Logistics and Supply Chain Executives Honored

Richmond Events awards five industry leaders with the Logistics Executive Achievement Award

Richmond Events awards five industry leaders with the Logistics Executive Achievement Award

London — March 26, 2004 — Richmond Events announced that it has selected five logistics and supply chain executives as winners of the group's Logistics Executive Achievement Awards, which is based on each the executive's leadership, creativity, accomplishments, results, and contributions and commitment to the industry.

They are as follows:

* Championing Supply Chain Transformation: Terry K. Begley, vice president, Global Supply Chain, Information Technology, and Quality, Eastman. Richmond Events said Begley has been the "champion" of supply chain transformation at Eastman for the past eight years, taking responsibility for the supply chain functions including chemical and energy procurement, logistics, production planning, product management and customer service. Additionally, Eastman has made a significant investment in information technology, and Begley has responsibility for capturing value from this investment through business process automation.

* Outsourcing Logistics Resulting in $6 Billion in Sales: Bob Brescia, vice president, Logistics, Michelin North America. Bob Brescia is a top-rated global logistics executive with over 30 years of experience under his belt who specializes in automotive supply chain, logistics and information systems leadership. At Michelin since 2001, he developed a reputation as an innovative problem-solver and leader in designing smart automated supply chains, developing or applying leading-edge logistics solutions and integrating services to drive efficiencies to the bottom line. Brescia led the execution of the company's first outsourcing of logistics to a third-party3PL. At $6 billion in sales, this is one of the largest financial transactions in the company's history and a 2004 Everest Group/Forbes "Oscar in Outsourcing" finalist.

* A Born Leader: Michael Heschel, executive vice president, Information Systems & Services, Kroger. Among his many contributions, Heschel evangelized and implemented state-of-the-art merchandising IT and supply chain architecture for this $50 billion grocer. Heschel shows exemplary leadership qualities, and Richmond Events said it salutes his achievements and commitment to the industry with the award.

* The Industry's Mentor: Dr. C. John Langley, Jr., Ph.D., professor of Supply Chain Management, director of the Supply Chain Executive Program, Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to being an author of several prominent logistics textbooks, Langley has served on the Executive Committee and as President of the Council of Logistics Management. Also, in 1993 he received the CLM Distinguished Service Award.

* Supply Chain Executive for the New Millennium: Steve McAlexander, vice president, Logistics, Borders. Borders, a Fortune 500 company with books, music, movie and cafe sales of over $3.5 billion, operates over 1300 stores internationally. In 2001, Borders Group, Inc. was recognized by Inbound Logistics Magazine as one of seven companies for logistics excellence. Modern Material Handling Magazine named McAlexander one of the "Top 10 Supply Chain Executives for the New Millennium." He also was the 1997 recipient of the Pashek Award for "Distinguished Service to the Logistics Profession."

The judges, who serve on the advisory board of the Logistics & Supply Chain Forum, chose the five winners out of nearly 100 nominations.

"We are consistently amazed at the quality of nominations we receive each year," explained Bob Houston, project director for the Logistics & Supply Chain Forum. "This year, however, it was extremely difficult to choose a winner, given each nominee's wealth of knowledge and contributions and dedication to the industry. Congratulations to all the nominees for this outstanding accomplishment."

The five winners were invited as guests of Richmond Events to the 2004 Logistics & Supply Chain Forum, held May 10-13 on board the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship, where they received an award for their distinguished accomplishments.