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Dennis Omanoff: Hard-Driving Man

Dennis Omanoff: Hard-Driving Man

Dennis Omanoff joined Seagate in 2011 and serves as senior vice president of supply chain and procurement. Based in Cupertino, Calif., Seagate is a leading manufacturer of hard drives and storage solutions. Responsibilities: Supply and demand planning, commodity management, procurement, retail supply chain, service supply chain, logistics, and freight. Experience includes: Several positions in manufacturing […]

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Mary Foster’s Excellent Adventure

Mary Foster’s Excellent Adventure

Mary Foster has served as vice president, supply chain management, at Inteva Products in Troy, Mich., since 2007. Inteva is a major global supplier of automotive closure systems, interiors systems, motors, electronics, and roof systems. Responsibilities: Direct and indirect material purchasing, logistics. Experience: Capacity planning, purchasing, Ford Tractor Operations; various positions in purchasing and production […]

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Supporting a Glass Act

Supporting a Glass Act

When Mexican automotive glassmaker Vitro opened a distribution center in the United States, it became crystal clear that the site would need a logistics-savvy workforce.

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Michael Gilbert: A Fresh Start

Michael Gilbert: A Fresh Start

Michael Gilbert is director of logistics and facilities at Indianapolis Fruit Company, which provides fresh fruits and vegetables to grocery stores and restaurants in eight midwestern states. He joined the company in 2011. Responsibilities: Supervising a team of four managers who run the warehouse’s shipping department, the facilities maintenance and sanitation department, and regional inbound […]

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John Snider Does It Best

John Snider Does It Best

John Snider joined Do it Best Corp., Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1985, and has served as vice president of retail logistics since 2000. A buying cooperative that serves more than 4,000 independent member stores in the hardware, lumber, and building materials industry, Do it Best offers approximately 67,000 items. Responsibilities: Warehousing, inbound and outbound transportation, […]

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Capt. Kazimir Kostrubala: Winging It

Capt. Kazimir Kostrubala: Winging It

Capt. Kazimir Kostrubala, USAF, is squadron operations officer and installation deployment officer with the 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 19th Airlift, at Little Rock Air Force Base (AFB) in Arkansas. He received the 2011 Beyond the Call of Duty: Logistician of the Year award for his work with the Institute for Defense and Business. Responsibilities: Supervising 550 […]

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Don Riley: Building for the Future

Don Riley: Building for the Future

Don Riley joined Denver-based ProBuild Holdings as executive vice president of supply chain and technology in November 2011. ProBuild is a leading supplier of building materials, with more than 430 locations nationwide. Responsibilities: Supply chain, manufacturing, information technology, enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment. Experience: Developer, Singer-Link Flight Simulation; various positions culminating in account executive, Electronic […]

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John Hodge: Feeding a Need

John Hodge: Feeding a Need

John Hodge is director of supply chain at Prince Agri Products, a global manufacturer and marketer of trace minerals and specialty feed ingredients to the animal nutrition industry. Based in Quincy, Ill., Prince Agri, a division of Phibro Animal Health Corporation, serves manufacturers, large integrated producers, and distributors/blenders in the livestock, poultry, and pet food […]

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Jill Hesselroth: Opportunity Knocks

Jill Hesselroth: Opportunity Knocks

Jill Hesselroth is vice president, global supply chain at Nortech Systems in Wayzata, Minn. An electronics manufacturing services provider, Nortech Systems produces wire and cable assemblies and printed circuit board assemblies, and provides diagnostic repair and integration services. Responsibilities: Analyzing the company’s supply chain to identify opportunities for improvement, then implementing those improvements. Experience: Various […]

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Ryan Gellert: Climbing High 

Ryan Gellert: Climbing High 

Ryan Gellert is vice president, supply chain management at Black Diamond Equipment, a mountain sports products company. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Black Diamond operates manufacturing and distribution facilities there and in Southeast China; a sewing plant in Calexico, Calif.; a marketing office in Yokohama, Japan; and a sales, marketing, and distribution operation near […]

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