Meet the ProMatDX Keynote Speakers

ProMatDX – the industry’s premier digital supply chain experience – will include over 100 education and 4 keynote sessions from leading experts in the supply chain and material handling industry to give you the latest information on manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies and innovations. The event takes place April 12-16 and will feature a keynote speaker each day from 11:00am – 12:00 pm CT. Check out the ProMatDX speaker lineup!


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
Transformation in Action: Introducing The 2021 MHI Innovation Award Winners

Join MHI CEO John Paxton as he introduces the winners of the 2021 MHI Innovation Awards for best new innovation, best IT innovation and best innovation of an existing product. During this keynote, you will learn about these innovative solutions and how they can power up and innovate your supply chain.

Moderator: John Paxton, CEO, MHI


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
Beyond COVID-19: Building Supply Chain Resilience Is the Key To Recovery and Preparing for Future Disruption

Join American Logistics Aid Network’s Kathy Fulton as she and a panel of supply chain and disaster response thought leaders explore lessons learned from the pandemic and how building long-term resiliency into supply chain and logistics operations will be key to adapting and recovering when future disruption or disaster strikes.

Moderator: Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network

Rick McDonald, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Supply Officer, Clorox
Carmela Hinderaker, Senior Director of Business Continuity & Customer Support C&S Wholesale Grocers
David Lusk, Director, FedEx Global Security Operations Center at FedEx Services


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
2021 MHI Annual Industry Report Preview
Innovation Driven Resilience: How technology helps supply chains respond, recover and thrive even amid disruption

This is your opportunity to be the first to have access to this new report on the supply chain trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains. Thomas Boykin of Deloitte will join MHI CEO John Paxton in presenting the report findings. They will be joined by a panel of manufacturing and supply chain thought leaders to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings.

Moderators: John Paxton, CEO, MHI and Thomas Boykin, Supply Chain Specialist Leader, Deloitte

Randy V. Bradley, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management , Haslam College of Business, The University of Tennessee
Annette Danek-Akey, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Penguin Random House


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
Women in Supply Chain: Delivering Proven Success Strategies

During this keynote, you’ll learn how strong supply chains are built upon resiliency. A panel of women supply chain leaders will share their career experiences and how they successfully implemented, measured and showcased operational success and sometimes challenged the status quo. Get inspired, come away with techniques and ideas to take into action in your operations to develop the supply chain resiliency necessary in today’s world.

Moderator: Sheila Benny, President – Optricity Corporation

Megan Smith, CEO, Symbia Logistics
Erin Donnelly, Director Supply Chain Development at The Home Depot
Chaneta Sullivan, Esq, Director, Safety, Quality & Compliance, Chick-fil-A Supply