Supply Chain Management Institute Advisory Board
The Supply Chain Management Institute Advisory Board is comprised of successful alumni and friends of the Department of Management. The Board draws upon their professional expertise to advise the Dean, Department Chair, and faculty on strategic planning, curricula, student mentorship, co-ops, job placement, career development, faculty engagement with industry, and alumni affairs. In addition, the Board promotes the Department by highlighting the achievements of faculty, students, and alumni in their professional network. The Board meets once or twice per year. Members are expected to attend meetings and be available to advise the Chair between meeting(s).
Members are selected by the Dean and Department Chair. Prospective members should send a resume and statement of interest to the Department Chair. See the highly successful business leaders who have already made the commitment to serve on the Supply Chain Management Institute Advisory Board.
Position: Division Supply Chain Manager
Position: Senior Commodity Buyer
Position: Sr. Manager, Indirect Strategic Sourcing
Michael is an experienced Sr. Manager - Indirect Strategic Sourcing with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology, financial services industry, and utility industry. Skilled in Indirect Procurement, Management, Project Management, Category Management, Contracts, and Spend Analytics. Strong purchasing professional with a Master of Business Administration from Walsh University (2013) in Canton, Ohio.
Michael earned his BSBA Purchasing & Supply Chain Management and Production & Operations Management from Bowling Green State University.
Master of Business Administration from Walsh University (2013) in Canton, Ohio.
He and his wife, Michele, are BGSU Falcon Flames and graduated from the BGSU College of Business in May of 2004. They reside in Richfield, OH, with their three beautiful girls.
Position: Manager, Indirect Spend
Position: VP Supply Chain
Position: Material Controller
I am currently the Material Controller for Marathon’s Marine department.
Before my graduation from BGSU in May 2016, I interned for Marathon’s Global Procurement Department in Garyville, LA and Findlay, OH where I was able practice the supply chain skills and lessons I was learning in the classroom. My full time career with Marathon started in June 2016 at their Catlettsburg refinery where I was the procurement project lead implementing a new payroll software system called Track. After the successful implementation, my next assignment brought me to my current position where I assist with managing MRO materials for our local marine repair facility and vessels across the United States.
Position: Senior Manager - Purchasing - Chassis & Driveline
Toyota Motor North America
Chris is a Senior Manager with Toyota, responsible for $5 billion in direct parts for their NA vehicles. After 28+ years in automotive she understands how to optimize the cyclical nature of the automotive market, the cost drivers and the importance of a strong strategy, including risk management.
Her roles in Engineering, Project management and Purchasing have provided endless opportunities to improve her problem-solving skills, logical analysis and managing complex projects. Her role as an International Commodity Leader allowed her to conduct business in 22 countries, developing an appreciation both personally and professionally for different cultures.
She is an active member of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), Chair of the Toyota Women’s Business Partnering group and a strong advocate of self-development as well as mentoring.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering. She’s a lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) as well as a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).
Position: Global Sourcing Manager
Bryan Geha is a Global Sourcing Manager for First Solar leading its module (back end) sourcing team. Currently, his group has responsibility for its global materials supply base with specific metrics around cost and supplier performance for current and future products. Bryan began working for First Solar in 2008 and has held various supply chain roles across its Module and EPC business units.
Prior to First Solar, he worked as a Buyer at Linde Gas in Cleveland, OH from 2004 – 2007.
Bryan has a B.S. in Supply Chain Management from Bowling Green State University (2003) and an M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (2007).
He works and resides in Perrysburg, OH with his wife Christy and their three boys. When Bryan isn’t working, you may find him looking for eagles with his kids or rooting for the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Browns (he must be from Toledo!).
Position: Strategic Sourcing Analyst
Jonathan Gilberg is a Category Management Lead in the Procurement Organization at CACI International Inc. (CACI), where he is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of CACI’s purchasing categories. He has seven years of contracting experience and is also responsible for leading CACI’s Procurement Internship and Purchasing Card (P-Card) programs.
Mr. Gilberg graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Specializing in Supply Chain Management. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University.
Position: Corporate Planning Manager
Position: Commodity Manager
Position: Business Development Manager
Position: Roofing Divisional Warehouse Leader
Position: Manager, Demand Forecasting and Planning
Position: Purchasing Manager
Purchasing Manager, Matco Tools
- 9 years with Matco Tools in Stow, Ohio: Supply Chain Buyer (3 years), Supply Chain Working Capital Manager (2 years), Purchasing Manager (4 years)
- 4 years with Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin: Buyer/Planner (3 years) & Commodity Specialist (1 year)
- Production Management Internship with ThyssenKrupp Budd Company in North Baltimore, Ohio
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, 2004 - Bowling Green State University – Dual Specialization in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management / Production & Operations Management
- Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), 2015 – Kent State University – Finance Concentration. Named “Most Outstanding MBA” of 2015 class.
CPIM certified with APICS
Position: Manager - NA Logistics Procurement and Warehouse
Troy is the Manager of North America Logistics Procurement for O-I/Owens Illinois based in Perrysburg, OH. O-I is the world’s largest glass container manufacturing company and has 24 plants and over 50+ warehouse locations in North America. Troy has been in the transportation industry for over 20 years with experience managing private fleets, for hire fleet, being a freight shippers and leading warehouse operations. Troy was the recipient of the 2011 “ CTP- Top Graduate” award for getting the highest score in the country sitting for his Certified Transportation Professional exams. He has his BS from Heidelberg College and MBA from Bowling Green State University. His experience in warehouse, distribution and transport operations provides a unique insight into the logistics industry.
Owens-Illinois (O-I) , Perrysburg, OH
Manager of Logistics Procurement & Warehouse Operations, 5/2012-Current
Primary Functions: Responsible for overall management of strategy, relationships and contracts of all logistics operations within North America, this includes outbound finished goods, warehousing and inbound raw materials. Accountable for $230 million dollar spend for over 180 suppliers in North America, which includes 20 O-I locations and 50 3rd party warehouse facilities. I mentor, train and help develop over 20 members in our central transportation team.
GreenLine Foods, Inc. / GreenLine Logistics, Inc, Bowling Green, OH
Director of Logistics, 2010-2012
Primary Functions: Manage 8 distribution operations with perishable produce leading a 24 member team, plus 76 truck drivers in private fleet. Operate 68 truck private fleet and outsourced contract logistics providers. Expanded logistics operations into Western Canada and inbound unprocessed produce from Central/Southern Mexico, Guatemala and Peru. P&L Responsibility for GreenLine Foods (Produce Company) logistics and wholly owned trucking subsidiary GreenLine Logistics, Inc. (For hire private fleet trucking company). Establish annual freight budgets for entire logistics operations. Responsible for implementation of new GPS Tracking technology and Transportation Management software.
2015-2017: Bowling Green State University, Masters of Business Administration (In Process, graduate 8/2017)
2011: CTP – Certified Transportation Professional Certification
2004: Heidelberg College - Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Cum Laude
1999 Class “A” CDL (Commercial Driver License) / Professional Drivers Training
Position: Business Systems Support
I started full time at Honda in January of 2009. The first position I held at Honda was a purchasing buyer position in Honda’s Stamping procurement group. After about three years working in that group, I was asked to move over to the Machining procurement division and eventually was promoted to Senior Buyer. Some of my responsibilities included: Part cost negotiation, design change management and commodity strategy creation.
My most recent move was made back in 2015 when I was asked to join the Planning group. My main responsibility in this role is being an administrator of the Honda E-Quoting system but I touch on other areas such as workforce planning and budgeting.
Graduated from BGSU in December of 2008 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration degree, specializing in Supply Chain Management.
Position: Deere - Hitachi Product Line Cost Management
Position: Supply Chain Manager, TWB
Supply Chain Manager, TWB
As supply chain manager, Jeremy oversees production control, customer service, outside processing, traffic and new product launches across the Tailor Welded Blank business unit. His previous roles at Worthington Industries include transformation manager, traffic manager and supply chain internal consultant.
Prior to working at Worthington, Jeremy worked at Cargill in various roles including production supervision, capital project management and maintenance.
B.S. in chemical engineering and an MBA from The Ohio State University.