Supply Chain Management


Donald R Reid

Donald R Reid

Current City: Ponte Vedra, FL


648 Wandering Woods Way

Ponte Vedra, FL  32081

(904) 373-0777 – home





  • Proactive Information Technology professional with global experience in world-class companies.Realistic, future-focused understanding of Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, and Power Generation industries.

  • Engineered successful strategies to enable dynamic business growth or contraction through new products, acquisition due diligence, start-up or divestiture planning, and services outsourcing.

  • Effective communicator who fosters on-going collaboration between matrixed team members, stakeholders, and business partners. Embraces new challenges to deliver competitive advantage and sustained operational performance.

  • Innovative problem solver known for improving organization’s success.  Leadership skills leverage varied technical background.  Expertise in process restructuring, software engineering, proactive quality assurance, configuration management, and production audits.

  • Lifetime learner.  MBA complemented by industry certifications (e.g., PMI, APICS) and on-going, relevant education.



Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings         , Burlington, NC                                              April, 2003 – October, 2013

IS Director – Lab Systems

$4B healthcare, laboratory-testing company.   Manage project office; portfolio includes roughly 25-concurrent, strategic projects with measurable, operational impact. Comply with CAP, CLIA, FDA, HIPPA, and Sarbanes Oxley regulations.  Previously supervised 3-fast paced Java and .Net teams engaged in web development and business process normalization using mainframes and distributed servers (38-person, $4.2M budget).

  • Re-functioned legacy, Customer Service applications with J2EE thin-client replacement to consolidate 53 call centers into 13, facilitate client satisfaction improvements, reduce application training from 45 days to 1, re-engineer call response process, and introduce metrics-driven, call volume analysis.

  • Reduced lost business by 4% and internal costs by 10% through cross-functional team addressing Corporate Customer Retention and selective software enhancements.

  • Implemented high volume end-to-end specimen tracking tool. Provides real-time, work in process status for 53-labs as well as providing specimen cycle time comparisons.

  • Ensured that corporate-wide infrastructure (LAN’s, WAN, servers, and instrument interfaces) was upgraded and certified in 2 months to support new client who added 15% incremental volume.

  • Published corporate development methodology, defined career development programs, authored IT performance metrics, and introduced project management standards plus templates.


    Solectron Technology, Inc, Charlotte, NC                                                                                                      July, 1995 – April, 2003

                Information Technology Manager

    Supervised divisional, 42-person database administration, development, network engineering, and operations staff of $18B multi-national, contract electrical manufacturer (Malcom Baldridge award winner).  Managed matrixed, virtual teams (domestic / international plus direct / contract resources) in system integration and development projects using distributed client servers.  Hosted international EDI operations center.

  • Participated in acquisition due diligence evaluations and subsequent implementation of ERP II at $1B domestic and international manufacturing plants. Tailored accounting applications (AP, AR, Cost Accounting, Fixed Assets, General Ledger, and Payroll) to local standards.Delivered 50% schedule reduction for comprehensive ERP II conversions / implementations.          

  • Reduced 9-plant, $110M IT budget to $71.6M run rate in 12-months.Sustained operation’s service levels and customer base.

  • Restructured IT services at 4 acquired manufacturing plants during 3-year period.Scope included staff assessment, application replacement (ERP II; shop floor, quality control, and warehouse management; office applications), telecommunications and infrastructure upgrades, and performance metrics standardization.Typically generated a $1.5M budget reduction.

  • Enabled EDI and Internet communication via centralized development and operations for 14 Americas plants.Realized reduced operating costs while improving customer satisfaction and cutting both DSO and materials acquisition costs.

  • Had senior role in $80M global IT outsourcing due diligence and contract management strategy that encompassed infrastructure (computer operations, database administration, help desk, and network management) and software development.


    Progress Energy (Carolina Power & Light), Southport, NC                                                             June, 1992 – July, 1995

                Computer Support Manager

    Active participant in nuclear power plant turnaround – i.e., plant graduated from NRC watch list to top quartile performer in less than 2-years.  Built customer focused organization (25-person, $4.8M budget).  Maintained fault-tolerant operations while successfully completing multiple, complex projects.

  • Executed site-wide, network strategy to integrate business and engineering services.Standardized software, enhanced disaster recovery, instituted a Help Desk, and re-skilled end users.

  • Plant achieved $10M labor and material cost reduction through installation of Plant Maintenance Planning and Scheduling system.

  • Directed implementation of plant’s Process Computer and Security Computer systems.


    Coca-Cola Foods, Houston, TX                                                                                                                                  October, 1986 – May, 1992

                Manager of Systems and Programming

    Managed development and maintenance for $1.7B consumer goods division consisting of 7 manufacturing plants and 79 field sales offices ($3.6M budget).

  • Realized $15M inventory reduction and improved asset utilization by integrating a ERP II/Production Scheduling system into 7 manufacturing plants and 3 contract packing operations.

  • Achieved $100M sales growth and eight person reduction by developing a proprietary Order Entry / Processing application that instituted progressive pricing and promotional strategies.

  • Designed and installed Promotion Control application for administering a $120M marketing budget.Immediately eliminated serious control weaknesses.


    Anderson Clayton Foods, Dallas, TX                                                                                                 August, 1982 – October, 1986

                Information Systems Manager

    Supervised software development and operations for a $400M food manufacturer (18-person staff).  Performed control and functional audits.

  • Realized 27% ROI by implementing integrated Accounting, Order Entry / Processing, and Sales Analysis software project at specialty products division.

  • Reduced plant downtime by 35% and parts inventory and overtime by 15% by Plant Maintenance system implementation.Application also established basis for predictive plant maintenance program, improved repair vs. replacement decisions, and enabled capital equipment standardization.




MBA – Northern Illinois University

BS – Northern Illinois University

Certification: Project Management Institute (PMP)

Certification:  American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)


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Clinical Laboratory Testing                               Contract Electronics Manufacturing                               Food Manufacturing / Marketing    Electric Utility Power Generation      Retail Management / Marketing





Strategic Business Planning                               Line & Project Management                                             Budget / Financial Management

Performance Improvement                                               Organization Development                                               Outsourcing Due Diligence / Contract Mgmt

Business Restructuring                                       Application Design / Development                  Hardware / Software Evaluations

Quality Software Engineering                           Facilities Planning / Management                    Disaster Recovery Planning / Validation

Procedures / Methodologies                              JAD / Prototyping                                                                                Contract Negotiations





Accounting / Finance:        Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Activity Based Accounting, Cost Accounting, Fixed Assets, General Ledger, Route Settlement, Brokerage / Commissions, Payroll / Human Resources, Invoicing


B 2 B                                      EDI, Web Services


Lab Operations                    Customer Service, Lab Workflow, Order Entry, Results Reporting, Specimen Management


Distribution:                                          Order Entry / Processing, Bills of Lading, Freight Consolidation, Freight Estimation / Payment, Freight Lane Evaluation, Fleet Maintenance, Distribution Requirements Planning


Manufacturing:                   ERP, Shop Floor Control, Work in Process Tracking, Failure Analysis, Plant Maintenance, Feeder Verification, Labor Collection, Vendor Managed Inventory


Sales / Marketing:               Customer Service, Sales Analysis, Forecasting, Promotion Planning / Analysis, Profitability Analysis, Route Sales, Marketing





Software Vendors:                              Artemis, Baan, Computer Associates, Datalogics, Fourth Shift, Gentran, Genrad, McCormack Dodge, MSA, etc.

Languages:                           Assembler, C/C++, CAD/ CAE, COBOL, FOCUS, J2EE / Java, .Net, PowerBuilder, RAMIS, SAS, Visual Basic

Databases:                                            DB2, IMS, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase

Hardware:                                                             IBM & Unisys Mainframes, Midrange Computers, Client Servers, Bar Code Scanners, OCR,

Data & Voice Communications, Video-conferencing

Operating Systems:             Banyan-Vines, DOS, Linux, Novell-Netware, NT, UNIX(AIX, HP-UX, Solaris), MS Windows, VMS, z/OS

Communications:                               CICS, EDI, LAN, Internet, RJE, WAN, Web Services, WebSphere MQ





Certified: Project Management Institute at PMP level

Certified: American Production & Inventory Control Society

Information Technology Council (ITC) – Chamber of Commerce

Data Processing Management Association (Association of Information Technology Professionals)

Grocery Manufacturers Association

Sigma Iota Epsilon (Business Honorary)



MBA – Northern Illinois University</p>

BS – Northern Illinois University</p>

Certification: Project Management Institute (PMP)</p>

Certification:  American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)</p>

Rocky Smolin

Rocky Smolin

Current City: Del Mar, CA

40 years as an independent software developer - custom and commercial applications for small business - expertise in manufacturing systems; small systems hardware and software;



B.S. Business Administration, Bradley University 1970

M.B.A. Information Systems and Finance, San Diego State, 1974

Adolph Weil III

Adolph Weil III

Current City: Montgomery, AL

30+ years in international cotton merchandising through my family's company. Together with my cousin and partner, we owned and operated the company over the last 20+ years.



University of Alabama, MBA, 1987 College of Charleston, BS - Business Administration, 1979

Edward Gromada

Edward Gromada

Current City: Jamestown, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

2011 to Present Retired

Consultant: Strategic Business Development

Vice President, Global Business Development (2004 to 2009)
Director, Global Marketing Operations (2002 to 2004)
Director of Global Business Integration (2000 to 2002)

Vice President/General Manager, Europe

Director, Operations

1992 to 1995 THE GCS GROUP, INC.  BELMONT, MA

General Manager

Senior Analyst

1971 to 1974 PWC LLP  BOSTON, MA
Senior Auditor



Northeastern University  Boston, MA
Certificate in Advanced Studies in International Business, Post MBA Study

Northeastern University  Boston, MA
Masters of Business Administration

University of Massachusetts  North Dartmouth, MA
Bachelor of Science, Business Management

Mel Rachal

Mel Rachal

Current City: Vonore, TN

A Manufacturing Executive with broad domestic and international experience leading multiple-facilities in all aspects of Business Leadership including Employee Safety, Banking & Financial Accountability, Sales & Marketing, Business Strategy Formation & Execution, Engineering, Production Operations & Facility Management, Quality Systems Management, Product-Process Development/ Continuous Improvement & New Program Launch, Technology and Culture Change, Human Resources Hiring, Development & Retention, Customer Communications & Relations, Federal, State, Local Government and Third Party Standards Compliance.



Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, Back-to-Basic, 5S, 8D & 5 Why  Problem Solving Training, Quality Systems.</p>

MBA - Marketing & Operations management, Wake Forest Babcock Graduate School of Management - 1981</p>

BS - Mechanical Engineering, Southern University - 1971 </p>

Justin Stolp

Linda Pickwick

Linda Pickwick

Current City: The Villages, FL

I specialize in helping companies grow their businesses, acquire and retain customers and improve margins.

Personnel and leadership development; how to hire, train, and develop customer-focused employees.

Expertise in problem solving, dealing with difficult customers and employees.

Additional skills include sales force development and sales management, compelling compensation, creative thinking, and behavioral event interviewing.

20 years experience in creating and delivering interactive seminars, face-to-face and on-line.

Former Director National Accounts, Ryder/P-I-E Nationwide; Group VP Sales, Sherwin-Williams Transportation Services;  President, Top Line Specialists, Inc.



BA Social Sciences;  MBA Business Generalist

John G. Caporal

John G. Caporal

Current City: Corolla, NC

-- Retired Air Force civilian with experience in government contracting as a buyer, Contracting Officer and procurement analyst (policy, government protests, small business protests, government purchase card, career development). -- Last eight years spent as Deputy Director for Air Force Office of Small Business Programs (Pentagon). Met with hundreds of small businesses on many issues regarding how to obtain Air Force contracts, how to be more competitive in the federal marketplace and who to talk to to "open the door" to Air Force procurement opportunities. Established and negotiated small business goals with the Small Business Administration and worked closely with Major Command acquisition officials to make goals. Dollars spent on small business in the AF increased by 100% during my tenure from $5 billion to $10 billion.



; B.S. Education (Social Studies Comprehensive), Miami University, 1975

M.A. Public Administration, University of Dayton, 1982

; Air Force Air Command and Staff College, (seminar) 1987;

Education With Industry (Radian Corporation, Austin Texas), 1996



Current City: Hopewell Junction, NY
Chapter: Dutchess SCORE


Envision,  Define,  Justify,  Lead,  Architect,  Organize,  Develop,  Implement,  Deliver Results



Innovative, results-oriented leader, selected several times to start up, transform, turnaround and lead large, complex enterprise-level efforts.

  • Identified opportunities and addressed significant governance, organization, business, and technology issues in multi-project corporate initiatives and large commercial contracts.
  • Managed annual budgets of up to $40M and teams of up to 120 staff members with revenue impacts up to $2B.
  • Delivered effective industry/customer solution successes on-schedule, within-budget and with high customer and team satisfaction.


Representative Contributions

  • Ran Wipro Technologies’ Global Delivery Program Management operations for North America, and helped define key service management processes for the company.  
  • Turned around e-Business: Led 100 person cross-function, global team, stabilized business operations and technology, doubled performance, added function and enabled 5x revenue growth to $2.1B
  • Created and ran Enterprise Architecture Governance across the divisions of ADP-ES
  • Formed and led 120-person four-company matrix team in $300M IBM contract and developed & delivered reengineered SAP-based ERP solution for Unisource Inc., a 23-company conglomerate.



  • e-Business
  • Manufacturing
  • High Technology
  • Logistics
  • Distribution & Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Public Sector
  • Software Products
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Electronics
  • Securities Brokerage
  • Info Technology



  • Initiative Definition including: Strategy Development and Business Alignment;  Portfolio Management;  Enterprise Architecture;  Delivery Roadmaps
  • Defining, establishing and running Development Lifecycle Management and  Governance




  • MSEE, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA    (GPA of 4.0/4.0).
  • BSEE, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (“with Distinction”).



  • PMP® (Project Mgmt. Professional), Project Management Institute.
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) Certificate, Open Group. 
  • Project Management Certificate, IBM.
  • Professional Consulting, IBM Advanced Business Institute 
  • Marketing Analysis and Planning, Wharton School.
  • Management of Technology (IBM’s joint Harvard/Sloan/Wharton “exec” MBA).

Don Robert Vehlhaber Jr.

Don Robert Vehlhaber Jr.

Current City: Fort Collins, CO
Chapter: Cheyenne SCORE

Seasoned executive at Vice President, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President and CEO and COO levels(14 years) and professional consultant (34 years) in all areas of business (Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retailing) associated with consumer package goods. Serviced over 200 clients on 3 continents with Business Policy, Strategy, Marketing and Sales, Operations, Finance and Accounting, Distribution and Logistics, Store Operations, Technology (fluent in RFID and bar coding) and Change Implementation and Management. Clients include: small startups to largest trading company in the world.  Frequent speaker at industry events, author of several articles, trusted interview and comment source for a number of industry periodicals and contributing author of the Supply Chain Handbook.  Known in industry circles for thought leadership and implementation of significant business improvements.  Father of Demand Chain concept and account principal on landmark study of all machine readable technologies for the UCC and Volunteer Inter-industry Communication Standards.  Started own consulting business and operated on two continents for over 15 years. 



BBA - Management, minor in Industrial Engineering, University of North Florida 1975. &nbsp;Completed 2/3 of Masters Program before family and work pressures required interruption. &nbsp;Numerous classes from International Institute of Engineers, American Management Association, Council of Logistics Management. &nbsp;Many seminars, trade conventions and discussions with key industry professionals from all facets of consumer products industry.</p>

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