Conference Committee


We are grateful to the distribution logistics leaders who have volunteered their time and talents to help us deliver a world-class learning and networking experience at the WERC 2023 Conference.



Rick Gott

Conference Chair

Director Global Logistics
W.L. Gore & Associates

Jeremy Banta

Conference Vice Chair

Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator - Supply Chain Management
Columbus State Community College

Committee Members


Glen Wegel

VP, Operations & IT
Kitchen Cabinet Distributors

Kristi Montgomery

Vice President, Innovation, Research & Development
Kenco Logistic Services

Maria Llamas

Sr. Director - Fulfillment Productivity & Systems Solutions
Hasbro Inc.

Melissa Alwood

VP of Operations
Sunland Logistics

Mike Lunsford

Manager of Industrial Engineering

Steve DeNunzio

Senior Lecturer and Director
The Ohio State University

Justin Gearhart

Director, Distribution - Consumer Products Division
L'Oreal Operations

Peer Reviewers


Barry Gay

DHL - Supply Chain

Greg Heard

Chief Operating Officer

Ken Bianucci

Sr. Manager Fulfillment Centers - West Region

Ken Staz

Logistics Leader - Americas
W.L. Gore

Sara Holmes

Customer Success Manager
Alpine Supply Chain

Sara Weith

Change Management Advisor, Instructor
ASW Global Consulting

Taoufik Haddadi

Account Manager
Ryson International