CAPS Supply Management Virtual Summit:
Meet Our Speakers

Flor Aguilar Kim is a director of Supply Chain Management for General Dynamics Mission Systems. She directs the supply chain strategy and capture team, encompassing the Small Business Program, Innovation Sourcing Network (ISN), SCM Communications, Bidding and Estimating, Design to Value, Capture and Strategic Sourcing initiatives throughout the company. Prior to her current position, Aguilar Kim led the Strategic Partnerships and Subcontract Management Office within the Supply Chain Management organization.

In her current positon, Aguilar Kim leads the supply chain management capture strategy for top new business pursuits at General Dynamics Mission Systems. She is also responsible for identifying, initiating early engagement and developing partnerships with a wide range of small business enterprises nationwide. Under her leadership, Aguilar Kim has also developed cohesive supply chain management strategies to align with General Dynamics at the corporate level, creating a strategic business advantage throughout the corporation.

Timothy R. Fiore is currently part of the Leadership Team at Ryder System, Inc. and is responsible for Ryder’s global procurement and supply organization across all three Ryder business units. Tim and his team are tasked with improving the supplier selection and management process by encouraging collaboration with Ryder’s key suppliers for vehicle, vehicle support, supply chain support service expenses and fuel activities. The team’s activities address all sectors of Ryder’s supply chain by championing a fact-based, data-driven process to establish future key supplier relationships. Tim returned to Ryder assuming similar responsibilities that he had in the early 2000’s.

Prior to this role, Fiore was the Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer of ThyssenKrupp NA. He was responsible for developing and implementing ThyssenKrupp’s first consolidated North American supply management program initially addressing indirect and transportation cost, procurement processes, systems, tools and supply-chain employee development. His organization supported all of ThyssenKrupp’s operating companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as the company’s regional headquarters. Through collaboration, teamwork and deployment of effective competition among the TK Global, Regional and Business Area supply management organizations, ThyssenKrupp NA realized the benefits of mass and scale in the region.

Pat Hopper joined FedEx in 2001, and has been a Director of Sourcing since 2013 with global category and supplier relationship management responsibilities across all FedEx entities. These categories include: Information Technology, Professional Services, Operational Supplies, Supplier Diversity, Supply Chain Sustainability, and Risk.

Prior to joining FedEx, Pat was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force responsible for the acquisition of GPS satellites and classified space systems.  He began his career in 1993 as an operational Contracting Officer at a B-1 bomber base in Rapid City, SD, and spent his last 4 years in the Air Force at the Space and Missile Systems Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA.  A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Pat graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and earned a Master of Science in Contracting Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, OH.  

Ana Elena Marziano is Chief Purchasing Officer at Procter & Gamble Company. Marziano began her career at P&G in 1988 after graduating from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Her first P&G assignment was as a manufacturing department manager with Fabric and Home Care in her native Caracas.

Marziano moved to Cincinnati in 2000 to work for P&G's Feminine Care division, where she was named assistant director for purchases of materials and package film in 2003. She became director of global hygiene purchases in 2006 and director of global chemicals purchases in 2009. She was named a vice president in 2012.

David Meyer is Vice President, Global Supply Management and Logistics, a position he has held since January 2019. In this role, Meyer is responsible for the leadership of supply management and logistics activities globally. Meyer joined John Deere in 1998 as a supplier development engineer. The following year, he moved to the agricultural equipment division as a supply base manager. In 2002, he moved to John Deere Power Systems as global commodity manager for fuel systems and was named strategic sourcing manager in 2005. Two years later, Meyer moved to John Deere Engine Works in Waterloo, Iowa as manager of assembly operations. In 2008, he was named director of supply management for John Deere Power Systems, leading the function through the Tier-4 emissions period. Immediately prior to his current role, Meyer served as factory manager at John Deere Engine Works.

Prior to joining John Deere, Meyer served in manufacturing and product engineering positions at Ford Motor Company and General Motors.
Meyer holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a master's degree in engineering management from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Thomas A. Nash, C.P.M., CPIM is Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at American Red Cross, a $3 Billion humanitarian and blood supply organization.. Tom has led Procurement and Supply Chain transformations in three (3) industries (manufacturing, consumer services and health care). He holds an Executive M.B.A. from LSU and a B.S. degree in Production Operations (Supply Chain) from Arizona State University. He is certified by ISM and APICS.

Prior to the Red Cross, Tom was Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) for two large hospital systems. Tom was also Vice President & CPO for a $4 Billion global consumer services company and was Global Process Owner for Procurement for Royal Dutch Shell’s Global Shared Services Company. He is a Board Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Center for Advanced Procurement Studies (CAPS) and NC State University Supply Chain Research Cooperative (SCRC).

Ken Pfeil is Chief Architect for TechDemocracy, LLC, a provider of strategic security consulting and executive level support and services for a broad range of clients in varying industry verticals. Prior to TDC, he most recently served as Chief Security Officer for MFS Investments, and previously as CISO for Pioneer Global Asset Management SpA (Including Pioneer Investments and all operating subsidiaries in 26 countries). He has also served as Executive Director and Head of Information Security (Americas) for German Landesbank WestLB AG.

Ken’s Information Technology and Security experience spans over three decades, with strategic technical and executive experience at companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Capital IQ, Miradiant Global Network, Avaya, and Merrill Lynch. While at Microsoft, Ken coauthored Microsoft's “Best Practices for Enterprise Security” white papers, was a technical contributor for the MCSE Exam "Designing Security for Windows 2000" and official course curriculum. In 1998 Ken founded "The NT Toolbox" website, where he oversaw all operations until acquisition by GFI Software in 2002. 

Robert Vislosky joined Honeywell in 2018 as Chief Procurement Officer, managing the global $18B spend for the corporation across all areas and businesses. His responsibility is productivity, working capital, supplier development, and VCM associated with this sizable supply base. With a global staff of nearly 3300 employees, he carries significant opportunity to drive efficiency at Honeywell, while developing a Supply Base Management culture.

Prior to joining Honeywell, Robert held CPO roles at XPO Logistics, Valspar Corporation, and Reynolds Packaging Group. Early in his career Robert held procurement and business leadership roles at Alcoa and HB Fuller, and managed extensive engineering, operations planning and sales roles with NOVA Chemicals.

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