Exchange, and was a member of the Panel on Equipment Reliability and Productivity. He is a past member of the NRC Manufacturing Studies Board.

John A. Clendenin, recently manager of new business ventures at Xerox Corporation, is now a professor at Harvard University. Previously, Mr. Clendenin was a manager of integrated supply chain strategies and business processes and held several other positions in which he was responsible for supply chain development. He has delivered keynote addresses at conferences on supply chain logistics and distribution and has developed workshops for business professionals. Mr. Clendenin was chair of the Best Practices in Supply Chain Management Conference in 1997. He has an extensive background in supply chain integration and operations.

Gerald E. Jenks is department head, supplier management, at The Boeing Company in St. Louis. In his current capacity, he is responsible for the development and implementation of supplier management methods and processes. He previously was manager, F-15 supplier management, where he was responsible for all supply chain activities and implemented a new supplier management approach. Prior to that, he was manager of a Harpoon Program subcontract, where he initiated methods for improving the quality and schedule performance of suppliers. He has extensive experience in supply chain operations, particularly with suppliers of defense products.

John J. Klim, Jr., is the president of D&E Industries, Huntington, West Virginia, a successful small business that makes forged and machined parts for the transportation, construction, and mining industries. He is a past chairman of the Advisory Board of the West Virginia District of the U.S. Small Business Administration and was a 1987 delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business. He is vice president of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

Edward Kwiatkowski is president and chief executive officer of Supply America Corporation, a nonprofit company that provides information, decision support, and implementation assistance to supply chains adapting advanced manufacturing technologies and business practices. Mr. Kwiatkowski was previously vice president of CAMP, Inc., where he was responsible for management of the Great Lakes Manufacturing Technology Center and the Electronics Resource Center. Both of these centers worked with small manufacturers to improve their manufacturing

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