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Honouring Supply Chain Leaders 2007

Andrew K. Reese and Sarah Murray recently published a comprehensive article on Supply Demand Chain Executive honoring the Supply Chain leaders of 2007. If you are interested in the Supply Chain, I recommend you to read the full article here.

As you very well know, Supply Chain continues to have a significant presence within the Board Room environment. CEOs, CFOs and CPOs around the world now have better tools and Knowledge Workers to help them steer towards Supply Chain Excellence, delivering both bottom and top line results, as well as helping those companies who understand the subject well to achieve a competitive advantage from Supply Chain Excellence.

2007 Pro of the Year – Milton Young, Subsea Global Sourcing Director, FMC Technologies

Practitioner Pros to Know

  1. Jean Baderschneider – Vice President, Procurement, ExxonMobil Global Services Company
  2. Tim Beauchamp – Senior Vice President, Distribution Operations, Corporate Express
  3. Karl Braitberg – Senior Director of Global Demand Management and Planning, Cisco Systems
  4. Scott Brown – Manager Supply Chain Analysis & Design, Plexus
  5. Steven J. Cassady – Director ? Global Procurement, Kohler Co.
  6. Richard Garza – CIO, The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM)
  7. Myron Gramelspacher – Vice President, Global Logistics & Indirects, Greif Inc.
  8. Steven Lee – General Manager, Global Indirect Purchasing, The Timken Company
  9. Chris Martin – Senior Director, Purchasing, Universal Orlando
  10. Dana Mathes – Global Supply Chain Director of Logistics Operations, The Dow Chemical Company
  11. Eugene McCabe – Executive Vice President for Worldwide Operations, Sun Microsystems
  12. Mary McDaniel – Vice President, Materiel & Corporate Sourcing, FedEx Corporation
  13. Robert Moon – Senior Vice President, CIO, LeapFrog Enterprises
  14. John Paterson – Chief Procurement Officer, IBM
  15. Mitch Plaat – Chief Procurement Officer, Con-way Inc.
  16. Peter Russano – Vice President of Operations, Inviro Medical
  17. Larry Rydzewski – Chief Operating Officer, Berlin Packaging, LLC
  18. Heather L. Sheehan – Corporate Director of Strategic Sourcing and Logistics, Danaher Corporation
  19. Harold Upton – Vice President, Strategic Business Processes, Sunsweet Growers Inc.
  20. Roger Weingarth – Senior Vice President, Product and Manufacturing Operations, Calix

Provider Pros to Know

  1. Demand Management/Forecasting & Planning
    • Robert F. Byrne, president and CEO of real-time forecasting solutions specialist Terra Technology
    • Michael Gilliland, product marketing manager ? forecasting at business intelligence solution provider SAS Institute
    • John Sicard, executive vice president, development and service operations at Kinaxis
    • Charles N. Smart, president and CEO of demand and inventory management solution provider Smart Software
  2. Sourcing & Procurement/Spend Management
    • Jay Baitler, executive vice president of office supply giant Staples
    • William Blair, CEO of sourcing and supply chain solution provider Co-exprise.
    • Kevin Costello, chief commercial officer at spend management solutions provider Ariba
    • Philippe Courregelongue, director of consulting services for EMEA at supply and contract management specialist Emptoris
    • William (Bill) DeMartino, director, spend analysis at supply and contract management specialist Emptoris (
    • Charles Dominick, SPSM, president of procurement training provider Next Level Purchasing (
    • Michele Flynn, CEO of business advisory services provider Expense Management Solutions (
    • Burton M. Goldfield, CEO of on-demand spend management solutions provider Ketera Technologies (
    • Dr. Robert Handfield, Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, founded and directs the Supply Chain Resource Consortium at NCSU (
    • Albert Jacobs III, vice president of procurement solutions stalwart Puridiom (
    • Tim McEneny, president and CEO of PurchasingNet (
    • Milap Shah, senior director with supply chain technology and consulting firm Global eProcure (
    • Jai Shekhawat, CEO and co-founder of contingent workforce management and services procurement software company Fieldglass (
    • Steve Simko, vice president of operations at procurement services provider ICG Commerce (
    • Bilal Soylu, chief technology officer at Verian Technologies (
    • Ronald D. Southard, president and CEO of Intesource (
    • Jim Wetekamp, vice president of consulting and solution strategy at supply management solution provider Verticalnet (
  3. Fulfillment/Logistics
    • George Abernathy, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at lead logistics provider Transplace (
    • Subhash Chowdary, CEO of Aankhen Inc. (
    • Gary Girotti, vice president with the Transportation Practice at supply chain consultancy Chainalytics (
    • Rene’ Jones, founder of Total Logistics Solutions (
    • Gerald McNerney, senior director, transportation, distribution and logistics solutions at Motorola ? through its acquisition of Symbol Technologies (
    • Mark Millar wears two hats as honorary chairman of the China Supply Chain Council ( ) and also as director of strategic business development at UPS Supply Chain Solutions (
    • Dr. Nissim Ozer, chief technology officer at RF Code (
    • Jim Parker, chief technology officer at warehouse management and fulfillment systems provider Supplier Systems Corporation (, cited as one of the founders of the electronic data interchange (EDI) industry in North America, promotes the vision of a rational, seamless and visible supply chain, from supplier through to end customer, with the supply chain strategically poised to manage the smooth flow of the goods ? and information about the goods ? that ensure the success of the broader enterprise.
    • Ann S. Price, president and CEO of supply chain execution software provider Motek (
    • Jim Smith, president of Avnet Logistics (
    • Rick Tucker, vice president of product development with LeanLogistics (
    • Mark Wick, co-founder and senior vice president of engineering at Blue Agave Software (
  4. Consulting/Analysis/Education
    • Andrew Bartolini, Vance Checketts and Vishal Patel constitute the Global Supply Management Team at industry analyst firm Aberdeen Group
    • Pat Bower, Supply Chain Planning Practice manager with supply chain management consulting services firm Plan4Demand
    • Shoshanah Cohen, Rick Hoole, Hiroyuki Irie and Joseph Roussel, of the Supply Chain Innovation Practice at PRTM Management Consultants
    • Sergio Retamal, president and CEO of supply chain consulting and services provider Global-4PL
    • Tracy B. Stephens, CEO of the Global Supply Chain Management Practice at services firm Resources Global Professionals
  5. Enterprise Systems/ERP
    • Joey Benadretti, president of SYSPRO USA (
    • Edward (Ned) Blinick, vice-president of sales and marketing at Blinco Systems (
    • Donald A. Hicks, president and CEO of supply chain optimization and simulation specialist LLamasoft (
    • Narayan Laksham, founder and president of lean manufacturing software provider Ultriva (
    • Bob Moyer, president of enterprise product information management (PIM) solution provider FullTilt Solutions (
    • Jeff Nigriny, chief security officer at aerospace and defense industry collaborative business network Exostar ( and president of data security not-for-profit CertiPath (
    • Dr. David F. Ross, senior learning consultant with enterprise application provider Lawson Software (
    • Sunil K. Singh, president and CEO of Informance International (
    • Jeffrey Smith, vice president of marketing at Instill Corporation (
    • John Zepecki, senior vice president of supplier relationship management at enterprise solution provider SAP (
  6. The Bloggers
    • Jason Busch, founder and managing director of Azul Partners, a marketing consultancy that advises software and services companies, focuses his popular and astute Spend Matters blog ( on all matters related to spend management.
    • David Bush, vice president of business development at on-demand e-sourcing specialist Iasta, offers his daily insights on e-sourcing and procurement best practices at eSourcing Forum (
    • John F. Martin, senior vice president of strategy and technology at enterprise services procurement IQNavigator, has spread the word about software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies on his Building SaaS blog (
    • Tim Minahan, the widely recognized expert (and former Aberdeen analyst) on spend management and currently senior vice president of marketing at on-demand supply management solutions provider Procuri, now champions the strategic role of the Purchasing function at Supply Excellence (
    • Annrai O’Toole, CEO of technology company Cape Clear Software (, has authored a blog called “Clear Thinking” that is regarded as an industry resource that cuts through the clutter running rampant in the service-oriented architecture (SOA) space. More at
    • John Radko, chief technology strategist with B2B connectivity and integration specialist GXS, promotes the advancement of B2B integration and supply chain automation on his On-Demand B2B blog (
    • Dave Stephens, CEO of open source e-procurement solution developer Coupa (and former head of Oracle’s Procurement Applications division), promotes “the power of effective procurement” at Procurement Central (
  7. Former Practitioners
    • Dave Gleditsch, chief technology officer for Pelion Systems (
    • Mary Beth Green, director of account management with advanced sourcing technology provider CombineNet (
    • Richard McCluney, vice president of account operations at E2open (
    • Robert A. Rudzki, president and CEO of supply management consultancy Greybeard Advisors (
    • Jim Schoessling, VP of supply chain services with on-demand supply chain management solutions provider Click Commerce (
    • Jeffrey Wincel, principal partner with lean supply chain management specialist LSC Consulting Group ( got firsthand experience managing supply operations for Donnelly Corporation and TRW-Vehicle Safety Systems, among other companies, before moving on to the consulting side. His book Lean Supply Chain Management: A Handbook for Strategic Procurement is considered a groundbreaking work in bringing together lean manufacturing methodologies and supply chain management.
  8. Supply Chain Greens
  9. Indirect Spend Gurus
    • Mike Boult, president and CEO of StarCite (
    • David Clevenger, vice president with group purchasing organization Corporate United (
    • Joe D’Andria, senior vice president of operations with NewlineNoosh (
    • Priyan Fernando, executive vice president and chief operating officer at American Express Business Travel (, has helped evangelize the need for Procurement organizations to achieve greater control over, and savings from, all aspects of their travel and entertainment (T&E) spend, including the so-called “long tail” of employee business services. Last year Fernando spearheaded the launch of the American Express Intelligent Online Marketplace (AXIOM), an online corporate travel booking platform.
    • Patrick Grady, founder, chairman and CEO of employee business services procurement platform provider Rearden Commerce (
    • Gary Hare, president and CEO of supplier enablement specialist Vinimaya (
    • John Matthews, executive director of indirect procurement services provider DSSI LLC (
    • Jason Treida, vice president of operations, founder and senior partner with e-sourcing software and services provider Iasta (
    • Janet A. Whitcomb, executive vice president at services procurement specialist ProcureStaff (
  10. Public Sector Supply Management Evangelists
    • Tom Jones, senior vice president and general manager of supply chain solutions at Ryder System (
    • James Kelly, CEO and managing principal with sourcing and procurement services firm JVKellyGroup (
    • Gary Lambert, vice president of consulting with IT services provider CGI Group (
    • Raj Sharma, president of supply management consultancy Censeo Consulting Group (
    • Ben Walker, vice president for strategy and client solutions at ProcureStaff (
  11. Service Supply Chain Gurus
    • Greg Baxter, president and CEO of service parts planning and logistics provider Baxter Planning Systems (
    • Zack Bergreen, CEO and chairman of Astea International (
    • Dr. Morris Cohen, founder and chairman of the board at service supply chain specialist MCA Solutions (
    • Keith Forshew, General Manager of the Supply Chain Solutions Group at on-demand supply chain management solutions provider Click Commerce (
    • William Huyler, president of Servigistics Pricing Services at service parts management solutions provider Servigistics (
    • John Reece, president and CEO of ClearOrbit (
  12. Extended Enterprise Gurus
    • Mike Anguiano, president data solutions for vendor management solution provider CVM Solutions (
    • Jim Frome, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for EDI outsourcing specialists SPS Commerce (
    • Mary Gallagher, VP of global professional services with supplier management and procurement automation company SciQuest (
    • Raj Khoshoo, vice president of strategic initiatives at product lifecycle management solutions provider UGS (
    • Michael Lyle, president and CEO of InfinityQS (
    • Rajan (Raj) Penkar, vice president for global solutions and implementation management at UPS Supply Chain Solutions (
    • John R. Sharman, Jr. , president and CEO of Perfect Commerce (
    • John Zepecki, senior vice president of supplier relationship management at enterprise solution provider SAP (
  13. Financial Supply Chain Evangelists
    • Joe Juliano, CEO of PrimeRevenue (, has been a thought-leader in the emerging field of supply chain finance, and he has worked to promote the role of Supply Chain in contributing to the enterprise’s bottom line by helping to remove inefficiencies in financial flows that drive the physical and goods supply chain.
    • John Brockwell, global supply chain practice lead for JPMorgan Chase Vastera (, believes that companies must work to increase efficiency not only across the physical supply chain but across the financial supply chain as well, integrating the two and ensuring that critical information about the value chain is visible across the enterprise to ensure better decision-making.
    • Tom Glassanos, president and CEO of Xign Corporation (, a provider of electronic invoice and payment solutions for accounts payable and accounts receivable, has worked to educate supply chain executives on how enterprises can turn accounts payable into a profit center for the enterprise, emphasizing that, with the right tools, payables can pay significant dividends and increase working capital.
    • Graham R.F. Napier, president and CEO of global trade management solution provider TradeBeam (, evangelizes the importance of the supply chain in executive management during his regular speaking engagements before industry audiences, and he has pushed executives to focus on the value in concurrent management of the physical and financial supply chains, pointing to the opportunities to integrate these chains to take maximum advantage of global trade.

Wow! Importance of bloggers has also been recognised. Andrew and Sarah has certainly done a marvellous job of putting this list together. What a treasure!

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