4th Annual Southwest Ohio Logistics Conference Sessions

Second Chance Hiring: The Logistics Industry and Workforce Issues

Date: Session 1: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:15 AM

Location: Sinclair Conference Center

Speakers

Jennifer Hann Harrison - Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Jennifer represents employers in a broad range of employment and workers’ compensation matters, and she leads the Workers’ Compensation practice in Dayton. Her experience includes: Representing employers in accommodation, discrimination, retaliation, workers' compensation and wrongful discharge matters. Representing employers in manual classification and self-insured audits. Assisting employers with applications for self-insurance. Counseling employers on drug testing and drug free workplace programs. Advising companies on medical and recreational marijuana laws. Responding to charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC). Conducting compliance and safety training. Jennifer served on a Senate task force that was convened in 2009 to study privatization of the Ohio Workers’ Compensation System. In addition, Jennifer serves as outside general counsel to closely held corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. An experienced litigator, Jennifer has successfully defended numerous cases before juries and to the bench. She regularly appears before administrative agencies, the Courts of Common Pleas, Ohio Appellate Courts and the Ohio Supreme Court. Jennifer is a member of the board of trustees and executive committee member of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the steering committee of the Dayton Area Logistics Association and serves as its general counsel. Jennifer also serves on the board of trustees for The Dayton Art Institute and is past president of the Cox Arboretum Foundation board of trustees. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from West Chester University and her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law.

Automation: Meeting the Demands for Automated Guided Vehicles within the Logistics Industry

Date: Session 1: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:15 AM

Location: Sinclair Conference Center

Speakers

Perry Ardito - General Manager, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA)
Perry Ardito is currently serving as General Manager for Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) a leading manufacturer of forklifts in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. The company manufactures and distributes three distinct brands – Mitsubishi, Caterpillar and Jungheinrich. MCFA is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Featuring the industry’s most extensive dealer network in North, Central and South America, MCFA and Jungheinrich provides customers with quality products ranging from internal combustion forklifts to electric warehouse products. Mr. Ardito has been in the Materials Handling and Logistics industry for 30 years, and his responsibilities include Sales for the Jungheinrich Warehouse Products Group, to include Jungheinrich Electric Lift Trucks, as well as Systems and Allied Products and a full range of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for the North American market.

Tariffs & Trade: Impacting the Logistics Industry

Date: Session 1: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:15 AM

Location: Sinclair Conference Center

Speakers

John Drake - Executive Director, Supply Chain Policy - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
John Drake is executive director for supply chain policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Drake oversees the development and implementation of the Chamber’s supply chain policy priorities and represents the Chamber before Congress, the administration, the business community, and other stakeholders. Drake coordinates with Chamber member companies and the business community to educate policymakers in Congress, the federal government, and the international community on the challenges and opportunities facing ports of entry and global supply chains. He also leads the Chamber’s Supply Chain Security Working Group, a group of companies and associations promoting the modernization of global supply chains and cross-border trade, through trade facilitation, enhanced shipping and logistics, improved transportation security, and the support of emerging technologies. Drake comes to the Chamber from Amazon, where he was a senior manager for public policy. He coordinated segments of Amazon’s business with regulators at the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Congress. Prior to Amazon, Drake was a senior appointee at the Department of Transportation. There he led the government affairs office of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, served as a deputy assistant secretary for transportation policy, and was deputy administrator to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. He also spent nearly 10 years on Capitol Hill, including as a professional staff member to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. In addition, he was the American Trucking Associations’ top representative to the Senate. Drake holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two children.

Second Chance Hiring: The Logistics Industry and Workforce Issues

Date: Session 2: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 AM

Location: Sinclair Conference Center

Speakers

Jennifer Hann Harrison - Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Jennifer represents employers in a broad range of employment and workers’ compensation matters, and she leads the Workers’ Compensation practice in Dayton. Her experience includes: Representing employers in accommodation, discrimination, retaliation, workers' compensation and wrongful discharge matters. Representing employers in manual classification and self-insured audits. Assisting employers with applications for self-insurance. Counseling employers on drug testing and drug free workplace programs. Advising companies on medical and recreational marijuana laws. Responding to charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC). Conducting compliance and safety training. Jennifer served on a Senate task force that was convened in 2009 to study privatization of the Ohio Workers’ Compensation System. In addition, Jennifer serves as outside general counsel to closely held corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. An experienced litigator, Jennifer has successfully defended numerous cases before juries and to the bench. She regularly appears before administrative agencies, the Courts of Common Pleas, Ohio Appellate Courts and the Ohio Supreme Court. Jennifer is a member of the board of trustees and executive committee member of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the steering committee of the Dayton Area Logistics Association and serves as its general counsel. Jennifer also serves on the board of trustees for The Dayton Art Institute and is past president of the Cox Arboretum Foundation board of trustees. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from West Chester University and her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law.

Automation: Meeting the Demands for Automated Guided Vehicles within the Logistics Industry

Date: Session 2: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 AM

Location: Sinclair Conference Center

Speakers

Perry Ardito - General Manager, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.(MCFA)
Perry Ardito is currently serving as General Manager for Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) a leading manufacturer of forklifts in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. The company manufactures and distributes three distinct brands – Mitsubishi, Caterpillar and Jungheinrich. MCFA is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Featuring the industry’s most extensive dealer network in North, Central and South America, MCFA and Jungheinrich provides customers with quality products ranging from internal combustion forklifts to electric warehouse products. Mr. Ardito has been in the Materials Handling and Logistics industry for 30 years, and his responsibilities include Sales for the Jungheinrich Warehouse Products Group, to include Jungheinrich Electric Lift Trucks, as well as Systems and Allied Products and a full range of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for the North American market.

Tariffs & Trade: Impacting the Logistics Industry

Date: Session 2: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 AM

Location: Sinclair Conference Center

Speakers

John Drake - Executive Director, Supply Chain Policy - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
John Drake is executive director for supply chain policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Drake oversees the development and implementation of the Chamber’s supply chain policy priorities and represents the Chamber before Congress, the administration, the business community, and other stakeholders. Drake coordinates with Chamber member companies and the business community to educate policymakers in Congress, the federal government, and the international community on the challenges and opportunities facing ports of entry and global supply chains. He also leads the Chamber’s Supply Chain Security Working Group, a group of companies and associations promoting the modernization of global supply chains and cross-border trade, through trade facilitation, enhanced shipping and logistics, improved transportation security, and the support of emerging technologies. Drake comes to the Chamber from Amazon, where he was a senior manager for public policy. He coordinated segments of Amazon’s business with regulators at the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Congress. Prior to Amazon, Drake was a senior appointee at the Department of Transportation. There he led the government affairs office of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, served as a deputy assistant secretary for transportation policy, and was deputy administrator to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. He also spent nearly 10 years on Capitol Hill, including as a professional staff member to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. In addition, he was the American Trucking Associations’ top representative to the Senate. Drake holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two children.

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