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  • Laura Bix

    Laura Bix, Ph.D.

    Laura Bix, Ph.D. is the Assistant Dean for Teaching, Learning and Academic Analytics for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and a Professor at the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. She specializes in healthcare packaging at MSU, where she has been recognized with an Excellence in Teaching Award (2007). She has served as an expert to international and national panels convened by ISO, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). In 2008 when she was named one of the 100 most notable people in the medical device industry by Medical Device and Diagnostics Magazine and her multidisciplinary efforts regarding healthcare packaging and ease of use were honored again in 2014 when she was awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award. More recently, her leadership skills were recognized when she was appointed as an academic fellow of the CIC’s Academic Leadership Program. Work from her group has been published or highlighted in numerous outlets, including: PLoS One, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the US, Consumer Reports and Men’s Health.

    Charles Chase

    Charles Chase

    Charles Chase is a thought leader and trusted adviser for delivering analytics-driven solutions to improve SAS customers supply chain efficiencies. Chase has more than 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, and is an expert in demand forecasting and planning, market response modeling, econometrics and supply chain management.

    Prior to working as Executive Industry Consultant Chase led the strategic marketing activities in support of the launch of SAS® Forecast Server, which won the “Trend-Setting Product of the Year” award for 2005 by KM World magazine. Chase launched SAS® Demand-Driven Planning and Optimization Solution in 2008, which is being used by over 100 large corporations globally. He has also been involved in the re-engineering, design, and implementation of three forecasting/marketing intelligence process/systems. His employment history includes the MENNEN Company, Johnson & Johnson, Consumer Products, Reckitt & Benckiser, the Polaroid Corporation, Coca Cola, Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, and Heineken USA.

    Chase's authority in the area of forecasting/modeling & advanced marketing analytics is further exemplified by his prior posts as president of the International Association of Business Forecasting, associate editor of the Journal of Business Forecasting and chairperson of the Institute of Business Forecasting (IBF) Best Practices Conferences. Chase currently writes a quarterly column in the Journal of Business Forecasting entitled, “Innovations in Business Forecasting”. He also served as a member of the Practitioner Advisory Board for Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting.

    Julia Cutler

    Julia Cutler

    Julia Cutler is the Customer Service and Logistics Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals. In this role Cutler leads the order to invoice process and coordinates demand and supply for all dental and pharmacy sales. Cutler joined Colgate Palmolive in 2009 and has enjoyed working in a variety of manufacturing, planning, and project management roles for the company. Julia has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Rutgers Business School.

    Patrick Gibbons

    Patrick Gibbons

    Patrick Gibbons, President of Emerson Logistics, is one of the founding partners of the Emerson Group, joining the company in 1995. Prior to that, he was with Novartis and the Global brand manager for Sonofi-Aventis. He is a member of the CHPA Supply Chain Committee and the OH Logistics Supplier Advisory Board. He works out of the Emerson Headquarters in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He hold a BBA from Temple University.

    John Herzig

    John S. Herzig Jr.

    John Herzig is currently the Vice President of the Bayer’s Customer Logistics Service Center (CLSC) located in Mishawaka, IN. John’s team leads Bayer’s Order to Cash (O2C) functions supporting the Consumer Health, Pharma, and Radiology divisions in the U.S. market. John began his career in sales with The Quaker Oats Company and held additional roles in Logistics and Customer Service with Quaker Oats. Herzig joined Bayer in 1995 supporting the newly formed OTC business. Herzig held roles in Project Management, Sales, Customer Service, and Logistics with Bayer. He is a member of Bayer’s US Business Services Leadership Team, and a member of the Consumer Health NA Operations Management Team.

    Herzig holds a BA from Northwood University, and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He’s a member of the Global Supply Chain Advisory Board with the University of Tennessee, American Heart Association Michiana Region Past Board Chair, State of Indiana StarBase STEM Board, CHPA Supply Chain Committee, and the Western Michigan University FM/CPG Advisory Board. John currently resides in Southwest Michigan with his wife (Alyson), and two children.

    Patti Ippoliti

    Patti Ippoliti, Ph.D.

    Dr. Patti Ippoliti is an accomplished business executive, human capital strategist and graduate business professor. She has extensive corporate and consulting experience including senior-level responsibility for human resources, corporate strategy and operations, and has held the top HR executive positions at Reebok, Elizabeth Arden, Live Nation/Ticketmaster and other companies. Dr. Patti also has significant consulting experience in working with both public and private equity-owned companies on business transformation, leadership readiness and human capital. She has been invited to speak on those topics at several conferences and industry/company events. 

    Dr. Patti earned a B.S. degree in Accounting, Cum Laude from Villanova University; and an MBA in Human Resources and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Development from Temple University's Fox School of Business. 

    Keith McGinniss

    Keith McGinniss

    Keith McGinniss is the Vice President, Strategy, Capability, and Performance for GSK Consumer Healthcare. He lead the commercial operations group for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in North American which includes master data management, integrated business planning, customer planning and execution, order-to-cash, and merchandising solutions. Prior to joining Pfizer in 2007, Keith held various roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of finance, supply chain, supplier relations and operations at Circuit City Stores. Keith has served on the CHPA Supply Chain committee since 2011. Keith holds a BA degree from the University of Virginia and a MBA from the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary.

    Scott Melville

    Scott Melville

    Scott Melville is the president and chief executive officer of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and leads the organization’s efforts to empower consumer self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products, including OTC medicines, dietary supplements, and consumer medical devices.

    With a diverse background in pharmaceuticals, association management, public policy and law, Melville has advocated before Congress, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state legislative and regulatory bodies, and the media. Prior to joining CHPA, Melville served as senior vice president for government affairs and general counsel for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (formerly HDMA), the national association representing pharmaceutical wholesale distributors. Previously, Melville served as an attorney and head of government relations for Cephalon, Inc., an international biopharmaceutical company, since acquired by TEVA Pharmaceuticals, and in public policy and government affairs positions at Hoffmann-La Roche and Sterling Winthrop, Inc. He is a former chair of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Melville served as legislative counsel and Appropriations Committee associate on the staff of retired U.S. Congressman Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.).

    Melville earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Bucknell University, and his juris doctorate from George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia School of Law. He serves on the boards of the Global Self-Care Federation and the CHPA Educational Foundation.

    Alex Rhodeen

    Alex Rhodeen

    Alex Rhodeen is Director of Disruptive Solutions for GEODIS. He co-founded & was COO of Kanga, a technology company solving on demand local delivery. His responsibilities include identifying, managing, and growing opportunities for GEODIS Same Day Solutions. A US Army veteran, Alex’s executive career includes more than 15 years building start-ups and reorganized companies, including home furnishings retailer Lovesac. He is a University of Wisconsin – Madison graduate.

    Bob Stahl

    Bob Stahl

    Bob Stahl has spent the last 40 plus years as a practitioner and coach developing leading edge processes for supply chain management. He is a teacher, writer, and S&OP Coach with an extremely strong track record of success, making him one of the thought leaders in this field. Bob has worked with many of the world’s leading corporations and has authored six (6) books – including: Sales & Operations Planning-The How To Handbook, 3rd Edition, Sales & Operations Planning-The Executives’ Guide, and Sales Forecasting-A New Approach. Three (3) of his books have been used in the APICS certification program and have been translated to seven (7) languages throughout the world. He was the inaugural S&OP Editor for the Foresight Journal of the IIF (International Institute of Forecasters) and wrote a quarterly column on S&OP. He was recently awarded “The Best Conference Speaker” for his Keynote Address at the SAPICS Conference in South Africa, titled – Managing in an Uncertain World. (To access the YouTube video – click -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZZjztPRg2I?

    Jenifer Wozniak

    Jennifer Wozniak

    Jennifer Wozniak is a principal and team lead in IRI’s Home and Healthcare practice, where she manages a portfolio of home and health consumer packaged goods manufacturers. In this role, Wozniak works with clients to leverage IRI’s core data sets, technology solutions and analytic expertise to solve clients’ real-time marketing and business challenges and drive continued growth for their businesses. Wozniak has over twenty years of insights experience, having previously worked in IRI’s Center Store and Dairy verticals, training and development, and IRI’s international business. She has a BA in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame and currently lives in Michigan with her husband, daughter and son.

     

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