Disruptive Impact of Technology and Distressed Opportunities it Creates
Thursday, February 7 | 2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rob Adams, JGS Resources
David A. Reitzel, Grant Thornton LLP
David Schwebel, Swisslog Logistics
Scott Y. Stuart, Esq., TMA Global
See below for additional information on the panelists
Chairman, JGS Resources
Rob Adams attended Auburn University receiving an accounting degree, joined Deloitte in the audit group, and is a Certified Public Accountant. After 3 years with Deloitte, he pursued a Masters in Business Administration at Wake Forest University. He held various operational leadership roles with Waste Management Inc. in the United States and Europe. At Waste Management, he managed operations in North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. While in Europe, he introduced the frontend loader system in Italy. At Republic Industries, he completed over 20 waste transactions and sited a regional landfill in South Carolina. Rob spent twelve years at EVE Partners, a boutique investment bank specializing in transportation and logistics. He was responsible for providing interim or permanent leadership for private equity portfolio companies including: Charterhouse Group’s United Road Services, an automotive logistics company as the Chief Acquisition Officer, Lincolnshire Management’s Amports/General Port Services, a port logistics company as the COO/CEO, Fenway Partners’ Refrigerated Holdings, Inc., a temperature-sensitive distribution company with warehousing, transportation and port services as CEO, RLJ Equity’s Thompson Trucking, Inc, a bulk aggregate logistics company as CFO, Logisticap’s All Access USA, Inc., an e-commerce logistics company as CEO, and Perdue Partners, Benton Global, Inc, an expedited and last mile logistics company as President
Rob is currently the chairman of JGS Resources, LLC a transaction advisory firm for the logistics, waste management, and staffing industry and has completed over 110 transactions in the space.
David A. Reitzel
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
Results-driven information technology executive with over 23 years of experience with a progressive career track for successfully planning and executing business plans to meet growth demands by helping healthcare organization maximize their investment in existing technologies, introducing new technology, drive innovative business solutions/services and providing solid leadership to Health IT and Health IT turnaround situations. David lead’s Grant Thornton Health IT and Infor Health lines of businesses.
Vice President of Business Development and Market Intelligence, Swisslog Logistics
With more than 18 years of successful experience as a supply chain executive, David Schwebel leads the Swisslog () North America business development teams in their efforts to educate the evolving marketplace in robotized automation and mechanized fulfillment. He collaborates with global and national companies and supports their development of strategic initiatives. He works closely with other worldwide Swisslog department heads to deliver the outstanding results that Swisslog clients have come to expect over the more than 100-year history of the company.
Recently, David became the chairman of the Solutions Community within the Material Handling Industry (), a trade association for the Material Handling and Supply Chain Industry. Previously, His role as Managing Executive within MHI was in the development of a strategic platform for their membership, support their Product and Solution Groups and the expansion of the Industry Groups program. He is an Industrial Engineering graduate from North Carolina State University, with a Masters in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering (), and an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Lean Black Belt.
During 2014 he accomplished business process redesign & improvement consults with Automated Warehouse Companies (ASRS, Robotic Palletizing Systems), packaging supplier companies (PET Preforms & Blow Molding), service-oriented companies (Supply Chain Information Technology Integrators) and many Craft Beer Breweries (network logistics, SKU optimization, strategy management).
He was, until January 2014, the Director of Strategy and Supply Chain Process Design at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (). Here, he developed their Supply Chain Strategy while championing continuous improvement projects and leading their Operational Excellence department.
David has designed several transformational enhancements for Coca-Cola including a Material Handling Device, CooLift (), which reduced Direct Store Delivery operating expenses by 11%, Automated Case-Pick Palletizing Systems which lowered warehousing costs by 28%, and a Five Year Supply Chain Strategic Program that aligned Coke's visionary goals with their operational projects and budgets, which reduced 2 months from annual Supply Chain, Sales & Operating planning.
During his ten years at Coca-Cola Consolidated, he worked in and on projects and budgets within these departments (IT, HR, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Merchandising, Equipment Vending, Transportation, Warehousing, Logistics, Inventory, Planning, Forecasting, Purchasing, Engineering, and Manufacturing). He leveraged SAP for ERP and JDA/Red Prairie for WMS as part of Coca-Cola's entire Supply Chain Management system, for Sales & Delivery, Inventory Management, Financials, Accounts Receivable / Purchasable, Maintenance (plant & field vending machines), and Business Intelligence for reporting purposes.
Born on July 6, 1977, on Long Island, New York, David grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. He resides there with his wife, Michelle, and their two boys, Joseph and Alexander.
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Scott Y. Stuart, Esq. (Moderator)
CEO, TMA Global
Scott Y. Stuart, Esq. was named CEO of TMA Global in July 2018. Stuart leads the global organization of more than 9,000 turnaround and corporate renewal professionals. He brings nearly 30 years of experience in the restructuring, legal, and distressed investment sectors and has a proven track record of building, growing, and leading successful companies, from corporations to startups.