2006 NCLC Annual Conference
May 21 – 23, 2006
“Hey Dude! Managing Age Diversity In Today’s Workforce”
Robert W. Wendover
Managing Director of the Center for Generational Studies
Robert Wendover is the Managing Director of the Center for Generational Studies. Over the past 17 years he has presented customized training and keynotes for industry, education and government. He has emerged as one of the nation’s leading commentators on how the generations relate to one another in American society.
The author of five books, he has written or contributed to more than 200 articles for national and local publications. He is a regular guest on radio & TV across the U.S., including CNN and CNBC.
Mr. Wendover’s education includes degrees in psychology, education and industrial arts. He has served on the management faculty of the University of Phoenix for the past ten years.
His clients include IBM, Sears, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, Kaiser Permanente, Ace Hardware, Discover, Kinko’s, State Farm Insurance, AllTel, Hampton Inns, AT&T, US West, Searle Pharmaceuticals, Super 8 Motels, The Professional Golfers Association and a host of other household names, government agencies and educational institutions.
“Predicting Technological Changes in Transportation Equipment”
Manager of World Wide Fleet Equipment Engineering for FedEx Express, Inc. and General Chairman & Treasurer of the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Association
• Manager of Vehicle / GSE Engineering & Planning
• General Chairman & Treasurer of the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Association
• Have been with FedEx Express since October 1, 1998
• Worked for Ryder Transportation from 1972 until November 30, 1998 Education & Associations
• Degree of Automotive – Diesel Technology from Lincoln Technical Institute
• Member of TMC since 1996
• Member of SAE International since 2000
“Internet Security: What You Need To Know”
Chief Information Officer for Blommer Chocolate Company
Ernie Redfern is the Chief Information Officer for Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest producer of bulk chocolate in North America. He began his career in information technology while serving in the U.S. Army designing and implementing secured communications system for the National Security Agency. Ernie worked on the initial Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) of the U.S. Department of Defense which later became what is now known as the Internet. Upon returning to civilian life he started a company, LANAC Technology Corp, which specialized in assisting companies implementing financial and analytical systems to monitor critical business matrixes. Ernie has appeared as an expert witness on the Internet in a number of court proceedings. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois. He has a daughter who is graduating from high school this year and a son who attends the University of Iowa.
“The New Paradigm: Partnering Between Shippers and Carriers”
Exel Carrier and Capacity Management
Lewis has spent 19 years in the transportation and logistics business having held a variety of positions as a service provider and a shipper. Currently, Lewis is the Director – Carrier and Capacity Management for Exel and is based in Addison, TX. In this position he is responsible for developing a National Carrier Program that will improve the overall effectiveness of procurement activity for truckload, less-than-truckload, and Parcel expenditures. His current role includes coordinating transportation procurement activities with the other Exel business sectors across their shared base of service providers.
Prior to joining Exel, Lewis was the Sr. Director Transportation at ConAgra Foods Integrated Logistics where he was responsible for the procurement of approximately $750 million of transportation spending for all modes of domestic and international transportation. Lewis was also involved in the SAP implementation across all of the ConAgra business units.
Lewis has held positions as Director of Procurement for Kraft Foods, where he spent 5 years in various operations, logistics, and procurements roles. Lewis also spent 14 years on the carrier side of the business with RPS (now Fed Ex Ground) and Averitt Express.
Lewis holds a BS degree in Marketing and Management from the University of South Carolina.
Exel is the world leader in supply chain management, providing customer-focused solutions to a wide range of industries including retail, consumer, and technology, automotive, healthcare, chemical and industrial.
Exel’s innovative supply chain solutions, skilled people and regional coverage, bring together all aspects of freight management and contract logistics in addition to a wide range of integrated, value-added and specialist services. These include supply chain design, consulting, warehousing, distribution, after-sales services and IT support, ensuring that we deliver our customers’ products when and where they need them.
Exel is wholly owned entity of Deutsche Post World Net. For further information, visit www.exel.com