Below are the current F4SS board members and their respective roles.
Steve is the Head, Zarbee’s Supply Chain which is the #1 Trusted Better for You Natural All-Family Health & Wellness company in the US. Steve leads Plan, Source, Make and Deliver for this fast-growing business that was acquired by Jonson & Johnson in 2018. Previously, Steve was the Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain - Skincare GFO at Johnson & Johnson where he was responsible for enabling the portfolio growth across a multi-billion dollar, 20+ brand global portfolio as well as the commercialization of disruptive and innovative new products and businesses for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co.
Prior to re-joining J&J in June 2007, Steve spent the previous 7 years helping to run two start-up companies. Most recently, he was VP – Sales Development & Logistics at USA Detergents, Inc. (a privately-held household cleaner, air care and personal care CPG). Prior to that, he was VP – Sales & Marketing for Netgrocer.com (the leading nationwide Online Grocer and Retailer/CPG service provider) where he led business partnerships, search optimization, web design, loyalty programs, and Retailer and CPG services & relations.
From 1995 through 2000, Steve held positions in both Operations and Marketing at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. His experiences ranged from running the Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and Lotions businesses to leading National Planning for Personal Products Co.
Steve earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and holds a BA, Economics from Rutgers College.
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.
Julie's entire career has been spent in Food & Personal Care manufacturing with companies such as Dean Foods, Minnetonka Brands, Cristophe Hair Care, Watkins, Apex International and now KDC/CLA where she is Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing. She has launched start-up brands, created innovative products, partnered with customers to help grow and build their companies, and is passionate about Lean/CI. Julie's leadership philosophy focuses on people engagement, process improvement and relentless execution.
Julie earned her MBA from Capella University, and holds a BA in Communications from St. Norbert College.
She resides in the Los Angeles area and enjoys golf, reading and travel in her spare time.
Jesse is the Sales Activation Manager for Menasha. An experienced sales project manager, Jesse has a demonstrated history of working in the packaging and containers industry. He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in journalism and minor in business administration and management.
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.
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.
McQuinn is currently Oral Care External Supply Solutions Operations Leader, NA Product Supply at Procter & Gamble. He is responsible for End to End (E2E) supply chain manufacturing & initiative delivery for Crest white strips, Glide floss & various Crest mouthwashes and pastes produced at CoMan(s).
McQuinn Began his career with P&G as an intern at P&G Cape Girardeau Plant working in both Family & Baby Care business modules in 2001. Followed by 16 years of multiple assignments in P&G Manufacturing plants (4 locations) with various roles across Manufacturing & Engineering. McQuinn earned his BS from Tuskegee University in Chemical Engineering, married to his wife of 15 years Teresa who have 3 beautiful daughters. They reside in Cincinnati, OH.
Supply Chain Executive with diverse background, Global Sourcing Senior Director, Operational Excellence Section Head, Expert in External manufacturing Management and Supply Chain Design. Fortune 50 company. Broad international experience. MSc industrial Engineering – Operation Research.
Originally from Caracas Venezuela, Oscar has a very dynamic career with more than 20 years of experience with best in class Consumer Goods giant, (P&G), fast growing private company leader in hand heath solutions, (GOJO Industries), and Global Leader Consultant Firm (PwC). Proven track record at developing high performance teams, effective business and supply chain strategies for cosmetics and regulated products (FDA and EPA), through a series of positions of increasing responsibilities. Extensive and diverse experience with international assignments in USA and Latin America. Recognized as determined, data driven and discerning with strong coaching and analytical skills.
Javier is currently the Vice President Packaging Procurement and External Manufacturing Procurement, Kellogg Company.
Javier was Born in Mexico City. He earned his Mechanical- Electrical Engineer Bachelor degree and MBA at ITESM. He studied Integrated Operation Management at Michigan Sate University. He is a member of Procurement Professionals and Supply Chain Management Professionals. In addition, he was a procurement advisor at McKinsey and GeP.
Javier joined Kellogg in 1991 where he has held several roles within Kellogg’s in engineering, manufacturing and procurement, serving in multiple countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela and the U.S.
Don Sciolaro started his career in the Office of Congresswoman Marge Roukema followed by positions in Membership, Grassroots Advocacy and Programming with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). He moved on to serve in senior management positions at the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), including Director of Member Services overseeing Membership, Chapters, Customer Service and Data Base Management before assuming the role of CEO. Don received his M.P.A from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his B.A. from Seton Hall University. He is as an elected official on his local town Council serving as the Chair of the Financial and Administrative Committee as well as a Trustee of his local Public Library and a member of the Executive Board of the Bergen Joint Insurance Fund. Don resides in Waldwick, NJ with his wife Karen and their children Matt and Michelle.