The Supply Chain and Operations Board of Advisors is comprised of industry leaders whose guidance enriches teaching and research at the Carlson School, and creates career opportunities for students. By partnering with member organizations, the School delivers real-world wisdom to inform the next generation of supply chain leaders.

The Board of Advisors offers its members opportunities to network with senior supply chain executives, engage in a discussion of cutting-edge issues, access Carlson School academic programs and resources, and make a difference in the lives of aspiring professionals by bringing their expertise to the classroom.

Board meetings are held twice per year, in the fall and spring. To join the board, contact KK Sinha at ksinha@umn.edu.

  • Ted Angelo

    Global Product Development
    Donaldson Company Inc.
     
  • Jason Bates

    Chief Supply Chain Officer
    Specialized Bicycle Components
     
  • Dwight Bordson

    Director of Corporate Materials and Facilities
    Hutchinson Technologies
  • Manny Comstock

    Senior Solutions Advisor
    FedEx
  • Lisa Cotter

    Senior Director of Supply Chain
    BestBuy Co.,Inc.
  • Hector Dalton

    Vice President, Engineering
    3M
  • Richard Dolski

    Assistant Vice President - Dressings, Sauces & Oils
    Cargill Inc.
  • Tanya Dowda

    Director - Strategic Projects
    Land O'Lakes,Inc.
  • Bill Goins

    Worldwide Account Manager
    FedEx Healthcare Solutions
  • Blake Grams

    Vice President, Global Operations
    The Toro Company
  • Tom Gravelle

     Director, Logistics, Customer Service & Transportation
    Hormel
  • Doug Houseman

    Director Distribution Engineering and Facilities
    Target Corporation
  • Keith Klein

    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Transport America
  • Scott Krueger

    Vice President - Manufacturing Operations
    Eaton Corporation
  • Tim Larson

    Vice President of Procurement
    Flagstone Foods
  • Heather Larson

    Vice President - Innovation, ITQ Operations and Shared Services
    General Mills
  • Joe Lehman

    Vice President, Global Operations
    Donaldson Company Inc.
  • Scott Martens

    Chief Innovation Officer - Center for Innovation & Excellence
    Hennepin County
  • Mark Meier

    Customer Implementation & Assessment
    C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
  • Sean Muniz

    VP of Operations
    Patterson Companies, Inc.
  • Richard Murphy

    President/CEO
    Murphy Warehouse Company
  • Russell Needham

    Manager Logistics
    Honeywell International Inc.
  • Mark O'Brien

    Senior Director, Sourcing, CRDM
    Medtronic, Inc.
  • Steve Raetz

    Director, Research & Market Intelligence
    C.H. Robinson
  • Bill Rodger

    Vice President, Global Operations & Supply Chain
    Rosemount Measurement/Emerson
  • Joe Ruzynski

    Vice President, Operations
    Pentair Technical Solutions
  • Vicki Schwartz

    Vice President, Customer Supply Services
    The Schwan Food Company
  • Ted Sherman

    Director, Target Global Trade Services
    Target Corporation
  • Rock Sherman

    Managing Director - District Operations
    FedEx Ground
  • Linda Sokolik

    Managing Director - District Operations
    FedEx Express
  • Joe Stackhouse

    Director - Supply Chain/Operations, Sourcing
    Land O'Lakes,Inc.
  • LeAnn Trousil

    Director of Global Operations, Supply Chain, TESCOM
    Emerson
  • Rob Vislosky

    Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
    Valspar Corporation
  • Tim Weidenhaft

    Director - Supply Chain Planning & Information Flow General Mills
  • Bob Williams

    Vice President - Operations
    Kemps LLC
  • Tony Wixo

    VP, Global Procurement
    Graco Inc.
  • Craig Yolitz

    Vice President, Customer Operations
    Thomson Reuters/FindLaw
  • Nadim Zoberi

    Supply Chain Leader
    The Toro Company