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.
Material Controller for Marathon’s Marine department
Before his graduation from BGSU in May 2016, he interned for Marathon’s Global Procurement Department in Garyville, LA and Findlay, OH where he was able practice the supply chain skills and lessons he was learning in the classroom. His full time career with Marathon started in June 2016 at their Catlettsburg refinery where he was the procurement project lead implementing a new payroll software system called Track. After the successful implementation, his next assignment brought him to his current position where he assists with managing MRO materials for our local marine repair facility and vessels across the United States.
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.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering.
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!).
Manager of the Category Management team at CACI International Inc. (CACI), where he is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and management of CACI’s procurement categories. He has eight years of contracts & procurement experience and is also responsible for leading CACI’s procurement internship program.
Mr. Gilberg graduated from George Mason University with a Masters of Business Administration in 2018. Prior to that, he graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Specializing in Supply Chain Management.
Nick is the System Director of Contracting and MMIS in the Supply Chain Management division of ProMedica Health System, Toledo, OH. Nick has been with ProMedica in various supply chain leadership roles since 1986 where he has made significant contributions in cost savings, process improvements, and leadership mentoring.
Nick received his MBA with a specialization in finance from the University of Toledo and he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (supply chain management major) from Bowling Green State University. Nick has earned CMRP (Certified Materials and Resource Professional) designation with the American Hospital Association.
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
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