Don is a supply chain and logistics management expert with 30 years of international business experience at several world class manufacturing, technology and logistics companies. His hands on, executive level experience includes Vice President of Procurement & Logistics at Fairchild Aerospace, Vice President of Business Development at AMR Global Logistics (American Airlines), Director of Global Logistics at Kerr-McGee, Director of Operations at FedEx Supply Chain Services, Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) at GMV GmbH in Wiesbaden, Germany and Director of Transportation at Millbrook Distribution Services. He has a BA from The University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. Don served as a Major in the Infantry and studied at the US Army Logistics School at Ft. Lee, VA. He has spoken and lectured at numerous supply chain events and conferences. Don has lived and worked in the Americas, East and West Europe, Asia and Oceania.
Dick Keirnan’s background is composed of a blend of operations and consulting focusing on analyzing existing operations and implementing strategies, processes and technologies to improve organizational performance. He has worked and consulted in all facets of the supply chain. As a consultant, he has worked with consumer goods companies to improve product throughput time from design to customer receipt. His roles have included the analysis and implementation of scheduling techniques, capacity planning, inventory management and warehouse management of shipments and return goods. He has led warehouse management teams in the review and implementation of improved product flow, storage sizing, warehouse space utilization/consolidation, receiving, shipping and put-away processes. He has also developed functional specifications for warehouse management systems. Dick has led productivity improvement teams using Toyota Lean Shingo techniques in reduced change over times in several industries. Most recently he has worked with oil and gas companies installing program and project management processes in engineering and improved process for field production. Prior to beginning his career in Consulting, he was a materials manager in a plastic extrusion company and in the electronics industry. He was also a logistics director for a major abrasives firm. His industry experience included: Eaton Corporation, Rockwell Automation and British Petroleum. His consulting experience includes: Cleveland Consulting, A.T. Kearney and Ernst & Young. Dick holds a BS degree in business from Kent State University with studies toward an MBA at Niagara University. He is certified CPIM by the American Production Inventory Control Society and a member of the Institute of Management Consultants.
Ron Combs is a senior manager and consultant with domestic and international success in supply chain management, process re-engineering, human resources, mergers and acquisitions, and industrial sales, in the natural resource industry. He is a seasoned asset manager and a results-oriented professional with diverse management experience. His executive level experience includes Senior Vice President, Freeport-McMoRan Resource Partners, Vice President, Human Resources, McMoRan Oil & Gas Company, Vice President, Human Resources, McMoRan Oil & Gas Company, Human Resources Manager, Freeport Indonesia, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, Executive Consultant , Procorp Associates, Inc.
Mark Meadors is a developer and implementer of leading edge, strategic, Human Resources (HR) operations and an expert at streamlining HR organizations. He leads the development and execution of initiatives that directly support company, shareholder and customer requirements while improving bottom line profitability. Mark’s extensive experience in day to day HR operations, on a global basis, adds significantly to his credibility. His expertise lies in change management, talent management, strategic planning and thinking, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, diversity and leadership. Mark is recognized in industry for facilitating change, implementing cost reductions, improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency and providing strategic value and vision. His other strengths include a strong analytical aptitude, sound business judgment, outstanding communication skills as well as organizational and planning expertise that positively affect the bottom line.
Edwin Beall is a supply chain and operations executive with a successful track record of transforming underperforming manufacturing and distribution operations, improving complex supply chains and building global supplier alliances. He is a creative change agent who collaborates with stakeholders to set targets and create sustainable processes that deliver strong results in operational performance and profitability. His executive level experience includes Interim VP, Supply Chain of Avcorp (Aerostructures) and Interim COO of Superior Air Parts (aviation engines). Additionally, he has held senior level supply chain positions with Crane Corporation, Emerson, TRW Automotive and Baker Hughes. As an interim executive and consultant, Edwin works with domestic and international companies to provide interim leadership, develop and execute supply chain strategies, and manage time sensitive projects. He has delivered supply chain and performance improvement projects for numerous companies including American Cancer Society, Honeywell, Dresser and TRW A&D. He has extensive experience in Canada, Mexico, South America, Asia and Europe. Edwin has a BBA from Texas A&M in Commerce.
Bill Overbeay is a Senior Supply Chain Professional whose mission is solving complex ERP/Supply Chain enterprise process challenges through system applications and innovative business solutions. Bill's experience includes:
- Supply Chain Optimization - Commercial, Defense and Aerospace
- Director Level - Supply Chain Management - 100+ reports/$40 million budget
- Procurement Planning and Forecasting Specialist
- Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
- Certified Purchasing Management (CPM)
- Inventory Control Specialist
- Senior ERP/SCM/ Implementation Lead - System Implementations
- Thought leadership for Supply Chain re-engineering - Value Stream Solutions
- “Enterprise Best Practice” - Class “A” Achievement Solutions
- Change Agent – S&OP Expert
Neal Ambrose is an international supply chain professional with broad experience deploying new business models, processes audits, products and services. Strong facilitation skills, with demonstrated success applying operational rigor and entrepreneurial insight and a broad, cross-functional business operations overview to define opportunities and drive results in ambiguous situations. Neal's experience includes:
- 8 years commercial operations responsibilities in manufacturing and distribution environments, including: operations planning, supply chain security compliance, customer service, trade services, logistics, sox audits, trade finance.
- 4 years business analyst responsibilities in global supply chain operations.
- 3 years program management responsibilities in Fortune 500 corporations.
- 3 years experience managing exclusive distribution and vendor licensing agreements.
- Entrepreneurial insight gained by building an import-export program from a whiteboard concept into a multi-million dollar businesses.
- MBA in International Management, with Six Sigma Green Belt and LEAN process mapping.
- Strong leadership, collaboration, communication skills as part of virtual and multicultural teams.
- Languages: English (Native), French (Fluent), Chinese (University Studies).
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