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Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain & Procurement Officer
Don Hnatyshin is Jabil’s SVP, Chief Supply Chain & Procurement Officer. Don was promoted to the position in 2015. Prior to this role he served as Jabil’s Chief Procurement Officer. Don is responsible for leading a global team of supply chain and procurement professionals architecting Jabil’s Intelligent Digital Supply Chain solutions representing $15B in annual spend with over 27,000 suppliers globally. Prior to joining Jabil, Don held executive and senior positions with leading OEM, EMS, and Component Suppliers serving as Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Asia for Future Electronics, a leading global franchised electronics distributor 2008 through 2012. From 2001-2008, Don served as the founder of BreconRidge Manufacturing Solutions, a leading Optical EMS provider. Don also served as Chief Procurement Officer for Alcatel’s Networking and Infrastructure business, Corporate Vice President Supply Chain, Newbridge Networks, in addition to holding management roles at Mitel Networks and Electro Source a Canadian Sales organization representing leading semiconductor companies Xilinix, PMC, and Texas Instruments.
American Blockchain Council
Chief Marketing Officer
Global Procurement Director - Direct Materials, Pkg. & Resins Supply Chain
Axalta Coating Systems
Procurement Director, NA Biscuit Category
In his current role, Sy is responsible for developing and executing strategic programs which drive productivity, business continuity, cash conversion, and innovation for Mondelez’ s $5.5B NA Biscuit Category. He is also an active member of Mondelez’ s Global Transformation team which is focused on delivering best in class performance through global organization design, capability building, and talent development.
On a personal note, Sy enjoys international travel and community service. A former active member of Portland’s New Generations Rotary Club, Sy has done humanitarian work in Guatemala and most recently in Tanzania where he helped build schools in a Maasai Village through the Red Sweater Project. He is looking to get more involved in local (NYC area) or international community service organizations so if you have any suggestions, please let him know.
Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
Western Digital Corp
VP, Supply Chain Business Networks
Mark leads the supply chain practice in the West at Ariba, drawing on over 20 years of experience in the SAP Business Suite, supply chain management, business networks, IoT, and SAP Ariba Cloud Solutions. Mark transitioned out of the SAP development organization and now specializes in guiding customers on achieving value with speed and simplicity on Ariba and SAP. Mark is a frequent speaker on future technologies and is the author of one technical book and 4 patents.
General Manager, Strategic Sourcing
Arnon Kraft has over 15 years of global business and technology leadership and management, mainly in the consumer electronics industry. For the past six years, Arnon has been with Microsoft in Redmond, currently as General Manager for Strategic Sourcing. In addition to his role, Arnon is taking a leadership role in the college and military veterans hiring efforts at Microsoft. Prior to that, Arnon held several executive level positions spanning from Sales & Marketing to Business Development to Technology and Operations in various consumer electronics companies such as SanDisk, modu mobile and msystems. Arnon has given a TEDx talk titled “Innovating Talent Development – The First 90 Days” and is also a guest speaker in the fields of Operational Strategy and Talent Development & Retention in various forums. Throughout his career Arnon focused on and developed an expertise in strategic planning and execution, team & talent development, organizational leadership and building partnerships. Arnon is passionate about mentoring and is currently working with a few mentees at Microsoft as well as external. In the past, he has taken an active role in Tel Aviv University’s Recanati MBA mentorship program as a mentor to students and new graduates. Arnon has served in the Israeli Navy as a Lieutenant Major in the Navy’s CIO unit, holding technological and leadership positions. He holds an MBA from the Tel-Aviv University and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Vice President Global Procurement/Logistics & Chief Procurement Officer
Ascend Performance Materials
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Derrick Robinson has spent over 40 years in the high-tech industry on both the sales and business development sides of the ledger. Most of his years were spent with IBM where he was a large system specialist, selling systems that cost as much as $25 million, and in many cases, were integral to the success of the clients’ business. He later worked as VP of Sales for SAP, which again was a software solution that could make or break the success of an organization. In those years, he has had dealings with many procurement agents and organizations, and has found working with them is great, and learning to work around them is painful, but far too frequently, necessary. As Vice President of Hovair Systems, he has come across the new challenge of trying to gain traction around a solution that is revolutionary in concept, environmentally friendly (he has been LEED certified since 2011), and useful to 75% of the companies out there. But since it does not come from a company with a household name, new challenges abound.
Jamie Crump is President of The Richwell Group, a consulting and coaching company for Fortune 500 and small business in the areas of strategic sourcing and supplier diversity. Jamie has been a thought leader in both areas for over 25 years in a variety of industries including banking, telecommunications, IT, pharmaceutical, welding & medical, and heavy equipment rental. She was most recently Director of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity for United Rentals, Inc., where she developed the team and strategy for indirect sourcing and an award winning supplier diversity program. Jamie is a frequent speaker at sourcing and diversity events throughout the United States and Canada. She is a charter Advisory Board member for ProcureCon and for Diversity Professional. Jamie lives in Blairsville, GA with her husband Bill Thebert, a retired freelance sports photographer.
Chief Procurement Officer
Chief Procurement Officer
Rob Hubbard is the Chief Procurement Officer at H.B. Fuller, which is a global adhesive producer with $2.1M annual sales headquartered in Vadnais Heights, MN. Rob has degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Engineering. Prior to joining H.B. Fuller in 2012, he was with the Procter & Gamble Company for 22 years where his career started in R&D, transitioned to Procurement, and included many years as an expat in Europe. At H.B. Fuller, Rob has taken the Procurement function from a tactical, regionally focused organization to a global, strategic sourcing organization recognized for delivering excellent supply assurance, high best total value, and new innovation from suppliers.
Vice President of Sourcing Operations
Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer
Jeffrey P. Wincel is an international purchasing executive recognized as an industry leader. He is a published author, with five books to his credit. Wincel has been selected as one of the “Pros to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine in 2002, 2004, 2007, 2012, and was a recipient of a team award in 2013 and 2015. Wincel is currently the Vice President/Chief Procurement Officer of Global Strategic Sourcing at ON Semiconductor. He is also a faculty associate of supply chain management at Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business.
Previously, Jeffrey was Sr. Director of Integrated Supply Chain at Honeywell Aerospace; Founder and president of LSC Consulting Group - an independent professional consulting service specializing in lean supply chain management; VP & General Manager ModularSystems and Vice President of Corporate Procurement & Materials for Donnelly Corporation; and Director of Worldwide Purchasing for TRW-Vehicle Safety Systems, Inc (VSSI) & Occupant Restraints System Group (ORSG).
Wincel’s first book was published in 2004, titled Lean Supply Chain Management: A Handbook for Strategic Procurement (Productivity Press, NY) and his most recent in 2013 People, Process and Culture; Lean Manufacturing in the Real World (Taylor & Francis, NY). He has an MBA and a BA from Michigan State University, an MA from Loyola University Chicago, and a Doctorate from Graduate Theological Foundation. Wincel is a frequent contributor to many professional & industry publications and education series, including Supply Chain Management Review, University of Michigan Conference on Lean Manufacturing, the National Manufacturing Week Conference, the Institute for Supply Management, the Institute for International Research, and as a repeat panelist on the ISM national satellite education series.
Executive Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer
Chief Procurement Officer
Bill McNally is the Assistant Administrator for Procurement and Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer at NASA. He directs NASA's procurement functions throughout the Agency, providing strategic policy, leadership, and direction. He guides and oversees NASA’s procurement activities in every area from programs studying the Earth to missions going into our solar system. He represents NASA procurement to the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal Government, industry, and international organizations. Mr. McNally was appointed as the Assistant Administrator for Procurement in September 2007.
Mr. McNally joined NASA in October 2005 as special procurement advisor in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. In this position, he provided strategic direction and contract management advice for all elements of the directorate's portfolio, which included the development of the nation's new space and launch vehicles, Ares and Orion.
Prior to joining NASA, Mr. McNally spent time in industry and had a 26-year career with the Air Force.
Mr. McNally holds a Level III certification in Contracting. He is both a Certified Professional Contracts Manager and a Fellow in the National Contract Management Association. His decorations include the NASA Exceptional Service medal, the Air Force Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and numerous Joint and Air Force Commendations Medals.
Global Supplier Diversity and Procurement Sustainability Director
Vice President, Global Product Supply Operations
The Clorox Company
Vice President Procurement
Vice President of Global Sourcing, Directs & Regions
Chief Executive Officer
Professional Purchasing Partners, LLC
Supply Chain Advisors LLC
Principle and Executive Consultant, Procurement Transformation Advisors
DENTSPLY Sirona Inc.
General Manager of North American
Bill DeMartino is the General Manager of North American operations at riskmethods. Bill plays a leading role in accelerating riskmethods’ international expansion, specifically in the Americas, and growing the firm into the industry’s leading Supply Chain Risk Management solution. Bill has 15 years of experience in the procurement and supply management solution space, where he built his expertise in Analytics and Supply Risk & Compliance acting across various disciplines and leadership roles in product management, sales and marketing at IBM, Emptoris and Determine. Bill is a recognized Supply Management luminary including having been selected as a “Pro-to-Know” by Supply and Demand Chain, a speaker at industry events and author of papers.
Vice President Programs and Supply Chain Management, General Dynamics
Kevin Mooney joined General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in May 2006 upon completing a 20-year career as a nuclear submarine officer in the United States Navy.
Kevin assumed his current position as Vice President Programs and Supply Chain Management in January 2016. In the Programs role, he is responsible for Business Development, Strategic Planning and Program Management. He also runs the Supply Chain Management Department, which acquires approximately $600 million per year of material and services.
Prior to his current assignment, he worked as Vice President Operations, where he managed over 2000 tradespersons and supervisors in all stages of ship construction.
Kevin stays involved in the community through service on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Advisors of Workshops for Warriors, a non-profit organization providing manufacturing skills training to transitioning members of the Armed Forces.
During his Navy career, Kevin served on five nuclear submarines, including command of USS San Francisco (SSN-711) from 2003 until 2005. His shore based assignments included the NATO staff in London, England and the Navy Staff in the Pentagon.
Kevin graduated from Duke University in 1986 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. In 1998, he earned a M.S. in Engineering Management from the Catholic University of America and completed the Air Command and Staff College Seminar Program. In 2009, he completed the Executive Program Manager’s Course at the Defense Acquisition University.
Kevin is a native of Locust Valley, NY and currently resides in San Diego with his wife, Avril, and younger daughter Tara, age 15. His 22 year old daughter Laura lives in San Francisco where she works as a software engineer. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys running and golfing.
Vice President, Global Logistics & CPO
Senior Director of R&D Sourcing Solutions, Global Procurement
Director of Global Direct Procurement and Portfolio Operations,
Senior Director, Procurement Center of Excellence
Jon is currently the Sr. Director, Procurement Center of Excellence for Newell Brands and is tasked with building out and leading the Center of Excellence function for Newell Brands. The COE is organized around 5 majors areas: Project Management Office, Procurement Analytics, Procurement Execution (P2P), Supplier Development, and Procurement Capability Building, and is focused on driving process and structure across the $10B of spend across Newell Brands businesses. Prior to this role, Jon was the Sr. Director, Segment Procurement and co-lead the Newell Rubbermaid procurement organization, with direct spend responsibility for $1.3B primarily in finished goods and specialty materials. Jon has been with Newell for 14 years hold various roles across Procurement, Supply Chain and Manufacturing. Jon is a graduate of Miami University and is a passionate endurance athlete in his spare time.
Senior Director Sourcing
Director of Procurement
Gerdau Steel North America
Senior Manager – Direct Procurement & Strategic Sourcing
Panasonic Corporation of North America
Director Global Capital Procurement
Senior Sourcing Manager of North America, Direct Materials
With over 20 years of experience, Jonathan Spiess has held key leadership positions and delivered visionary leadership and strategic insights throughout the life cycle of Procurement, Supply Chain and Advance Purchasing disciplines. As a strategic sourcing professional, much of his experience has been focused in the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Beauty industry. With both a technical undergraduate degree in Packaging Science and a Masters Degree in Business Administration, He has a proven track record of developing business systems and solutions that tackle diverse and complex commercial issues and has successfully delivered sourcing projects with significant return on investment. His past companies have included fortune 50 companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson and Johnson and he currently is Senior Manager for all North American Direct Material for New Avon, LLC.
Senior Global Materials Manager
CS Logistics-Global Operaions
Senior Value Added Ingredients Sourcing Manager
Land O' Lakes Inc.
Chief Strategy Officer
Joe is a senior business executive with specialization in Procurement, Supply Chains and Risk Management. He brings a deep understanding of how supply chains deliver customer-value within large, complex, multi-national environment. In his prior roles, Joe has successfully implemented Supply Chain Risk Management programs at Micron Technologies as the company’s Chief Procurement Officer, as well as at Juniper Networks as an Operational Excellence Executive. Before that, Joe has served as the CPO at Lucent Technologies, as well as other leadership roles such as VP Supply Chain, Director of Marketing, and Field Operations Management. Joe is a Principal Member of the Supply Chain Resiliency Council, and his work has been cited in many publications including “On-Demand Supply Management” and “The Power of Resilience”. Joe received his B.E.E. from Georgia Tech and his MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
COO and Co-Owner
NAD Defense & Government Sales Director, Distribution Business Unit
Chief Customer Officer
Paul holds a management degree from Santa Clara University in California and studied international business at Sofia University in Tokyo. His entire career has been about improving corporate profitability through efficient operations and management of spend. From his work at Ariba, Softface and Blackhog, Paul’s specialty has been to harness standard software and services to create specific solutions for companies large and small, local and international. Continuing this at Ivalua, Paul manages all customer-facing operations for the Americas.
SCM Solutions- Senior Supply Chain Specialist
Ben is a senior Supply Chain Specialist with a focus on data, process and technology. He has been with EPEnergy for 7 years and before that spent 10 years in the MDM, e-catalog and e-procurement areas working with oil and gas companies and educational institutions as clients helping to deliver streamlined solutions and value through bridging the gap between Source 2 Pay and Operational departments. Ben has degrees from the University of Maryland and the C.C.A.F.
Founder & CEO
Rajesh Kalidindi is the founder & CEO of LevaData Inc, providing next generation sourcing solutions purpose built for direct material procurement. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Leva Data’s cloud platform combines market intelligence and enterprise data with applied AI and cognitive analytics to continuously identify savings opportunities and risks. Prior to LevaData, Rajesh spent over twelve years managing key strategic sourcing functions for multi-billion dollars spend portfolios at Cisco and Palm. Rajesh brings a wealth of global experience including managing multiple commodities and third-party manufacturing models. He has been recognized for delivering significant bottom line performance using innovative data-driven practices to augment his team’s sourcing experiences and relationship management capabilities throughout his career. Rajesh is a thought leader on the fusion of human intelligence with AI capabilities to deliver breakthrough performance in the traditional procurement space.
Rajesh Kalidindi has an MBA with concentrations in supply chain management and information systems from Michigan State University. Rajesh lives with his wife and two children in the San Jose, CA area.
Director Procurement Sustainability & Conflict Minerals Program
Johnson & Johnson
Prior to his current position, John was a Category Leader in the Global Procurement group, a role that he helped design as part of J&J’s transformation to an enterprise-wide Category management structure. In this capacity, he worked across J&J operating companies to devise and execute procurement strategies for key components and raw materials that resulted in consistently high quality, value, and innovation from world-class suppliers, including a focus on a diverse supply base.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, John held various leadership roles with Bristol-Myers Squibb in the areas of Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, technology transfer, and R&D.
John earned undergraduate degrees in Metallurgical Engineering and in Mathematics from Colorado School of Mines, his M.S. Metallurgy from the University of Utah, and his MBA from the Rutgers Executive Program.