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www.joc.com THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 9 SHIPPER ROUNDTABLE 2015 ANNUAL REVIEW & OUTLOOK J E F F L E C LA I R CATERPILLAR J E F F L E C L A I R is global logistics development manager in the Global Supply Network division of Caterpillar. He has 30 years of expertise in lean operations with two supply chain giants, Caterpillar and Toyota. Jef f 's passion is to engineer end-to-end supply chain collabora- tion processes to coordinate synchronization of customer, supplier and logistics programs to help companies improve processes while increasing their profi tability, productivity and competitiveness. M I K E M O D I CA SPRINGS WINDOW FASHIONS M I K E M O D I C A is director of logistics, plant oper- ations and integrated business planning for Springs Window Fashions. He is responsible for the direct purchase of the company's global logistics spend. In addition to leading Springs Window Fashions' distribution operations — including its distribution centers — Mike is responsible for manufacturing operations in Middleton, Wisconsin. He also leads the company's integrated business planning process. Mike received his bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin. M AT T P R I E S T FOOTWEAR DISTRIBUTORS AND RETAILERS OF AMERICA M AT T PRI E S T is president of the Footwear Distribu- tors and Retailers of America, the largest footwear association in the U.S. In this role, Matt serves as the executive in charge of the FDRA's day-to-day operations, ensuring the association meets and exceeds its advocacy and education goals on behalf of the footwear industry. Before joining the FDRA in 2009, Matt served as senior adviser to Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and deputy assistant secretary for textiles and apparel at the U.S. Commerce Department. Matt was also chairman of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Board at the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, where he earned his BA in political science. T H E PA RT I C I PA N T S

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