Rob Dugas Joins National Logistics & Distribution Conference (NLDC) Board of Advisors

NLDC is the Premier Educational Event for Senior Level Supply Chain Executives

ATLANTA - June 26, 2012 - The National Logistics & Distribution Conference (NLDC) announces the appointment of Rob Dugas to the NLDC Board of Advisors. Dugas is vice president of supply chain for Chick-fil-A, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. He leads the supply chain team that purchases and distributes the food, supplies and equipment required to operate a Chick-fil-A restaurant. Dugas also supports the strategic events team that plans and executes nearly 300 events annually for groups ranging from 40 to 4,000 people.

"Rob's experience, knowledge and creativity are an excellent addition to our distinguished Board of Advisors. As a highly-regarded, recent NLDC speaker, Rob demonstrated his skill and passion in sharing applicable, personal and professional insights with his peers. That is the foremost purpose of NLDC," said Ron Dahlin, NLDC executive director.

The NLDC Board of Advisors assist in developing the annual conference's theme, tracks and session topics relative to current supply chain challenges, trends and innovations; and with reviewing and selecting speakers. Additional members of the NLDC Board of Advisors include Brent R. Beabout, senior vice president, supply chain for Office Depot in Boca Raton, Florida; Rick D. Blasgen, president and CEO for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in Lombard, Illinois; John J. Coyle, director of corporate relations for the Center for Supply Chain Research, and professor emeritus of logistics and supply chain management for Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania; and Gough Grubbs, senior vice president of logistics/distribution for Stage Stores in Houston, Texas.

The 2013 National Logistics & Distribution Conference is scheduled for April 15-17 at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center and Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia. NLDC 2013 is hosted by Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, recognized as a leader of supply chain and logistics education. The conference is produced by Peach State Integrated Technologies known for providing comprehensive global consulting, engineering, and material handling systems integration solutions to a broad spectrum of supply chain leaders.

NLDC is an “invitation only” conference for 100 senior-level executives where peers present and discuss innovations for supply chain and logistics challenges. There are no presentations by consultants, service providers or suppliers. For general conference information and to submit a request for an invitation, visit

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