Dave Bode is the Vice President of Health Care Solutions for DSC Logistics. He is responsible for the growth and overall performance of DSC’s Health Care business. He is also DSC’s executive team leader for all health care customer relationships. Dave has held sales, marketing and operations leadership roles in health care for 24 years. Before DSC, Dave was the Vice President, Commercial Markets, for UMF Corporation, an infection prevention company. Prior to that, Dave was the VP/General Manager, for a high growth business unit within Cardinal Health’s Medical Segment. Dave’s experience spans the health care supply chain, insurance and technology sectors.
Dave has a BS degree in Business from Indiana University, and he is a certified Lean Six Sigma Sponsor with Black Belt and Kaizen project experience.
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.
Kevin joined DSC in 2002 as Director, Strategic Partnerships. He was a vital contributor in elevating the Strategic Partnership role and strengthening DSC’s customer relationship management process. In 2009, Kevin was promoted to Senior Director, Customer Solutions. He led the development of comprehensive solutions by building a Solutions team with cross-functional competencies and an expanded knowledge base. In addition, Kevin played a key role in business development activities, bringing expertise about solutions to strategic discussions with prospective customers. Kevin was promoted to Vice President in 2011 and to his current role in 2016.
Prior to DSC, Kevin spent eight years in consulting for TZA Associates, Oracle, MarchFIRST and Deloitte, working in supply chain strategy, technology and operational design. He has a BA from the University of Illinois.
Fred Crans is a strategic business leader with extensive experience in the healthcare industry, as an executive and consultant. He has expertise in a complement of operational improvement, materials management, distribution, strategic leadership and establishment of key corporate customer relationships – namely within the national medical and healthcare industries.
Stephen Downey serves as Senior Vice President of GEODIS’ Healthcare and Consumer Electronics teams, lending his significant healthcare logistics and operations expertise helping to solve supply chain challenges facing our customers in the healthcare industry. Stephen’s background includes roles in multiple aspects of supply chain operations, sales & marketing, and executive leadership for leading medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
As Vice President of Product Strategy, Carola Endicott leads a team that continuously delivers market-leading applications and services to healthcare providers and medical device manufacturers. Previously, she served as VP Services and Operations for Cardinal Inventory Management Solutions, CIMS with responsibility for the account management, implementation, field and infrastructure operations, and customer service sectors. Carola was a member of the founding senior team of WaveMark in 2004 which grew to a global enterprise solution for health care providers and medical device suppliers and was acquired by Cardinal Health in August 2013. While at WaveMark, Carola was actively engaged in all aspects of the company including selling to hospitals, product management and design, and continuous process improvement as well as operations leadership.
Prior to WaveMark, Carola served as VP of Clinical Support Services at Tufts New England Medical Center, a Tufts University teaching hospital and academic medical center. In her position as VP she was responsible for the financial and operational success of the cardiovascular and cancer areas as well as the hospital’s diagnostic services such as Clinical Laboratories and Radiology. Prior to her 13 years at Tufts, Carola was at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and at Harvard Community Health Plan.
Carola holds a Masters in Organizational Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s Degree from Middlebury College, Vermont.
Mr. Gross founded Pacific Bridge Medical in 1988 and has helped hundreds of medical companies with sourcing, business development and regulatory issues in Asia. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the Asian medical markets. In 2008, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI) magazine named Mr. Gross one of the top 100 executives in the medical device business.
Mr. Gross is a frequent contributor of articles on the Asian medical markets for Clinica (England), MD&DI (Los Angeles), and other medically oriented journals. He has been a featured speaker on the Asian medical markets at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) shows, the Medtrade Home Health Care Exhibition, the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society’s annual and regional meetings, and a variety of other medically oriented meetings and conferences.
Mr. Gross has a BA degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University.
Allen brings nearly 30 years of pharma and health sciences supply chain experience to FusionOps. He joined FusionOps from Pfizer, Inc., where as VP of Network Supply Planning, he was responsible for production planning, issue identification and mitigation via S&OP processes, and global inventory. Prior to Pfizer, he was AVP of Supply Chain for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Director of Supply Chain for Baxter Bioscience, and managed a medical device joint venture in Yugoslavia. Allen received his degree in Microbiology from the University of Maryland and did graduate work and research in immunology at Johns Hopkins University.
Daniel Johnson is an Account Manager with Fortna, a supply chain consulting firm and MHE integrator. His experience in supply chain spans across medical supplies, pharma, retail, food and beverage, animal supplies, 3PLs, and industrial parts distributor. As an Industrial Engineer by education, a majority of his career has involved process improvement, quality control, program management and design. He now currently works to develop partnerships with companies that result in lasting supply chain improvements.
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, Mr. 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, Mr. 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, Mr. 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.
Mr. McPherson holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Cornell University. He currently resides in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife, Elizabeth.
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.
Volker Schulz comes to us today from Owens & Minor, where he manages orthopedics, the tip of the spear in O&M's overarching shift into supply chain services, and physician preference items in particular. His special focus is the design and implementation of new end-to-end business models that revolve around the point of care and require a closed loop solution that is tightly integrated with core distribution and all of the touch points in between.
Prior to O&M he spent 15 years with 3 Tier 1 multi-national 3PLs, and in each case he held responsibility for the growth, diversification and vertical integration of their U.S. healthcare logistics business. His hands-on leadership in this capacity has produced a 10-year compound annual growth rate averaging 31%.
Mr. Schulz has two graduate masters degrees and an undergraduate engineering degree from the University of Virginia. He has 3 children, devotes most of his free time these days to high school football, and is constantly chasing his next DIY home improvement challenge.
Steve Thompson is Director, Strategic Solutions for Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services. Based in Dublin Ohio, he leads the team responsible for the development of supply chain solutions for medical product and device manufacturers to improve efficiencies and lower costs.
Since joining Cardinal Health in 2006, Thompson has developed customized supply chain solutions for Medical Distribution, Presource Products and Services and the Pharmaceutical Technologies manufacturing business. As a result, manufacturers and providers have more precise visibility over the use of products and devices.
Thompson builds on more than two decades of supply chain management experience in the automotive sector. He began his career at General Motors and Delphi Automotive Systems, assigned to one of GM's first Lean Enterprises facilities.
Thompson later worked in supply chain management and manufacturing with Lear Corporation.
Thompson is a graduate of the University of Windsor (Canada) and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Yolonda has been in business development and supply chain for over 20 years with experience in medical devices, aerospace and nuclear research. Within Rhenus Contract Logistics, she is responsible for attracting medical device companies looking to outsource warehousing, distribution and order to cash services in the European market. Located in The Netherlands, Yolonda brings a “local” perspective to the table that begins at the fact finding phase and continues through to implementation of the final supply chain solution.
Prior to joining Rhenus, Yolonda was employed by StandardAero, an aerospace company specializing in repair and overhaul of aircraft engines. She has also worked for Lockheed Martin, Magna Corporation and UPS.
Yolonda received an MA in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. She currently serves as president of TIC, a not for profit organization assisting expats living in The Netherlands. She also serves as a warden for the American Consulate in Amsterdam.
Dirk Van Peteghem is responsible for the strategy and management of UPS’s portfolio of healthcare products. Dirk’s healthcare logistics product management team works to leverage UPS healthcare facilities, transportation, and technology networks as well as expertise in distribution, inventory management, and regulatory compliance for its customers.
Dirk has more than 16 years of leadership experience in the healthcare sector. Before joining UPS in early 2011, he was Vice-President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at McKesson Corporation. Prior to McKesson, Dirk spent 11 years in the management consulting industry, most recently at the Boston Consulting Group. As a strategy consultant, he advised senior executives at pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies on key strategic issues.
Dirk received a master’s degree in business and engineering, cum laude, from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Marissa Alvord is Program Director for FIMA, LogiMed and LogiPharma. With over six years of conference production experience, Marissa specializes in market research in the financial, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. 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 cycling, gardening, cooking and enjoying music.
Gary Beck is well-recognized in the commercial payments industry for his three decades of innovative solutions and strategic leadership in sales, business development and exceptional results, particularly in the B2B arena. He has continuously led significant endeavors at the executive level and has driven billions in new B2B volume for many high-profile organizations, including Visa, American Express, GE Capital, and Paymentech. In his current position at GHX, Mr. Beck is growing an awareness and a clientele among healthcare manufacturers and suppliers that utilize GHX’s unique new ePay capability - a complete and dynamic “Order-to-Pay” solution. He is a family man who lives in Colorado and loves everything his Rocky Mountain state has to offer.