Industry Leaders Plan WERC Conference 2014

The Warehousing Education and Research Council proudly announces the volunteer members who will plan the educational program for the WERC Conference, April 27-30, in Chicago, Ill, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Conference 2014 Committee

Director, 2014 Annual Conference: Tim Hotze, Panalpina, Inc.

Director, 2015 Annual Conference: Ken Woodlin, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Roundtable Chair: Annette Danek-Akey, Penguin Random House

Topic Chairs

Equipment: Gary Forger, MHI

Metrics: Sean Coakley, Kenco Logistics Service

People: Brian McCarthy, Nature’s Best

Processes: Elijah Ray, Sunland Logistics Solutions

Real Estate: Tim Feemster, FQL Logistics

Strategies: Randy Holtzapple, UPS

Outsourcing: Robert Ulery, Johnson Stephens Consulting, Inc.

Warehousing: Andy Bass, Ingersoll Rand

Systems/Information Technology: Robert “Andy” Dishner, Legacy Supply Chain Services

Transportation: Terry Esper, PhD, University of Arkansas

According to Michael Mikitka, CAE, WERC’s chief executive officer: “Once again this year, we have assembled an awesome group of professionals who will help outline the critical issues and line up industry speakers. Their enthusiasm and dedication is a big part of what makes the WERC conference a can’t-miss event.”


April 27, 2014


Oak Brook , IL

Event Link


Rita M. Coleman
(630) 990-0001