The Supply Chain Evolution: The Future of Procurement and Logistics

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February 14, 2023 8 AM - 10 AM EST

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Supply Chain constraints and pricing inflation have become the standard across industries. Companies must find ways to not only adapt but grow through these challenges. Join us for a panel to discuss how leaders are adapting corporate procurement strategy, partnering with other executives, and developing their teams to thrive in an increasingly competitive market. 


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Matt Morgan (Moderator)

Townsend Search Group

Matt Morgan is a Director at Townsend Search Group, an Executive Search firm serving Private Equity sponsored and other privately held organizations. Townsend’s functional expertise includes Executive and Senior Management, Accounting and Finance, Operations, Private Equity and Advisory (Investment Banking, Valuation, Transaction Advisory and Turnaround & Restructuring) professionals.

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Jan Griffiths

Gravitas Detroit
President and Founder

Jan Griffiths is the President and Founder of Gravitas Detroit, a company committed to preparing leaders for the future in the automotive industry. Prior to Gravitas, Jan built a 20+ year career in Automotive Supply Chain leadership ultimately serving as Chief Procurement Officer for Inteva, a $3 billion, Tier-1 global automotive supplier. Her success in the position helped earn a spot-on Automotive News’ list of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. In January 2020, Jan launched The Automotive Leaders Podcast where she interviews some of the finest authentic leadership minds in the quest for Gravitas. 

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Matt Stekier

Plante Moran
Principal, Supply Chain & Operations Improvement

Matt has more than 20 years of experience serving clients and leading process improvement initiatives. Utilizing his background as a Six Sigma Green Belt and certification in Theory of Constraints, as well as other Lean methodologies, he has demonstrated the ability to quickly identify improvement opportunities that translate into tangible results that increase productivity, lowering total cost, reducing lead times, and improve overall quality. Matt has utilized his knowledge to successfully lead multiple Lean initiatives and process improvement projects on the manufacturing assembly floor, warehouse and distribution activities, in a machine shop environment, and in the administrative setting for back-office functions. These activities have spanned a variety of industries, including medical device and life sciences, high-volume automotive production, military vehicle and construction equipment manufacturing, footwear and apparel, food and beverage, and low-volume niche manufacturing. 

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Leslie Bednarz

Faurecia North America
Executive Director of Strategy + M&A, Clean Mobility - North America Executive Director of Strategy + M&A, Clean Mobility

Leslie has served the industry in not only commercial and engineering roles but also as a strategy consultant at world class, industry leading organizations. 
As a management consultant, Leslie has delivered value to clients in private and public sectors in markets including: automotive, medium/heavy duty vehicles & off-highway equipment, large engines, natural gas & oilfield equipment, defense, aerospace, clean energy and private equity. She has a demonstrated ability to achieve results, develop client relationships, and lead teams. 
Leslie thrives on collaborating with high energy, positive, and driven team members which she has been so fortunate to work with for most of her career. These teams have driven tremendous value to their clients in strategy & execution engagements focused on all of the following: revenue growth, new market entry, product strategy, global supply chain sourcing & resourcing, powertrain cost modeling, integrated cost reduction, market due diligence, and competitive/advanced technology benchmarking. 
Each day, Leslie and the team members she works with strive to continually be trusted advisors to- and build strong partnerships with their clients. 

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