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LQ’s mandate to provide “Ideas for Leadership in Logistics” is clearly evidenced in this
issue, with articles written by professionals and logisticians
from America and Canada who are leading and transforming
business by creating new roadmaps and definitions for leadership in this exciting field.

MIKE BEARD, Director of Marketing, ATS Andlauer Transportation Services, has over 20 years of marketing and advertising experience in a variety of industries, including senior roles at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Saatchi & Saatchi. He helped guide ATS’s new brand, ATS Healthcare Solutions, to its current success.

STEVEN BLOUGH, President and cofounder, MercuryGate, combines 25 years worth of industry knowledge and technology background to reengineer logistics processes and create innovative designs for information systems. He was chief architect of a communications and data platform that enables real-time transportation management collaboration for supply chain participants.

DAVID J. CLOSS, Ph.D., LQ Executive Editor, is John H. McConnell Chair Professor at the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. He has consulted with more than 100 Fortune 500 corporations on logistics strategies and systems and is an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

JIM DAVIDSON, CEO, Wheels Group, has worked with the Ford Motor Company and with TNT in various management roles, including North American representative on the board. He has served on the executive of the Canadian General Motors Supplier Council and as executive vice president of the ATA Council of Logistics, Alexandria, Virginia.

MICHAEL DAVIES, Head of Logistics & Supply Chain Solutions for Panalpina USA, has more than 30 years’ experience in logistics. He has overseen supply chain management development and security for Panalpina Canada since 2003 and for all North America since 2006.

Joe Gallick, Senior Vice President, Sales, Penske Logistics, has been responsible for Penske's strategic direction and worldwide business development since 1999. He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and is a corporate sponsor of the Penn State Center for Supply Chain Research.

SUE GADSBY, C.P.P., C.P.M., is Director, Procurement, for Apotex Inc. A specialist in reengineering purchasing functions into a strategic resource, she has served on global teams to implement best practices in procurement and on industry advisory boards, including the board of the Senior Purchasing Executive Roundtable.

THOMAS J. GOLDSBY, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Kentucky whose research include logistics strategy and supply chain integration. He has done logistics analysis and research for both the corporate and public sectors and is a member of several industry councils.

ROBERT R. HANEY, Director of SeeChange Services Product Management at APL Logistics, is responsible for sales support for APL’s supply chain application tool, a Web-based portal offering visibility solutions for complex global sourcing and distribution. He is a contributor to industry publications and a public speaker at industry events.

RICHARD S. (SCOTT) KIRK JR., is Executive Vice President of the E. J. Brooks Company, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of security seals, and is responsible for corporate strategic direction, acquisition and divestiture, and business development. Scott is also chairman of the International Seal Manufacturers Association, Inc.

LUCAS KUEHNER, Managing Director, Panalpina USA, is a seasoned industry leader with extensive knowledge of supply chain management concepts worldwide. Educated in Switzerland and the U.K., he has held a variety of executive positions within the Panalpina organization since 2000.

JOHN LANGLEY JR., Ph.D., M.B.A., Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of Supply Chain Executive programs, Georgia Institute of Technology, is a former president of the Council of Logistics Management and has received numerous distinguished service awards. He serves on the boards of UTi Worldwide, Averitt Express and Forward Air Corporation.

DEREK J. LEATHERS, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Werner Enterprises and President of Werner Global Logistics, has nearly 20 years’ experience in international logistics, including major involvement in the NAFTA process. Previously vice president of Schneider National’s Mexico operation, he recently helped guide Werner’s expansion into Asia.

DONALD G. MALTBY is Executive Vice President of Logistics Services with Unyson Logistics, a division of The Hub Group. He has been in the transportation and logistics industry since 1976, holding executive and management positions with The Hub Group and, before that, with Lyons Transportation.

TOM MCKENNA, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology, Penske Logistics, provides design and engineering support for new customers as well as for existing operations. He has held several positions at Penske, including Director of Design and Development and Vice President of Logistics Engineering, and holds degrees in mathematics and industrial engineering.

JOHN MOTLEY is founder, President and CEO of LOG-NET. Since he wrote the computer program that is the cornerstone of the company’s supply chain execution application, he has led LOG-NET’s growth as a leading global provider of logistics technology, managing the movement of 600,000 intermodal containers per year.

CHRISTOPHER D. NOREK, Ph.D., Senior Partner, Chain Connectors, Inc., has been in the logistics field for over 20 years, consulting for large firms including Lowe’s,, Schneider National and Cingular Wireless. He also works with SMB companies including Malt-O-Meal and Chatsworth Products, and is Education Chair of NASSTRAC.

NICHOLAS SEIERSEN, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.B.A., P. Log., LQ Executive Editor, is a Senior Manager with KPMG in Toronto. He specializes in supply chain consulting, particularly strategic sourcing and supply chain planning and operations, and teaches executive development at universities in Europe and North America.

BOB STOFFEL, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Strategy and Supply Chain, UPS, directs his company’s distribution and logistics operations and is responsible for corporate strategy and engineering functions. He was formerly president of UPS Supply Chain Solutions, overseeing integration of 16 acquired companies and then leading the unit to profitability.

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