America's Remanufacturing Company
Chief Revenue Officer
Paul Adamson is the Chief Revenue Officer for America’s Remanufacturing Company (ARC), the only vertically integrated returns management solution provider offering Recovery, Remanufacturing, Resale, and Recycling. ARC is the premiere partner to brands and retailers of Small Appliances, Floor Care products, Outdoor Power Equipment, Powered Hand Tools, Compressors, and Generators.
Paul is responsible for leading the business development, channel development, marketing and M&A activities for the business. His priority is to help Fortune 1000 companies derive value from returned products - reducing costs, providing valuable data, and developing new sales channels, all while managing risk.
General Manager - Gold Seal
Siva Balakrishnan is the General Manager for the GoldSeal Business in GE Healthcare. He also leads the eCommerce “go to market” strategy initiatives for Global Services for GE Healthcare. Siva began his career in GE with the Corporate Audit Staff in 1994 and has seen a succession of roles in GE Capital (in India as well as the United States). After five years with Terex Corporation, running the Aftermarket business for its Aerial Work Platform businesses, and two years running the Aftermarket P&L for Gardner Denver, Siva returned to GE to run the GE Healthcare Goldseal Business. Siva lives with his spouse and two daughters in Wisconsin.
Industry Solution Executive, US Industry Manufacturing Team
Casey Blevins is the President of National Switchgear and has chief marketing responsibility of the National family of companies, along with oversight of the apparatus, customer service and risk management teams. Casey received his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University while working in various technical industry positions. He has over 20 years of experience in the electrical industry and currently chairs the Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League’s (PEARL) Marketing Committee and serves as Vice President of the board of directors. He also serves on the Remanufacturing Association Alliance (RAA) Committee with other association member representatives from the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC).
One Boat Collaborative
Jean-Baptiste COLLIN is the Purchasing Manager of the F2J group. He works with the Technical Department with the suppliers and the institutional partners to ameliorate the efficiency in the F2J group with new technologies.
Graduate of a master’s degree in Industrial Purchasing, Jean-Baptiste worked in different markets (Aerospace, Construction and Automotive) like a buyer axed on the new technologies and investments (Purchaser for the "Daher Lab's" for Daher company - Aerospace).
He worked also in the construction industry (Bouygues group) to improve the efficiency of the purchasing and financial department.
He has worked in the Remanufacturing market for F2J Group for 2 years.
WABCO Reman Solutions
Vice President and Global Business Leader Fleet Solutions
After 11 years with WABCO, holding various roles with increasing responsibility, Philippe was appointed to the Global Fleet Solutions leadership role at the end of 2018, taking ownership of two of WABCO’s most dynamic business units – Digital Customer Services, delivering advanced FMS, digital solutions and cloud-based data analytics, and the Aftermarket Business Unit which includes the management of field services, world-class spare parts distribution capabilities and advanced diagnostics solutions. In his new role, Philippe oversees an organization counting around 900 employees in 45 countries, who jointly serve the needs of the commercial vehicle fleets ecosystem worldwide while delivering close to 1B$ in sales revenues for WABCO.
Chief Technology Officer
Chris Conrardy is Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at EWI. EWI is a nationally recognized non-profit manufacturing technology center of excellence. By developing and commercializing innovative manufacturing technologies, EWI bridges the gap between basic research and practical application of emerging technologies, such as advanced welding and joining, metal 3D printing, collaborative robotics, nondestructive evaluation, metrology, metal forming, materials testing, and laser processing. Chris is currently leading an initiative to establish an Aerospace maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) center with a mission to accelerate aircraft sustainment technology innovation and commercialization while developing talent.
A nationally recognized leader in green remanufacturing and an expert in sustainable office furniture solutions, Bill has not only made Davies a pioneer and leader in its field, but he also expanded opportunities for organizations industry wide. Under Bill’s direction, Davies has grown to be the nation’s largest office furniture remanufacturer and was the first remanufacturer to earn level® sustainability certification from the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA). Bill was instrumental in creating standards that allow remanufactured furniture to contribute points to the LEED certification process, and he is often called upon to speak at industry events, write for industry publications and represent the industry before the U.S. Trade Commission.
Bill is also a legacy member of the U.S. Green Building Council and a BIFMA member. When he can spare an hour or two, Bill enjoys fly fishing. He earned a marketing degree from Siena College.
Senior Account Manager
Stewart Davis is a Senior Account Manager with SRC Logistics where he works with OEM’s to help grow their remanufacturing programs through a strategic partnership and core acquisition solution. Stewart has worked alongside multiple OEM’s to assist them in their core management strategies and seen those relationships result in continual growth of the remanufacturing programs.
Stewart is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds an Organizational Communications and General Business degree from Southwest Missouri State University and a Master’s of Science in Education from the University of Kansas.
Director, Market Access
John T. Disharoon is a 30-year veteran of Caterpillar Inc. and currently serves as the director of Market Access, and General Manager of Caterpillar Shanghai Remanufacturing Co. His broad global experience spans corporate and governmental affairs, marketing, industry relations, sustainability, and mining. He serves on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC 2), advising the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative on international trade matters and is Chairman of Board of the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC). He is a Director and Chairman of Board of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. Mr. Disharoon resides in Dunlap, Illinois with his wife and two children.
Giuntini & Company
Ron Giuntini, a Principal of Giuntini & Company, has over 35 years of experience in the B2B Aftermarket; working as a management consultant for such companies as United Technologies, GE, Textron, Rockwell Collins, Oshkosh, General Dynamics, Acer, Dassault and many others. He has also been responsible for a global Aftermarket business unit of an OEM, as well has been employed by Strategy& as a management consultant, and has held manufacturing leadership roles at several suppliers to OEMs. Ron is considered an industry expert on the B2B Aftermarket; engaged by PEs for acquisitions, engaged by law firms for arbitration cases, published extensively, presented workshops, lectured at universities and has spoken at dozens of global conferences.
Hanno is an experienced general manager in service and growth oriented business environments. He started his career in strategic management consulting, worked as a manager for innovation and strategy and is one of the founding fathers of Encory. In his current position, Hanno supports clients such as BMW to make their aftersales growth strategies for segment 3&4 (customers with cars older than 6 years) happen. This includes the management of worldwide reverse logistics to make circular economy happen as well as expanding the number of remanufactured products and especially enlarging the supplier base by qualifying independent remanufacturers.
Line of Action, LLC
Brian’s 35 plus year career spans a broad perspective of services. Whether the product is from an Original equipment manufacturer, independent manufacturing & service organization, or contracted representative, his commitment to providing superior products and aftermarket support has been demonstrated in a wide range of service offerings including field service, technical training, warranty resolution, installed base management, service parts management and repair/remanufacturing of complex industrial equipment.
Pulp & paper, precious metals mining, steel, aluminum, building materials, agriculture, heavy movable structures, renewable energy and marine transportation are among the industries that have benefitted from this blend of services.
Remanufacturing Industries Council
Remanufacturing Industries Council
Director Business Development
Vaughn Henson is the Director of Business Development at SRC Holdings, the oldest employee-owned remanufacturers in North America. Mr. Henson is responsible for developing strategic partnerships and acquisitions.
Prior roles include: GM of SRC Logistics and CFO roles in supply chain and chemical refining. He holds two international patents for interactive television guides. His career began in public accounting.
He serves on the board of RIC, Champion Athletes of the Ozarks, and Compat.io a startup firm specializing in configuration software systems.
The Henson’s reside in Ozark, MO, with their three children and three dogs and one cat. The couple maintains their sanity by escaping to the lake for boat rides and winding through the Ozarks on their touring motorcycle.
New York State
John Deere Reman
Jena Holtberg-Benge is the General Manager of John Deere Reman. The she provides strategic direction and leadership for the global remanufacturing business within Deere. This includes the responsibility and oversight of facilities in Springfield and Strafford, Missouri, Edmonton, Alberta Canada and distribution globally.
Her focus is on developing, manufacturing, procuring, and marketing the highest quality remanufactured parts for the company’s customers.
Jena has been with John Deere for over 17 years. Prior to her current role, Jena was Director, John Deere WorkSight, where she led the development and execution of the John Deere WorkSight strategy including telematics, grade control, mapping solutions, payload weighing, UAVs and data analytics for the Construction and Forestry Division.
Anniston Army Depot
Supervisory General Engineer
Mark A. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Johnson began his career at Anniston Army Depot in April 1992 as an Electronics Engineer. In this role Mr. Johnson provided project design and development support for testing of combat vehicles, artillery systems, and their major subassemblies to include engines, transmissions, hydraulic components, and fire control systems, as well as leading sustainment and modernization projects for industrial plant and test equipment. In October 2004, Mr. Johnson was selected as Chief of Equipment Support Division with responsibility for managing the depot’s production equipment program to include execution of modernization projects and life cycle sustainment of equipment across the depot’s Nichols Industrial Complex. Mr. Johnson was selected to his current position of Director of Production Engineering in March 2016.
Synergy Additive Manufacturing
Co-Founder and Technical Director
SVP adidas & International
Luke has almost twenty years of experience in leadership roles in general management, operations, and finance for industrial and enterprise technology companies. Luke joined Carbon in 2015 as the VP, head of finance & administration before the company launched its first product. Over the past four years Luke has helped Carbon develop its innovative hardware as a service business model, raise >$500M in venture capital, build the finance organization, develop the business with adidas, and build a global organization that has presence in over a dozen countries.
Rémi Kornalewski is the Technical Manager of the F2J group. Mainly, his role is to work for productivity increase, protect the production tool, identify the new opportunities (process, product) and deploy it into the group.
He's passionate about technology in every domain. After his master’s degree focused on technology and innovation, Rémi started to work in a consumer production company as a project manager to reduce the non-quality costs and animate working groups of continuous improvement.
After that, he started to work in mechanical components remanufacturing in various roles always linked with the technical domain. Remanufacturing became his main professional interest as he is still working in this field 10 years later.
The REMADE Institute
Director of Education and Workforce Development
John Kreckel serves as the Director of Education and Workforce at the Department of Energy lead REMADE Institute. In this role, John is driving the institute’s efforts to train the U.S. workforce in key areas of sustainable manufacturing, including remanufacturing. John formerly served as the Director of Economic Development for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter of New York. He received his J.D. from Vermont Law School and B.A. from the University of Rochester.
Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association