HILL, John
835 Woodside Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 831-722-9806
Fax: 831-722-9613
Currently a director of the St. Onge Company and a former COO/CEO and officer of automatic data collection, material handling and supply chain execution systems firms with over 100 successful AIDC (bar code, RFDC & RFID), warehouse equipment and warehouse (WMS) and transportation management (TMS) systems installations. Has led consulting engagements including the analysis of requirements, development of specifications, supplier selection, training and coordination of material handling, data collection and warehouse/transportation management system implementations for Armstrong World Industries, Brighton-Best, Coca-Cola, Commonwealth Aluminum, CSX Corporation, Emery Worldwide, Ford Motor Company, Fresh & Easy (Tesco) Fresh Express/ Chiquita Brands, Freightliner, General Electric, General Motors, the Gillette Company (P & G), Inland Steel, J. M. Schneider Inc., the Keebler Company, Litton Industries, Lockheed, MasterTag, Menlo Logistics, Owens & Minor, Pepsi Bottling Group, Rhodia, RJ Reynolds Packaging, Schurman Fine Papers, Thomas & Betts, UCSF, Waremart and many others. Co-founder of the Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM) Trade Association. Former president of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. and the Material Handling Institute, Inc. Member of the Board of Governors of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). Co-founder of MHIAs Supply Chain Execution Systems & Technologies and Integrated Systems & Controls groups. Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Warehouse Education & Research Council (WERC). Began career with 3M Company and serves(d) on the boards of several industry and high technology firms including Computer Identics, DataMax, ESYNC, MEKontrol, Source Technologies and TrueDemand. Recipient of the 1997 Norman L. Cahners and 2004 Reed-Apple awards for contributions to the U.S. material handling industry. Inductee into Modern Material Handling magazine's 20th Century material handling Hall of Fame. Named to DC Velocity magazines roster of Logistics Rainmakers and World Trade magazines Fabulous 50. Widely published in trade and professional journals in the U. S. and overseas. Over 350 seminars and presentations for academia, corporate clients, trade and professional societies in North and Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Faculty member of The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute at Georgia Institute of Technology. The St. Onge Company is a global engineering and consulting firm focused upon supply chain infrastructure and network optimization, warehouse and handling systems design and requirements definition, selection and implementation of warehouse, labor and transportation management technology and systems.