Below are the current F4SS board members and their respective roles.
Tom is a 28-year veteran of Kimberly-Clark having held roles in customer supply chain, planning, manufacturing, research & development, and procurement. He has supported all major K-C brands such as Huggies®, Kleenex®, Kotex®, Depend®, and Scott®. Tom now serves as Senior Director for External Manufacturing leading the activity of 150+ supplier-partners around the world through a globally dispersed team. Tom has a degree in Management from Purdue University. Tom is a father to three boys who have all graduated from Midwest universities. He and his wife Valerie are now happily empty nesting in greater Atlanta.
Thom has worked to grow Capacity since its earliest days alongside his co-founders Jeff, Arlen and Allen. He has held a number of roles, including leading client services, and currently oversees sales and marketing. Thom takes a special interest in attracting and retaining the people who make up Capacity’s extraordinarily passionate culture.
Prior to Capacity, Thom was with Morgan Stanley for 7 years, managing investment banking and investor relations for Institutional mutual funds. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Thom was at Bottomline Technologies, implementing electronic payment systems for major financial institutions. Prior to that he worked at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Thom holds a degree in English from Princeton University. Outside of the office means outside for Thom: it would to you too if you spent a couple of decades in a windowless warehouse. He loves hiking, skiing, and climbing with family and friends.
Annette Saenger is the Vice President of Cosmetics and Personal Care for the Certified Group. In this role, Annette is responsible for developing the cosmetics and personal care business across the certified group network. Annette is the co- leader of the Women for Supply Chain (W4SC) – an F4SS initiative team focusing on empowering and supporting female talent of member companies.
Prior to joining the Certified Group, she worked for SGS North America supporting both Certification and Testing divisions – as a business development manager for supply chain and risk management solutions and a global key account manager for testing services. Before joining SGS, Annette held a variety of marketing and sales positions for several top industry cosmetics brands and third-party contract manufacturers. At these companies, she gained extensive experience in sales, product development, brand marketing, account management and strategy.
Annette is also an active member and has served on the board of the Cosmetic Industry Buyers and Suppliers (CIBS) organization in New York City. Annette earned a master’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY) in Marketing and Retail Management for the Cosmetics and Fragrance Industry and earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the City University of New York (CUNY) at Brooklyn College.
Chris Taylor is the CEO and Founder of Crescent Corporation. He is a fifth-generation native of Cincinnati, attended the University of Cincinnati in Business Administration and is a graduate of Harvard Business School in an intensive three-year advance management degree program.
Mr. Taylor has been involved in the business for over 35 years and represents the fifth generation of Taylor’s to actively operate the business. In 1987, Mr. Taylor recognized the need for a new warehousing and contract packaging operation to complement the existing operations at that time and formed Crescent Park Distribution Centers, Inc, of which he was the principal officer.
Since then, Mr. Taylor has led what is now known as Crescent, from a startup company to multi-million dollar Integrated Supply Chain Services Company, for major domestic and international consumer packaged goods companies and multinational manufacturers. The organization has seven operating facilities within four Midwestern and Northeastern states, employing over 1500 personnel.
Mr. Taylor is a member of YPO since 1999, holding several officer positions of the Cincinnati Chapter, then becoming a member of WPO in the Cincinnati Chapter. Mr. Taylor has held board of director positions for The Research & Development Association for the Miltary Food and Packaging Systems, along with various charitable and local organizations.
Eric Markos, Director of Continuous Improvement for the Kellogg Company. Born and raised in Battle Creek, MI and a graduated of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering. Eric has over 20 years within the Manufacturing, Engineering, & Supply Chain fields. Eric started his career working 10 years with a Toyota owned automotive supplier and the last 12 years with the Kellogg Company. Eric has a data driven & go see for yourself mentality when it comes to Continuous Improvement and solving any problem.
Steve is President of creative works llc.
Chuck Woods is Senior Director – BD, Commercialization & Marketing for MSI Express.
Christine is Vice President, Product Strategy and Go-To-Market for Nulogy. Her previous roles include Vice President, Product Strategy and Go-To-Market at Verusen and Senior Director of Product and Industry Market Strategy for Infor. Christine holds a BSEE from the University of Evansville and an MBA from the University of Louisville. She is also an APICS-certified professional in Inventory and Production Management (CPIM).
Early part of career was in Private Label manufacturing. Left the industry in 2001 as VP of Administration.and Secretary of Board of Directors for The CloWhite Company.
Joined the Contract Packaging Industry 2002. Currently VP of Customer Solutions with Coregistics based in Acworth, GA. Member of the Executive Team.
Previously served as Vice Chairman of the Henry County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Personal: 1 son, 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Currently reside in the North GA mountains in Jasper, GA
Michele was the Global Sourcing Vice President for GOJO Industries located in Akron, OH from 2004 – 2020. Previously she held various Purchasing positions with Procter & Gamble where she retired after 25 years of service. In 2003, she accepted a position with the City of Cincinnati working for the City Manager to privatize city services. In 2004, she joined GOJO Industries.
In her position at GOJO, she had responsibility for managing the Global Sourcing organization with a focus on strategic sourcing of materials and equipment. and services to support business operations. She successfully led many global projects to build a global supply chain for the manufacture of plastics goods as well as offshore contract manufacturing to produce finished goods.
While at GOJO, Michele served on the Board of Directors for Foundation for Supply Chain Solutions (F4SS). During her tenure, she increased membership by bringing in ECMs that supported the GOJO business. She was also actively involved in the rebranding and redefining the scope of the F4SS work to better meet the needs of our members.
Michele is past Chair for United Way of Summit and Medina counties where she led the organization through the merger with United Way of Medina. Under her leadership United Way has continued to focus on Bold Goals to improve 3rd grade reading, ensuring our high school students are career or college ready, financially empowering our community, and reducing black infant mortality rates.
Michele and her husband enjoy exercising, travel and spending time with their family.