Award Winners

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Presented by ASQ

For exemplifying outstanding customer value in the unending pursuit to achieve the highest standard of lean global supply chain practices.
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[av_team_member name=’Dr. Anthony El-khoueiry’ job=’Director SC CTSI, Keck School of Medicine’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/AAEAAQAAAAAAAAIhAAAAJGRlMzNmNDBlLWI1ZTItNDU3MS1iOTgzLWY1YjM4NTg2ZDFlMA-180×180.jpg’ attachment=’3375′ attachment_size=’square’ description=’Anthony El-Khoueiry, MD, is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of clinical translation at the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI). He has extensive experience in clinical and translational research through his roles as medical director of the Clinical Investigations Support Office and director of the phase I drug development program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]
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[av_team_member name=’Philippe Lambotte’ job=’SVP Global Supply Chain Management, Mattel’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/0b9e31e-180×180.jpg’ attachment=’3377′ attachment_size=’square’ description=’Philippe has 25+ years experienced leader in supply chain management in Consumer Goods and Pharmaceutical Industries. Multinational/global experience working in 38 countries and living in 5 countries includes implementation of lean and innovative supply chain concepts radically improving Customer Service Levels and optimizing end to end inventory. Able to drive substantial cost reduction and change management initatives on mulitbillion $ cost base. ‘ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]
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[av_team_member name=’Fletcher Davidson’ job=’Group VP, Toyota Motor Sales’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Fletcher-Davidson-07-28-10-180×180.jpg’ attachment=’3379′ attachment_size=’square’ description=’Davidson earned a bachelors degree in industrial technology from California State University, Long Beach and a masters degree in management science from the University of Southern California. After joining Toyota in 1973 as parts planning administrator, Davidson served as parts systems development manager, national parts supply manager, national parts logistics planning manager, corporate manager and vice president of distribution and logistics operations for NAPO. Most recently as VP Toyota Motor Sales Product Support Div at Toyota Motor Sales.

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Presented by EY

The Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Award recognizes women in supply chain roles who demonstrate outstanding leadership, a champion of diversity & inclusion, and engage with the local community.
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[av_team_member name=’Pat Flynn-Cherenzia’ job=’Sr Director Logistics and Fulfillment, Microsoft’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/AAEAAQAAAAAAAAalAAAAJDRhYTA5MjM2LWE1ZWEtNGE5Zi1hMWVkLTRhZjdjNmY0MjMyNw-180×180.jpg’ attachment=’3383′ attachment_size=’square’ description=’Pat has over 30 years‘ experience in operations and strategy within the high-tech and retail industries. Pat’s distinguished career has included the US Customs, FedEx, HP, Starbucks and now Microsoft.Pat is a truly dedicated professional who also finds time to give back to the community through the “Make a Wish” foundation.

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[av_team_member name=’Nita Stith’ job=’Chief Strategy & Operations Integration, Providence’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/AAEAAQAAAAAAAANOAAAAJGMwNzU0ZDgyLTU4NjAtNGJlMS04ZjYyLTkwMzZhODllM2FjYg-180×180.jpg’ attachment=’3384′ attachment_size=’square’ description=’Nita has 30 years experience as a proven supply chain transformation leader and executive for large health delivery networks. Seven years of management consulting experience at PwC in the Health Industries Advisory Supply Chain practice. Experience includes working with organizations whose enterprise goals are business process standardization, supply chain organization, integration & structure planning, data analytics and governance, ERP optimization, logistics/hospital operations automation and consolidation, GPO optimization and development of collaborative strategies,.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]
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[av_team_member name=’Erika Thiem’ job=’Director, Dairy Platform Supply Chain Leader, General Mills’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/317e27b-180×180.jpg’ attachment=’3385′ attachment_size=’square’ description=’Erika currently holds the position of Supply Chain Leader – Dairy. In this role Erika is responsible for leading the US Yogurt Supply Chain which includes Operations, Engineering, Sourcing and Logistics, as well as the Manufacturing sites in Reed City, Michigan; Carson, California; and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Erika reports directly to Kevin Schoen (Vice President, North America Supply Chain) and indirectly to David Clark (President, Yogurt Operating Unit).
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Presented by Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach

For exemplifying outstanding an exceptional customized service model that balances cost, quality, and speed as a third party logistics provider.

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[av_team_member name=’Lawrence Malanga’ job=’President, Mexflex Logistics’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/0377fdf.jpg’ attachment=’3387′ attachment_size=’full’ description=’Lawrence has thirty years of experience as a supply chain professional working with manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and third party service providers in various industries, including Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Food & Beverage, Frozen Foods, Healthcare, and Pharmaceuticals. Experience includes international positions developing and leading supply chain organizations throughout Latin America & Canada’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Stefan Minder’ job=’VP West Coast USA, Kuehne + Nagel’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Stefan-Minder-180×180.jpg’ attachment=’3389′ attachment_size=’square’ description=’Stefan Minder is a supply chain executive with over 30 years of experience in freight forwarding, international logistics, and the transportation industry. Currently, he serves as Vice President of Kuehne + Nagel, Inc., where he is responsible for managing the West Coast Region. He joined Kuehne + Nagel in 1996 and has served in many executive-level positions within the organization and around the globe, including assignments in Turkey, Switzerland, Spain and France.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Paul Gates’ job=’VP of Global Business Development, Geodis USA, Inc’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Picture1-180×180.png’ attachment=’3390′ attachment_size=’square’ description=” font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

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Presented by ASQ

For exemplifying outstanding customer value in the unending pursuit to achieve the highest standard of lean global supply chain practices.
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[av_team_member name=’Tim Coates’ job=’Regional Director NA, Amazon’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tim-coates.jpg’ attachment=’1950′ attachment_size=’full’ description=’Tim has started over 20 different green field facilities in the USA and Mexico, as well as two in Hungary and one in France. Recently he was responsible for the start-up of two fulfillment centers in the Richmond, VA area, three in Texas and two in Tampa. He is recognized as a lean manufacturing leader in the industry.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]
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[av_team_member name=’Craig Kaplan’ job=’CEO, Performance Team’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/craig-kaplan1.jpg’ attachment=’1975′ attachment_size=’full’ description=’As CEO of Performance Team, Craig Kaplan has grown the company into a full-service 3PL with 7 million square feet of warehouse space and a transportation operation that services nearly 1,000 stores with over 400 trucks/drivers. His entrepreneurial spirit has positioned him to double PT’s revenue while continuing to be recognized as one of the top logistics providers in the country. Craig attended UCSB, is married to his wife D’Lynda, and is the proud father of four children.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]
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[av_team_member name=’Brent Dethlefs’ job=’Executive Director, CHOC Children’s Research Institute’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/brent.jpg’ attachment=’1956′ attachment_size=’full’ description=’Brent A Dethlefs is the Executive Director of the CHOC Children’s Research Institute at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (dba CHOC Children’s). Brent has a B. S. in Genetics from the University of California, Davis and in 2011 completed LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt training at Cal Poly, Pomona. Brent continues to champion LSS across hospital, including research, operations at CHOC Children’s and at the UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science where he serves on both the institute’s steering committee and on the external advisory board.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]
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Presented by EY

For exemplifying outstanding quality in pursuit to create, improve, and deliver exceptional service, reliability, and value.

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[av_team_member name=’Laurel Junk’ job=’Chief Supply Chain & Procurement Officer, Kaiser Permanente’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/laurel.jpg’ attachment=’1959′ attachment_size=’full’ description=’Laurel is currently Chief Supply Chain and Procurement Officer overseeing the entire Buy to Pay process at Kaiser Permanente. This includes sourcing, procurement, supplier relationship management, supply chain management, logistics/warehousing, accounts payable, payroll, and travel & expenses. Laurel joined KP in 2009 as Vice President, Supply Chain.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]
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[av_team_member name=’Lisa Yoder’ job=’VP, Global Supply Chain Manufacturing, Cummins, Inc.’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/lisa.jpg’ attachment=’1960′ attachment_size=’full’ description=’Lisa Yoder is Vice President – Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing where she leads supply chain operations, as well as purchasing, corporate quality, corporate manufacturing, logistics, warehouse, transportation, trade compliance, environmental management and health and safety for Cummins locations around the world.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]
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[av_team_member name=’Nick Vyas’ job=’Director, USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/nick.jpg’ attachment=’1961′ attachment_size=’full’ description=’Nick Vyas implemented breakthrough process improvements that have increased efficiency for clients in the field of healthcare, service, military, retail and end-to-end supply chain. He is the Director and Co-founder of USC Marshall’s Center for Global Supply Chain Management and an Assistant Professor of Clinical, Data Sciences & Operations.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]
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Presented by Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach

For exemplifying outstanding an exceptional customized service model that balances cost, quality, and speed as a third party logistics provider.

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[av_team_member name=’Jim DeVeau’ job=’CEO, Taylored Services, LLC’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/jim.jpg’ attachment=’1958′ attachment_size=’full’ description=’Jim DeVeau is CEO of Taylored Services, LLC., a fully integrated third party logistics provider (3PL) which operates 1.7 million square feet of distribution space strategically located near the ports of Los Angeles, CA and Newark, NJ. Taylored has won three Wal-Mart vendor of the year awards, and was most recently named by Inbound Logistics magazine to their 2015 TOP 100 3PL list.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]
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[av_team_member name=’Ron Massman’ job=’CEO, The Dependable Companies’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/ron.jpg’ attachment=’1962′ attachment_size=’full’ description=’As The Dependable Companies CEO, Ron’s responsibility is to ensure the steady growth and profitability of The Dependable Companies, while achieving the highest level of service to its customers. Under Ron’s direction, Dependable acquired 30 companies and expanded operations both domestically and internationally, establishing The Dependable Companies as the full-service logistics provider
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[av_team_member name=’Terry Dedeaux’ job=’CEO, Dart Entities’ src=’http://globalsummit.uscsupplychain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/terry.jpg’ attachment=’1963′ attachment_size=’full’ description=’Terry Dedeaux began his career at Dart unloading railcars at the age of 15. Over the years, he worked in every field of the logistics business while attending school. After graduation from USC, he operated a small local trucking business for five years before assuming the position of Vice President of Operations with Dart Transportation Service, a nationally recognized truckload carrier. ‘ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]
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