SCENE industry advisors are executives from the supply chain sector that provide council and guidance to the development and growth of the organization. These advisors are dedicated to creating a collaborative environment and building meaningful relationships within the supply chain community. They share the desire to contribute to the betterment of the industry as a whole and establish a solid foundation for the future.

 


 

Andrew Knowles

Vice President, Operations of STEMCELL Technologies

Andrew is responsible for leading and managing the Manufacturing, Quality Control, Process Development, Procurement, Planning, Customer Service, Distribution, Logistics, Facilities, and Information Technology Departments of STEMCELL Technologies, a privately-owned biotechnology company headquartered in Vancouver. Prior to joining STEMCELL Technologies, he obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from UBC. Andrew has been involved in coaching hockey for the last six years and enjoys all that west coast living has to offer from hiking and biking, to snowboarding and surfing.

 


 

Alex Chassels

Vice President, Operations of Alpha Technologies Ltd

Alex is the Vice President of Operations of Alpha Technologies Ltd, a BC-based leader in the design and manufacture of power solutions for Telecom, Traffic, Security, and Renewable Energy industries. Alex has led the companies Supply Chain through five consecutive years of record sales and customer growth. Prior to Alpha Technologies, Alex was with Kodak, where he specialized in operational program management generating in excess of US$30 mil in annualized savings from global sourcing opportunities, portfolio rationalizations to sales structure and commissioning adjustments. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Chemistry from the University of Arizona. When asked why he loves supply chain, Alex answers, “Making the movement of products easy to see and understand is one of our great opportunities”.

 


 

If you are a senior supply chain executive interested in joining SCENE in an advisory capacity, or to contribute to The Exchange, please contact us.