Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The OTM SIG Board consists of elected directors and an Oracle Liaison from around the world, split in two regions: 10 positions for Americas and 10 for EMEA/APAC. Board Members represent OTM Clients, and the Board Chair is chosen by the Board Members for both regions. Associate Board Members represent OTM Consultants and Technology Partners. See our by-laws for full details about the Board.

Board Chair

Chirag Patel

Board Chair, Americas
Organization:  Penske Logistics

chiragpic.jpgChirag has 20+ years of experience. His industry experience includes CPG, Hospitality, Finance, Technology and Logistics. Chirag has been with Penske for 15 years in various roles including IT and Engineering. 

Chirag holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Computers & Info. Science from Cleveland State University. 

Chirag is responsible for Penske’s DCC technologies including Planning and Dispatch Systems, Telematics and Mobile among others. Chirag has also presented and spoke at many OTM and Oracle conferences in past 6 years sharing valuable knowledge to the user community.

Outside work, Chirag enjoys family time, golf, tennis, movies, vegetable gardening and traveling.

Evgeniy Pospelov

Board Chair, EMEA/APAC
Organization: Sephora Russia


Evgeniy Pospelov has worked with Kraft Foods and later Mondelez int since 2008. Before moving to global Transportation Center of Excellence Evgeniy worked in IT and Logistics Operations departments.​

Evgeniy has lead OTM implementation projects in Russia, replacing old systems with new technologies.​

Evgeniy holds Master degree in Math and Programing graduating from Moscow State University. Outside working hours he enjoys boxing and scuba diving.

Board Members

Carrie Kaup
Board Member, Americas

Organization: Land O'Lakes


Carrie has 12+ years of Supply Chain experience and has been with Land O'Lakes for the last 8 years.  She has a degree in Theatre Arts from UW-La Crosse and an affinity for all things Halloween.  Naturally this led her to the Transportation Systems team at Land O'Lakes providing first-level OTM Support to end users and business maintenance of the application.  She has led numerous projects and initiatives to increase efficiency across Land O’Lakes’ supply chain including an OTM upgrade and countless EDI setups with carrier partners.

When she’s not subtly incorporating skulls into her business casual wardrobe Carrie enjoys baking and supporting her daughter’s journey to a black belt in karate. 

Donna Lyle

Board Member, Americas
Organization: General Motors

donna-lyle.jpgI have been working in Logistics for 10+ years.  I started my career on the Business side with inventory management, warehousing, and purchasing. In my next position, I used OTM for operational shipment planning.  In 2016, I joined General Motors and now work in IT as a Business Analyst, focusing primarily on OTM.

I graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with a B.S. in Business Admin and a major in Business Logistics.

As a Business Analyst, I continue to assist the business groups on the user experience, as well as enhancing, OTM. As we continue to implement the system, I look forward to delving in and using as many features as possible to support our business.

Outside of work I enjoy all things craft and art related as well as off-roading, hunting, and canoeing.

Emily L. Schmitt

Board Member, Americas
Organization:  Union Pacific Railroad

Emily is a Midwest native with over ten years of experience at Union Pacific in various roles including supply chain management, marketing, technology and strategic projects. She holds two Bachelors degrees in Sociology and Business from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, NE.

At Union Pacific, Emily holds responsibility for the Loup Logistics current journey of digital transformation, shifting from a holistic build technology base to a cloud-based ecosystem and TMS. The ongoing project will retire 20+ years of heritage systems and customized applications for a hybrid suite of Oracle and homegrown applications. Leveraging automation, the art of customer obsession and logistics supply chain experts, UP is laser focused to deliver an industry-leading customer experience. Union Pacific first joined the OTM community in 2019, and has been live on the platform since 2020.

Emily is married to Erik and together they have two sons, Teddy (3 years) and Benny (7 months). Her hobbies outside of work include home renovation projects and interior design, travel and time spent outdoors.

Genevieve Collyn

Board Member, EMEA/APAC
Organization: Kuehne + Nagel

Genevieve has joined Kuehne & Nagel in 2000 in Belgium and was transferred to Luxembourg in 2005 where she supported the first Integrated Logistics OTM implementation. Since then she has been involved in many OTM implementation projects but also several release upgrades. Appointed in 2014 as Functional Process Owner she is now responsible for governance of the Integrated Logistics OTM instances.

She has been elected for the first time on the Board and is looking forward to sharing her experience to prepare the Conferences. In her spare time, she likes cooking and enjoys testing recipes from around the world.

Malcolm Goodfellow

Board Member, Americas
Organization: Integration Manager, RUAN Transportation

I've worked in the Supply Chain technology arena for 20 years at a major shipper and a 3PL provider. My history with OTM goes back to the GLOG days in 2004 Version 4.5. I have always worked in non-cloud solutions to this point and appreciate the trend of progress to cloud solutions. My focus on the application for most of my career has been towards the technical side of the product. I have transitioned more to the functional side in the last few years to broaden my horizons. The areas within the application I've focused on include integration, order management, planning and execution, track and track, freight settlement / billing and Fusion Transportation intelligence. A day cannot go by that you do not learn something new or identify another bug or enhancement in OTM. I've attended probably 10 OTM SIG conferences, and look forward to meeting new people and catching up with old friends at each year. The passion the user group has for solving problems and sharing ideas are what make the product, its users, and the yearly conference so great. As a board member for the last two years, I've come to understand how large the conference is from a coordination stand point, and appreciate the input of feedback on ideas on making things even better.

When outside of the world of OTM and supply chain solutions, I have a lovely wife and 8 year old twins. I love the mountains, hiking, camping, vegetable gardening, playing hockey, and also consider myself a “foodie”.

Paritosh Mangrulkar

Board Member, EMEA/APAC
Organization: GE Appliances, India

Paritosh Mangrulkar is passionate to explore new horizons which keeps him moving ahead. Working at GE Appliances from 9 years, got opportunity to work on applications with exposure to multiple technologies. Likes learning new things and drive process improvements. Involved with OTM projects from 2012 with successful rollouts & upgrades at GE Appliances, closely worked with Business for implementations. Currently working as Architect & Project Lead for OTM at GE Appliances.

Paritosh holds a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering from PSG Tech. Outside work enjoys cycling & running, also an avid reader & likes reading Non-fiction.

Ramesh Karra

Board Member, Americas
Organization:  Coca-Cola Company

Ramesh has been working in supply chain area for over 20 years primarily in the warehousing and transportation functions, working at two large retailers, manufacturing, and distribution companies and a 3PL provider. In the past 11 years he specifically focused on OTM implementations and process improvements. He currently works for The Coca Cola Company leading order management and transportation systems.

Ramesh graduated from The Ohio State University in Master of Business Administration and is a board member since 2019. He is an avid cyclist in his spare time.

Travis Ward

Board Member, Americas
Organization: Masterbrand

Self_Photo__2_.gifTravis currently works for MasterBrand Cabinets as a Manager of Logistics Optimization.  In this role Travis leads strategic projects that look to drive best practices and continuous improvement across inbound and outbound distribution networks consisting of high multistop touch freight.  He has 7 years’ experience working with OTM including 5 OTM implementations and 2 upgrades. 

Travis graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN with a B.S. in Business Management.

Travis is a first time member of the OTM SIG Board and is looking forward to working to increasing end user involvement in the SIG Conference.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 kids, boating, playing sports, and traveling.

Vladimir Teterev

Board Member, EMEA/APAC
Organization: Russian Post, Russia

vladimir-teterev.jpgVladimir has started his career as an intern at CROC, Inc., an Oracle Platinum Partner in Russia, and became a senior consultant after 2½ years in the company. His first project was Implementation of OTM in Lenta — one of the biggest Russian retailers. He worked as project manager on the Mondelez Russia project during its coffee business separation. Currently Vladimir is IT transport solution owner at Russian Post in charge of all transportation projects. One of them is OTM implementation.

Vladimir graduated from Moscow State Technological University "Stankin." He is qualified as an Engineer in Computer quality control of production. He enjoys diving, snowboarding and everything related to space and astronomy.

Associate Board Members

Giovanni Lovo

Associate Board Member, EMEA/APAC
Organisation: Oracle

giovanni-lovo.jpgGiovanni Lovo leads for Oracle Consulting the EMEA OTM/GTM Practice which provides implementation services to customers in the Region.

Since November 2015 he has been an active member of the EMEA OTM SIG Board. He joined Oracle Consulting in 2000 as a project manager. Giovanni has been associated with G-Log since the acquisition by Oracle in 2006. He has contributed to the successful addition of GC3/OTM to the delivery footprint of Oracle Consulting in Europe, initially as a project manager and then from 2008 as the manager of the OTM European Practice. In this role he has established an extensive network with OTM/GTM Customers and Partners, contributing to the successful adoption of OTM/GTM in several client organizations.

Before joining Oracle in 2000 he worked as a consultant and project manager in the areas of supply chain management and computer systems validation. Giovanni holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and a Master in Business Administration. Giovanni is based in Milan (Italy)

Heather Brown

Associate Board Member, Americas
Organization:  Freight Verify

Jai Shahpuri

Associate Board Member, Americas
Organization:  KSAP Technologies

Jai Shahpuri has over 18 years of OTM implementation experience and has been working in the transportation and logistics space throughout his career. Jai has worked as Lead Solution Architect and Techno-Functional Consultant on many complex On-Prem and Cloud OTM implementations. At KSAP, Jai is leading the business development efforts with a focus on Cloud Implementations and migrations for US and Canada. In his free time, Jai is an avid hiker and dreams of spending his days on some mountain or the other.

Joseph Callan

Associate Board Member, Americas
Organization: Capgemini

Joseph_Callan_Photo_2018-08-13__2_.jpegJoe Callan is a member of the Capgemini Digital Supply Chain practice.  He has degrees in Business Logistics and International Business from Penn State University and his professional background is in Logistics.  After graduation from college, he worked in operational type roles at 3 different transportation providers: a 3PL, a US national trucking company and a steamship line.  He also worked as a Logistics Analyst at a mineral/chemical shipper.  That is where he got his initial exposure to OTM, as a member of the implementation team.  At this point, he's been working with the OTM product for 11 years.

Joe has had stints on many different projects and seen many different requirements over the years. Some examples of some companies he's worked with are NTS in Shanghai, Ceva, Dawn Foods, Family Dollar, OFS, White Birch Paper, HP, AT&T, Logitech, Nucor, and Eaton.

He is a new Board Member as of 2019 so he is just being to learn what it means to be on the Board.  

In his spare time, Joe enjoys coaching his 2 children in basketball and baseball/softball.

Lakshmi Padileti

Associate Board Member, EMEA/APAC
Organization:  SRUJAN

lakshmi-padileti-headshot.pngLakshmi is the founder of SRUJAN with operations in USA and India. Lakshmi is an original G-Logger and an experienced supply chain consultant working with software applications for logistics in America, Europe and APAC, implementing Oracle OTM for the past 16 years. Lakshmi has a Master in Computer Applications. Lakshmi has close association with North America and APAC OTM customers, implementation partners & Oracle.

  • Over 16 years of hands-on Oracle OTM experience working for G-Log, Oracle and SRUJAN, managed multiple full OTM implementations and contributed to various other OTM projects.

  • Actively participated in OAUG OTM conferences in USA since 2008 and India since 2018.

  • Presented on OAUG OTM Conferences in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2017 in USA and OAUG OTM Conference in 2019 in India.

  • Active contributor of OTM WIKI and OTMFAQ Forum.

Lourens Andriesse

Associate Board Member, EMEA/APAC
Organization: Oracle

lourens-andriesse1.jpgLourens Andriesse was an original G-logger in Europe and has been working with clients delivering OTM for more than 15 years working for Oracle, Infosys, Inspirage, Flo Group, HP and MavenWire. He was elected on the OTM SIG Board in 2012 and paved the way for OTM Conferences in Europe and Asia. Before joining G-Log, Lourens worked in Logistics and obtained a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. In his spare time he enjoys looking after stray cats and playing piano.

Pam Vivio

Associate Board Member, Americas
Organization: Inspirage

pam-vivio.jpgPam is an original G-Logger and currently works for Inspirage as a Director of Solution Architecture.  Pam has 20+ years of Supply Chain consulting experience with clients in the manufacturing, automotive, CPRD, chemical, trucking, 3PL, Ocean Shipping, retail, and agri-business industries.  

Pam is on her 2nd stint as a Board Member and enjoys planning the OTM SIG conference and working to make the attendee experience better every year. 

Pam has a Masters Degree in International Business from The American Graduate School of International Management and a Business/Pre-Law Degree from Michigan State University.  

In her spare time, Pam enjoys cooking, food art, traveling, and spending time with her 8 and 5 year old boys.

Robert Recknagel

Associate Board Member, EMEA/APAC
Organization: Flexis


Robert Recknagel is Vice President Manufacturing & Logistics at flexis AG, a global provider of end-to-end supply chain optimization solutions having a deep integration in OTM.
Robert Recknagel graduated in Service Administration management at University of Trier and worked as solution consultant in Europe and South East Asia at alfabet AG, a leading vendor of Enterprise Architecture Management solutions.
Following that time, he implemented major international logistics concepts at Rhenus Logistics and built up their 4 PL business.
Recknagel has been a significant player in automotive and manufacturing initiatives. He’s the recipient of the elogistics award 2015 from AKJ as well as an Industry 4.0 award by the state of Baden Wurttemberg, Germany and he is lecturer in Supply Chain Management in a MBA program.



Chris Peckham

Oracle Liaison
Organization: Oracle

Chris Peckham is Senior Principal Product Strategy Manager for Oracle Logistics Cloud. Focused primarily on Oracle Transportation Management, he collaborates with customers and other Oracle thought leaders to set the future direction for the product. Further, he serves multiple roles in the OTM product ecosystem, including liaison to the OTM SIG Board of Directors, owner of the OTM Customer Advisory Board, and also manages numerous partner relationships. Mr. Peckham has spent 23 years in the TMS software industry. He worked for nine years as an implementation consultant at Manugistics (now JDA Software), six years at TransWorks (a Norfolk Southern railroad subsidiary), and has spent the past eight years on the Logistics Product Strategy team at Oracle. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.