The Evolving Supply Chain

  • October 25, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City


  • For Members of CSCMP
  • Sponsor/Speaker Tickets
  • Full table of 8 @ $60.00 ($480.00 Total)
    Requires 8 Registrations

Registration is closed
The “re-shoring” of manufacturing is a real trend and even a topic of the Presidential election. As global manufacturers look at rising fuel costs, escalating labor rates in China, supply chain risk mitigation, intellectual property protection, etc., will the Bay Area also see a rise in manufacturing operations?
Join us for a panel discussion on the trends/challenges facing global manufacturing and the potential impact on Bay Area manufacturing.


Diarmuid O'Connell

Diarmuid O'Connell
VP of Business Development,Tesla Motors

Diarmuid joined Tesla in 2006, and currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development in which capacity he manages commercial relationships and all aspects of government affairs. Before joining Tesla, Diarmuid served as Chief of Staff for Political Military Affairs at the US State Department, where he was involved in policy and operational support to the U.S military in various theaters of operation.

Before his tenure in Washington, Diarmuid worked in corporate strategy as a management consultant for Accenture, as a founder of educational software developer, Real Time Learning, and as a senior executive with both McCann Erickson Worldwide and Young and Rubicam. Over the course of his career, he has managed international operations, projects and marketing for such brands as Coca Cola, Gillette, and AT&T, among others.

Diarmuid has earned a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, a master's degree in Foreign Policy from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from Kellogg.

George Horvath

George Horvath
Vice President, Real Estate & Site Operations at HGST (A Western Digital Company)

Over fifteen years of highly regarded Fortune 500 corporate real estate & facilities development and management experience. Successful record of achievement in strategic planning, programming, site development, project management, organizational development, cohesive team building, infrastructure development, capital and expense budgeting, SOX controls, M&A, contract & lease negotiating.

History of achievement:

Vice President, Real Estate & Site Operations (RESO) Hitachi GST Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HIT; Computer Hardware industry - August 2008 – Present (4 years 2 months)

Vice President, Global Real Estate & Operations Director, Global Facilities JDSU / Workplace Solutions Public Company

Sr. Mgr, Real Estate & Facilities Maxtor Corporation Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; MXO; Computer Hardware industry 2001 – April 2007 (6 years)

Rich Thompson

Rich Thompson
Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Rich Thompson is a Managing Director and leads the global Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions consulting team for Jones Lang LaSalle.

Rich is a recognized supply chain veteran with over 20 years of combined consulting and industry experience. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Rich was a Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer with Schreiber Foods, a $4 billion global food company, and a Partner in the global supply chain consulting practice at Ernst & Young.

Rich has been an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) since 1989, the Warehouse Education Research Council (WERC), and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for DC Velocity magazine.

Rich was selected as one of DC Velocity's annual “Rainmakers” in 2010, recognizing his “lasting contributions to the supply chain management profession”. He has served as a consultant for over 100 corporations across the world.

Rich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Miami University (Ohio) and an M.B.A. degree in Finance and Marketing from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Mike Cassidy

Mike Cassidy
Business Columnist at San Jose Mercury News

Mike is a Business columnist who has shown tremendous versatility covering government and politics, family issues and the lives and times of Silicon Valley starting before the boom and continuing through the bust. He’s intent on exploring new ways to deliver newspaper content to readers and looking into more collaborative ways of storytelling.

Mike’s recent expose on Bay Area Manufacturing can be found in the Mercury News at:

Event Time - Thursday, October 25th 2012

5:30 – Registration and Networking
6:30 – Dinner
7:00 – Program speaker plus Q&A
8:30 Program ends 


Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay
223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 598-9000

  • Members - $55.00
  • Non-members - $65.00
  • Students - $25.00
  • Pay at the door - $75.00
  • Full Table - $480.00 (8 @ $60.00)
Menu Choices:

Course 1: Field greens salad with toasted walnuts,red orange vinaigrette

Course 2: Choice of:
  • Sonoma Chicken Breast Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Natural Jus Infused with Tarragon. 
  • Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Herbed Butter Crust. 
  • Vegetarian Polenta and Ratatouille Wrapped in Feuille de Brick on a Bed of Swiss Chard and Chive Oil and Balsamic Syrup.
Course 3: Cheesecake

Event Chair:

Greg Matter
CSCMP SF Roundtable Event Board

Silicon Valley Innovator Level Sponsors:

Global Supply Chain Logistics

Lean and Green SCM Level Sponsors: 

ALOM: The Strategic Link in Your Supply Chain  

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