Leading global advancements and innovations for supply chains worldwide
Clark Ponthier, CPIM, is senior vice president supply chain at Union Pacific Railroad. In this role, he provides leadership for strategic sourcing, warehousing, supplier quality, inventory management, and logistics. Ponthier also leads Union Pacific’s continuous improvement journey across the company (UP Way) and serves as its environmental management leader. Ponthier has a strong history of success in driving organizations to best-in-class performance with other industry leaders including Ingersoll Rand, Dell, General Electric and Dow Chemical. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Lisa Veneziano has more than 34 years of experience in automotive aftersales across a broad range of roles, including supply chain, warehousing and packaging operations, logistics, aftermarket sales and industrial engineering. Veneziano managed more than 95 warehouses and packaging facilities in 22 countries around the globe as executive director, global supply chain, warehousing and logistics for General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales. In addition to serving on the ASCM board, Veneziano is a member of the BOD Leadership Team and served as chair for the ASCM Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. In 2017, she was honored with the Women of Excellence Community Service Award from the National Association for Female Executives, and completed the General Motors Stanford Transformational Leadership Program in 2019. Veneziano has her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and her MBA from the University of Michigan.
Ph.D., CPIM-F, CSCP-F
Paul Pittman, Ph.D., CPIM-F, CSCP-F, is a professor at Indiana University Southeast where he teaches supply chain and operations management. He also has an extensive consulting career working with firms around the world in executive leadership development and decision-making, as well as supply chain management and process improvement. Pittman has led and served on several ASCM committees and councils including serving as chair of the CPIM Certification Committee as well as representing the organization at North American and international events. He has published articles in numerous publications, including ASCM’s SCM Now magazine, and is coeditor of the APICS Dictionary. Pittman is a graduate of the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia.
Michael L. Bunge, CPIM, CSCP, is vice president of global supply chain and operations at Hamilton Beach. He has more than 20 years of dedication to organizational excellence through cost reduction, process improvement, and strategic planning and implementation. Bunge’s expertise has enabled him to develop business internationally by providing overall strategic, tactical and operational direction to implement cost-saving solutions and increase revenue. His ASCM involvement includes serving as a member of the ASCM Toledo chapter’s board of directors, a China delegate on the APICS Professional Membership Advisory Board, an APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) instructor, and a member of the APICS Supply Chain Council board of directors. Bunge holds an associate degree from Orange Coast Community College; a bachelor’s degree in business administration; and an MBA from California State University, Fullerton; as well as a variety of purchasing and supply chain certifications and designations.
Pamela Dow is vice president, global supply chain planning, analytics and technology at Tenneco, a global leader in ride performance, chassis, underhood maintenance and clean air products for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment customers. She has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing operations, supply chain process and technology enablement. Prior to joining Tenneco, Dow spent more than 18 years at Johnson Controls International Plc, serving in progressively senior roles in supply chain, focused on leading teams of people dedicated to customer satisfaction and supply chain excellence.
She holds an MBA in finance and operations management from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management from Michigan State University.
Ph.D., CPIM-F, CLTD, CPF
Matthew Drake is an associate professor of supply chain management at Duquesne University's A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration and John F. Donohue Graduate School of Business. In addition, he has been a certification course instructor for the APICS Pittsburgh Chapter and editor-in-chief of Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. Drake has authored three supply chain management books, has contributed chapters in 8 other supply chain management books, and has published more than 20 academic journal articles. He has served on several APICS committees. Drake holds a PhD and master’s in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Duquesne University.
Lars is a digital transformation enterprise architect for Ericsson Sweden where he has served in progressively responsible roles for over 25 years. Currently, he is responsible for the deployment of IT and information architecture processes and is also the program lead for the deployment of connected logistics in Ericsson’s supply chain. In addition, Magnusson is an associate professor at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia and conducts annual lectures and workshops at universities in Sweden with focus on SCM and SCOR. Magnusson has a SCOR-P endorsement. He holds a Master of Science from Lund University in Sweden with a major in industrial engineering and a minor in logistics.
Katherine Szabo Fowler is Head of Integrated Business Planning at Signify, a leader in connected LED lighting systems based in the Netherlands. In this role, she is improving, streamlining and innovating her company’s sales and operations planning (S&OP) process and managing the implementation of SAP integrated business planning. She also has more than 15 years of experience working in the United States and United Arab Emirates as a planner and buyer, master scheduler, materials manager, global supply chain transformation manager and vice president of supply chain. In addition, she has served as director and treasurer of the APICS Supply Chain Council and as a member of the APICS Research and Innovation in Supply Chain team. Katherine holds a bachelor’s degree in logistics and international business from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Engineering in supply chain management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
James D. Hess, CSCP, is global supply chain manager of audiovisual (AV) and information technology (IT) hardware for Google LLC, where he has worked for eight years. He currently is responsible for the world’s largest fleet of AV and collaborative IT assets, composed of 20,000 connected locations in more than 200 countries. In addition, he manages the production and delivery of AV assemblies, the life cycle entry of proprietary technologies and fleet sustainment to retirement. Prior to his tenure at Google, he served in the United States Army for more than 20 years, climbing to the rank of colonel: director of operational sustainment. Hess holds a bachelor’s degree in history and communications from the University of Toledo, a master’s degree in logistics management from the Florida Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in military studies from the United States Marine Corps University, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also is a certified advanced project manager.
CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P
Olive Sikem Ngah, CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P, is global demand manager DuPont de Nemours, Inc., where she leads Interconnect Solutions Demand Management Function, collaborating with other business functions. Olive has 22+ years of experience with DuPont and Johnson and Johnson (now Noramco) with assignments in the United States and Asia Pacific. She has held roles in Technology, Manufacturing, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, and Continuous Improvement. Ngah has a proven ability to lead global programs and strategic initiatives, delivery significant improvement in customer service level, cost savings, and inventory reductions. She has volunteered with ASCM in a variety of roles including as membership vice president, and education vice president for the ASCM Baltimore Chapter, an APICS Certified Instructor, a member of the APICS Supply Chain Integrated Business Planning special interest group and a member of the APICS Supply Chain M4SC — Supply Chain Strategy committee. Ngah holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Howard University; Oliver Wight certificates in integrated business planning, integrated supply chain management, master scheduling and demand management; an APICS Risk Management certificate; a Certified Demand Driven Leader; and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Nisa McCarter Moore is the Business Area Vice President, Diplomacy at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). She is a performance-driven senior leader with more than 20 years of government contracting and profit-and-loss leadership experience. Nisa leads a portfolio valued at over $3.5 billion for the Department of State Supply Chain Program which encompasses the areas of global supply chain management, security engineering, cloud, cyber, threat reduction and leadership of over 500 employees. Nisa graduated from the Leadership Foundry through Women in Technology and the inaugural Leadership Catalyst at GDIT. She is also the executive sponsor for ForWARD (For Women’s Advancement, Recognition and Development) at GDIT and was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2020 for her leadership and participation in GDIT’s flagship Women + Tech annual event.
Nisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Merchandising Management with a minor in Business Management from Virginia Tech as well as a Master’s in Supply Chain Management and Logistics from Michigan State.
Jonathan Webster is the chief transformation officer for Envoy Solutions, a specialized distributor and solution provider supporting office, manufacturing, food service and retail operators. In just two years, the company has grown to $2.5 billion business primarily through acquisition. Prior to this role, Webster was senior vice president and chief streamline officer at Univar Solutions. He is a strategic, innovative, and results-oriented operations executive who believes in developing the organization and systems necessary to succeed. Webster's 30 years of professional experience span diverse industries in both consultative and executive roles, including fast-moving consumer goods, high-tech, chemicals, automotive, and global logistics services. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in business logistics and from Wake Forest University, where he completed his MBA.
CSCP, CPA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Abe Eshkenazi is chief executive officer of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the largest organization for supply chain and the global pacesetter of organizational transformation, talent development and supply chain innovation. During his tenure, ASCM has significantly expanded its services to corporations, individuals and communities. Its revenue has more than doubled, and the association successfully completed three mergers in response to both heightened industry awareness and the vast and ongoing global impact driven by supply chains. Previously, Eshkenazi was the managing director of the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services.
Eshkenazi holds a Master of Business Administration in Management from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management; a Master of Business Administration in finance from DePaul University; and a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University.
Executive Vice President, Innovation and Business Intelligence
Peter A. Bolstorff is the executive vice president of innovation and business intelligence at ASCM. He oversees the ASCM content and event programming strategy; advanced analytics and business intelligence; customer support; and B2B business operations.
Bolstorff, the author of Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model, has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management. Prior to joining ASCM, he was the founding principal of SCE Limited, a consulting firm focused on providing supply chain program management and SCOR-based education to supply chain executives and their global teams. He also held supply chain and operations management leadership roles at Pragmatek Consulting Group, Imation and 3M and has been a lifelong volunteer within the SCOR community.
Bolstorff received his master’s degree in industrial education from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, education, and psychology from St. Olaf College. He is a SCOR-certified instructor and is certified in Six Sigma.
Executive Vice President, Marketing
Sherri Goodlove is vice president of marketing, where she oversees brand, communications, digital and analytics functions for ASCM. With more than 20 years of experience in digital transformation and technology, she has consulted on and led innovative marketing and digital transformational programs for Fortune 500 companies including Grainger, DeVry, and US Cellular. Most recently, Goodlove served as the senior vice president of digital communications for Dairy Management Inc.
Goodlove was named one of the top 25 social business global leaders by The Economist, and she was one of IBM’s VIP Futurists reimagining the future of work.
Executive Vice President, Products & Services
Lisa Sallstrom, MS PMP CAE, is Executive Vice President of Products & Services with over 18 years of executive-level association experience. In her role, Sallstrom heads the Certification & Standards, Membership and Education teams which includes volunteer committee management and P&L oversight for over $30M. During her tenure at ASCM, Sallstrom led several strategic initiatives including the migration of worldwide exam delivery to remote online testing, a restructure of both the professional and corporate membership business models, the creation of a new educational product portfolio which includes certificates and microlearnings, and conducted the strategy for certification product integration through two corporate mergers. She has previously served on the board of directors for the Institute for Credentialing Excellence holding a variety of leadership roles including Board Chair.
Sallstrom holds a master’s degree in computer science from Illinois Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Valparaiso University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer
Jeff Zettek is the executive vice president and chief financial officer for ASCM, where he is responsible for the accounting and financial aspects of planning, reporting, governance and strategy initiatives within the organization. He also oversees information technology, human resources and facilities.
Zettek has more than twelve years of diversified finance and accounting experience, having worked in a wide variety of industries for enterprises ranging from small, privately held organizations to large, multinational public companies. His previous experience in these roles includes acquisition and divestiture due diligence, planning and analysis, strategy, financial and management reporting, internal and external audit functions, and fraud investigations.
Prior to joining ASCM, Zettek worked in KPMG’s transaction services practice group for more than seven years after transferring from its risk advisory service group. Zettek's professional experience also included roles at AT&T and Deloitte.
Executive Vice President of Corporate and Strategic Alliances
Douglas J. Kent is the executive vice president of corporate and strategic alliances at ASCM. He oversees ASCM’s corporate member community, global training partners and North American chapters, academic relationships and industry/technology collaborators. He is also responsible for growing and strengthening ASCM’s Foundation as well as alliances with other NGOs and ASCM’s community-based objectives such as our global health initiatives.
Kent has over 35 years of transformational advisory and practitioner experience with large multi-national organizations. He specializes in SCOR®-based transformations, supply chain strategy & segmentation, supply chain planning, enterprise risk optimization and supply chain visibility. As an APICS certified SCOR master instructor, he has traveled the globe leading workshops, education and transformational programs.
Kent holds a master’s degree in international business from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University.