SummerCon2014 Presentations 
SummerCon 2014
Adam English
Supply Chain Engineer
Armada Supply Chain Solutions
Bill Henderson
Supply Chain Specialist
Bill Nye - The Science Guy
Scientist, Inventor, Comedian, and Author
Bill Nye has spent most of his life making science and technology entertaining and accessible. Combining his talents as a scientist, inventor, comedian, and author, he has attracted adults and children to the wonders of science. Nye's wit and enthusiasm have helped to garner 18 Emmy awards for his PBS/syndicated series Disney Presents Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Clive Geldard
Group Vice President Retail and Supply Chain
Solving Efeso
Don Hicks
LLamasoft, Inc.
Donald A. Hicks is the founder, President and CEO of LLamasoft, Inc. Don is a supply chain industry visionary, specializing in strategy and technology issues and a highly sought after speaker and author. Over the last 20 years, he has personally consulted with and coached supply chain professionals at hundreds of companies around the world to optimize and improve their operations. Don has a BS in Systems Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Edson Sobreira
Planning Coordinator, Logistics and Training
Frank Diaz
Senior Vice President, Distribution and Logistics
PriceSmart, Inc.
Gary Powell
Logistics Systems & Analysis Manager
Gretchen Holden
Senior Consultant
Kurt Salmon
Jake Barr
BlueWorld Consulting
James Reardon
Senior Consultant
Kurt Salmon
Jason Hobbs
Network & Transport Optimization Manager
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Jason Judd
Applied Research Scientist
LLamasoft, Inc.
Jeff Byron
Director - Logistics Planning
Jim Morton
Senior Manager, Supply Chain & Operations
Ernst & Young
Joe Begnaud
Supply Chain Specialist
John Phillips
Senior Vice President, Customer Supply Chain and Global Go-to-Market
PepsiCo, Inc.
John is Senior Vice President, Customer Supply Chain and Global Go-to-Market for PepsiCo, Inc. He has been with PepsiCo for over 27 years and has worked in a number of different sales and field operations roles since joining the company as a route salesperson with Frito-Lay.John is a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) DSD and Logistics Committees. He is active in The Consumer Goods Forum as Co-Chair of the Supply Chain Committee and is a member of the Future Value Chain Steering Group and the Global Scorecard Working Group. John is also a member of the GS1 Data Excellence Board and the Western Michigan University Food/CPG Marketing Advisory Board.
John Sharkey
Vice President of Supply Chain Consulting
John Whitley
Senior Director Supply Chain Strategy
Jonathan Boyd
Lead Analyst, Distribution Planning
Juan David Jimenez Jaramillo
Project Specialist, Logistics Services
Grupo Nutresa
Karen Hogan
Global Director, Operational Excellence
Southco, Inc.
Kevin Jenni
Lead Analyst, Distribution Planning
Kristine Mauro
Senior Director Global Supply Chain
Lora Cecere
Founder of Supply Chain Insights LLC, Author
Supply Chain Insights LLC
Lora Cecere is the founder of Supply Chain Insights LLC and the author of popular enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman. It is currently read by 4,000 supply chain professionals. Her book, “Bricks Matter”, is now on the second printing, published in December, 2012. She is now writing her second book, “Metrics that Matter”, that takes a critical view of industry performance driving supply chain excellence.
Luciano Luz
Director of Global Operations Strategy
Matt Algar
Logistics Director
Nicolas Najjar
Supply Chain Process Analyst
Land O'Lakes
Nuria Alvarez
Senior Consultant
Mr. Pete Matthews
Chief, Modeling and Simulation Branch
USTRANSCOM Joint Distribution Analysis Center (JDPAC
Rebecca Costa
Sociobiologist, Author, and Radio Host
In her book as well as her keynote speeches, Rebecca Costa shows her audiences how our brains can be trained to develop and sharpen "insight on demand" to solve the dangerous and complex problems now facing us at home, in our businesses, and around the world. A riveting and entertaining speaker as well as a sought-after panelist on topics ranging from corporate and government gridlock, global economic trends, and pop culture to education and environmental policy, she offers powerful takeaways on how to make corporations and organizations - whether medical, technical, financial, or educational - better fast adapters able to thrive in high-failure environments.
Sandy Gosling
Director, Cross-Sector Supply Chain
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Sara Curtis
Principal Consultant
Peak 5 Supply Chain
Stephanie Maybore
Manager, Cross-Sector Supply Chain
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Steve J. Horler
Vice President, Logistics & Global Sourcing - Chemicals
Masco Corporation
Steve Mayhew
Principal Consultant, Operations Strategy and Supply Chain Design
Solving Efeso
Trace White
Senior Supply Chain Consultant