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Coffee with INFORMS: Mr. Shub Sengupta


“Sengupta is a Senior Supply Chain Manager, Tronox LLC with 20+ years of experience in leadership positions in Supply Chain Management in Global and domestic Engineering and Construction projects and manufacturing sector. Worked in companies like Brown amp; Root Inc., Caterpillar, Honeywell, Corning, Phillips, Johnson Controls and Tronox.

The business segments covered were Opto-Electronics, Chemicals, Automotive, Medical Devices and Achieved difficult goals in Purchasing, Demand Management and Forecasting, On-time Customer Deliveries, Inventory reduction, cost reduction etc. Strong experience in ERP systems like SAP and Oracle and demand management through S& OP process.”

Coffee with INFORMS: Dr. Daniel Petrolia


“Dan is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at MSU.  His research and teaching efforts are centered in the area of environmental and natural resource economics, with a particular focus on using survey methods to analyze the benefits and costs of non-market goods such as coastal wetlands and ecosystem services, and market goods such as alternative fuels and oysters. He serves as an associate editor for Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, and is a past Director for the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.  Dan received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2005.  Dan and his wife Angie have 5 kids, Maria, Anna, Ellie, Blaise, and Lucy.”

Coffee with INFORMS :Dr. Chad Miller


“Chad R. Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor, is Graduate Coordinator of the Masters of Science of Economic Development program. He is Assistant Director of the Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT), which is an official U.S. Department of Transportation research center that helps promote economic development through improved freight transportation. He teaches economic development organization management, research methods and theory, real estate development & land use planning and coordinates the International Economic Development (IEDC) True South course. He has managed over $1m in sponsored research projects. He has extensive private and public sector experience including managing shipping and global distribution for American companies based in China and Vietnam.  He was also an Army Officer stationed in the Pacific Rim. He first became involved with economic development as a trade specialist in Maryland. Prior to joining USM, he worked for the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development. Chad has a Ph.D. from the Virginia Tech Center for Public Administration & Policy, a MBA from Boston University, and a BA in Government from the College of William & Mary.  Chad, his wife Susan, and son Duncan live in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.”

Coffee with INFORMS : Dr. Heather Lyn Nachtmann


“Dr. Heather Nachtmann is the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and a Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Nachtmann serves as director of the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center (MarTREC), a U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center and the Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center. Her research includes economic and operations analysis of inland waterways, intermodal network optimization, and vulnerability assessment and emergency preparedness for transportation networks. Dr. Nachtmann has published more than eighty peer-reviewed publications and led over seven million dollars in research grants as principal investigator. Dr. Nachtmann teaches in the areas of operations research, engineering economics, and cost analysis. Dr. Nachtmann is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management, a member of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Research Advisory Council, and an associate editor for The Engineering Economist and Engineering Management journals. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.”

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