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Managing Supply Chain Disruption
James (Rusty) Baldwin

James (Rusty) Baldwin

Global Solution Manager, Manufacturing Suite, Digital Manufacturing Cloud for Execution
LoB Digital Manufacturing
Digital Supply Chain

Rusty joined SAP in 2008 through the acquisition of Visiprise. I am currently the Global Solution Manager for the SAP Manufacturing Suite(ME) and the Digital Manufacturing Cloud for Execution.

I have over 31 years in the manufacturing sector. As an MES principal implementation specialist at SAP, I successfully implemented 30+ customer projects and bring a vast knowledge of customer applications spanning globally across all manufacturing industries and manufacturing process types. Rusty’s main focus is on the adoption of Industry 4.0(SAP’s I4.NOW), ISA95, and ISA88 standards through SAP’s Manufacturing Suites and Digital Manufacturing Cloud.

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Sheila Beutel

Sheila Beutel

Associate Director of Sales & Operations Planning

At BraunAbility, Sheila Beutel works as the Associate Director of Sales and Operations Planning. Throughout her 5.5 years working for the company, Beutel has had in many different positions and worked her way through BraunAbility. In her current position as the Associate Director of Sales and Operations Planning, she builds consensus sales, inventory, and production plans that are utilized by stakeholders to manage the business.

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Bob Galyen

Bob Galyen

Galyen Energy
SAE International Fellow and Battery Standards Steering Committee Chairman
NAATBatt International Chairman Emeritus & CTO

Bob Galyen, the owner of Galyen Energy, LLC, has been working with battery technology for over 40 years. Galyen is an energy storage technology executive that has notable experience in large corporations and small entrepreneurial businesses. Currently, Galyen is the CTO of the world’s largest battery manufacturer CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited). Galyen specializes in clean technology, lithium-ion battery systems used in electric vehicles, and high efficiency storage systems. Other distinguished accomplishments of his career include holding the Chairmanship of SAE International Battery Standards Steering Committee for 5 years and being the CTO and Chairman Emeritus for NAATBatt International.

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Barry Greenhouse

Barry Greenhouse

W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Senior VP & President, Global Supply Chain & Customer Experience

Barry Greenhouse, in November 2019, was name the Senior Vice President and President, Global Supply Chain and Customer Experience. Greenhouse joined Grainger in 2004 where he work at the Los Angeles DC (distribution center) as an Operations Manager. After being relocated to lead the New Jersey DC, he was shortly transition to the role of the Director, DC Space Management Systems and Processes in response to the continued growth in the DC network. The investments of enhanced software applications and higher levels of automation in the DC networks were greatly influenced by his leadership. Today, Greenhouse oversees the operations of the distribution center (DC) operations, inventory planning, and supplier performance management to name a few. Barry continues to leave an impact on the United States and Canada centers and organizations as well as provide a high level of leadership within all his roles with W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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Ananth Iyer

Ananth Iyer

Purdue University
Director, DCMME & GSCMI | Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management

Professor Iyer is the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at the Krannert School of Management and the Department head of the management department. He is the Director of DCMME and the GSCMI.

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Susan Krystek

Susan Krystek

Accenture Consulting
Managing Director Supply Chain and Operations

Susan is passionate about bringing client value through the development of creative and innovative solutions, utilizing a truly human approach to automation. She currently leads Accenture’s global supply chain and financial operations for a multinational aerospace & defense client. Her supply chain and consulting experience spans over 35 years in the high-tech industry and includes electronic component procurement, inventory management, hardware global forecasting, life cycle management, and procurement transformation. While responsible for a $2B global outsourced procurement operation, she led the development of two patented business processes. Susan is an IBM certified Consulting Supply Chain Management Professional, a mentor with the Society of Women Engineers, and a graduate of Purdue University.

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Richard Mansilla

Richard J. Mansilla

Wabash National
Vice President, Global Procurement

Richard joined Wabash in 2018 and is the Vice President of Global Procurement.  He is responsible for Direct & Indirect Sourcing, Supplier Development, and Supplier Quality.  Prior to Wabash, Richard spent 20 years within the Automotive, Aerospace, and Consulting industries where he held various executive leadership roles within Sourcing and Supply Chain.  He worked at General Motors, BorgWarner, United Technologies, and Aptiv.  Also, he has extensive international experience having lived in Sao Paulo Brazil, Shanghai China, and Dublin Ireland.  He has a degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and an MBA from Wayne State University.  Richard is married with a 4 year old son and a 2 year old daughter and currently resides in Rochester, MI.

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Buddy Penquite

Charles “Buddy” Penquite

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
Sr. Mgr., Supplier Management Dept.

Charles “Buddy” Penquite works for Subaru of Indiana Automotive as the Senior Manager, Supplier Management Department. Based out of Lafayette, Indiana, Subaru is an automobile assembly plant that produces automobiles. As the Senior Manager, Supplier Management Department, Penquite is able to track and make sure that the supply of the company running, functioning, and producing the highest level of excellence for Subaru of Indiana Automotive.

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Roy Vasher

Roy Vasher

Purdue University
WHIN Education Consultant

In his roles at Purdue, Roy is a consultant that is responsible for development of next-Gen educational programs for manufacturing companies in 10 county area adjacent to Purdue University. Roy is also an assistant professor for Purdue’s Executive Management of Business Administration program and is the instructor for the course “AI for Lean Business”. Roy also provides technical assistance to HDS Mercury, a Silicon Valley start-up company, that is developing a robotics solution for fulfillment centers and manufacturing material handling operations.

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