General Manager in charge of Patrimonio Hoy, an initiative of CEMEX designed to improve the quality of life for low-income families through housing. Patrimonio Hoy offers an accessible savings and credit system with technical advisory services which allows families to increase the quality and reduce the cost and time necessary in building their homes.
Dean Richard Cosier
Richard A. Cosier is Dean and Leeds Professor of Management at the Krannert School. He formerly served as Dean and Fred E. Brown Chair of Business Administration at the University of Oklahoma and Associate Dean for Academics, Professor of Business Administration, and Chairperson of the Department of Management at Indiana University. He also held a faculty appointment at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his academic career, he was a planning engineer with The Western Electric Co. Dean Cosier joined Purdue in 1999. Krannert is widely recognized as a leading business school. The Wall Street Journal ranked Krannert a number one business program in the U.S., while BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report consistently rank Krannert among the world’s elite business schools.
Director – Global Logistics
Mario Hegewald has more than 20 years global experience in logistics, combined with his broad understanding of contemporary supply chain practices. Currently, he is responsible for the logistics function across Eaton Corporation, a $12 billion dollar premier diversified industrial manufacturer. Mario holds a bachelor's degree in economics and international relations from Brigham Young University in Utah and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
President & CEO
William “Jeff” Jeffery is currently President and CEO of IRMCO in Evanston, IL. Jeff was instrumental in developing the first deep drawing synthetic lubricants more than 20 years ago and is still very much involved with driving environmental responsibility and improvement in the same market. IRMCO is currently leading technology advances in the field of Advanced High Strength Steel forming improvements.
Founder and Chief Greenskeeper of Method Products, Adam Lowry believes that business, as the Earth’s largest and most powerful institution, has both the opportunity and the obligation to be the greatest agent of positive social and environmental change on the planet. First and foremost an entrepreneur and change agent, Adam has a proven track record of innovation across multiple categories and consumer segments.
Planufacturement Director (director supply chain)
Method Products, Inc.
Gretchen has been making soap for almost 9 years. She received her BSME from Purdue in 1998 and began her career at Procter & Gamble as a Process Engineer in Bar Soap Manufacturing. After learning the ins & outs of the plant she moved on to Clorox where she was a Senior Business Planner. She worked with Manufacturing, Procurement, Marketing, Sales, and Product Development to make more soap – this time in the form of cleaning products such as Formula 409, Clorox ReadyMop, and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. In 2004, Gretchen joined a then small & fairly unknown cleaning product company called method products, inc. As supply chain planner, project manager, then planufacturement director, she has been an integral part of a very fast growing & dynamic company (No. 7 on Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies) with a mission to develop beautiful, fragrant, and environmentally friendly cleaning products…that WORK! As planufacturement director she has led project management, supply chain planning, and procurement and managed several contract manufacturers to create game-changing soap (and other home products) to help consumers build a Healthy Home.
Corporate Vice President, IT
Cathie Kozik is corporate vice president, information technology (IT) for Motorola’s Integrated Supply Chain. Prior to joining the supply chain organization in July, 2005, Kozik served as vice president, information technology for Motorola’s Networks business.
Kozik has over 23 years of IT and engineering experience. Before joining Motorola, she was chief information officer and senior vice president for Tellabs’ Global Information Systems. In her 10 years at Tellabs, she held management positions in both IT and engineering. Prior to Tellabs, she worked 10 years at AT&T in customer support and engineering system development.
In 2002, she was named an “outstanding electrical and computer engineer” by Purdue University. In 2001, Kozik was named one of Computerworld’s “premier 100 IT leaders.” Kozik holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.
Professor of Organizational Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
Paul S. Goodman holds the Richard M. Cyert Professorship and is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He was educated at Trinity College (BA), the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College (MBA), and has a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Organizational Psychology.
Professor Goodman’s research interests focus on designing effective work groups, learning in distributed work groups, and organizational change and effectiveness. Current research work examines new forms of workgroups, knowledge exchange in weak-tie work environments, organizational errors, and organizational linkages..Professor Goodman published eight books and more than 80 professional articles and chapters. His most recent books are Missing Organizational Linkages (Sage 2000) and Technology Enhanced Learning: Opportunities for Change (Erlbaum 2001).
Grant is a partner in PwC's Systems and Process Assurance (SPA) practice and has leadership responsibility for our clients and staff in Chicago and Milwaukee. He has over 20 years experience with the firm largely concentrated in industrial products companies. Grant has led numerous risk assessments, ERP controls reviews and security projects. He has lead several internal audit outsourcing engagements in the industrial products sector. Grant also provides internal control and IT control work to financial audit clients in conjunction with our integrated audit services. Before joining SPA Grant spent 13 years conducting financial statement audits for multinational corporations and public companies in the consumer, technology and industrial products sectors.
Grant's international experience includes assignments totaling over 3 years in Egypt and Poland. In 2006 Grant 2 months in Madagascar on PwC's Ulysses program evaluating aspects of leadership, sustainability and cultural diversity.
Vice President, Sustainable Procurement Practices
In 1994, Sue Mecklenburg joined Starbucks as the Company's first director, Environmental Affairs. Building upon the Company's environmental mission statement, Mecklenburg facilitated the implementation of Starbucks strategic plan to reduce the Company’s environmental impacts and soon was given additional responsibilities as director of Community Affairs. In 2001, Mecklenburg was promoted to vice president, Business Practices, where she oversaw the Company’s socially responsible business practices. Her focus has been on activities that help enhance the livelihood of coffee and tea farmers and their families in origin country. Additionally, she provided strategic vision for Starbucks Code of Conduct for manufactured goods and is responsible for the Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report. In her new role as vice president, Sustainable Procurement Practices, Sue will lead Starbucks efforts to become a more socially conscious procurement organization beyond coffee.