Presentations of Speakers for NCLC
May 21 - 23, 2006
Topic & Speaker
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“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
here for presentation in PDF format.
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
• 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
• 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.
for presentation in PDF format.
“The New Paradigm: Partnering Between Shippers and
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
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