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Thomas Hill
Thomas Hill
Kimray Inc.


Thomas Hill serves as Chief Executive Officer of Kimray, a leading manufacturer of valves and controls for oil and gas production. Having grown up in the family business, he has worked in several roles including VP of Manufacturing, COO, and President. In 2018, he published a book titled “Recovering Leadership: Musings of an Addict Leader,” drawing on his own experience with addiction to help others. In 2020, Thomas launched The Kimmell Foundation for Recovering Leadership to inspire transformational change in leaders and in the organizations they serve. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Debbie Climer
Debbie Climer
Cummins Inc.

Director of Integrated Business Planning

Debbie has spent more than 20 years working in a variety of roles in manufacturing and quality across different business units at Cummins Inc. For the last 8 years, she has led Integrated Business Planning across the enterprise, responsible for deployment, assessment, education and improvements across all business segments. Debbie previously led the IBP process in the Engine business segment facilitating both the MBR and IR steps of the process. Prior to Cummins, she was an officer in the US Navy. Debbie holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and an MBA from Ball State University.

Todd Gallant, ACPF
Todd Gallant, ACPF

Former Vice President of Global Planning

Todd has extensive experience in coordinating demand planning processes and S&OP. He was involved in Finance, Customer Service, Supply Chain, and Sales Planning. He is an Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) and holds a BS degree from Boston College and an MBA from University of New Hampshire with a focus in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. Todd is also a member of the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF) Board of Advisors and has served as a keynote speaker & panelist for IBF Executive Forums and conferences. Todd has also published in the IBF’s Journal of Business Forecasting.

Kristie Bane, ACPF
Kristie Bane, ACPF
Reveal USA

Associate Partner, Thought Leader
Kristie Bane is an Associate Partner at Reveal.  She has over 20 years of practical integrated supply chain management experience across a variety of industries from fashion, retail and entertainment to consumer-packaged goods manufacturing and automotive accessories.  She specializes in organizational change management, decision support solutions, and integrated business planning processes for supply chains of all shapes and sizes. Kristie is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF), certified DDLP/DDPP and certified SAP Solutions Practitioner for supply chain management.
Vanessa Charbel
Vanessa Charbel

Global Supply Chain Head
Vanessa is a supply chain professional with 15 years’ experience leading projects and improvements across planning, supply, demand, procurement, PMO, S&OP/IBP. She started her career as an S&OP specialist at Johnson & Johnson in Brazil, before moving into a supply chain management role. Then she took a role as Senior S&OP/IBP Manager at Mars before becoming a Supply Chain Manager at Nufarm. Vanessa is now Global Head of Supply Chain Planning at Nufarm where she is responsible for all aspects of demand, supply, and inventory planning. She holds a bachelor’s in international business from FAAP in Brazil, and an MBA from FGV, also in Brazil.
Anne-Laure Coussot
Anne-Laure Coussot
Mondelēz Canada Inc.

Director Demand Planning & Commercialization

Anne-Laure is the Director of Demand Planning & Commercialization at Mondelēz Canada, leading the forecasting team and being a key contributor to the IBP process. She began her career at Mondelēz France where she built extensive commercial expertise from sales rep to category lead. She then moved into the Canadian business unit in 2015, and held roles in shopper marketing, category & revenue planning, as well as key account management. In January 2020 she joined the supply team as the demand planning lead for all Mondelēz categories where she is currently leading the transformation of Mondelēz Canada’s demand planning processes, structure and systems. Prior to Mondelēz, Anne-Laure held roles at Danone and Sony. She holds a degree in marketing from Lund Universitet, in Sweden, and a Master’s degree in business from NEOMA, France.

Carol Cunningham, CPF, CSCP
Carol Cunningham, CPF, CSCP
Energizer Holdings

Senior S&OP Manager

Carol has over 20 years of supply chain management experience including distribution, logistics, inventory management, business analytics, demand planning, forecasting, and her great passion, S&OP. Her previous roles include S&OP Business Analyst Lead at Parker Hannafin, Sr. S&OP Manager at Spray Products, and her current role as Sr. Manager S&OP at Energizer. She holds a degree in History and Political Science from the University of Akron and is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).

Misty Eldridge
Misty Eldridge
GE Appliances

Sr. DT Manager, Planning and Fulfillment Systems

Misty is the Senior DT Manager, Planning and Fulfillment Systems for GE Appliances. She leads the digital team supporting planning and fulfillment systems across the organization. Prior to joining GE Appliances in 2022, Misty held several leadership roles in multiple industries ranging from food and packaging to CPG companies. She has a wide area of expertise including S&OP, Demand Planning, Inventory, and Supply Planning. She has been a driver of process improvements and leading digital transformations. Misty holds a degree from the University of Illinois. In 2022, she received the Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning award from IBF.

Imane Sabeh, CPF
Imane Sabeh, CPF
KBI Biopharma (a JSR Company)

Associate Director of Global S&OP

Imane Sabeh is a Supply Chain expert specializing in S&OP with extensive experience covering demand planning, supply planning, and product lifecycle planning at companies including Clorox, Coca-Cola, PODS and Sunbrella. She currently works as an Associate Director of S&OP at KBI Biopharma. Prior to this, she worked as Global S&OP Manager with Teleflex Incorporated where she managed key medical device portfolios in the fields of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesia. Imane is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) and holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management and Marketing Strategy from the University of South Florida.

Scott Salzler
Scott Salzler
Amazon Diagnostics

Supply Chain SIOP Lead
Scott is an SCM professional with 15 years of experience in Supply Chain Planning, Master Scheduling, S&OP, Project Management, ERP implementation and Organizational Change Management. As head of SIOP at Amazon Diagnostics during the COVID-19 pandemic, he developed structured, agile planning processes for mitigating business risk. Prior to Amazon, Scott held a variety of management roles in Aerospace, Biotech, Pharma, Retail and Cloud Infrastructure. He now leads Integrated Business Planning implementation at Oracle. Scott holds a BS in Business Administration from California Coast University and an MBA from Colorado State University.
Jessica Slavejkov
Jessica Slavejkov

Business Strategy and Advanced Analytics Lead

Jessica is a Senior Operations Analyst with experience in the consumer goods industry. She has held multiple roles at Mars which she joined as an intern, including Senior Operations Analyst, Sales Strategy Manager, and her current role, Business Strategy and Advanced Analytics Lead. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University.

Mike Zinkewich
Mike Zinkewich
Beam Suntory

Senior Director, North America S&OP

Mike has deep experience in CPG, having helped many large food companies improve their planning processes to support strategic growth. He is currently Head of North America S&OP at Beam Suntory where he is responsible for analyzing medium and long-term business demand and assessing risk and market opportunities to support company strategy. In his prior role as Director of Integrated Business Planning at Kraft Foods, he developed and led the deployment of IBP which achieved Class A recognition. Prior to that, as Sr. Director of Integrated Business planning at Kellogg’s, he deployed an end-to-end analytics platform reducing slow-moving goods. He has also served in various Senior Director roles at Mondelēz and Cadbury. He holds a degree in Political Science and Economics from Western University and is a certified CPA.

Patrick Bower
Patrick Bower

Sr. Director of Supply Chain

Patrick Bower has a wide area of expertise, including S&OP, Demand Planning, Inventory, Network Optimization, and Production Scheduling. A recognized expert on demand planning and S&OP, and a self-professed “S&OP geek” - Patrick was previously Practice Manager of Supply Chain Planning at the consulting firm, Plan4Demand where his client list included Diageo, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Foster Farms, Cabot Industries and American Girl. Patrick’s experience encompasses tenures with Cadbury, Kraft Foods, Unisys, and Snapple. Patrick also worked for the supply chain software company - Numetrix, and was Vice President of R&D at Atrion International. He was also the recipient of IBF’s 2012 award for Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning.

Eric Wilson, ACPF
Eric Wilson, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning

Director – Thought Leadership
Eric is a predictive analytics and business planning innovator, author, and speaker. He is the Director of Thought Leadership at the IBF. Prior to this he worked as the Director of Demand Planning at Escalade Sports, Director of Demand Planning at Berry Plastics, and Director of Demand Planning & S&OP at Tempur Sealy International. In 2016, he received the Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning award from the IBF. He is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) with over 20 years of experience. Eric is a visionary in his field, a frequent speaker and panelist for many executive forums and professional conferences, and has written numerous articles in publications such as The Journal of Business Forecasting and APICS Magazine. He is also the author of the books Cultural Cycles and Predictive Analytics for Business Forecasting & Planning.
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Event Speakers
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Thomas Hill
Kimray Inc.
Debbie Climer
Cummins Inc.
Director of Integrated Business Planning
Todd Gallant, ACPF
Former Vice President of Global Planning
Conference Schedule
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  • Pre-Conference Workshop
    Jun 15, 2022
  • Conference Day 1
    Jun 16, 2022
  • Conference Day 2
    Jun 17, 2022
1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Pre-Conference Members Workshop
  • IBP/S&OP Process Overview
  • Maturity model & barriers to advancement
  • Cross-functional involvement

  • Gaining Buy-in to the process from key stakeholders
  • Tools to measure and improve for more effective S&OP process meetings
  • Building the bench for a sustainable process in the future

  • Meeting overview, agenda and outcomes
  • Who needs to be involved and when
  • Key inputs and outs of every step

  • Importance of measurement and analysis
  • Monitoring, reducing, and cost of error
  • Introduction to key performance indicators you need

  • Formalizing the process to create sustainability for the future
  • Incorporating continuous improvement tools into IBP & S&OP
  • Participant feedback mechanism to strengthen the overall process
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Chicago, Illinois
60018 USA
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