Meet the 2018 Pros to Know

Supply & Demand Chain Executive announces its annual listing of Pros to Know in the supply chain.

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Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, is pleased to announce the 18th annual listing of Pros to Know in the supply chain industry.

The annual award recognizes Provider Pros and Practitioner Pros, including teams. The Provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals from a software firm or service provider, consultancy or academia who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet the significant challenges in the year ahead. This year's list includes nearly 200 qualified Pros to Know.

The Practitioner Pros to Know is a listing of exceptional corporate executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies' supply chains for the significant challenges in the year ahead.

This year's Practitioner Pros to Know list also includes recognition of seven supply chain teams.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive congratulates the 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know recipients. The Pros to Know is a listing of exceptional corporate executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges in the year ahead,” says John Yuva, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “We commend this year’s recipients for their achievements in supply chain and for paving the way for the next generation of exceptional supply chain leaders. This year’s recipients embody the commitment to transformative supply chain tools and processes, earning these individuals a rightful place in this year’s Pros to Know listing.”

The March issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive will feature more detail on many of these honorees, including the name of the Pro of the Year. Here are this year’s winners.

Provider Pros to Know

  • Rebecca Karp, Sourcing Synergies
  • Jeremy Bodenhamer, ShipHawk
  • Mikko Karkkainen, RELEX Solutions
  • Tom Flynn, PRGX Global
  • Israel Ellis, AdvancePro Technologies
  • Matthew Brosious, FreightCenter inc
  • Bruce Welty, Locus Robotics
  • Edward Blinkick, 3rdwave
  •  Mark Burstein, NGC Software
  • Tony Dobson,  Synergy NA Inc. (Snapfulfil)
  • Eric Linxwiler, CBX Software
  • Melonee Wise, Fetch Robotics
  • Hans Bleeker, Go99 Operations
  • Thierry Jaffry, Flucticiel Inc. 
  • Marsha Young,  Cass Information Systems, Inc.
  • Michael Shaw,  American Council of Souring and Procurement Executives ( ACSPE)
  • Bill Leedale, IFS
  • Jerry Rau, 3Gtms
  • Denny McKnight,  Tompkins International
  • Srini Muthusrinivasan, JDA Software
  •  Peter Shin, Quintiq
  • Jeff Butler, Quintiq
  • Christopher Springer, QuestaWeb Inc.
  • Roch Gauthier, Aspen Technology Inc.
  • Curt Sardeson, Open Sky Group
  • Nathan Pieri, Amber Road
  • Kirk Studdiford, Synchrono Inc.
  • Trevor Blumenau, Voodoo Robotics
  • Anthony Nuzio,  ICC Logistics Services, Inc
  • Brandon Black,  Ivanti – Supply Chain
  • Pushpinder Singh, Intrigo Systems Inc.
  • Jeff Boyer, Intrigo Systems Inc.  
  • Navajeevan Lekkala, Intrigo Systems Inc. 
  • Ava Grove, Baxter Planning Systems
  • Morten Nordberg, Baxter Planning Systems
  • Kris Anderson, Baxter Planning Systems
  • Evan Garber, EVS LLC
  • Seth Blaustein, B-Stock
  • Sean Cleland, B-Stock
  • Doug Parker, Pace Harmon
  • Robert Sears, Pace Harmon
  •  Shyla Walson, Pace Harmon
  • Jake Barr, Blueworld Supply Chain
  • Drew McElroy, Transfix
  • William Mrzlak, ChainSequence
  • Dan Gorsky, SCA Technologies
  •  Frank Dreischarf, R2 Logistics
  • Doug Niemeyer,  TEKLYNX Americas
  • Joey  Benadretti,  SYSPRO USA
  • Wolfram von Schoen, Westfalia  Technologies, Inc.
  • Hans Thalbauer, SAP
  • Aarathi Vidyasagar, SAP Ariba
  • Robert Steinberg, SAP Ariba
  • Keith Baranowski, SAP Ariba
  • Ronald Keij, Ab Ovo
  • Christopher Davis, Fortna Inc.
  • John Giangrande, Fortna Inc.
  • Tray Anderson, Fortna
  • Miranda Vasquez, OnProcess Tech
  • Trevor Read, Agistix
  • Don Zhao, Azoya Internationa
  • Matt Yearling, PINC
  • Wade McDaniel, Avnet
  • Anand Ponnuswamy,  Tata Consultancy Services
  • Kelly Hahn, Censeo Consulting Group
  • Christy Fortin, Censeo Consulting Group
  • Aram Mazmanian, Censeo Consulting Group
  • Michael Farlekas, e2Open
  • Craig Moberg,  UNEX Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Peter Zalinski, Barcoding Inc. 
  • Dan Clark, Kuebix
  • Hal Feuchtwanger, 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group
  • Scott Halvorson, 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group
  • Jim Kandilas, The Shelby Group
  • Don Jean, Focused Buyer LLC
  • Chris Schneider, Llamasoft
  • Kevin Mooney, Llamasoft
  • Nick McLean, OrderDynamics
  • Doug VanWingerden, Insight Sourcing Group
  • Jake Wojcik, Insight Sourcing Group
  • Chad Symens, Accelerated Analytics
  • Marc Wulfraat, MWPVL International
  • Jeff Christensen, Seegrid
  • Hannah Kain, ALOM
  • Chris Strickland, Command Alkon
  • Monty Newport, Command Alkon
  • Dave Lindeen, Corcentric
  • Adam Compain, ClearMetal
  • Jason Averill, Avercast LLC.
  • Armand Castro, Elemica
  • Steve  Troncelliti, Elemica
  • Mark Walsh, Elemica
  • Srini Vaidy, Highway 905
  • Lee Kuhn,  Invata Intralogistics
  • Nick Hamm, Spinnaker
  • Brad Murach, Spinnaker
  • Yates Parker,  Railinc Corporation
  • Melissa Drew, Nitor Partners
  • Allan Dow, Logility
  • Ed Thompson, Logility
  • Karin Bursa, Logility
  • Doug Leeby, Beeline
  • Anne Kohler, The Mpower Group
  • Mark Sell, MD Logistics
  • Nathan Sandell, Cloud Logistics
  • Donald Hoeppner, Paladin Associates
  • Mike Cole, Inmar
  • Bill Harrison, Demand Management Inc. 
  • Kenneth Ballard, Source One
  • Jonathan Groda, Source One
  • Megan Connell, Source One
  •  Desikan Madhavanur, JDA Software
  • Anne Omrod, John Galt Solutions
  • Mark Wheeler, Zebra Technologies
  • Kevin Thuet, Commonwealth Supply Chain
  • John Neblett, Commonwealth Supply Chain
  • Don Savage, Commonwealth Supply Chain
  • Roger Blumberg, Synertrade
  • Shelley Bell, Yale Materials Handling Corporation
  • Matt Smith, ICIX
  • David Marchand, ICIX
  • Gerry Romanelli, TRIOSE
  • W. Michael Jarrett, Jarrett Logistics
  • Nate Rosier, enVista
  • Abnesh Raina, PlumSlice Laboratories
  • Barb Sexton, Corporate United
  • Robert Mietus, Corporate United
  • Ara Arslanian, Corporate United
  • Monte Inman, ESM
  • Blake Shumate, American Global Logistics
  • Jon Slangerup, American Global Logistics
  • Melissa Runge, Spend Management Experts
  • John Haber,  Spend Management Experts
  • Ken Wacker, Transportation Insight
  • Bill Loftis, Transportation Insight
  • Sophie Dabbs, Transportation Insight
  • Natalee Scott, Neogrid
  • Sam Mikles, Flash Global
  • Vikrant Angia, VCO LLC
  • Kevin Beasley, VAI
  • Sean Riley, Software AG
  • Bill Ryan, HighJump
  • Martin Verwijmeren, MP Objects
  • Bruce Bleikamp , Cimcorp Automation
  • Rick Trigatti, Cimcorp Automation
  • Shannon Vaillancourt, RateLinx
  • Nate Endicott, RateLinx
  • Frank Locascio, RateLinx
  • Bryan Rabakon, RateLinx
  • Matt Tweedy, InfinityQS
  • Rajesh Kalidindi, LevaData
  • Daniel Cullen, Breakthrough Fuel
  • Jochen Schuehle, Miebach Consulting
  • Landon Davies, Optricity
  • Steve Beda, Veraction
  • Matthew Elenjickal, FourKites
  • John Weber, Protiviti
  • Dawn Tiura, Sourcing Industry Group
  • Geoff Talbot, Sourcing Industry Group
  • Mark Usher, SpendWorx LLC
  • Wayne Clark, GEP
  • Norman Brouillette, Ryder System Inc. 
  • Patrick Buellet,  Symphony Retail Ai
  • Steve Murphy, Epicor Software
  • Paul Feicht,  Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX)
  • John Costanzo, Purolator International
  • Tom Barnes, Integration Point
  • Omer Abdullah, The Smart Cube
  • Shankara Gurumurthy, Arkieva
  • Trevor Miles, Kinaxis
  • Jonathan Sisler, Coyote Logistics
  • Ann Drake, DSC Logistics
  • James V. Kelly, JVKellyGroup, Inc
  • Scott Tesoriere, Cloud Logistics
  • Katie Kinraid, Blujay Solutions


Practitioner Pros to Know

  • John Motley, LOG-NET
  • Scott Schwalbe, NimbeLink
  •  Daniel Stanton, SecureMarking
  • David King, Warehouse Design Inc
  • Patrick Bower, Combe Inc
  • Kevin Mitchell,  Hyrdo Extrusion North America
  • Steven Schuman, Dg3
  • Yogeshwar Suryawanshi, Finning International
  • John DiPalo, Acsis Inc.
  • Michael Field, The Raymond Corporation
  • Kunal Thakkar, Newegg
  • Nancy Matchey, Chainalytics
  • Sara Curtis, Chainalytics
  • Patrick Boyle, Chainalytics
  • Ryan Mcfarland, Costa Farms
  • Mike Reibsamen, Berry Global
  • Lisa Dolan, ALOM
  • Jeff Collins,  Cascade Orthopedic Supply
  • Sergio Retamal, Global4PL
  • Brandon Marugg, ALOM
  • Matthias  Wilrich, Lesara GmbH
  • Josh Morris, Comprehensive Logistics
  • Carolyn  Glynn, Igloo
  • Gordon Conkling, Welch's Food
  • Noah Williams, Family Leisure


Team Pros to Know

  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • BAE Systems
  • Tippmann Innovation
  • ICC Logistics
  • Holman Parts
  • CT Logistics
  • Casestack
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