Advisory Board Bios

Ronald Guido, Supply Chain Consultant    

Ron Guido is an independent consultant specializing in brand protection, marketing and supply chain management.

Ron has 36 years experience with Johnson & Johnson.  He has held executive level positions in the areas of operations, sales & marketing, business development, information technology and general management.

His most recent role was Vice President, Global Brand Protection for Johnson & Johnson where his group was responsible for anti-counterfeiting programs and policies. He continues to consult on the topic of supply security and is broadly recognized by industry peers and government agencies as a leading authority on anti-counterfeiting practices and technologies.

He is a Board member for a charitable medical organization known as Operation Smile and an advisor to the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Ron holds three patents for medical devices.   

Ron has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University and a Masters in Management Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Michael Kelly,Vice President of Procurement and Merchandising, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Michael has over 40 years of experience in the Food Industry with major food companies including Pathmark Supermarkets and Ahold USA.

He currently serves as a member of the Executive committee for the Board of Governors of the Academy of Food Marketing, St. Joseph’s University and as a member of the Program Advisory Board for the Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

He graduated with an MBA in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University and currently resides in Wall Township, N.J with his wife Debbie and three children.

Patrick F. Loughlin, Vice President, Electronics/Asset Management and Supply Chain, Air Products

Patrick is responsible for aligning the organization’s structure, work processes, decision making, and metrics with the Electronics Division’s growth strategy.

Mr. Loughlin joined Air Products in 1988 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program. Following a series of operations and plant management roles in Europe and North America, Mr. Loughlin moved to the commercial area, where he was named global marketing director for Polyurethane Chemicals in 1999. In 2003 he served as director, Performance Products in Tokyo, Japan, where he led the successful acquisition and integration of two strategic businesses for the global business. In 2005 Mr. Loughlin was assigned to Shanghai, China to lead the Asia Chemicals and Performance Materials businesses through a period of strategic repositioning and rapid growth. He returned to the U.S. in 2008 and subsequently was appointed vice president, Environment, Health, Safety and Quality.

Mr. Loughlin was born in 1959 in Kingston, N.Y. He received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981, an M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Rutgers University in 1992, and an M.S.M. degree in management of technology from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998.

Orlando A. Seranis, VP Global Business Services, J&J Supply Chain – Customer and Logistics Services

Orlando is currently Vice President, Global Business Services, in the Customer and Logistics Services (CLS) organization. CLS was formed as part of the J&J Supply Chain enterprise organization in early 2010. He is accountable for the critical enabling services that support the Enterprise Supply Chain, including supply chain master data management and industry standards, global brand protection, supply chain visibility, as well as CLS strategy and portfolio management.

Previously, Orlando’s most recent role was Vice President, Information Technology (IT), Program Planning and Operations in the Office of the CIO, where he had responsibility for all aspects of the Global IT Enterprise Portfolio Management processes, Global IT Communications, as well as IT Strategy development and execution.

Orlando began his career with the Johnson & Johnson Consumer business in Italy in 1988. After a Foreign Service National assignment with the United States Information Agency in Rome, Italy from 1990 until 1992, he rejoined Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho-Clinical Diagnostic Systems, Inc., where he held diverse positions in R&D, Sales and Marketing, and IT. He joined the Johnson & Johnson Consumer IT group in 2002, where he partnered primarily with the supply chain organization. During this period, he was the global IT leader for the acquisition and integration of the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare business, as well as Vice President IT, J&J Consumer Companies Global Supply Chain CIO.

Orlando holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. He has been selected to participate in several senior leadership education and development programs, including those from the Harvard Business School and MIT. He has been actively involved in several industry forums focused to the development and adoption of industry standards, including ISBT-128: a global bar-coding and automation standard for transfusion medicine.

Chris Shanahan, Vice President Global Procurement – Corporate Shared Services

Chris Shanahan is Vice President Global Procurement for Becton, Dickinson, a leading global medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents, and is dedicated to improving people health throughout the world. He joined BD in 2000 to establish the European arm of the newly formed Company Procurement. In 2005, he moved to the US to lead Global Procurement Worldwide along with Facility Operations for the corporate offices, Global Real Estate and Construction Management. BD’s spend of $4.2 billion, as BD’s Source to pay process leader, his team develops the overarching process that governs the chain of transactions from sourcing to payment on a worldwide basis. To drive sustainable change, Chris is focused on the integration of the procurement function with the business units. His team and leaders from the business units have overcame the traditional barriers to connect talent, tools and processes. Chris is part of the Company Leadership Team. Before joining BD, Chris served in leadership positions in procurement, materials management, operations management and supply chain with Smith Kline Beecham, Sterling Drug and Essilor in the UK and Ireland.

Bob Silverman, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain & Logistics, JLL

Mr. Silverman's primary role is to lead the integration of supply chain and logistics analyses with real estate strategy.His group provides network optimization analyses, facility sizing, design and optimization, operational audits, capacity and throughput planning analysis, transportation analyses, logistics outsourcing, and implementation assistance. Bob plays an important role within the supply chain and logistics sector for Jones Lang LaSalle in consulting with major clients on the changing trends in the global supply chain and the resultant impact on their distribution networks.

Bob brings more than 25 years of experience in logistics and supply chain management and design to Jones Lang LaSalle and is recognized as an expert within the industry having spoken at national conferences of supply chain and logistics leaders throughout the country and overseas. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Bob was Vice President IT Business Systems for Tommy Hilfiger, where he was the US project manager for the company’s SAP implementation, oversaw the IT development team, and was responsible for design and implementation of the company’s North American distribution center rollouts and upgrades, including integration of the US and Canadian logistics operations and consolidating US operations into a single distribution center.

Previously Bob was president of Gross & Associates, a logistics consulting firm located in Woodbridge, NJ, where he oversaw operations and managed consulting projects for clients such as BMW, Chevron, Borden Foods, Liz Claiborne, Turtle Wax, Pactiv, and Verizon. Engagement work included logistics network modeling, design of new operations, existing operations reengineering, simulation modeling of distribution operations, picking productivity improvement, material handling equipment and warehouse management system requirements definition and vendor selection, and implementation project management.

Bob is past board chair of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and is past president of the Warehousing Education & Research Council (WERC). He has a Bachelor of Arts in Math and Physics from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ.