Our opening speaker for the welcome event will be Sean Ketter from Oshkosh Corporation!
Jessica Rannow has had a prominent career in the supply chain industry. She currently is the Atlantic District Operations Manager at AmerisourceBergen, a global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company, where she supports seven drug distribution centers. Before this role, she served as a project manager in the facility engineering team where she developed and implemented multi-million-dollar supply chain projects including initiatives to track pharmaceutical products through the supply chain to support the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to work at other influential companies including JCPenney, Cardinal Health, L Brands, Cap Gemini, and Cummins.
Jessica’s success has been recognized by receiving two awards from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE): Distinguished New Engineer Award in 2009 and the Emerging Leader in Logistics and Procurement Award in 2011. She was named one of Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women Engineers of 2016 and is part of the 2016 Columbus Business First’s 40 Under 40 class.
Since her first year as an industrial engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rannow has been an involved and active member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She served the Society as President for 2016-2017. Prior to her term as President, she served as Director of Professional Excellence on the Board of Directors and she held two terms as Region G governor. She has filled many other leadership roles on the section, region, and Society level throughout her over twenty years of membership.
Rannow lives in a historic district of Columbus, Ohio with her husband Jens Griesshammer. She is actively involved in the Columbus, Ohio community through Junior League of Columbus, Kappa Alpha Theta Columbus Alumnae Chapter, Wisconsin Alumni Association of Central Ohio, and German Village Society. She is a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers and serves on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Industrial and Systems Engineering Advisory Board.
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
Sean Ketter is responsible for overall supplier performance, business process management, technology and risk management strategies for Oshkosh Corporation globally. Sean’s focus is creating and deploying common processes to understand and improve how Oshkosh Corporation and its global supply base work together.
Since joining Oshkosh Corporation in 2006, Sean has lead successful initiatives such as launching the Oshkosh Supplier Network (OSN), the historic M-ATV supplier launch in 2009, the introduction and adoption of advanced quality planning, the start up of the JLG Tianjin facility, the development of the GPSC Supplier Academy and oversaw the supply chain operation for Oshkosh Corporation's newest facility in Leon, Mexico. He is currently sponsoring the development of a common supplier engagement process and a global supply chain risk management initiative.
Before joining the company, Sean served in various roles with John Deere. Positions included Strategic Sourcing, Product Development, Quality and Supplier Development. Sean hold’s a bachelors degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a masters degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering both from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Sean serves as a member of WEDC’s Transformational Productivity Initiative (TPI) steering committee, is an executive board member of the University of Wisconsin School of Business’ Erdman Center for Operations and Technology Management and serves on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Procurement Institute.