Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 59
“Disruption, Plastics Manufacturing and Risk Mitigation”
Live broadcast from the offices of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Learn more here: https://www.agg.com/
Jeff Frankish serves as Managing Director for KRAIBURG TPE Corporation (USA). As Managing Director, Jeff has been responsible for KRAIBURG TPE’s North American division and business operations since January, 2008. After earning his college degree in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, OH, Frankish began his career in plastics in the early-1980’s working for one of the major US chemical companies progressing through positions in sales, financial planning, product management and commercial development.
His first involvement with the TPE industry began in the early-1990’s when he accepted a business development position with a joint venture company which was spun off from the parent chemical company. Frankish subsequently hired on with one of the major North American plastics compounders in 1997 where he advanced through several different commercial management roles, ultimately to the position of commercial director for engineered compounds just prior to his joining KRAIBURG TPE in August, 2007.
With over 35 years of professional experience in the plastics industry, Frankish brings a diverse business background into his management role. Based out of KRAIBURG TPE’s regional headquarters in Buford, GA, he now manages a cross-functional staff of over 80 employees with the responsibility of expanding KRAIBURG’s business throughout the Americas as well as providing critical support to many of the largest OEM customers on a global basis. Connect with Jeff Frankish on LinkedIn and learn more about KRAIBURG TPE here: https://www.kraiburg-tpe.com/
Jeffrey “Jeff” Y. Lewis is a partner in the Business Litigation Practice at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP. Mr. Lewis practices in both state and federal courts, doing both trial and appellate work. He practices dispute resolution for large and small companies and individuals, both in the United States and abroad, in widely diverse industries.
Mr. Lewis focuses his practice on all manner of business disputes, the subject matters of which range from a breach of contract for renovation of a chemical storage tank, breach of contract for hospital linen services, indemnity claims on shipping contracts, real estate disputes, assisting a foreign manufacturer in a product recall with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, representing a franchisor in disputes over franchise and guaranty agreements in the fast food industry, trade secrets for proprietary yeast strains in the ethanol industry, pharmaceuticals license agreements, defense of manufacturers in product liability cases, defective construction products, beer distribution rights, and representing a foreign manufacturer of equipment for the cable television industry. Other matters include a claim against a client’s health insurance provider over reimbursement obligations, inter-generational estate litigation over a will in Georgia, a defamation and tortious interference claim arising out of the World Trade Center disaster on Sept. 11, 2001, and numerous restrictive employment covenants.
In addition, he has represented a company accused of negligent inspection in wrongful death/personal injury cases arising out of an explosion and fire at a sugar refinery. Mr. Lewis has litigated cases and handled mediations and arbitrations in areas including healthcare, biosciences, pharma, logistics, building materials, business defamation and tortious interference, class action defense, commercial paper, computer hardware sales, computer software licensing, construction disputes, estate litigation, family business, false labeling, fast foods, global commerce, insurance coverage claims, labor and employment and non-competition agreements, letters of credit, secured transactions, trade secrets / computer theft and the Uniform Commercial Code.
Mr. Lewis was also a professional actor from 1985 to 1992. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and served on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Playwrights’ Project and the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Lewis has performed in the “A Courthouse Line” charitable productions of the Atlanta Bar Foundation. Mr. Lewis also served on the Vincent J. Dooley Library Endowment Fund Committee at the University of Georgia and participated in Leadership Georgia. He is a panelist on the “Neil ‘Hondo’ Williamson and The Georgia Bulldog Allstars” radio program. He is a member of the Alumni Board of the Westminster Schools, and is an elder and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church. He has also participated in the Liberty Fund, and in YMCA Indian Guides/Princesses, and as a football coach for the Northside Youth Organization. Connect with Jeff Lewis on LinkedIn and learn more about Jeff & AGG here: https://www.agg.com/Jeffrey-Lewis/
Will Haraway is Founder & Lead Evangelist at Backbeat Marketing. Will has 20 years of executive experience in B2B Technology Marketing. Will is a certified analyst relations practitioner by the Knowledge Capital Group and has helped companies including Manhattan Associates, Aptos, Atlantix Global Systems, American Software and Rubicon Global improve their brand reputations with marketing results that help increase sales. Will also serves as a member of the APICS Atlanta Executive Advisory Board.The Backbeat team includes lead generation, digital marketing, media relations and content marketing specialists with a combined 50 years of experience in their chosen disciplines. Connect with Will on LinkedIn and learn more about Backbeat Marketing here: www.backbeatmarketing.com
Scott W. Luton is the founder of Supply Chain Now Radio and also serves as Managing Partner for TalentStream. He has worked extensively in the end-to-end Supply Chain industry for more than 15 years, appearing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dice and Quality Progress Magazine. Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta, was recently named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive. He served on the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee and currently serves as Chair of the 2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards Planning Committee. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential.
As a Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott also volunteers on the Business Pillar for VETLANTA, and maintains active membership in the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance & CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable. Connect with Scott Luton on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @ScottWLuton. Learn more about TalentStream, a leading recruiting & staffing firm that helps companies find top talent in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain space, by visiting their website here: www.talentstreamstaffing.com
Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode
Partnership Gwinnett Movers & Makers Awards: https://www.partnershipgwinnett.com/movers-and-makers-awards/
eCommerce Operations Summit: https://www.operationssummit.com/
MRO Americas: https://mroamericas.aviationweek.com/en/home.html
Velocity 2019 Conference: https://velocity-conference.com/
AME Atlanta 2019 Lean Summit: https://www.ame.org/ame-atlanta-2019-lean-summit
EFT 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: click here
Resilience 360: https://www.resilience360.dhl.com/resilienceinsights/
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance: https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/