2023 Lifetime Achievement Winner
Patrick Bower (center)
Sr. Director, Supply Chain (Actylis)
"I am deeply honored to receive the IBF's 2023 Dr. Chaman L. Jain Lifetime Achievement Award. The IBF is my tribe; a place where I go to learn, network, collaborate, and share. I can't think of any other activity or organization that has had a more profound impact on my knowledge and professional development. Thanks to the IBF, I was able to meet and collaborate with legendary figures in the field, including Dick Ling, Bob Stahl, Tom Wallace, Charlie Chase, Mike Gilliand, Lora Cecere, and Jonathon Karelse. Each of these connections made possible through my involvement with the IBF. Receiving an award bearing Dr. Jain's name is particularly meaningful to me. Dr. Jain had the foresight to identify an opportunity to enhance and advance our profession many years ago, and as a result, we all stand on his shoulders. The IBF organization was borne out of Dr. Jain’s unique and special vision. I cannot express enough my heartfelt gratitude to the IBF for this lifetime honor."
2023 Excellence Winner
Sara Park (left)
Vice President, E2E Integrated Planning (The Coca-Cola Company)
"I’m very honored and humbled to receive the IBF Excellence award, an acknowledgement that I have done something right along the way. Practicing and leading Business Forecasting, Supply Chain, and Sales & Operations Planning have become my life’s work over the past two decades, and my passion and dedication to those of us who practice, breathe, and live this great area of impact continue to grow. Thank you for this recognition and motivation for me to continue my contribution!"
2023 Corporate Excellence Winner
Dustin Anderson (left)
Vice President of Sales and Marketing (Kimray, Inc)
"When Kimray recognized the need to improve our S&OP processes to better serve our customers through the ups and downs of the oil and gas industry, we looked to IBF for help. Eric Wilson came alongside us at the beginning of this journey, educating us on industry best practices and helping us to identify gaps in our people and processes. I am grateful for Eric’s work with our team and the continuing education and development our team has been able to do with IBF. The team and processes that were put in place prepared us to manage through one of the worst downturns in the history of our industry. In addition, as the industry recovered in the following years we had the right tools to manage the increased demand better than we ever had in the past. Receiving the Corporate Excellence Award from IBF is a great honor for us at Kimray, and validates the work our team has done over the past several years. Thank you IBF for this recognition and for all the help along the way."
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