The Grainger Center has deep ties to industry. Its extensive network of corporate partners provides real-world perspective that enhances the curriculum and applied learning program and provides invaluable career guidance to students.

The Executive Advisory Board is comprised of senior executives at leading firms renowned for supply chain management excellence. Throughout the year, board members provide guidance and recruiting opportunities and participate in numerous development activities. Students interact with EAB members during their job search, at speaker events, and at the annual meeting.

Executive Advisory Board

Executive Advisory Board

Braitberg, KarlKarl BraitbergSenior Vice President, Woldwide OperationsOracleBiography
John KennyJohn C. KennyPresidentFreeflow Ltd.Biography
Claudia KNowlton-ChikeClaudia Knowlton-Chike Senior Vice President, Global Supply ChainEmerald Performance MaterialsBiography
steve loehr copySteve LoehrVice President, GTS Infrastructure ServicesNorth America Client Excellence, IBMBiography
Ernest NicolasErnest NicolasVice President, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management, Global Supply Chain - Operations & Engineering ServicesRockwell AutomationBiography
Kevin O'MarahKevin O'MarahChief Content OfficerSCM WorldResearch FellowStanford University Global SCM ForumBiography
Tom PyleThomas F. Pyle Jr.ChairmanThe Pyle GroupBiography
Chris SmithChris SmithSpecialist Leader, Supply ChainDeloitteBiography
Eric SmithEric SmithExecutive ConsultantHONSHABiography
Kevin WeadickKevin WeadickVice President, Supply Chain and MarketingW. W. Grainger, Inc.Biography
Carolun WoznickiCarolyn A. WoznickiChief Procurement OfficerIllinois Tool Works, Inc.Biography