Joshua Lebarre is the Director of Manufacturing Operations for Atlanta-based sonnen, Inc., a global leader in residential energy storage. Before working for sonnen, Joshua served in the US Navy as a non-nuclear mechanic aboard the submarines USS Jefferson City and USS Salt Lake City. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Management and Supply Chain Operations and a Master’s in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach.
Joshua’s professional development also included seven years in the aerospace industry at Moog Aircraft Group, working in the Production and Supply Chain departments. His contributions to sonnen include bringing product manufacturing in-house, relocating manufacturing operations from California to Atlanta, and building a company culture centered on safety, quality, and career advancement. Learn more about sonnen here: https://sonnenusa.com/en/
Laura Madajewski, CPA, MBA is a Principal in the Audit and Advisory department of HLB Gross Collins, P.C. She leads the firm’s Manufacturing and Distribution Practice, as well as the ERISA Practice of the firm. She has extensive experience helping clients improve controls, strengthen management, enhance governance roles and oversight and streamline operations through diligence to facilitate positive changes and growth for her clients’ operations.
As a trusted advisor, she gets to know each client in order to provide a customized approach to their assurance and accounting needs. In her spare time, Laura enjoys charitable and volunteer roles throughout the Atlanta and North Fulton communities supporting various initiatives. She also is an avid barbeque fan and enjoys judging contests as a Kansas City Certified BBQ judge. Connect with Laura Madajewski on LinkedIn and learn more about HLB Gross Collins here: https://hlbgrosscollins.com/
Jason Moss is Founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA). The organization is the fastest growing community of industry professionals in the state. Since 2008, GMA has provided the premier platform for manufacturing leaders to form strategic alliances, share best business practices, and make profitable business connections.
GMA now has six chapters across the state that are facilitated by volunteer chapter directors. The organization’s staff and Chapter Directors work together to identify quality manufacturers, coordinate plant tours, and provide educational workshops in their regions. Each month GMA provides at least 5 plant tours where others can learn best business practices from their peers.
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
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance: https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/
ASCM 2019: https://www.apics.org/annual-conference/about/ascm-2019
Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 9th:
APICS Atlanta CSCP and CLTD Boot Camps at Georgia Tech: click here
2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards: https://youtu.be/z8QCs8lgyMM?t=1
EFT 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: click here
Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain List: click here
Follow Supply Chain Now Radio on Twitter: @SCNRadio or click here