Founded in 1994, Adexa has grown to become one of the world’s leading supply chain planning companies. It’s S&OP and S&OE solutions are used by Fortune class companies across 5-continents.
Adexa’s success stems from the leadership and vision of its executive team. Their experience and expertise have enabled Adexa to set a new standard of excellence for supply chain planning and e-business.
Adexa was founded by Dr. K. Cyrus Hadavi in 1994. Dr. Hadavi is one of the world’s foremost experts on supply chain management and related fields. Under his leadership, Adexa has become one of the top supply chain companies in the world with a presence on five continents. Dr. Hadavi’s experience has been instrumental for many Fortune Class companies, including Black & Decker, Solectron, Northrop-Grumman, Philips, Toshiba, GM, Boeing, Hanes and Seagate. Cyrus is one of the pioneers of applying Artificial Intelligence to planning problems. As early as 1990, he implemented the first-generation of his AI planning solutions at Siemens. The architecture and results were published in one of the most prestigious publications: The Journal Artificial Intelligence, in that year.
As Adjunct Professor of Operations Management at Columbia University, Dr. Hadavi taught courses on the application of computer science and AI to manufacturing. He has performed joint research at Columbia University, the Wharton School of Management, Loyola University, Clemson University, and the Max Planck Institute in Germany. Besides publishing numerous articles and books on supply chain management, manufacturing, and e-commerce, Dr. Hadavi is a popular speaker at business forums.
He holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.Sc. degree in Industrial Management from the University of Birmingham, UK. He also holds an M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK, and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Hadavi is on the ECE Advisory Council (ECEC) at Michigan University, a group committed to positive, transformational change across all industries. He is also an Executive Board member of the Center for Global Supply Chain Management at the USC Marshal School of Business.
Mr. Field became Adexa’s Chief Technology Officer in April 2007. He has served in various senior capacities within Adexa’s Research and Development team since April 1995. Prior to joining Adexa, Mr. Field was employed by Numetrix, Inc. (later acquired by J.D. Edwards), a supply chain management company, where he was a Technical Leader for their scheduling products from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Field pursued graduate studies in Computer Science at York University in Toronto and has a bachelor’s degree at same.
Mr. Hosford is Adexa’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s overall global operations. Mr. Hosford, with over 25 years of Operations Research experience, has been with Adexa since 2003 where previously he served as Adexa’s VP of Solutions Technology responsible for all implementation methodology and solution architecture. Prior to joining Adexa Mr. Hosford spent 3 years at Lucent Technologies (OFS) where he was responsible for supply chain systems. Prior to that he retired from a career in the Navy during which he was an instructor at the Naval Postgraduate School specializing in Operations Research and Computer Science. Mr. Hosford holds a M.S. degree in Operations Research and completed all requirements (abd) for a PHD from the Naval Postgraduate School in California.
Mr. DiSandro is Licensed CPA with extensive public and private accounting experience. Prior to joining Adexa, he served as the head of finance for Hispanic Express and subsidiaries, which included a travel services company, mortgage company and others. Mr. DiSandro has also served as the head of finance for Pace Enterprises, one of the largest colored gemstone jewelry manufacturers in the United States, and as assistant controller of Marshall Industries, a publicly traded electronics components distributor. He began his experience with more than 6 years in the audit department of Ersnt & Young LLP. Mr. DiSandro has a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mr. Green oversees Adexa’s Tech Solution Strategy. His extensive industry, application and technical expertise comes from over 25 years of experience of working in Supply Chain Management. Mr. Green has sold and implemented supply chain solutions for companies in a broad variety of verticals, including consumer package goods, pharma, chemical, high tech, semiconductor, textile, aerospace, and distribution providers. His solution experience covers diverse functional supply chain areas including Demand Planning, Inventory Planning, Supply Planning and Optimization and advanced Analytics. Prior to joining Adexa, Mr. Green worked at Numetrix, and in industry at Northrup/Grumman, and Boeing. Mr. Green holds a B.S. degree in Operations Research from Cornell University in New York.
Mr. McArthur leads Adexa’s go to market strategy, sales, and business development functions in both North and South America. He has extensive sales leadership experience with some of the fastest growing supply chain companies. Mr. McArthur is growth-oriented in developing new business models, organizational processes and marketing strategies that have positioned companies to compete effectively while remaining ahead of the industry and technology curves. Prior to joining Adexa, Mr. McArthur held positions in both sales leadership and individual contributor roles at Blue Yonder, SAP, and Oracle. He holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) from Northwestern University.
Kameron leads Adexa’s global marketing, demand generation, and customer acquisition operations – ensuring a growing worldwide brand appeals across a variety of major industries. He is also responsible for direct sales and extended reseller & co-marketing partnerships. As a founding member of Adexa, he has held a number of key leadership positions involving all facets of the organization’s growth, specifically by creating and leading its multiple strategic Industry Verticals. Prior to joining Adexa, Kameron’s experience was focused on the financial industry at companies such as Drexel Burnham Lambert and PaineWebber. In addition to his B.A. in Finance, he also holds an MBA in Marketing from Michigan State University. To complement, he has earned multiple postgraduate certifications from MIT Sloan School of Management and Columbia Business School in the fields of Network and Social Marketing, Advanced Statistical Analytics, and Digital Transformation.
As one of the original team members of Adexa, Ms. Yang has worked in various operations within the organization, including Human Resources, Payroll, Operations, Accounting and Administration. As the Head of Global Human Resources, she directs all HR related matters including compliance, employee relations, benefits, immigration visas, compensation, payroll, and talent acquisition. Before her current responsibility, Ms. Yang held key responsibility to facilitate the setup of branch and subsidiary offices in Europe and Asia. She reviewed company compliance with all applicable local prevailing laws and procedures and served as liaison for all foreign operations with Corporate Headquarters. Ms. Yang holds a B.A. degree from U.C.L.A. and has working experience and knowledge of general accounting principles.
Mr. Yanagibori has been at the helm of all business operations in one of Adexa’s largest markets in the world, since 2008. He has worked with many of Japan’s top technology and High Tech consulting companies—Including, Oki-Univac, Tokyo Electron, Digital Equipment Japan, Oracle Japan, KPMG Consulting, IDS Sheer Japan, Autodesk Japan, and more. In the past decade, Mr. Yanagibori has held Sr. management roles in a number of these companies, including positions as Managing Director, and President. He is also a respected author and speaker on topics related to ERP, SCM, and BPM. Mr. Yanagibori holds a B. S. degree in Precision Mechanical Engineering from Chuo-University of Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Safgönül oversees Sales, Support, and Consulting for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has been with Adexa since 1999, holding different roles in Consulting, Project Management, and Sales through the years. Mr. Safgönül has a broad application and technical expertise which makes him very versatile and knowledgeable in supporting our customer base. He has sold and implemented supply chain solutions for international companies in a variety of verticals and regions throughout his tenure at Adexa. Mr. Safgönül holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul Turkey and a M.S degree for Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. In addition to English, he is also fluent in Turkish and German.
Operating from Adexa-Taiwan, Mr. Kuo has been with the company for over a decade. He started his career at Adexa as a consultant and advanced through the ranks by successfully leading projects and presales activity in Taiwan, and later in China, specializing in LED and Semiconductor industries. In his current position, Mr. Kuo is responsible for Sales, Support, and Consulting for regions such as Taiwan, China, and South East Asia. Mr. Kuo holds a master degree in manufacturing management from McGill University in Montreal Canada, and he is certified in PMP from PMI.
A culture of innovation
Great companies are built on innovation. At Adexa we are constantly seeking to find ways to reinvent the way supply chains are run making them better, faster and more efficient
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