Scott W. Luton is the founder of Supply Chain Now Radio and also serves as Managing Partner for TalentStream. He has worked extensively in the end-to-end Supply Chain industry for more than 15 years, appearing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dice, and Quality Progress Magazine. Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta, was recently named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive. He served on the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee and currently serves as Chair of the 2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards Planning Committee. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. As a Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott also volunteers on the Business Pillar for
Chris Barnes is a professional education instructor for the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certificate courses. Barnes holds a B.S., Industrial Engineering and Economics Minor, from Bradley University, an MBA in Industrial Psychology with Honors from the University of West Florida. He is a certified APICS instructor and holds CPIM-F, CLTD-F and CSCP-F designations. He served on the international Board of Trustees for the Institute of Industrial Engineers, is Past President of WERC Atlanta, and is currently involved with APICS Atlanta. He is a certified adult education trainer and has presented to/trained over 1900 people. He served on the editorial advisory board for Warehouse Management & Control Systems Deck Reference and authored the book “WMS: Phase 1: Assessment & Selection” a WERC Publication. He is also the author and lead facilitator of “Quarters in the Couch: Low Hanging Fruit ideas to Improve Warehouse Performance.” When not teaching, Barnes is a supply chain advocate and visionary with HighJump and frequent blogger at www.apicscltdcoach.com. In 2016, Barnes partnered with Supply Chain Now Radio (SCNR) as executive producer and key contributor. SCNR is a social networking community organizing and sharing supply chain thought leadership through seminars, webinars, blogs
Will Haraway is Founder & Lead Evangelist at Backbeat Marketing. Will has 20 years of executive experience in B2B Technology Marketing. Will is a certified analyst relations practitioner by the Knowledge Capital Group and has helped companies including Manhattan Associates, Aptos, Atlantix Global Systems, American Software
Ben Harris serves as Director, Supply Chain & Advanced Manufacturing at the Metro Atlanta Chamber where he is responsible for enhancing metro Atlanta’s efforts to recruit, retain and expand companies and investment within the supply chain ecosystem. Prior to joining the Chamber, Ben was Senior Manager, Market Development for Manhattan Associates. There, Ben was responsible for developing Manhattan’s sales pipeline and overall America’s supply chain marketing strategy. Ben oversaw market positioning, messaging and campaign execution to build awareness and drive new pipeline growth. Before joining Manhattan Associates, Ben spent four years with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Center of Innovation for Logistics where he played a key role in establishing the Center as a go-to industry resource for information, support, partnership building, and investment development. Additionally, he became a key SME for many logistics and supply chain-focused projects. Ben began his career at Page International, Inc. where he drove continuous improvement in complex global supply chain operations for a wide variety of businesses and Fortune 500 companies. An APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Ben holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration (EMBA) and bachelor’s degree in International Business (BBA) from the Terry College at the University of Georgia. Ben also serves on the board of directors for TAG Logistics Society and Aerotropolis Atlanta.
Bill Stankiewicz has 20+ years’ experience in Industrial Facility Operations, Business Development
Ashley Liebke is the CEO of Vision Media Group, LLC, Co-Host of Supply Chain Now Radio’s #TechConnect series, a Wine consultant with Scout & Cellar, and Co-Founder/Chief Editor and YouTube Creator with her Epic-Taste lifestyle blog. She was formerly the Vice-President of Marketing for Deposco, a provider of Supply Chain Software solutions for Coca Cola, Chickfila and hundreds of other shippers, distributors, and 3PLS. Ashley is a 12 year veteran of UPS, where she mastered the retail technology arena and implemented a new Retail Partner Marketing program. She frequently consulted with company Presidents and Enterprise retailers such as Macy’s, QVC, Cabela’s. Ashley managed UPS and ComScore’s multi-year, global research project, the UPS Pulse of Online Shopper Studies, to inform retailers and industry of consumer preferences and suggest necessary supply chain solutions to better meet their needs. As a long-time member of UPS’s Customer Technology Marketing group, Ashley launched global software upgrades for millions of
Ashley, aka @thevisionchic, has spoken at numerous events, webinars and is a blogger on her own Food & Lifestyle Blog Epic-Taste. Passionate about fashion and food logistics, Ashley and her firm are helping brands, restaurants, organizations and technology companies to optimize their brand and leverage the latest technology for automation of their marketing and logistics. Ashley lives in Peachtree Corners, GA with her daughter and son and enjoys eating while photographing food, yoga
Beau Groover is the Founder and CEO of The Effective Syndicate, and co-host of our #LeadershipMatters series. Beau has been working with manufacturing and operations-focused organizations for almost 20 years, including The Coca-Cola Company, Nordson Corporation, and Westrock (formerly RockTenn). Just prior to launching The Effective Syndicate, Beau served as the Director of Lean Supply Chain at Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, and currently serves as an Advisory Board Member with TalentStream. He has earned his Six Sigma Master Black Belt and is Lean certified from the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME).
Beau’s hands-on approach has helped organizations save millions of dollars in addition to improving their customers’ experiences and building high-performance teams that drive business forward. Connect with Beau on LinkedIn.