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Sergio Barbarino FRSC, MBA, MSc

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Sergio Barbarino is a Research Fellow of Procter & Gamble Research & Development organization and Chairman of ALICE, the EU Innovation Platform for Logistic aimed at realizing the Physical Internet. Born in Naples, Italy, Sergio has a master degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Napoli Federico II and an MBA from the Solvay Business School in Brussels and is a Fellow Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Sergio has created in 2007 the first group of Logistic R&D within Procter & Gamble, called Supply Network Innovation Center, of which he is the Scientific coordinator. He has been leading the logistic chapter in the informal Industrial Advisory Board of the European Green Car Initiative and EIRAC, the Intermodal Advisory Council, now folded into ALICE (see above) of which Sergio is today the Chairman and for which he has been leading the Collaboration and Coordination Workgroup since the inception. Sergio has been the scientific leader of 2 EU FP7 projects: the C03 consortium aiming at increasing shipper collaboration on Logistics in Europe and Modulushca, aimed at the development of new shareable and reusable logistic standard modules for the last mile delivery. Sergio has developed the manufacturing Processes of many well known P&G Brands (e.g. Mr. Clean, Antikal,) and has been the chief designer for P&G of Innovative Liquid Manufacturing systems for developing markets. He is responsible for the P&G Academic network in Supply Chain and Logistics and has been Visiting professor - among others at the Ecole des Mines de Paris, the City University of London, Laval University Quebec, Solvay Brussels School, ZLC Zaragoza. Sergio is an active rower and has been Social Director at the Royal Sport Nautique de Bruxelles in 2011-2015. Sergio has also a long history of LBGT rights activism: he has been a founding member of DIGAYPROJECT in Rome in 2000, of the BBA in Belgium in 2003 and the GABLE Group at Procter & Gamble in Brussels in 2014.

Ananth Iyer
Senior Associate Dean
Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management
Operations Management

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Professor Iyer is the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at the Krannert School of Management. He is the Department head of the management department. He is currently the Director of DCMME (Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises) and the GSCMI (Global Supply Chain Management Initiative). From 2012 to 2016, he was the Director of Purdue NExT - a University wide modular online interactive courses for global distribution. He was the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs (2011-2013) and Director of DCMME and the founding Director of GSCMI (2006-2011) at the Krannert School of Management. Previously, he was Purdue University Faculty Scholar from 1999-2004.

His teaching and research interests are operations and supply chain management. Professor Iyer's research currently focuses on analysis of supply chains including the impact of promotions on logistics systems in the grocery industry, and analysis of the impact of competitors on operational management models and the role of supply contracts. His other topics of study include inventory management in the fashion industry, effect of supplier contracts, and use of empirical data sets in operations management model building.

Tom Sanger
Director of Supply Chain Transformation
Intel Corporation

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Tom Sanger is Director of Intel Corporation’s Supply Chain Transformation. He is responsible for enabling the corporate supply chain strategy and action plan required to support its future business models.

Intel Corporation is a Fortune-500 company and leader in technology and innovation. Intel’s corporate strategy is to invent and bring about amazing experiences through the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of the always-on-5G connected network. The company is transforming from a processor company to one that creates amazing experiences and solutions. As the company transforms its product offerings and services, the supply chain must transform to support the new business models.

Tom is responsible for developing & implementing supply chains that enable new sales methods, build and sourcing strategies, quality and traceability needs, as well as cutting edge information integration to manage the complexity of a 10nm and shrinking manufacturing process. The supply chains must drive the right balance of service level and cost across Intel’s multiple business units. Additionally, his organization directs strategic IT supply chain investments and is responsible for the integration of mergers and acquisitions into the Intel’s fulfillment landscape.

Joining Intel in 1996, Tom has driven major initiatives at Intel which included improving the speed of response to customer supply requests, improving order quality, and re-engineering Intel’s regional fulfillment capabilities. Tom has held positions in Sales and Marketing Operations, IT, Business Process Re-engineering, & Supply Planning Operations. He has also served externally as a Member of the RosettaNet Board of Governors & the Chair of Electronic Components Council.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Purdue University in 1994 and Master of Science in Management (Operations and Finance) from Purdue University in 1996. Tom and his wife Pam have 2 boys, ages 15 & 17. Outside of work Tom enjoys basketball, skiing, and hiking.

Sriram (Srisu) Subrahmanyam

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Sriram “Srisu” Subrahmanyam is senior vice president of business transformation for KAR Auction Services. Subrahmanyam brings more than 20 years of executive operations and consulting experience to the role, including leadership positions across multiple Fortune® 1000 companies and industries such as aviation, technology, logistics and education. Prior to joining KAR, Subrahmanyam served as global vice president of engineering for Ingram Micro, the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operations officer for BrightPoint Americas and in executive leadership positions at Career Education Corporation and United Airlines. Subrahmanyam holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India. He is a frequent author and lecturer on topics including organizational optimization, design and culture. He is a member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis and has served on a variety of other prominent industry and community organizations throughout his career.

Maria Crowe
(retired) former president of manufacturing operations
Eli Lilly

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She joined Lilly in 1982 and since 2012 has led the company's global manufacturing network of 14 sites on four continents. Previously, she served as senior vice president global drug product manufacturing, which included emerging markets manufacturing, drug product operations and U.S. distribution. She also served as vice president for drug product manufacturing in the U.S. and Latin America; general manager of Lilly del Caribe in Puerto Rico; and general manager of Lilly's plant in Kinsale, Ireland.

Gary Henriott
Chairman - Henriott Group, Inc.
BSIM – Purdue University

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Gary Henriott is a chairman of the Henriott Group, Inc and has been associated with the Hneriott Group since 1972. The Henriott Group is a Lafayette based company that provides insurance, risk management, and consulting services to its customers.

He graduated from Purdue University with a BSIM from the Krannert School of Management in 1972 and initially joined the Henriott Group as a temporary occupation prior to entering graduate school. However, Gary continued to stay with the company after he realized his true potential within this particular industry.

Gary is also heavily involved with the Lafayette community, for he serves on numerous non-profit boards such as the Lafayette Board of Works, Lafayette Hearing Authority, and Lafayette Transitional Housing Center.

Timothy McDonnell
Director - Global Supply Strategy and Risk Management
Allegion, PLC

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Timothy McDonnell is the director of the Global Supply Strategy and Risk Management for Allegion, PLC and has held this position since April 2017. Prior to working for Allegion, PLC, he has been associated with a wide variety of other corporations such as Ford, Trane, and Ingersoll Rand. As part of Allegion, PLC, Timothy has developed an optimal manufacturing footprint plan, redesigned the order-to-delivery value chain, and managed over $400 million dollars in direct material sourcing. He also specializes in project management and material flow planning.

Timothy received his BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1989 and also earned his MBA from the Ross School of Business in 1993.

Cindy Farrer
Vice President – Global Supply Management
Allegion, PLC

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Cindy Farrer is the Vice President of Global Supply Management for Allegion, PLC. As VP of Global Supply Management, she is responsible for establishing strong partnerships with businesses, aligning supplier strategies, and creating a competitive advantage for Allegion, PLC.

She initially began her career with General Motors as an industrial engineer and advanced her way through the company and its subsidiary Delphi. She eventually became plant manager for a four-plant Delphi operation in Mexico and one of only a handful of women running manufacturing plants in the country at the time.

In 2006, Farrer joined Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies (now Allegion) as director of global quality and operational excellence. She currently serves as the Vice President of Americas Operations for Allegion, overseeing all manufacturing plants and supply chain activities in North and South America.

Farrer received the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award in 2013, the Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence, and the Donald J. Almquist Award for Extraordinary Accomplishment. She is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and is active in the Society of Women Engineers and the Allegion Community Relations Board.

Cindy is also an alumni of Purdue University; she earned a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1984 and 1991, respectively.