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Logistics Speaker Series for Fall 2016

Important updates for Fall 2016 events:

Students must RSVP to attend these events. The RSVP system will allow registrations until the classroom seating capacity (BLB 080 = 200) has been met. If you have submitted an RSVP but will no longer be able to attend, please cancel no later than Thursday at 5:00pm prior to the event on Friday to allow another student to attend in your place. To cancel an RSVP please send an email with your full name to: Julie.Willems-Espinoza@unt.edu. Students with submitted RSVPs will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided on the RSVP form by Thursday prior to the event on Friday. Thank you for your assistance with this format.

Friday, September 16
1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: BLB 080

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NDTA (National Defense Transportation Association) Executive Panel Discussion featuring:

Roger Neumann, Vice President of Contingency Plans, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)

Stephen Bullard, President, NDTA/Regional Sales Manager Southwest, FedEx Trade Networks Transportation & Brokerage

Tom Cagney, Chief Executive Officer, Cagney Global Logistics

Tom Brinkley, Business Development Manager, Riviera Finance

Brian Stewart, Business Development Manager, Riviera Finance

Friday, September 23
1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: BLB 080

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Rob Lewin, Director of Logistics, Flowserve Corporation

Mr. Rob Lewin has over 33 years of experience as a logistics professional working for companies in various industries, including logistics providers (BAX Global, DHL & Seko), Oil & Gas (Arco International Oil & Gas), Telecommunications (DSC / Alcatel), and High Technology ( EDS). He is currently employed as Director of Worldwide Logistics by Flowserve, a leading manufacturer and aftermarket service provider of comprehensive flow management products and services. The recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries.

Mr. Lewin was born in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). After completing his military service, he moved with his wife to Israel in 1978 where he began his career in Logistics with Burlington Northern Airfreight (BAX). He immigrated to the USA with his wife and two sons in 1983.

Mr. Lewin has had many unique experiences throughout his logistics career including shipping Dolphins from Miami Sea World to Israel Sea World, shipping 40 containers of Cow patties from Amarillo Texas to Germany (as part of a University experiment), and rats to Jakarta so one of his companies ex patriots could continue her biological degree by correspondence.

He chartered the first Antonov 124 Russian cargo plane to land in Dallas and has conducted logistics studies in Yemen, Syria, Egypt, China, Congo, Ecuador and Vietnam just to name a few.

Mr. Lewin also led a team that developed a very successful Lead Logistics Program for Alcatel USA. This program was turned into a case study presentation addressed to the logistics community. The study, made jointly with key representatives from Pegasus Logistics Group, Circle International, McCollisters and Alcatel USA, was presented at APICS and Council of Logistics Management annual meetings. The case study was published in the Inbound Logistics Magazine and earned the team “The American Society of Transportation & Logistics Partnership Award”

Friday, October 7
1:00 – 2:00pm
Location BLB 080

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Chris Meinecke, President & Chief Operations Officer, Briggs Equipment

Chris Meinecke was named President of Briggs US in 2015. His responsibilities include directing the strategy for the sales, rental, and equipment services businesses for the Briggs brand across the country. Prior to becoming President, Chris was the Chief Operations Officer for the company.

Chris joined Briggs Equipment in 1991 after graduating from the University of Texas in Austin. In the last 24 yeas he has served in operational, sales and management positions.

Friday, October 14
1:00 – 2:00pm
Location BLB 080

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Joseph Bowe, Vice President Distribution, Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.

Joe Bowe is Vice President of Distribution at Sally Beauty Holdings. The company’s network includes 15 regional distribution centers, and an e-commerce fulfillment center servicing multiple channels for two business within Sally Beauty. His team is committed to logistics as an integral part of sales and the customer experience.

Joe grew up in Columbus Ohio and attended Ohio University earning a BBA in Marketing and Management. His career includes various leadership positions in transportation and distribution management at leading retailers such as Limited Stores, PetSmart, Pier 1 Imports and Sally Beauty.

Joe’s areas of expertise include facility development, technology, multiple facility network design, and omni-channel fulfillment systems. He is particularly committed to actively developing talent and growing leaders as a cornerstone of a healthy organization.

Friday, November 18
1:00 – 2:00pm
Location BLB 080

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Brad Hiltunen, Business Development Manager, Emmert International

Brad Hiltunen is a graduate of the UNT class of 2001 with a BBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Brad was hired post graduation by C.H. Robinson World Wide in Plano, TX. He worked for C.H. Robinson for seven years in the Dallas National Accounts center handling operations and sales. In 2008 he had an opportunity to join the specialized transportation business for Transport National. Brad was responsible for growing sales for the Fort Worth, Texas terminal. In 2010 he was given another opportunity for an even more specialized role handling sales for Emmert International which is an engineered transport and rigging company. Brad is the business development manager for his office. He has worked for Emmert for over 6 years and is challenged with developing new opportunities for the company. Emmert International has completed some very exciting and challenging projects such as moving the space shuttle fuel tank through the city of Los Angeles, California.