Advisory Board

The current CSCR™ Advisory Board member profiles.

The CSCR™ Advisory Board enables the Center to remain at the forefront of the supply chain discipline by aligning Penn State Smeal supply chain research, programs, and offerings with current and future industry challenges and trends.

Our board members commit to a two-year appointment, act in a brand and sponsor development role for the University, Smeal College of Business, and CSCR™, remaining active in Center sponsored programs and events. They provide input and guidance for the CSCR™ strategic plan and forward-thinking initiatives, as well as approve our faculty research affiliates and fellowships.

The CSCR™ Advisory Board charter can be accessed here.

Meet the CSCR™ 2017-2018 Advisory Board

Portrait of Irv Grossman.CSCR™ Advisory Board Chairman
Irv Grossman
Executive Vice President, Americas
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 2010)

As the Executive Vice President of the Americas at CHAINalytics, a leading global supply chain consultancy, Irv Grossman is responsible for the delivery of strategy, design, and transformational consulting efforts for many of the top-tier global supply chains. His extensive industry and consulting experience spans Retail, Consumer Product Goods, and Hi-Tech within the areas of supply chain operations, logistics, strategic sourcing, procurement, and enterprise transformation. Grossman was also the founder of Chainnovations, a consultancy focused on supply chain transformation, that later merged with CHAINalytics in 2011.

Access Irv Grossman's complete bio here.

Portrait of David Kaduke.David Kaduke
Vice President, Supply Chain Planning
L Brands, MAST Global
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 1998)

As Vice President, Supply Chain Planning, for L Brands, David Kaduke has strategic, tactical and operational responsibilities supporting the planning and execution of inventory movement through the supply chain from supplier to store. His 30 year career in supply chain management has afforded experience in numerous areas of the supply chain, as well as several industries.

Access David Kaduke's complete bio here.

Portrait of Sean S. Trainor.Sean S. Trainor
Senior Vice President, Global Operations Engineering & Technology
Dell, Inc.
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 2004)

Sean Trainor serves as senior vice president of Global Operations Engineering and Technology at Dell.  He is responsible for new product introduction and operations engineering for all of Dell’s products across the worldwide supply chain.  Sean’s teams form the linchpin between product research and development and supply chain operations to enable flawless product and solution delivery.

Access Sean Trainor's complete bio here.

Portrait of Susan M. Gentry.Susan M. Gentry, CPIM, CSCP
Associate Director, Integrated Business Planning - Supply Lead
Dow AgroSciences
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 2010)

Susan Gentry has worked for Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis, Indiana, since 2001. For the past 32 years, Gentry's career has been in large corporations' operations and supply chains. Gentry has had assignments at Dow AgroSciences on both the crop protection and seeds platforms as global business supply chain manager for a variety of product portfolios. She has championed the creation of the Global Supply Chain Expertise Center for the Dow AgroSciences Seeds business and spearheaded the North America Seed Supply Chain organization. Currently, Gentry is associate director of Integrated Business Planning – Supply Lead in the seeds business.

Access Susan M. Gentry's complete bio here.

Portrait of Mike Metheny.Mike Metheny
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain
Corporate Services and Asset Protection
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 2012)

In his role at Burlington Stores, a nationally recognized off-price retailer of high-quality, branded apparel at everyday low prices, Mike Metheny leads supply chain strategy and execution. Additionally, he is responsible for the company’s asset protection, procurement, profit improvement, and corporate support functions.  His 26 year career spans three different retailers and has provided Metheny with broad retail and supply chain perspectives.

Access Mike Metheny's complete bio here.

Portrait of Donna G. Palumbo.Donna G. Palumbo, EdD
Senior Manager, Business Process Lead, Procurement Risk CoE
Johnson & Johnson Ethicon, Inc.,
Medical Devices Global Services, Inc.
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 1997)

Donna G. Palumbo is senior manager, Innovation Sourcing, at Johnson & Johnson Ethicon, Inc., Medical Devices Global Services, Inc.  Palumbo joined the Advanced Sourcing & Innovation Global Surgery team in 2016 and is responsible for establishing strategic direction in the identification and implementation of innovative solutions and has been instrumental in the development and execution of game changing supplier engagement business models.  She provides strategic leadership, and is a role model, educator, and mentor who engages and develops others to their fullest potential.

Access Donna G. Palumbo's complete bio here.

We would like to thank the following retiring 2015-2016 CSCR™ Advisory Board members for their time and efforts serving on the inaugural board, and their commitment to our mission.

Portrait of Taylor H. Wilkerson.2015 - 2016 CSCR™ Advisory Board Chairman
Taylor H. Wilkerson
Program Manager
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 2001)

Portrait of Jason Reiman.2015 - 2016 CSCR™ Advisory Board
Jason Reiman

Vice President, Global Logistics
The Hershey Company
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 1993)

Portrait of Larry P. Smith.2015 - 2016 CSCR™ Advisory Board
Larry P. Smith

Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Becton Dickinson and Company (BD)
(CSCR™ Corporate Sponsor since 1997)