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Media Spokespersons

Principal Spokespersons for the media and analysts, listed below:

 

John Blyzinskyj, CEO of Elemica, a global firm with HQ in Exton, PA

John Blyzinskyj joined Elemica in November 2012 as the Chief Executive Officer. John has extensive experience in successfully launching new offerings onto the market, and growing technology companies into world leading enterprises. He has previously held executive general management roles at IBM Corporation, Hewlett Packard, and Motorola, and has lived and worked extensively across three continents. John brings more than 20 years of relevant global industry experience in the Software and IT Services market, including enterprise supply chain applications within the industrial sector.

Mr. Blyzinskyj, a dual US / UK national, holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Cranfield School of Management, and a B.Sc. degree with honors in Electronic Engineering from King’s College, University of London.

Elemica delivers state-of-the-art supply chain solutions in the areas of customer, supplier, sourcing, and logistics management. Elemica drives bottom line business results by promoting reduced cost of operations, faster process execution, automation of key business processes, removal of transactional barriers, and seamless information flow between business partners. Elemica was founded in 2000 and today connects more than 5,000 companies across multiple industries, processing over $150 billion in annual transactions. Elemica’s global operations are headquartered outside Philadelphia and include offices in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Frankfurt, London, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Clients include BASF, BP, Continental, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, LANXESS, Michelin, Rhodia, Shell, Sumitomo Chemical, and Yokohama.

 

Jim Caruso, Strategist & CEO of MediaFirst, Atlanta, GA

MediaFirst is a boutique tech PR firm with horsepower to excell in inbound marketing, social media, websites, and online lead generation. The firm serves clients around Atlanta and worldwide. Jim's talents reflect his confluence of engineering and international business experience. These bring a clear view of trends in the business of technology. In addition, Mr. Caruso has been on the forefront of many technologies, in capacities in engineering, sales, global business development, and marketing.

As a speaker, he has presented to business and technical audiences around the world, including in places as diverse as Helsinki, London, New Delhi, New York, Rio, and Sydney,

 

Chris Castaldi manager of business development at DMW&H Systems, Carlstadt, NJ

Castaldi comes to the distribution and warehouse optimization software firm with more than 25 years of experience in the material handling industry. He strengthens the ability of W&H to meet customer needs. Chris leads the marketing team in a new direction with the focus of strengthening the company’s image and our presence in the market place.” Castaldi is also tasked with helping clients optimize the flow of merchandise through their distribution centers, reducing labor, eliminating charge backs and focusing on ROI.

 

Jeff Karrenbauer, president and co-founder of Insight, Inc., Manassas, VA

Jeff is an expert, technology executive in optimization, modeling, and analysis of supply chains for top, global firms. Insight powers 40% of the Fortune 50 to profitability and customer satisfaction. Jeff is expert in Green Supply Chains, Supply Chain Vulnerabilities, Supply Chain Risk Mitigation, Supply Chain Network Design, Transportation Planning, Transportation Procurement. He can also discuss strategies around sourcing, procurement, production, simulation, what-if analysis, business intelligence in the supply chain, tax & credits, carbon emissions, energy utilization in the supply chain, etc.

 

Christopher P Mazza, senior vice president, Business Development for International Asset Systems, Oakland, CA

Chris has more than 25 years of experience in the container shipping industry and related technology. Before joining IAS, Chris held a variety of managerial and senior-level positions in land operations, finance, and sales. He has worked for Stewart & Alexander (ship brokers), Maersk Line, DSR-Senator Lines and Triton Container International. Chris has strong domain knowledge of container land operations, chassis management, intermodal transportation and expertise in the merging of ocean carrier operations, cost control and work process improvement. He is a graduate of Rhode Island College, and holds a Master's Degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

International Asset Systems (IAS) provides solutions to the world’s largest intermodal information network, spanning thousands of operators and their trading partners, including leading ocean carriers, logistics providers, equipment lessors, motor carriers, repair depots, manufacturers, barge operators, beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) and rail carriers around the world. IAS helps clients profit more by achieving greater visibility, increasing booking fulfillment, and reducing equipment, transportation and operational costs. Chris Mazza and Paul Crinks, CEO of IAS, can discuss the new chassis provisioning model in the US, last mile visibility, maintenance & repair operations, asset management, track & trace, cloud computing, fleet management, green supply chains, and more.

Additional Corporate Spokespersons

 

Michael Centrella, Rain-Making Executive. Founder, Momentum Technology Partners

Momentum is a market and sales development firm for early stage to late stage companies. The firm's methodology has proven, cost-effective results. The firm's clients include: Cloudyn; yoopTV; POSE; Harvistor; Cemmerce; Mobile Matrix; KidsDispenser; Navitrio; Teleran, or some of our former clients: IBRIX (HP), 3Com (HP), Vonage, XEBEO, ClickFinger, Auction Logic, YourFit, Vestac, and more. Momentum Technology Partners is a DBA of Avidia Consulting, LLC. For more information or to contact us send an e-mail to info@momentumtp.com.

 

Steve Dowse, chief technology officer (CTO) at International Asset Systems, Oakland, CA

International Asset Systems (IAS) provides solutions to the world’s largest intermodal information network, spanning thousands of operators and their trading partners, including leading ocean carriers, logistics providers, equipment lessors, motor carriers, repair depots, manufacturers, barge operators, beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) and rail carriers around the world. IAS helps clients profit more by achieving greater visibility, increasing booking fulfillment, and reducing equipment, transportation and operational costs. Chris Mazza and Paul Crinks, CEO of IAS, can discuss the new chassis provisioning model in the US, last mile visibility, maintenance & repair operations, asset management, track & trace, cloud computing, fleet management, green supply chains, and more.

 

Rich Katz, CTO of Elemica, Exton, PR

Rich Katz was with RubberNetwork for 7 years prior to joining Elemica in August 2009 when it merged with RubberNetwork LLC. Rich is responsible for overseeing the System Development, Implementation and Operational aspects of the Supply Chain Service. He has over 16 years experience, including an extensive background in Enterprise Resource Planning, Custom System Development and Business-to-Business eCommerce. Prior to RubberNetwork, Mr. Katz was the Director of Implementation Services for USI’s Ariba Practice (Formerly CoreHarbor) and has held Senior Manager positions in Arthur Andersen's Advanced Technology and ERP practices.

Mr. Katz earned a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

Samson Siasia, Olympic (Under-23) head coach, and former head coach of the Nigerian National team (soccer / football)at SiaOne.com

Samson has coached all of the National Team, Olympic team (under-23), and Under-20 coach for the Nigeria Football Association (NFA). Previously, he was a National Team Assistant Coach. Notably, he was former Head Coach of finalists at the Beijing Olympic Games and also the World Youth [Under-20 (U20)] Championships in the Netherlands during July 2005. During his 11 years playing for Nigeria’s SuperEagles he a leading scorer, ranking as high as # 3.

 

Frank Wingate, CEO Partner at HiTech Partners, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Frank Wingate is Operations Manager of LifeSpan Technologies LifeSpan Technologies strives to provide timely and actionable information so states, counties, and other owners can safely derive the lowest life-cycle cost from their bridges and other infrastructure assets. LifeSpan Technologies