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Garry O. Ridge <br>(Keynote Presenter)
Garry O. Ridge
(Keynote Presenter)

CEO & Director
As CEO and a member of the board of directors of WD-40 Company, Garry Ridge is responsible for developing and implementing high-level strategies, all operations, and the oversight of all relationships and partnerships for the company. Garry joined WD-40 Company in 1987 and has held various management positions in the company, including executive vice president and chief operating officer, and vice president of international. In 1997, he was appointed president and chief executive officer. A native of Australia, Garry served in advisory roles for the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association. Currently, he serves as a member of the board of governors of The San Diego Foundation, and the University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration.

Garry is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego where he teaches leadership development, talent management, and succession planning in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program. In 2009, he co-authored a book with Ken Blanchard outlining his effective leadership techniques, titled “Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy called ‘Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A.’ ”

Tim Hotze
Tim Hotze

Sr. Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Logistics – Network Planning and Global Intelligence
Tim Hotze is Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Global Intelligence for Target. He oversees Target’s future Supply Chain intelligence products as well as end-to-end operational functions for Network and Topology Planning, S&OP, and Guest Order and Availability Management. Before joining Target in November 2017, Tim held a number of leadership roles at Amazon covering Supply Chain Execution, Capacity Planning and Management, Inventory Placement and Labor Planning. He also spent more than a decade at Panalpina World Transport where he had responsibility for worldwide logistics and Supply Chain solutions as well as innovation management. He sat on the board of The Warehouse Education and Research Council and currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning (IBF). Tim holds a joint Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Logistics and Supply Chain from the University of Technology in Darmstadt (Germany).
Lori Anter, MBA
Lori Anter, MBA
Cardinal Health

Director of Demand Planning

She joined Cardinal Health in 2017 and has 20 years’ experience in Demand Planning and S&OP. In her current role as Director of Demand Planning, she oversees the Americas Demand Planning Department and Global consolidation of forecasts, develops new processes and drives change. Lori created a team of Demand Planners, developed the Demand Planning process and templates, and led the implementation of IBP during and through the completion of a Transition Service Agreement. Her prior roles include Global SIOP Leader at Honeywell, Pricing and Logistics Analyst at CVS, and Demand Planning Manager at NDS. Lori Anter is an active member of the New England IBF Chapter and has a passion for mentoring and coaching Demand Planners. She holds an MBA, Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain, from Bryant University.

Glenn Pascrell
Glenn Pascrell
Citizen Watch America

Senior Vice President, Merchandise Planning & Market Analytics
Glenn Pascrell is the Senior Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Market Analytics at Citizen Watch America. He is responsible for merchandise planning, inventory management, purchasing and product pricing for the US market. Competitive market research and analytics is his newest area of responsibility in this role. Prior to CITIZEN, Glenn held key merchandising and planning positions (including Director of Planning and Forecasting Manager roles) with Pfizer, VF Corporation and Cambridge Information Group. Glenn holds a bachelors’ degree in English Literature and Philosophy and a master’s degree in International Economics from Fordham University.
Bobbye Brooks
Bobbye Brooks
Media 4 Women Enterprises, Inc.

President & CEO

Bobbye Brooks is President & CEO at Media 4 Women Enterprises and consultant to Fortune 500 companies. She spent much of her career working for Cornerstone, a commercial management and consulting firm, as Chief Operations Officer. She now runs Media Enterprises, consulting for companies on operations, sales, financial reporting, technology evaluation, legal, HR, public relations, capital investments and more. Bobbye is a regular on radio and television, and in digital and print publications. She holds an MBA from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Chemistry from Murray State University.

Natalia Aguirre
Natalia Aguirre
Grupo Familia

Director Business Analytics
Natalia Aguirre is the Business Analytics Director of Grupo Familia, a CPG Company specializing in generating well-being through hygiene and cleanliness solutions via many household brands. Natalia is responsible for leading the analytics efforts for marketing and sales, unlocking strategic opportunities to support effective decision making. Prior to managing predictive analytics, she was category manager for several categories in Grupo Familia. Natalia holds an MBA from US-EAD Westfield Business School and a business administration degree from Eafit University in Colombia.
Dr. Klemen Cas
Dr. Klemen Cas

Founder & CEO
Dr. Klemen Cas is founder and CEO of KAPUA Inc., a company that has its roots at Stanford University where he and his team explored the possibilities of autonomous forecasting. Klemen oversees the product vision and works with international clients who use KAPUA solutions to improve their forecasting accuracy. Klemen’s experience spans 20+ years in the field of business process design and predictive analytics. With his previous firm, ECENTA, he advised international corporations on utilizing SAP enterprise solutions in forecasting, analytics and customer relationship management. He holds a doctorate in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Erlangen-Nurermburg and is a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University.
Dustin Deal
Dustin Deal

Director of North America Business Operations

Dustin is the Director of Business Planning & Operations at Motorola Mobility. Over the past 20 years he has held various functions at Motorola including Global Inventory Planning Global Demand Planning and North American Fulfillment Operations. Dustin earned a BBA in Operations Management from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and his MBA from Texas Christian University.

Jeff Baker, CPF
Jeff Baker, CPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF)

Education Advisor | IBF's 2019 Excellence Award Winner
Jeff is a Supply Chain Planning expert with extensive experience in Demand Management, Integrated Business Planning/S&OP, and Advanced Planning and Scheduling. Jeff has extensive experience working with the world's best-known companies to improve their Supply Chain planning processes and capabilities, from design to implementation. Jeff holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, an MBA, and a Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management from MIT. He is also a recipient of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2019 Pros to Know award. Jeff is an advocate for advancing the Supply Chain Management field and does so through training, and speaking at IBF events worldwide. He is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).
Todd Dunn, CPF
Todd Dunn, CPF
Catalent Pharmaceutical

Director of Supply Chain | IBF's 2018 Excellence Award Winner
Todd Dunn is currently the Director of Supply Chain at Catalent Pharmaceutical. Most recently, he is IBF's 2018 "Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning" award winner. Todd has held several management positions in supply chain and production within his 28 years of manufacturing experience. He was the project manager to successfully lead his organization to Class A MRPII certification. He has facilitated the pre-S&OP and executive S&OP meetings for over 15 years. He holds a BSc degree in Business Management and obtained the Michigan Certificate from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He has been a speaker at several Supply Chain & Demand Planning events across North America for many years covering topics related to Demand Management and S&OP/ IBP. Todd is a Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).
Todd Gallant, ACPF
Todd Gallant, ACPF

Sr. Advisor/Facilitator
Todd has extensive experience in coordinating demand planning processes and S&OP. He was involved in Finance, Customer Service, Supply Chain, and Sales Planning. He is a Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) and holds a BS degree from Boston College and an MBA from University of New Hampshire with a focus in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. Todd is also a member of the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF) Board of Advisors, and has served as a keynote speaker & panelist for IBF Executive Forums and conferences. Todd has also published in the IBF's Journal of Business Forecasting.
Larry Lapide
Larry Lapide
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Research Affiliate
Dr. Larry Lapide is an MIT research affiliate and has over 30 years of experience in industry, consulting, research, and academia. He is a 2012 recipient of the IBF’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Business Forecasting & Planning Award. He recently worked in MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics where he managed the launch of its Supply Chain 2020 Project and oversaw its Demand Management research. He is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, and is a well-known frequent presenter at IBF and other supply chain events. His prior employment includes AMR Research/ Gartner, Accenture, and Data General. He has published in numerous publications, including his 14-year ongoing column in the IBF’s Journal of Business Forecasting (JBF) and his co-authorship of a book on the impact of e-business on supply chain. Dr. Lapide holds an SMEE from MIT and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Wharton School.
Eric Wilson, CPF
Eric Wilson, CPF
Escalade Sports

Director of Planning
Eric is a predictive analytics and business planning innovator, author, and speaker. He is the Director of Demand Planning at Escalade Sports. Prior to this he worked as the Director of Demand Planning at Berry Plastics, and Director of Demand Planning & S&OP at Tempur Sealy International. In 2016, he received the Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning award from the IBF. He is a Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) with over 20 years of experience. Eric is a visionary in his field, a frequent speaker and panelist for many executive forums and professional conferences, and has written numerous articles in publications such as The Journal of Business Forecasting and APICS Magazine. He is also the author of the book Cultural Cycles.
Joseph Eschenbrenner, ACPF
Joseph Eschenbrenner, ACPF

Director of Demand & Supply Planning
Joe Eschenbrenner serves as Director of Demand and Supply Planning for Puma North America. Joe’s current responsibilities are focused in multiple areas, driving “Speed to Market” and “Holistic Operational Efficiency”. He manages Demand and Supply Planning, Merchandising, Operations, and Marketing and Sales. Prior to joining Puma North America, Joe was the Global Manager of Demand Planning for the Timken Company which serves diverse industries including Automotive, Heavy Truck, Off Highway, Rail, Wind Energy, Heavy Industries, Power Transmission, Industrial Distribution and Automotive Aftermarket. Joe holds an MBA and Master’s Degree in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as well as a B.A. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Connecticut. Joe is a past President of the Automotive Market Research Council and is ACPF certified through IBF.
John Hellriegel, CPF
John Hellriegel, CPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning

Sr. Advisor/Facilitator
John Hellriegel is a Senior Supply Chain and Demand Planning, CPF leader with over 25 years of experience across multiple industries. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University. He has worked across industries for companies such as Estee Lauder, Honeywell, Diageo, Pepperidge Farm, Accenture, and GE. John has worked in demand planning, inventory optimization, capacity planning, deployment planning, and SIOP development. John is passionate about developing people within companies to lead change. John lives in Mendham, New Jersey with his wife and two boys.
Alan L. Milliken CPF
Alan L. Milliken CPF
BASF Group

Senior Manager – Supply Chain Capability Development
Alan Milliken is a Senior Manager assigned to the Supply Chain Capability Development Team at BASF, the world’s leading chemical company. He has 40 years of experience in Supply Chain and Operations Management including 22 years at major manufacturing sites, 14 years as a business process & Supply Chain consultant and 6 years as a full-time educator. He is a frequent speaker at Supply Chain conferences and has been published many times. Alan has participated first-hand in demand planning implementations as both a practitioner and consultant and, as subject matter expert, created the demand planning education course at BASF. He is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) and a member of IBF’s Board of Advisors.
Jonathan Schwartz, CPF
Jonathan Schwartz, CPF

Demand Manager

Jonathan has been with WD-40 Company since 2010 and almost immediately gained the opportunity to create the S&OP process from scratch and build the systems and processes required to support it. In his current role, he manages the collaborative forecasting process, participates cross-functionally to build the annual financial plan, ensure reasonable forecast processes and systems through continuous improvement activities. His responsibilities as Demand Manager also include identifying opportunities within the organization to grow sales, decrease inventory, and improve EBITDA. Jonathan is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster(CPF) and holds a degree in Business Administration.

Andrew Morrin
Andrew Morrin
Owens Corning

Sales & Operations Execution Leader
Andrew currently holds the title of Sales & Operations Execution Leader within Owens Corning’s Roofing Components business. He leads a team of global material planners and schedulers with a focus on executing the future 90-day planning horizon. In his 9 years of supply chain experience, he has worked in various functions including manufacturing, S&OP, customer operations, and material planning, mostly in a global supply chain environment. He has held a variety of positions at Owen’s Corning, starting out as Manufacturing Supervisor and Warehouse Specialist before working as North America Commercial Forecast Lead, then Global S&OP Planner and other related roles. He then assumed a role as End-to-End Supply Chain Leader before taking up his current position as S&OP Execution Leader. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management/Marketing from Central Michigan University.
Zachary Smith
Zachary Smith
Handcraft Manufacturing

Director of Demand Planning & Replenishment
Zachary has over 15 years of business planning leadership experience and is currently the Director of Demand Planning & Replenishment for Handcraft Manufacturing. In addition to leading the demand and replenishment planning teams at Handcraft, he manages the customer ordering process, inventory management, and the supply chain technology teams. Zachary previously was the Supply and Demand Team Leader for Micron Technology's multi-billion dollar computer memory module business. He has served as the business expert on several enterprise-planning software implementations and led the design and implementation of the demand planning and replenishment processes at both Micron and Handcraft. Zachary has a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Lehigh University. He is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster.
Jeff Marthins, CPF
Jeff Marthins, CPF

Director of Supply Chain Operations
Jeff Marthins is no stranger to the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, IBF as he is a regular workshop leader at conferences and IBF training programs. Jeff is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) since 2006. He has worked in all facets of manufacturing and planning. His current role is Director of Supply Chain Operations and oversees the Demand Planning Department. Jeff led the production module of a SAP and other software implementations at the company. His background includes many years of manufacturing, which has provided him with a solid platform for the creation and development of the Demand Planning Department. Even though Jeff oversees many facets of the Supply Chain Operation, he still has a passion for Demand Planning and Forecasting. He was also the recipient of IBF’s 2016 award for Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning.
Eduardo Fusco
Eduardo Fusco
P&G Healthcare

Demand Planning Coordinator

Eduardo is a supply chain planning professional with experience in demand planning, material and inventory planning and international trading (export & sales) for a variety of multinational companies. Eduardo is currently Demand Planning Coordinator for P&G Healthcare Business Unit, providing a mixture of OTC and RX products in emerging markets. He manages planning amid a challenging environment where political and economic crises affect local markets and make demand very unstable. His previous roles include Senior Supply Chain Analyst at Baxter Healthcare and Material Planning Analyst at Avon Cosmetics. Eduardo holds a master’s degree in Economics and Business from Birmingham University in the U.K, and is currently studying for ASCM (formerly APICS) certification.

Pete Bennett
Pete Bennett
Cardinal Health

Global Director of Supply Planning

Peter Bennett joined Cardinal Health in 2012 and has 18 years’ experience in Supply Planning, Distribution and S&OP. In his current role as Director of Supply Planning, he oversees the Global Supply Planning Department and development of global Master Production Schedules for 17 manufacturing sites, is a change agent across the organization and has been instrumental in development of the technical supply chain footprint within Cardinal Health. Peter manages a team of Supply Planners, developed the Supply Planning process, Supply S&OP standardization and led the implementation of Supply Planning IBP during and through the completion of the largest medical device divestiture in history (from Medtronic to Cardinal Health). His background includes several system conversions between Oracle, SAP, Fourth Shift and others into single regional/global Planning Platforms. Peter’s previous roles at Medtronic/Cardinal Health cover Supply Chain Manager, Senior Supply Chain Planning Manager and Senior Logistics Planner. Before civilian life, Peter was a Logistics Officer in the US Army, and served in Iraq. He is APICS certified and holds an MSc in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Steven Hainey, CPF, CPSM, CPIM, MCIPS, C.P.M.
Steven Hainey, CPF, CPSM, CPIM, MCIPS, C.P.M.
Newell Brands

Director of Supply Chain, Process Solutions
Steven has over 20 years’ experience in global multi-site supply chain planning for Fortune 100 & 500 manufacturing companies. Steven has built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise in retail consumable goods, chemical materials and medical device products. He has also led numerous S&OP implementation and enhancement projects throughout his career. As the Director of Supply Chain for Jarden Applied Materials, he currently oversees the S&OP, production planning, procurement, warehousing and logistics for servicing big box retailers. Clients include Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot and more. In a senior supply chain role at Honeywell Fluorine Products, he was accountable for all inventory planning elements, including the business’s S&OP processes for their chemical plants, blending facilities and distribution centers across 7 countries. He led Fluorine Products to be Honeywell PMT’s first BU to achieve a corporate audit of “Green” for S&OP tools and reporting.
Patrick Bower
Patrick Bower
Combe Inc.

Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain Planning & Customer Service

Patrick Bower has a wide area of expertise, including S&OP, Demand Planning, Inventory, Network Optimization, and Production Scheduling. A recognized expert on demand planning and S&OP, and a self-professed “S&OP geek” - Patrick was previously Practice Manager of Supply Chain Planning at the consulting firm, Plan4Demand where his client list included Diageo, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Foster Farms, Cabot Industries and American Girl. Patrick’s experience encompasses tenures with Cadbury, Kraft Foods, Unisys, and Snapple. Patrick also worked for the supply chain software company - Numetrix, and was Vice President of R&D at Atrion International. He was also the recipient of IBF’s 2012 award for Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning.

Jay Schmidt
Jay Schmidt
Leupold & Stevens

Manager, Purchasing and SIOP
Jay is an experienced supply chain professional with 10 years of progressive experience including demand planning, forecasting, inventory and production capacity planning roles with Johnstone Supply, LaCrosse Footwear and Emerald Kalama Chemical. He started his career as a Kaizen Consultant for LaCrosse before taking on a role as Supply Chain Manager at Johnstone Supply, before becoming Director of Global Demand and Supply Planning at Emerald Kalama. In his current role at Leupold & Stevens, he is responsible for developing and executing a company-wide Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) process. Jay holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance and a master’s in Financial Analysis from Portland State University.
Adam Siegel
Adam Siegel
Cultivate Labs

Adam Siegel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Cultivate Labs. He has been working in the crowdsourcing space for more than 10 years since starting his first company, Inkling Inc., in 2006. Inkling, funded by Y Combinator, focused on crowdsourced forecasting using prediction markets. Cultivate Labs recently acquired Inkling to become the largest crowdsourced forecasting company in the U.S. Prior to this entrepreneurial endeavor, Adam spent a decade as a management and technology consultant at Accenture. Adam is a thought-leader on internal crowdsourcing, advising Fortune 100 clients and the U.S. intelligence community. He regularly speaks at conferences, including O’Reilly Tech, and the State Department’s Moneyball Diplomacy event, as well as at top business schools. Adam earned a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University.
Misty Eldridge
Misty Eldridge
Escalade Sports

Supply Planning Manager

Misty is the Supply Planning Manager at Escalade Sports with over 20 years of experience in Demand and Supply Planning. She leads demand review meetings, product review, inventory and executive S&OP meetings as part of the S&OP process. Her experience covers multiple industries including packaging, food, beauty products, party supplies and sporting goods. Misty led the implementation of the inventory and replenishment modules of Arkieva at Escalade. Prior to joining Escalade in 2018, Misty worked as Demand Planning Manager at multibillion-dollar consumer packaging company Berry Global, and prior to that, as Inventory Planning Manager at cosmetics company Coty. Misty holds degrees from the University of Queensland and the University of Illinois.

David Hovey, CPF
David Hovey, CPF
Hostess Brands, Inc.

Senior Director Planning and Services
David Hovey is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) who provides a broad knowledge base in the areas of Demand Planning, Process Design and Deployment, Building High Performing Teams, and Connecting Supply Chain parties end-to-end within the organization. Since joining Hostess Brands in 2013, he has helped support the redemption of an iconic consumer brand by connecting cross functional teams that excel with high inventory turns, customer focus, and partnership with everyone downstream who has to execute the Demand Plan. In his role, David has oversight over Demand Planning, Supply Planning and Scheduling, Materials Management, and Customer Services. He is a regular at Supply Chain conferences and is looking forward to sharing a piece of Hostess' great turnaround story.
Jody Rogers
Jody Rogers
Charles River Laboratories

Director-Integrated Business Planning
Jody has been implementing S&OP processes at multiple companies for over 20 years, and has great depth of experience across all aspects of Supply Chain Planning and execution. For the last year, she has been leading Charles Rivers along an end-to-end Integrated Business Planning journey. In addition to S&OP, Jody has held responsibility for Demand Planning, CPFR, Production Planning, Materials Management, Logistics and Customer Service Management, working in the Automotive and Consumer Packaging industries, and now in the Pharmaceutical and Biologics industries. She serves on the APICS Charleston Chapter board, is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and is a Certificated Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and is currently pursuing IBF Certified Professional Forecaster designation (CPF). Jody holds a degree in Management and Communication and holds an MBA.
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Garry O. Ridge
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CEO & Director
Tim Hotze
Sr. Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Logistics – Network Planning and Global Intelligence
Lori Anter, MBA
Cardinal Health
Director of Demand Planning
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