- Cliff Boldt, Manager of Global Supply Chain, Becton, Dickinson and Company
- Joe Carberry, Vice-President, Connection Chemical Company
- Warren Cohen, Senior Director of Global Supply Chain, Becton, Dickinson and Company
- William McLaury, Head of Pharma Supply Chain Strategy, Novartis
- Jeff Jagiela, Director of Global Transport and Logistics Services, Pfizer
- George Lazarides, North American Supply Chain Manager, Rhodia
- Chad Whyte, Logistics Operations Director of North America, Reckitt Benckiser
- Randy Desir, Manager of International Sourcing & Supplier Performance, Johnson & Johnson
- Adam Greenberg, Vice-President of Transportation Operations, NFI Industries
- Bill Jacquith, Managing Director, Jacquith Associates
- David Mercer, Director of Warehousing and Transportation, Church & Dwight
- Bob Murray, Chairman, REM Associates
- Frank Wurst, Manager of Corporate Transportation, Church & Dwight
Cliff Boldt is Supply Chain Manager, Global Transportation at BD. He is involved in a wide range of initiatives, from leading the team developing the commercial and back office processes for a new business venture, to leading another team developing self-managed audit and continuous improvement programs for BD import processes, to tracking and reporting the global portfolio of BD supply chain cost reduction projects. Before joining BD almost 8 years ago, Cliff was with Ticona, the engineering plastics business of Celanese, for over 20 years. There, he held positions in plant and process development engineering, technical service, business management and logistics, distribution and order fulfillment management. He led the team that managed the Ticona US logistics and distribution network, and import and export activities. Cliff has also been with SHIRCO, an incineration equipment manufacturer, and DuPont. Cliff earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MS in Management (International Finance and Marketing) from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean Leader.
Joe Carberry is currently the Vice-President of Strategic Global Sourcing for Connection Chemical Company. Joe has forty years of experience synchronizing worldwide business strategies for Global Procurement and Supply Chain organizations on purchasing practices for key major raw materials. His expertise includes strategic procurement practices for mining, agriculture, water treatment and Oil and Gas products.
Warren Cohen works collaboratively with all Becton Dickinson Regions and Business Units to help them accelerate their Supply Chain Operational Effectiveness. Since January, 2010, Warren has also been the Director of Supply Chain Management – Latin America. Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Supply Chain Management - Asia Pacific, and was based in Singapore. In each role, Warren’s key focus has been on ensuring BD’s Supply Chain Network and infrastructure is appropriately defined to meet the expanding growth of both regions. Additionally, he is responsible for Global Transportation and Global Trade Management. Warren holds a Masters Degree in Logistics and an Undergraduate Degree in Economics. Warren joined BD in 1999 from United Paper Mills, where he served as Vice President, Logistics. Prior to that, Warren held supply chain management positions for BASF, Nabisco Brands and Avon Products.
Randy Desir is currently the Manager of International Sourcing & Supplier Performance for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Regional Transportation Organization where he leads a team that is responsible for sourcing activities in transportation services across the Air, Ocean, and Cold Chain modes of Transportation in and out of the US and Canada. Randy began his career with J&J in 2002 and has held leadership roles within various parts of the Supply Chain, including manufacturing, planning, distribution, and transportation. Randy is Six Sigma Green belt certified and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drexel University, an MBA from New York University, and is certified in Production Inventory Management (CPIM) through APICS, the association for Operations Management.
Adam Greenberg is Vice President of Operations with NFI Industries. NFI is a privately-held integrated supply chain company with annual revenue of more than $1 billion. Adam earned a BS degree in Business Logistics & International Business from Penn State University and began his career as an Intern with NFI Industries. Adam has held a variety of positions in his 14 years with NFI such as Regional Director of Dedicated Operations, Senior Director of Operations, Senior Director of Sales, VP of Sales and finally his current position as Vice President of Operations.
Bill Jacquith currently manages his own consulting company, Jacquith Associates. Bill has thirty-five years of consulting and operating experience in the trucking industry. This includes over 700 assignments in all major functional areas of both LTL and TL carrier and private fleet operations including operations upgrade, profit improvement, equipment strategy, load/shipment costing systems, maintenance operations, and acquisition feasibility. Bill has previously worked as Executive Vice-President for Penn Yan Express, President of Au Clair Transportation, and Principal at A.T. Kearney Consultants. Bill earned a BS degree from Yale University and has an MBA from Boston College University.
Jeff Jagiela in his current role as Director, Global Transport & Logistics Services, leads a team responsible for the global strategies, management, continuous improvement, and operations of transportation service providers across all Pfizer Operating Units for finished products, samples, raw materials, and packaging components. In addition to driving Pfizer’s logistics delivery platform strategy, his team identifies areas of shared opportunity between all external and internal sites in order to develop and leverage logistics services, while optimizing global transport spend. He has over 27 years of Supply Chain experience in pharmaceutical, biological, and consumer healthcare. In addition to his current Pfizer experience, he’s worked with Aventis Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson. During that time he has held responsibilities within Customer Service, Global Logistics, Manufacturing Operations, Materials Management, Purchasing and e-business.
George Lazarides is the North American Supply Chain Manager of Rhodia Inc. based out of Cranbury, NJ. His responsibilities include scheduling, logistics, warehousing, customer service and purchasing. He has worked 26 years in the chemical industry. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a BS degree in Business Management, he has continued his education by earning two Supply Chain certifications through APICS. He also is a past President of the Princeton South Jersey APICS chapter.
William McLaury is the Head of Pharma Supply Chain Strategy for Novartis Pharmaceuticals. He is responsible for developing and aligning Pharma Supply Chain strategies globally as an integral part of Technical Operations and for the development of a Supply Chain Academy curriculum. Previously, Bill was Executive Director, Pharma Supply Chain North America for Novartis. He was responsible for the supply of all of Novartis’ branded pharmaceutical products in North America, leading the groups with operational responsibility for production planning, warehousing, transportation, distribution, international trade management and product portfolio management. He has been with Novartis for over 29 years in various supply chain management positions. He is also Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the Center for Supply Chain Management at Rutgers University Business School. Bill has a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management.
David Mercer is currently the Director of Warehousing and Transportation for Church & Dwight. His previous supply chain experience includes responsibilities for managing Customer Service, Accounts Payable, Demand and Supply Planning, Warehousing and Transportation. All of this experience has been in the consumer packaged goods industry with P&G, Clorox and Church & Dwight in the Canadian Marketplace. David spent the first ten years of his career in progressive Finance positions in manufacturing and operations. He recently relocated to the US to manage Warehousing and Transportation for Church & Dwight.
Bob Murray is President of REM ASSOCIATES, a consulting firm established to counsel corporate management in the area of business operations and management. Bob has more than twenty five years' experience in this field including product sourcing, import and customs regulations, production planning and scheduling, manufacturing, quality assurance, inventory management and control, physical distribution, warehouse operations, and transportation, including private fleet. This experience encompasses all aspects of management from strategy and planning to policy, procedures and operational cost control. Bob has extensive line, staff, and consulting experience within this discipline in a wide variety of industries with particular emphasis in the consumer product, including fashion, tobacco, and electronics, food, and chemical industries. Prior to directing the activities of REM ASSOCIATES, Bob was the Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Operations for Foot-Joy Inc., Division of General Mills, Principal with Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc., Corporate Director of Logistics for Nabisco Brands, Manager of Consulting Services for A. T. Kearney, Inc., and held various physical distribution management positions within Scott Paper Company and National Gypsum Corporation. Bob is also an adjunct professor of global supply chain management at Rider.
Chad Whyte is Logistics Operations Director of North America for Reckitt Benckiser. Chad has had a broad range of supply chain management responsibilities in such areas as S&OP, Demand Management and Production Planning, Inventory and Materials Management, Warehouse Operations and Transportation Planning and Scheduling. Prior to joining Reckitt Benckiser, Chad was Director of Supply Chain Services for Church & Dwight and also Director of Corporate Transportation. Chad started his career at Warner-Lambert/Pfizer where he was a Team Leader for Global Replenishment and Operations. Chad holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Logistics and a MBA from Penn State University.
Frank Wurst is responsible for the procurement and execution of Church & Dwight’s North American transportation spend. He has over a decade of experience in various supply chain positions. In his current role he has increased Church & Dwight’s use of both rail and dedicated truckload transportation, in order to control costs and ensure transportation capacity is readily available. While working for UTi Worldwide he implemented the i2 transportation management system, along with a comprehensive transportation execution program for Ansell Healthcare. Frank spent six years working for American Standard Companies where he was a Logistics Manager overseeing transportation and distribution functions. He implemented a national cross dock program for American Standard that reduced lead times for the company’s largest customer. Frank’s initial exposure to logistics and distribution was during his time as an undergrad at Penn State, where he worked onsite at one of Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical distribution centers. Frank holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Logistics from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s of Business Administration in the field of Supply Chain Management from Lehigh University.