VP - Organizational Development
Mr. Robert L. Nida, also known as Bob has been Vice President of Organizational Development at Wabash National Corp. since February 27, 2014. Mr. Nida has been Vice President of Business Development at Wabash National, Inc since February 2008. He served as vice president and general manager, retail at Wabash National since 2008. He is employed at Wabash National Trailer Centers He served as corporate senior vice president at Accuride Corporation in Evansville, Ind. He was Senior Vice President of Accuride Wheels, Gunite & Brillion Iron Works at Accuride Corp. since August 10, 2005. He served as Senior Vice President Gunite & Brillion Iron Works at Accuride Corp. from December 2006 to December 2007. He served as Vice President- Technology at Accuride Corp. since July 2002. He has a Black Belt in Six Sigma, holds certifications as a Quality Systems Auditor for QS9000 and TS16949. Bob graduated from Regent University’s School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship with a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership in May 2009. Mr. Nida holds a B.A. in Sociology from Bridgewater College and a Masters in Total Quality Management from Friends University.
VP of Coaching
In his position with Purdue, he brings together a wealth of experience in corporate leadership at Board Director level, in thirteen companies in the UK and USA., with development and manufacturing experiences including roofing, membranes, adsorbents, wound-dressings, nano-engineering including sensors, thick-film electronic printing, environmental technologies and magnesium melting/casting. His consultancy work includes national Government, CBRE., Johnson & Johnson Medical, British Aerospace and Glencore-Xstrata where he has delivered management & leadership development as well as leadership coaching. He does ongoing work with leadership on four programs at Wharton College. He is author of books, now in many languages including ‘Performance Coaching’, Self-Coaching Leadership and Me, Myself, My Team’. He supervises PhD students at the Business School of Birmingham City University, UK. He has over 20,000 graduates from his web-based trainings and designs digital apps for leadership and for Small & Medium-Sized Manufacturing Enterprises via Gnowbe.com.
Value Chain Consulting and Technology
Eduardo Huerta-Mercado is currently Director of Latin American Operations for Softeon Inc., an International Consultant Public Sector for the World Bank, and CEO at Value Chain Consulting & Technology.
Olga Senicheva is a professor at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. She joined Purdue in 2016 after she obtained her Ph.D. in in Business Administration with concentration on Supply Chain Management and Logistics from Kuehne Logistics University (KLU), Hamburg, Germany. Her research and teaching interests focus on service operations, inventory management and project management. Olga has a solid quantitative background in supply chain modelling and analysis. In her work, she applies the methods of approximate dynamic programming to solve large scale supply chain problems. Olga has been involved in multiple consulting projects working with service providers, manufacturing companies and state organizations to improve their operations.
Assistant Professor of Management
Roy Vasher began his career at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI. He served as Information Systems Manager in Ford Division and Finance Staff. During his 19+ years at Toyota, Roy developed deep insight and experience on how to integrate Information Technology to support lean processes by serving as General Manager, Information Systems. Roy led a cross-functional team to streamline and integrate Toyota's vehicle supply chain to reduce Order-to-Delivery lead-time and optimize vehicle inventory – leading the industry in these innovations. Roy is currently Assistant Professor of Management at Purdue University. Roy is also a Lean Consultant and President of RPV Consulting, LLC. He co-authored Toyota's Supply Chain Management: A Strategic Approach to Toyota’s Renowned System.