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Expert in Supply Chain, Procurement

Expert ID: 735161 Florida, USA

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Senior Level Consultant and Supply Chain Leader with proven track record in managing multi-plant organizations, procurement, logistics, inventory and operations planning. Strong leadership and communication skills with collaborative style. Solid overall business knowledge plus special expertise in supply chain strategy development, process improvement and achieving bottom line results through business transformation. In-depth international experience with disciplined planning and execution in China, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America.

Areas of Expertise include:
• Strategy Development
• International Management
• Business Transformation
• Supply Chain Monitoring
• Procurement & Logistics
• Operations Management
• Organizational Development
• Lean Tools and Techniques
• Project Team Management


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: MBA Subject: Business / Marketing Institution: Virginia Polytechnic institute and State University
Year: 1978 Degree: BS Subject: Food Science Institution: North Carolina State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to 2018 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: Provide Supply Chain and Procurement industry leading advisory services to businesses including Fortune 500 Companies, Private Equity, NGOs and Multinational Consulting Firms. Expert Witness / Litigation Consulting for the Beverage Industry
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: VP Supply Chain Department: Supply Chain Responsibilities: Develop and implement strategy for Supply Chain and Logistics management and development to meet performance plans within budget for stevia leaf plantations in Kenya, Paraguay and manufacturing plants in China and Malaysia. Accountable for the Company’s supply chain operations including procurement, supply/demand planning, logistics, warehousing, distribution, inventory, and supplier relationship management. Responsible for the Company’s supply chain spend management of over $ 100 million. Reporting to the CEO. Managing 5 Plantation and Manufacturing MD’s, 8 Supply Chain Directors, and 713 Manufacturing and Plantation employees located in 5 countries.
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: The Coca-Cola Company Title: Director of Bottler Procurement Department: Global Procurement Responsibilities: Franchise Leadership of Cross Enterprise Procurement Group (CEPG), a collaborative procurement organization consisting of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and Bottlers. The CEPG manages procurement of over 90% of the Coca-Cola Bottling System’s major packaging items, sweetener and capital equipment with responsibility of over
$25 Billion annually. Reported to the Operating Committee of the CEPG. Managed 9 Global Category Directors,
1 Africa Group Procurement Director and 37 Procurement staff located in 9 countries.
Years: 1999 to 2008 Employer: The Coca-Cola Company Title: Chief Procurement Officer Department: Global Procurement Responsibilities: Leadership of the CBPC (Swire Beverages, COFCO, The Coca-Cola Company) Strategic Procurement Process for 35 manufacturing plants located in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the U.S. with annual expenditures of over $1 billion. Reported to Board of Directors of the CBPC. Managed 19 professionals and 53 plant purchasing staff.
Years: 1995 to 1998 Employer: THE COCA-COLA TRADING COMPANY Title: Global Purchasing Director, Glass, Aseptic & Secondary Packaging Department: Responsibilities: Led procurement team in the development and execution of global product strategies and in negotiations for Glass Bottles, Aseptic and Secondary Packaging with system expenditures of over $2 billion. Reported to Vice President, Global Procurement. Managed two Procurement Managers and one Administrative Support Employee.
• Achieved cost savings and avoidance of over $4 million per year by developing and implementing a Global Glass Strategy across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Started Bottler Glass Procurement Program.
• Led Procurement Team in a confidential project to provide critical packaging items and supplies to support the conversion of the former Pepsi Bottler, Cisneros in Venezuela to Coca-Cola. Negotiated supply agreements with the Cisneros owned companies. Received special corporate award for successfully managing the project.
Years: 1988 to 1994 Employer: COORS BREWING COMPANY Title: Industry Manager, Aluminum; Purchasing Manager, Glass Packaging; Critical Materials Administrator Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1987 Employer: NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORPORATION Title: Senior Buyer – Petroleum; Assistant Materials Handling Manager; Buyer Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1999 to 2008 Country / Region: China / Hong Kong Summary: Chief Procurement Officer China Bottlers Procurement Consortium / Swire Beverages

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) – Institute for Supply Management
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) - American Production and Inventory Control Society

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Currently working as Expert Witness for Northern Bottling Co. Inc. in Case No. 4:15-cv-133 vs. PEPSICO

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native Language

Fields of Expertise

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