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.

Michael Began

Currently:

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. 

Education:

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.

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Missy Depinet

Position: Manager, Indirect Spend
Cooper Tire

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John Dillon

Position: VP Supply Chain
Nordson

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Tom Dillon

Position: Material Controller
Marathon

Tom Dillon

Currently:

I am currently the Material Controller for Marathon’s Marine department.

Previous:

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.

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Christine Garramone

Position: General Manager – Purchasing 1- Interior/Exterior/Seats
Toyota Motor North America

Christine Garramone

Currently:

Chris is a General Manager with Toyota, responsible for $7 billion in direct parts for our 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 R&D Women’s Business Partnering group and a strong advocate of self-development as well as mentoring.

Education:

Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering.

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Bryan Geha

Position: Global Sourcing Manager
First Solar

Bryan Geha

Currently

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. 

Previous

Prior to First Solar, he worked as a Buyer at Linde Gas in Cleveland, OH from 2004 – 2007. 

Education

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!). 

Jonathon

Jon Gilberg

Position: Strategic Sourcing Analyst
CACI

Jon Gilberg

Currently:

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.   

Education:

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. 

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Craig Good

Position: Corporate Planning Manager
Swagelok

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Scott Harrison

Position: Corporate Manager of Procurement Operations
Bechtel

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Kyle Hoying

Position: Commodity Manager
Emerson

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Corrie Jones

Position: Roofing Divisional Warehouse Leader
Owens Corning

Corrie Jones

Currently

Corrie works on the warehouse team at Owens Corning.  She currently leads Continuous Improvement for the Insulation warehouses, as well as warehouse financial controls for all three businesses (Insulation, Roofing, and Composites).  Previously at Owens Corning, Corrie has held roles in the Supply Chain Leadership Program  and as the Roofing Divisional Warehouse Leader.

Education

Corrie graduated from BGSU with a BSBA, specializing in Supply Chain Management (2013).

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Jeff Ladegaard

Position: Manager, Demand Forecasting and Planning
Bendix

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Nick Link

Position: System Director of Contracting and MMIS
ProMedica Health System

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Joe Loboda

Position: Manager
First Energy

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Dave Meyers

Position: President & Chief Operating Officer
Concordance Healthcare Solutions

David is President & Chief Operating Officer with Concordance Healthcare Solutions, a privately owned, medical-surgical distributor serving healthcare providers in all classes of trade from 19 distribution centers located throughout the U.S.  David also recently served as Board Chair of the Healthcare Industry Distributors Association headquartered in Alexandria, VA.  Prior to joining Concordance, David worked in various sales and marketing roles with STERIS Corporation, AMSCO International and Baxter Healthcare Corporation.  David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University in 1988 and a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in 1997.

At Concordance Healthcare Solutions, David leads customer relationship management, sales and marketing for all market segments, and he focuses on helping to structure optimal distribution and supply chain relationships with healthcare providers to achieve lowest cost of ownership, enhanced efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain, and improved patient outcomes.  David also helps lead and support business development, strategic manufacturer relationships, and external partnerships, including Group Purchasing Organizations and other key industry stakeholders.  As part of his senior leadership role, David serves on the operating board for Concordance Healthcare Solutions.

Along with his wife, Rebecca, and three children (2 sons, 1 daughter), David is active in the northwest Ohio community.  He serves on the Supply Chain Advisory Board at University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation, Board of Counselors at Tiffin University, coaches youth sports and volunteers at area high schools, and is a Board of Trustee Member of Webster Industries.

Within the healthcare industry, David currently serves on the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) Board of Directors as Past Chair and Executive Committee member, HIDA Streamlining Healthcare Conference Committee, HIDA Advocacy Council, and he is past chairman of the HIDA Hospital Advisory Council. 

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David Ross

Position: Swagelok

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Derek Stegall

Position: Purchasing Manager
Matco Tools

Derek Stegall

Currently:

Purchasing Manager, Matco Tools

Previous:

  • 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

Education:

  • 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.

Certification:

CPIM certified with APICS

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Troy Stevenson

Position: Manager - NA Logistics Procurement and Warehouse
Owens-Illinois

Troy Stevenson

Currently:

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.  

Previous:

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.

Education:

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

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Grant Wasserman

Position: Deere - Hitachi Product Line Cost Management
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