Vice President Global Materials, Logistics & Demand Planning
Greg Toornman is the Global Vice-President of Materials, Logistics, and Demand Planning at AGCO Corporation based in Duluth, Georgia.
AGCO, with revenues of over $9.4 billion in 2018, is a global manufacturer of farm equipment. As the Global Vice-President of Materials, Logistics, and Demand Planning for AGCO Corporation, he is responsible to lead the transformation of AGCO’s Global Materials and Logistics functions into an integrated and innovative global organization providing a competitive advantage in the global market place.
Greg has global functional responsibility for all of AGCO´s Materials and Logistics Management across 53 assembly and manufacturing sites. Globally Greg leads a team of 450 salaried and 2,150 hourly team members. AGCO’s award-winning supply chain team has been received a number of awards. In 2016 the German BVL Supply Chain Innovation Award, in 2017 the European Logistics Association’s 2017 Supply Chain Innovation Gold Medal, and in 2018 winning the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing’s (CFLP) China Automotive Logistics 2018 Innovation Award. AGCO's Global Material Management functions have delivered an innovative and globally integrated network that delivers a competitive advantage in the global market place. Greg assumed his current role in September 2012, after three successful transformational assignments within AGCO´s Global Purchasing organization from 2004 thru 2012; Previous AGCO assignments were based in Brasil, Switzerland and the United States. Greg joined AGCO Corporation in November of 2004. Prior to joining AGCO Greg served with CIENA Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland as the Senior Director of Global Supply Chain, PACCAR´s Kenworth Truck Division in Kirkland, Washington as the division Director of Materials Management, Peregrine Corporation in Toronto, Canada, and Nippondenso Corporation in various Operational and Materials Management roles. Greg has been serving on the Western Michigan University Integrated Supply Management (ISM) programs executive council since 2012. The WMU ISM program is highly recognized on a global basis resulting from the programs innovative approach in developing supply chain talent. Greg received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Marketing and Operations Management from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1992 and continued further development at Emory and Stanford University Executive Leadership programs.
Vice President of Manufacturing
Primex Technologies Inc
Global Director, Supply Chain Management
As Global Director, Supply Chain Management, Marco is responsible for all the daily operations pertaining supply chain management for all the global operations of GST Autoleather. This includes: production and materials requirements planning, inventories management, customer care, and inbound/outbound logistics. He joined GST Autoleather in 2003 and since then, has occupied several managerial positions within the company, in areas such as Finance, Project Management, Continuous Improvement and Strategic Planning. Marco received his B.S Degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Systems from Monterrey Tech., in Mexico, and has also three master degrees: an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management, a dual degree on MSc in Information Management from Lancaster and Manchester Business School, and a Master on Tanning Processes from CIATEC, in Mexico.
Global Head of Supply Chain, Purchasing, Logistics, Customs & Supplier Quality
Nikola Motor Company
Vice President Supply Chain, Operations
Motz Feinberg is a supply chain executive with over 25 years of experience in industries ranging from manufacturing and consumer goods to military logistics, decision support, and more recently, healthcare. Motz is leading a supply chain transformation at Cedars Sinai Health System – a community healthcare organization based in Los Angeles. Prior to Cedars he spent 7 years with Kaiser Permanente leading a transformation across the USA. Motz has been spearheading PPE sourcing activities since January 2019 – first at KP and now at Cedars. He also led supply chain activities for the Los Angeles Surge Hospital. Motz has published several strategic supply chain analyses in support of the US Air Force and holds 3 patents. He holds a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and an MBA from Cornell University. Motz is passionate about continuous improvement and people development. Living in Santa Monica, California, Motz enjoys time with his family as well as building and riding motorcycles.
Nourredine Boubekri, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Engineering
University of North Texas
Chief Digital Officer
GKN Powder Metallurgy
Paul is Chief Digital Officer within the division of GKN with a team of 70 people globally. His biggest career success is the development of the industry 4.0 strategy for his division which he has been an integral part of. Paul believes the biggest opportunity for the manufacturing industry is data. To date, manufacturers have focused on product, machine and assets which is the core of the business and allows access to data sources. Now it is vital companies make the data visible and transparent, finding the value and resulting in improvements and new business models, new service models – what everybody needs to succeed in Industry 4.0 and a create new realm for manufacturing.
Rosemary Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, (www.ReshoringInstitute.coma 501c3 Non-Profit collaboration with nine universities across the U.S. She is also the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a Global Supply Chain consultancy (www.BlueSilkConsulting.com.) She is an Amazon.com Best Selling author with 5 global supply chain books including: “The Reshoring Guidebook,” and “Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes.” Ms. Coates earned an MBA from the University of San Diego and a BS in Business Logistics from Arizona State University. She has been a management consultant for 25 years, helping over 80 global supply chain clients. She serves on the Board of Directors of Kinetic River and the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute and teaches Global Supply Chain Strategy at UC Berkeley.
Vice President of Operation
Yuko Kitamura, CPSM
Director - Supply Chain Operations
Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.
Food Service & Supply Chain Manager
The Good Food Institute
o Zak works at the Good Food Institute (GFI), an international nonprofit focused on creating a healthy, just, and sustainable food system through plant-based, fermentation-derived, and cultivated protein innovation. He consults with leading foodservice operators, food manufacturers, and alternative protein supply chain companies to help increase the quality and quantity of their plant-based meat, egg, and dairy offerings and meet the growing consumer demand for alternative protein foods. An active member of the Effective Altruism community, Zak holds a B.A. in Business Management from Cedarville University, and joined GFI after several years of experience in sales and working with startups.
Director, Operations Excellence
Carlisle & Co., Inc.
Amy Marzonie leads Carlisle’s Operations Excellence portfolio. Her project work includes the continuous improvement of global client warehouse operations via standardization, lean layout and process control, and servant leadership. She also leads inventory assessments and network design projects, with a focus on client service levels and costs.
Previously, Amy held leadership positions at General Motors Customer Care & Aftersales in Global Business Planning, Lean Warehousing Operations, Distribution Planning, Retail Inventory Management, and several distribution centres. She also led the implementation of a Lean Management System across a nine-hospital network for Munson Healthcare. Additionally, Amy served a two-year appointment with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Infrastructure Protection Division in Washington D.C. as a Consultant for the Critical Manufacturing Industrial Sector-Specific Agency.
Amy has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Operations Management from GMI (Kettering University) in Flint, MI, USA.
Carlisle & Co., Inc.
Eric Francucci manages the execution of Carlisle’s Operations Excellence practice. In the past year, Eric has managed the network study analysis and design for multiple import automotive OEMs, resulting in actionable results generating multi-million dollars of annual cost savings. As part of his role, he has also been based in Europe on a multi-year engagement supporting the improvement of several 3PL-run motor vehicle facilities. Eric holds a B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and is fluent in Italian and Spanish.
Associate Professor in Supply Chain Design & Logistics
Research Scientist and Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains