The Chicago Roundtable Board of Directors would like to recognize our Advisory Board for their leadership, inspiration and ongoing support of our efforts. The Advisory Board was formed to help with strategic planning; its members have given us their time, knowledge, experience, and professional advice. We would like to thank them for all their efforts on behalf of the Chicago Roundtable.


Oran Ashley
Vice President Transportation Services, United Stationers
One Parkway North, Deerfield, Illinois 60015


Jim Byron
Managing Consultant, IBM

James is a recognized strategy and supply chain management leader with 11 years of consulting experience and 20 years of industry experience. He has lead teams of 140 full time equivalents on consulting projects and relative to industry, responsible for a Logistics department of 44 professional employees. Chemical, Forest and Paper and Pharma industry focus for over the last 20 years. Principal areas of specialization include supply chain strategy development, logistic strategy, customer satisfaction, supply chain strategy and effectiveness, logistics productivity and control and change management.


John Caltagirone
Vice President and Global Practice Leader of Manufacturing
Distribution and Supply Chain Strategy
The Revere Group

John is currently Vice President and Global Practice Leader of Manufacturing, Distribution and Supply Chain Strategy for The Revere Group. He has been involved in developing supply chain and operational strategies, and directing the re-engineering effort of business processes, with a focus on enhancing the value added component of each task so that customer satisfaction levels can be increased. John is a member and past president of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Chicago Roundtable and executive committee member. While on the National Executive Committee for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, John
was the Chairperson and spearheaded the development of the internationally distributed video, “Logistics, Careers With a Challenge.” John was also the Chairperson and spearheaded the effort to produce a new film for Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. The DVD, which came out in 2005, is entitled “What In The World Is The Global Supply Chain?” In 2005, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals awarded John, the first ever Life Time Achievement Award, for advancing Supply Chain Management Education through film.


Michael A. Nardella
VP Frozen/Dry Distribution, Pinnacle Foods Group LLC

Mike has an extensive background in both Corporate and Third Party environments. He has also been one of the key members who started up an on-line Returns business. Mike has held senior level positions at M&M/Mars, J & J, Playtex, and Avon Products.


Dennis Waliczek
Managing Principal, ITM Software