A Board of Advisors comprised of industry experts has been set up to monitor and assist the Reverse Logistics Association management team in making informed decisions. Advisors include:
Edwin Heslinga – Microsoft
Edwin is currently Director of Reverse Logistics Programs and Policies for Microsoft Devices. In his position Edwin is responsible for development and enforcement of policies surrounding returns and all related costs to the returns and is also involved in the Customer Satisfaction Continuous Improvement Council. Working with Microsoft Call Center and the Microsoft Manufacturing Operations Edwin is driving the improvement of consumer satisfaction through agent assisted support and on-line support while managing the costs.
Prior to working for Microsoft Edwin worked for Jabil Global Services as the Director of IT Solutions, where he worked with various teams on the proposal and implementation of reversed logistics services for various companies at the Jabil factories around the world.
Chuck Johnston – The Home Depot
Troy Kubat – Walmart
Troy Kubat is Sr. Director of Specialty & Reverse Logistics for Walmart Stores, Inc. Troy is responsible for the company's U.S. Reverse Logistics networks, which currently includes 6 Return Centers, 6 Returns Consolidation Centers, 7 Used Asset Centers, 1 Material Consolidation Center, and 1 Electronics Refurbishment Center. Also responsible for Specialty Logistics operations that includes the Walmart Print Solutions Center and the Information Technology Center.
Hartmut Liebel – Jabil
Hartmut Liebel joined Jabil in 2002 as Vice President, Global Services. He was appointed as President of the Aftermarket Services Division in 2004, and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Aftermarket Services and one of Jabil's Executive Vice Presidents.
Prior to joining Jabil, he served as Director of Business Development in the power conversion and communication subsystems group at Emerson Electric (formerly Artesyn Technologies). He has also held positions as Assistant Treasurer of W.R. Grace, and as Vice President-Capital Markets at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. Liebel received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame holds the Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Thomas Maher – Dell, Inc.
Tom Maher joined Dell in 1997 and is the Vice President of Global Service Parts. Mr. Maher is responsible for service parts life cycle support in over 100 countries.
Mr. Maherís global service parts responsibilities include: planning, procurement, distribution, returns, repair, inventory management, supplier management and parts disposal. These operations support 100% of Dellís warranty customers across all Business Units and all Product Lines.
Prior to joining Dell Mr. Maher was with Vanstar where he held various positions in after market service parts support. Tom is an active member of the Reverse Logistics Association, Council of Supply Chain Professionals, and sits on the Executive Advisory Board for Arizona Stateís Network for Supply Chain Excellence.
Tom holds a B.A. degree from Villanova University.
Dave Moloney – Google
Operational leader with technical focus, technical leader with operational focus: I flip between both roles as circumstances require. I build operations for consumer electronics startups: business model, process, legal framework, international expansion, NPI, PLM, sourcing talent, forward logistics, contact centers, reverse logistics, wireless certitification, online and backend systems, knowledge management, sleeve rolling-up.
CE products: Handspring, Palm, Kaleidescape, HP
David O'Leary – UPS
David OíLeary brings over 22 years of management experience through several key roles in Sales, Finance and Operations positions that he has held during his career at UPS. As Vice-President, Global Post Sales and Reverse Logistics, David is responsible for the US and Canada operations while having strategic oversight for the product globally. Prior to taking on this role David was Vice-President of High Tech Sales. In this role, David was responsible for managing a group of High Tech sales executives who support internal and external sales cycles focused on UPS distribution and service part logistics products.
David began his career with UPS through the acquisition of Livingston Inc. in October 2000. Just prior to the acquisition, David had moved into a Service Parts Logistics (SPL) operations role and assumed more senior operational responsibilities within SPL at UPS. Prior to moving to operations, David spent four years with Livingston in various financial roles. His last financial assignment was Controller of Livingston, Inc.
David has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. In addition, he obtained his Chartered Accountancy (CA) designation in 1992 during his apprenticeship with Price Waterhouse. David worked for Price Waterhouse for five years performing roles in audit, tax and insolvency groups. David spent one year at Coco-Cola as a Finance Manager prior to joining Livingston.
Ian Rusher – Cisco
20 Years within Supply Chain Operations, of which the last 15 Years have been spent in reverse Logistics. Previous experience running 3Com EMEA Warranty/Service Repair Operations, Responsible for both Internal and 3rd party repair operational performance and Engineering support. Moved the operations from a predominantly In-House business to a total outsourced operational model. Last 3 Years at Cisco within Supply Chain Field Operations, setting up the EMEA non Service returns and Cost Avoidance Operations within the Netherlands. Responsible direct for EMEA Freight and Warehouse Operations. During the last 2 years has successfully set up Operational infrastructure to support the Teams Global Revenue targets.
Tony Sciarrotta – Reverse It Sales & Consulting
Tony Sciarrotta has held a variety of sales and marketing positions in the consumer electronics industry for over 30+ years, including the last 25 years at Philips Consumer Lifestyle. His background prepared him in this developmental role as director for returns management activities, and he was responsible for implementing effective returns policies and procedures with a variety of dealers.
In 2005, Tony assumed responsibility for maximizing asset recovery of all returned consumer goods. Tony has specifically targeted best avenues for reselling returned goods at the model level, by using tools developed with finance support.
In 2013, Tony retired from Philps and now is doing the same asset recovery activities for other companies. Tony also sits on the Advisory Board of the Reverse Logistics Association.
Ian Towell – Tesco
Resposible for end to end accountability for the non food returns business within UK Tesco, focussing on improving quality, policy application, asset recovery and logistical flow.
Susan Wackerman – Hewlett-Packard
Susan Wackerman is currently a Sr. Operations Manager in the Americas Supply Chain for HPís Imaging and Printing Group. In her position, Susan is responsible for the Recycling Operations for HP Americas and the Returns Operations / Remarketing for HP Americas Imaging and Printing Group. This includes supply chain development, reverse logistics, disposition and processing, refurbishment, resale, channel management. For Recycling Operations her product responsibilities cover all HP product categories including inkjet and laser printing, digital imaging, supplies, scanners, shared printing, PCs, notebooks, desktops, servers.
In her 22 years of experience with HP, Susan has held a number of management positions in Operations and Marketing including Director positions in the Region and WW Marketing organizations. Her responsibilities have included product marketing, market development, communications, business planning, category management, forecasting, outbound marketing, procurement and outbound operations. These efforts expand across HPís businesses, including the Consumer / Commercial Printing and Consumer PC businesses. These markets include business to business to consumer, direct, and auction
Susan graduated from the University of San Diego, San Diego California. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.