Gordon Campbell

VP & CPO, Brink’s Company

Gordon Campbell is Brink’s Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer. Gordon is responsible for a team of professionals that manage Brink’s Procurement activities on a global basis. 

With 65,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Brink’s has been a leader in the security industry for more than 150 years. Today, businesses and governments around the world trust Brink’s with their most critical cash management operations and financial assets.

Jeff Corbett

SVP & CPO, Duke Energy

As Duke Energy’s senior vice president and chief procurement officer, Jeff Corbett is responsible for the sourcing and supply chain functions for both the company’s regulated and commercial operations. He assumed his current position in August 2014.

Previously, Corbett served as senior vice president of Carolinas delivery operations for the company’s regulated utilities. In that role, he oversaw the operations of the company’s electric distribution system in North Carolina and South Carolina, including construction, maintenance, engineering, and resource and project management.

Karoline Dygas

Vice President, Global Sourcing, Starbucks Coffee Company

Karoline Dygas is Starbucks Corporations Vice President leading Global Sourcing, Store Development Supply Chain, and Siren Retail Supply Chain.  She is part of Starbucks Global Supply Chain leadership team and is accountable for sourcing of all capital and commercial equipment, FFE, R&M and QA services, as well as leading the global end-to-end supply chain for Store Development and the Starbucks Roastery & Reserve Programs.  She leads her team in creating flexible supply chains with a supplier base that elevates the Starbucks Brand.

Thomas Frese, PhD

Senior Vice President of Fleet, Procurement, and PMO at the Hertz Corporation

Dr. Thomas Frese is Senior Vice President of Fleet, Procurement, and PMO at the Hertz Corporation.  In his fleet role, he oversees strategy, vehicle acquisition, allocation, and car sales for the $15 billion vehicle asset base.  In addition, he leads Hertz’s general Procurement and Continuous Improvement departments.

Prior to his role at Hertz, Dr. Frese spent 13 years with McKinsey & Company, where as a Partner he served clients in the Travel, Transport, and Logistics industries with functional emphasis on operations transformation.

Thomas Goldsby, PhD

Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professor in Business and Professor of Logistics, Ohio State University

Dr. Thomas J. Goldsby is the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professor in Business and Professor of Logistics at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Dr. Goldsby holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Evansville, M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky, and Ph.D. in Marketing and Logistics from Michigan State University.

Dr. Goldsby is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Logistics. He serves as Associate Director of the Center for Operational Excellence (COE), Research Fellow of the National Center for the Middle Market, and a research associate of the Global Supply Chain Forum, all housed at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business. 

Mark F. Heinrich

General Manager, Microsoft

Mark Heinrich is a General Manager at Microsoft, where he leads their supply chain and Logistics effort which is building Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud. Microsoft’s mission is to “Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more”, and our cloud moves computing power and data to where it can do the most good.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Mark was the CEO of AAMSI, an aerospace manufacturing & repair firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additionally, he was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal, a global performance improvement and turnaround firm with annual revenue of over $1 Billion. At ‘A&M’, he led the public sector business unit, supervising 40 consultants with a book of business of over $50 Million annually.  

John Phillips

SVP Customer Supply Chain & Global GTM, PepsiCo

John is Senior Vice President, Customer Supply Chain and Global Go-to-Market for PepsiCo, Inc. He has been with PepsiCo for over 30 years and has worked in a number of different sales and field operations roles since joining the company as a route salesperson with Frito-Lay. Prior to his current role, John was Vice President of Customer Delivery Systems for Frito-Lay North America where he led the development and implementation of new DSD delivery systems and the development of the next generation of frontline handheld computers for the DSD sales force. In his current role, John is responsible for working with PepsiCo’s largest customers on supply chain and collaboration initiatives to drive both effectiveness and efficiency across the shared supply chains. His team also leads PepsiCo’s internal network strategy design.

Rick Sather

VP of Supply Chain Operations, Link Snacks, Inc.

Rick Sather, vice president of supply chain and operations at Link Snacks, Inc., Sather received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Following graduation, Sather began his 29-year journey with Kimberly-Clark. During his time at Kimberly-Clark, Sather worked in 14 different positions with progressive functional and leadership roles.

At Kimberly-Clark, Sather gained experience in supply chain and operations. Career highlights include significantly improving safety results, customer service, cost transformation and building a culture focused on problem-solving where team members were highly engaged to drive improvements every day.

Christopher Smith

SVP Distribution Operations, McKesson

Chris is Senior Vice President of Distribution Operations for US Pharma.  US Pharma’s Distribution Network of 29 DCs supplies 1/3 of the Rx product dispensed in the US, stocks 43K SKUs, fulfills 1.5M order lines per night, and makes 27,000 deliveries per day to our Independent Pharmacy, Health System & National Account customers.

Amy Thorn

Executive Director, DBM Association

Amy Thorn is the Executive Director of the Distribution Business Management Association, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She oversees the creation and execution of educational forums like the Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA) and the day to day operations of the association.

Mrs. Thorn is also the founder and Editorial Director of the DBM Journal. The Journal is written and edited for executives and managers responsible for defining, creating, implementing and integrating supply chain strategies. It aims to help professionals remain informed about the latest and the most innovative ways to minimize their company’s distribution and logistics costs, streamline their supply chain and maintain high standards of both quality and customer service.

John (Jack) T. Thorn, PhD

Chairman, DBM Association

Dr. Thorn serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors which oversees the activities of the Distribution Business Management Association, a professorial organization in the supply chain and logistics field founded in 1992, dedicated to producing management level conferences/workshops annually for Fortune 1000 companies. DBM’s annual event, the Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA) Executive Business Forum, is dedicated to helping solve sponsors supply chain/logistics concerns and attracts hundreds of senior management from the nation’s largest companies.

Renée A. Ure

Vice President, Global Supply Chain for Lenovo

Renée A. Ure is currently Vice President, Global Supply Chain for Lenovo and leads a global organization responsible for Planning, Procurement, Fulfillment, Operations, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Engineering for Data Center Group.

She joined IBM in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1985. She has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience. Her management expertise expands to the full range of operational functions combined with her almost a decade in pre and post-sales operations. She has held executive supply chain roles in hardware, services, software, and solutions. 

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