Stephan Biller, PhD, NAE
Director, DCMME & GSCMI
Harold T. Amrine Distinguished Professor
School of Industrial Engineering & Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business
VP of Coaching
In his position with Purdue, Angus McLeod brings a wealth of experience in corporate leadership at the board director level, in 13 companies in the UK and U.S., with development and manufacturing experiences including roofing, membranes, adsorbents, wound-dressings, nano-engineering including sensors, thick-film electronic printing, environmental technologies, and magnesium melting/casting. His consultancy work includes CBRE, Johnson & Johnson Medical, British Aerospace and Glencore-Xstrata, where he has delivered management and leadership development as well as leadership coaching. He does ongoing work with leadership on four programs at Wharton College. He is the author of several books, now in many languages, including Performance Coaching Toolkit, Self-Coaching Leadership and Me, Myself, My Team. He supervises PhD students at the Business School of Birmingham City University, UK. He has more than 20,000 graduates from his web-based trainings, and designs digital apps for leadership and for small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises via Gnowbe.com.
Value Chain Consulting and Technology
Eduardo Huerta-Mercado is Director of Latin American Operations for Softeon Inc., an International Consultant Public Sector for the World Bank, and CEO at Value Chain Consulting & Technology.
Assistant Professor of Management
Vice President of Strategic Programs
Wabash National Corporation
In his role at Wabash, Nick Adler is responsible for leading the delivery of breakthrough ideas and programs that drive sustainable and profitable growth for the company. Nick has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive and commercial transportation industries across a wide range of business functions. He joined Wabash in 2010 and has served in several positions with increasing responsibility including Vice President of Global Strategic Sourcing, VP of Supply Chain, VP of Business Transformation, Chief Information Officer, and VP of Parts & Services. Prior to joining Wabash, he held various purchasing and program management positions with General Motors & Allison Transmission. Nick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from IU Kelley School of Business.
CAP Coordinator Indiana
Retiree Representative Indiana, UAW Region 2B
Danny Ernstes is a 30-year member of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW). He has modeled his life and work around the UAW adage, “There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow man. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.” Danny has served the UAW in various capacities and is employed by the International Union Region 2B as the Indiana CAP Coordinator. Before his employment with the UAW, he worked for Navistar International as a Journeyman Millwright/Machine Repair.