Warehousing: WERC announces 2011-2012 board of directors

Representatives from all aspects of materials handling and logistics industries help guide the organization
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
May 27, 2011 - MMH Editorial

The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) named its board of directors for the 2011-2012 year last week at the 34th annual WERC Conference held in Orlando, Fla.

The Warehousing Education and Research Council is the only professional association focused exclusively on distribution and warehouse management and its role in the supply chain. Members are experts from all facets of the distribution industry who come together to share practical knowledge and professional expertise to improve individual and industry performance.

The members include:

President: Lawrence Dean Shemesh, President, OPSdesign Consulting, Marlton, NJ
Vice President: Lawrence G. Corrigan, II, VP, Operations, Medline Industries, Inc., Mundelein, IL
Secretary-Treasurer:  Gregory J. Javor, Senior VP, Supply Chain Operations Global Logistics, Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, WA
Past-President:  Catherine L. Cooper, Executive Vice President & CIO, OHL, Brentwood, TN
Director, 2012 Annual Conference:  Sheila Benny, Executive Vice President, Optricity Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC
Director, 2013 Annual Conference:  Chad W. Autry, PhD, Associate Professor of Logistics, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
Director of Marketing Membership:  Andrea Velasquez, VP, Business Development, Epstein, Chicago, IL
Director of Web Services:  Sylvia Spore, Technology Manager, RightSourceRx, Tempe, AZ
Director of Industry Relations:  Michael B. Wohlwend, Vice President, SAP Americas, St. Charles, IL
Directors At Large
—Paul M. Avampato, VP, Catalyst, Kraft Foods, Northfield, IL
—Stephen (Andy) Smith, President & COO, Kenco Logistic Services, Chattanooga, TN
—J. Randolph (Randy) Lewis, Senior VP, Supply Chain and Logistics, Walgreens Company, Deerfield, IL
—Stan Danzig, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield, East Rutherford, NJ
Chief Executive Officer:  Michael J. Mikitka, CAE, CMP, CEO, Warehousing Education & Research Council, Oak Brook IL

WERC announces a new Warehouse Facility Certification Program
In partnership with consulting firm Supply Chain Visions, WERC takes warehouse certification to a higher level.



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