The 2020 Board of Directors is a team of industry leaders who have been nominated and elected to serve. They are dedicated volunteer leaders who bring diverse points of view and drive ASCM's strategic direction.
Antonio Galvao Costa is chief supply chain officer for DuBois Chemicals. He has more than 28 years of experience encompassing planning, logistics, sourcing, engineering, manufacturing, product portfolio management and marketing operations. In addition, Galvao Costa has a proven track record of managerial success in generating multimillion-dollar cost savings and double-digit percentage improvements in both customer service levels and productivity. He has lived and worked in Brazil, England, the United States, Switzerland and the Netherlands, leading local, regional and global teams. Galvao Costa has a degree in production engineering and an MBA from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has been the author of the “Working Green” department in SCM Now (previously APICS magazine) since July 2008 and has presented at several conferences and seminars across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He previously served on the APICS Supply Chain Council board of directors.
Michael Wasson, CSCP, is chief operations officer at Tosca, an industry leader and innovator, providing a comprehensive portfolio of reusable packaging and supply chain solutions across a diverse range of perishable food markets. In this role, he provides leadership and direction for a state-of-the-art supply chain network, providing unmatched service and lower costs to growers, suppliers and retailers. Wasson has more than 25 years of experience with other industry leaders, including Coca-Cola, DHL Express-USA, YRC Worldwide and Hammacher Schlemmer. He also serves as chairman on the board of directors for the Reusable Packaging Association, for which he previously served as treasurer-secretary and as chair of the operations and logistics committee. Wasson previously served on the APICS Supply Chain Council board of directors and the APICS Corporate Advisory Board.
Clark Ponthier, CPIM, is senior vice president supply chain at Union Pacific Railroad. In this role, he provides leadership for strategic sourcing (material, service, fuel0, warehousing, planning, supplier quality, fueling operations and wastewater treatment operations. Ponthier leads Union Pacific’s improvement journey across the company and serves as an environmental leader. Ponthier has a strong history of success in driving organizations to best-in-class performance with other industry leaders including Ingersoll Rand, Dell, General Electric and Dow Chemical. Ponthier serves on the BYU Marriott School of Business Global Supply Chain Advisory Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Scott Ehrsam is a supply chain director in Caterpillar’s global mining division, where he is responsible for the end-to-end integration of acquisitions and global customers. As a global supply chain professional, Ehrsam has a proven track record of developing and leading business and supply chain transformations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. His experience also includes leadership roles in manufacturing, service parts operations and product support. He is a regular presenter at APICS conferences and webinars. Ehrsam holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.
Millissa Flanagan is chief operating officer for Prince International Corporation. Previously, she was senior vice president of integrated supply chain for AkzoNobel. Her broad strategic and tactical background includes leading end-to-end global supply chain, manufacturing, procurement, capital, process excellence, continuous improvement, safety and sustainability projects. Plus, her leadership experience covers multiple industries, including chemicals, metals, plastics and refining. She has led teams in existing and emerging markets including Asia Pacific, Saudi Arabia, the Americas and Europe. Flanagan has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemistry from McNeese State University and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Radha Krishna has 25 years of combined industry and consulting experience in the United States and Asia. He has served in a variety of business and technical roles in supply chain domain at Intel, IBM and PwC. In his current role at Intel, he fosters a strong partnership with industry, consortia and academia and drives supply chain innovation efforts. Additionally, Krishna has championed an industry standard supply chain body of knowledge in various capacities, including as the Intel APICS chair, as visiting faculty in business schools, and by contributing to several publications and presentations and external events. He holds a Ph.D. from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India.
Wendy Leakeas is vice president of supply chain for Ingersoll Rand, where her duties include driving world-class performance in supply chain and ensuring globally consistent and effective processes across nine business units, 50 factories and more than 150 distribution sites worldwide. She has more than 25 years of experience as a supply chain executive, successfully transforming teams into world-class supply chain organizations, including at Ingersoll Rand and General Electric. Leakeas earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of New Hampshire and holds a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Pamelyn Lindsey is president and co-founder of L4 Services, LLC, a consulting, advisory and educational services firm. She is an experienced integrated business planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), and supply chain management professional. Previously, she was director of global supply chain operations and global leader of executive S&OP for Ciena Corporation, a telecommunications and network strategy company. For most of her 25-plus-year career, Lindsey worked as an internal consultant and continuous improvement leader for DuPont. She is a regular speaker at international industry conferences and for STEM programs. Lindsey earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Pamela Dow is vice president, global supply chain planning, analytics & technology at Tenneco/DRiV, a global leader in ride performance, chassis, underhood maintenance and clean air products for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment customers. She has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing operations, supply chain process and technology enablement. Prior to joining Tenneco/DRiV, Dow spent over 18 years at Johnson Controls International Plc serving in progressively responsible roles in supply chain, focused on leading teams of people dedicated to customer satisfaction and supply chain excellence. She holds an MBA in finance and operations management from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management from Michigan State University.
Matthew Drake is an associate professor of supply chain management at Duquesne University A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration and John f. Donohue Graduate School of Business. In addition, he is a certification course instructor for the APICS Pittsburgh Chapter and editor-in-chief of Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. Drake has authored three supply chain management books, authored parts of 8 other supply chain management books and has been referenced in 15 journal publications. He has served on several APICS committees. Drake holds a PhD and master’s in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Duquesne University.
Lars is an enterprise architect for Ericsson Sweden where he has served in progressively responsible roles for over 30 years. Currently, he is supporting the corporate digital transformation program at Ericsson with process, IT and information architecture and Is involved in the deployment of Connected Logistics in Ericsson’s supply chain. In addition, Magnusson is an associate professor at St. Petersburg Polytechnic College in Russia. He conducts annual lectures and workshop with SCOR focus at universities in the Baltic region. Magnusson has a SCOR-P endorsement and is a SCOR instructor. He holds a master of science from Lund University in Sweden with a major in industrial engineering and a minor in logistics.
Lisa Veneziano is the executive director, global supply chain, warehousing and logistics for General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales. She has more than 32 years of experience in automotive aftersales across a broad range of roles, including supply chain, warehousing and packaging operations, logistics, aftermarket sales and industrial engineering. Veneziano’s organization consists of more than 95 warehouses and packaging facilities in 22 countries around the globe. In 2017, she was honored with the Women of Excellence Community Service Award from the National Association for Female Executives. Veneziano has her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and her MBA from the University of Michigan, Flint.
Yiyu Kwai is a consultant with Deloitte's Supply Chain Network Operations practice where she works on product strategy and development, innovation management, organization change management, strategic sourcing, contract negotiation and transformation project management. She is engaged in Deloitte's pro bono project with ASCM to redefine the SCOR paradigm and to redesign the association's student case competition. Prior to joining Deloitte, she interned with a global manufacturing company with roles rotating across global procurement, manufacturing scheduling, database establishment, and system implementation. Yiyu graduated from Penn State with distinction and received bachelor’s degrees in supply chain and Information Systems (BS), Economics (BS), and Japanese (BA). She is passionate about pro bono opportunities and has so far volunteered 1000+ hours across 4 countries.
The ASCM Executive Staff is a team of dedicated association professionals who work alongside the ASCM Board of Directors and volunteer leaders to further the association's mission.
Abe Eshkenazi currently serves as the chief executive officer for ASCM. Prior to joining ASCM, Eshkenazi was the managing director for the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services.
Eshkenazi has provided business, operational, and compliance consulting services to professional service organizations, associations, and tax-exempt and government organizations. His leadership role included project management, business process redesign, and individual and organizational alignment, including design and implementation of outsource strategies. Eshkenazi has been a frequent speaker on outsourcing, nonprofit mergers, and strategic alliances.
In addition to his CPA, Eshkenazi holds a master of business administration in management from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management; a master of business administration in finance from DePaul University; and a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Eshkenazi is also an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE), and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Peter A. Bolstorff is the executive vice president of corporate development. Peter oversees the ASCM corporate transformation value proposition that includes supply chain talent development and corporate supply chain performance.
Bolstorff, the respected author of Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model, brings over 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management to the position. Bolstorff joined ASCM as the Executive Director for the then newly merged APICS Supply Chain Council. Prior to joining ASCM, Bolstorff was the founding principal of SCE Limited, a consulting firm focused on providing supply chain program management and SCOR-based education to supply chain executives and their global teams. Bolstorff also held supply chain and operations management leadership roles at Pragmatek Consulting Group, Imation, 3M, and has been a lifelong volunteer within the SCOR community.
He received his master’s degree in industrial education from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, education, and psychology from St. Olaf College. He is a SCOR-certified instructor and is certified in Six Sigma.
Sherri is vice president of marketing. In her role, she oversees brand, communications, digital and analytics functions for the organization. With over 20 years of experience in digital and technology, Sherri has consulted on and led innovative marketing and digital transformational programs for many Fortune 500 companies, including Grainger, DeVry, and US Cellular and most recently served as the SVP of digital communications for Dairy Management (DMI). Sherri was named one of the top 25 social business global leaders by The Economist, and she was one of IBM’s VIP Futurists reimagining the Future of Work.
The vice president of global channel services, Jim Lahey, leads the APICS channel and chapter relations teams for ASCM. Lahey has more than 25 years domestic and international channel and business development experience. He’s successfully led major projects and channel sales teams within the wireless technology and communications industry. Most recently, he was principal at Revivo, an organization that provides channel development and business expansion consulting. Prior to that, he was vice president and managing director at CradlePoint UK Ltd. Lahey also played a significant role in launching the successful European business of Sierra Wireless (NYSE: SWIR), the leading provider of wireless solutions for the Internet of Things, as Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Lahey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Illinois State University. Additionally, he’s participated in extensive continuing education in leadership, strategic selling, negotiation and Six Sigma.
In his role as executive vice president and chief operating officer, Martinez serves as the primary legal advisor for ASCM and is responsible for guiding the association’s direction and strategy for ASCM's professional development and APICS certification departments.
Prior to joining ASCM, Martinez had a long-standing career in public service—most recently as the deputy governor for the state of Illinois. Additionally, Martinez served as Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), chief of legislative affairs, and legal counsel to the Department of Financial Institutions. Martinez started his career as an assistant state’s attorney in the Appellate Division where he argued before the Illinois Appellate Court.
Lisa Sallstrom leads the certification development, volunteer committee management and worldwide exam delivery along with membership acquisition, retention, and engagement strategies. Sallstrom has over 13 years of association experience previously serving as Senior Director of Certification for APICS and Certification Director for CompTIA. During her tenure at ASCM, Sallstrom led the migration of paper and pencil testing to a worldwide computer-based testing program, facilitated global job task analysis research projects, managed certification product integration through two corporate mergers, and launched a new certification program, APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD). Sallstrom currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).
Sallstrom holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Valparaiso University. She also holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from ASAE and a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from PMI.
Jeff Zettek currently serves as the executive vice president and chief financial officer for ASCM and is responsible for the accounting and financial aspects of planning, reporting, governance and strategy initiatives within the organization. Zettek also oversees information technology, human resources and facilities.
Zettek has over twelve years of diversified finance and accounting experience having worked in a wide variety of industries for enterprises that range in size from small privately held organizations to large multinational public companies. Previous experience in these roles included acquisition and divestiture due diligence, planning and analysis, strategy, financial and management reporting, internal and external audit functions and fraud investigations. In addition to being a CPA, Zettek has the certified internal auditor designation.
Prior to joining ASCM, Zettek worked in KPMG’s Transaction Services practice group for more than seven years after transferring from their Risk Advisory Service group in 2004. Additionally, Zettek's professional experience included roles at AT&T and Deloitte.
Dan Schoenfeld is vice president of the ASCM Foundation, where he focuses on providing overall leadership and strategic direction for the Foundation’s impact investment and philanthropy programs, and leading the Foundation’s global impact funding strategy of building new corporate, foundation, and investor partnerships.
After spending the first eight years of his career as a supply chain engineer, Schoenfeld moved into the Foundation space where he has spent the past decade focused on developing systems to improve internal operations, grants management and impact quantifying. Most recently, Schoenfeld served as Vice President of Strategic Development for Fluxx Labs – a grants management technology startup with a base of 300 foundation clients, including MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. He’s also held positions at Knight Foundation where he oversaw the organization’s grants management department, IT functions, and impact initiatives. Early in his career he held supply chain positions at Tyco International, Management Consulting Group and FedEx Corporation.
Schoenfeld holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.