The 13th Annual “Pros to Know” Set the Pace for a Better Supply Chain in 2013 and Beyond

Each year, it gets harder and harder to narrow down the final list of our annual “Pros to Know” awards honoree list. And this year is no exception as the editors of Supply & Demand Chain Executive whittled the final list down from nearly 400...


With 16-plus years in the human capital solutions industry, Spicher is responsible for the architecture and solutions design, implementation, delivery and overall customer satisfaction of managed service provider programs globally with Kelly Services. She believes that the key challenges our organizations face is the ability to implement a talent supply chain solution—one that takes a holistic view of talent procurement. Each client requires a custom approach based on corporate strategic objectives; readiness for change; and geographic footprint. Utilizing this customized approach, Spicher secured new business equaling nearly $1 billion in managed spend within Kelly Services’ client’s talent supply chain with the last 24 months.

 

John Healy, Vice President, Talent Supply Chain Strategist, Kelly Services Inc.

Healy brings an analytical approach—using data and statistical analysis—and years of experience to drive both efficiency and effectiveness throughout the talent supply chain. Healy spends the majority of his time consulting with clients in the design and delivery of workforce solutions built to meet the talent acquisition and utilization, compliance, risk mitigation, cost savings, supply chain and process efficiency demands necessary to succeed in the globally economy.

 

Jaret Lynch, Vice President of Professional Services, LogFire

With more than 15 years of experience in supply chain software, Lynch has a proven track record of having successfully implemented multiple solutions for retail, pharmaceutical, direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, wholesale and 3PL customers in North America and Europe.

 

Diego Pantoja-Navajas, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, LogFire

Having led LogFire since 2007, Pantoja-Navajas proved to be a forward-looking industry leader, leveraging his deep supply chain expertise to introduce a deep functional suite of Cloud-based SaaS priced solutions and managed services for the supply chain industry

 

Doug Bertram, Regional Sales Manager, Metafile Information Systems Inc.

For 20 years, Bertram earned the trust and respect of his customers and colleagues with his ability to serve as a trusted advisor versus simply a vehicle for a sale. He believes that the key to success is to ask prospects as many questions as possible; and to really listen to what they are telling you in order to understand their challenges. He works closely with his customers before, during and well after the sale to ensure that each implementation of MetaViewer is as successful and beneficial as possible.

 

Fred Minturn, President and Chief Executive Officer, MSX International

Through his leadership and refocus on the Managed Service Provider (MSP) solution in 2009, Minturn enabled MSXI to more than double the headcount under contract in three years. The company enjoyed a 100 percent client retention rate. As a result of Minturn’s guidance, MSXI is a leader in managing professional placements in the global automotive industry during the recent recovery.

 

Jon Winsett, Chief Executive Officer, NPI

With more than 22 years of experience leading IT companies in the U.S. and abroad, Winsett worked for the last decade with the world’s most recognized retailers, manufacturers and suppliers to improve supply chain efficiency and profitability. In 2012, NPI saved companies more than $620 million on technology and transportation investments. Winsett’s supply chain spend management expertise helped more than 400 clients reduce IT and logistics costs; and extend their budgets further.

 

Aleks Gollu, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer and Founder, PINC Solutions

A pioneer in the development of solutions using passive RFID technology to track transportation assets and shipments information in real-time, Gollu drives further innovation for the company’s best-in-class advanced yard management and visibility solutions. His vision helps Fortune 500 companies and others gain end-to-end trailer/container and shipment visibility; increase productivity; and reduce costs. Gollu’s leadership also enabled PINC and its customers to receive more than 15 industry awards, including recognition from Gartner as a “cool vendor” in supply chain management.

 

Mike McDonald, Vice President of Business Development, Prime Advantage

McDonald is responsible for assuring that Prime Advantage’s members are made of top-notch manufacturers. Since 2005, he helped the company double its membership from 350 manufacturing companies to more than 750 U.S. manufacturers in more than 25 different markets in 2012.

 

Dennis Toohey, Director of Solutions, Puridiom

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