SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Feb. 26, 2019 -- QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that Automotive Director, Terry Onica and Senior Marketing Manager, Consumer, Food & Beverage Markets, Stephen Dombroski were named 2019 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a leading business publication for supply chain professionals.
The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies' supply chains for the significant challenges of today's business climate. This year's list includes more than 200 individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia, who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet these challenges—and more than 40 Practitioner Pros, who do the same within their own companies.
As Director of Automotive at QAD, Onica leads global marketing activities including strategy and positioning, product and offering, people and knowledge, and field and sales marketing support for the automotive vertical. She is an active member of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Supply Chain Steering Committee and one of the authors of the global Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) which is used by thousands of automotive suppliers globally. Onica was recently named one of Crain's Detroit Women in Technology in 2018 and received a Stevie Bronze Award for Women in Technology.
"I am honored to be named one of the Pros to Know for 2019," said Onica. "Automotive supply chains are under intense pressure to adapt to a number of disruptions including the rise of electric-powered vehicles. With autonomous vehicles on the horizon, suppliers will have to be even more agile to meet the new demands of the evolving business. My job is to make sure every QAD automotive customer has the latest information and best practices to help them meet these challenges, optimize their relationships with suppliers and customers and ultimately become agile, effective enterprises."
As senior marketing manager, Consumer, Food & Beverage Markets, Dombroski leads the company's marketing efforts in these two vertical industries. He has over 30 years of manufacturing industry experience focused on the Consumer Products and Food & Beverage industries. His career spans the manufacturing, software and consulting industries with a focus in Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Systems. He has assisted Consumer Products and Food & Beverage companies in developing S&OP strategies as well as in the implementation of ERP and Supply Chain Systems.
"Thank you to Supply and Demand Chain Executive for naming me as one of the 2019 Pros to Know," said Dombroski. "The supply chain is critical in any industry and especially in the consumer and food and beverage markets. Consumers are placing new demands on manufacturers, making it a very challenging time. In addition to changing customer preferences, new technologies, new distribution channels and changing regulations are altering the terrain at a breakneck pace. Everybody has to adapt if they want to survive and as a result, supply chain professionals have never been more important."
"Every year we receive more submissions from outstanding supply chain leaders. It's evidence of the growth in the supply chain profession as well as the importance of the profession within companies. Our Pros to Know listing showcases the leaders and innovators shaping the profession and making substantial impact on their companies," says John Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "We commend this year's recipients for their achievements in supply chain and for paving the way for the next generation of exceptional supply chain leaders. This year's recipients embody the commitment to transformative supply chain tools and processes, earning these individuals a rightful place in this year's Pros to Know listing."
Supply & Demand Chain Executive received more than 500 entries for the 2019 Pros to Know Awards. A full listing of the 2019 Pros to Know and Practitioner Pros winners can be found at www.sdcexec.com.
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About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB) is a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. QAD Cloud ERP for manufacturing supports operational requirements in the areas of financials, customer management, supply chain, manufacturing, service and support, analytics, business process management and integration. QAD's portfolio includes related solutions for quality management software, supply chain management software, transportation management software and B2B interoperability. Since 1979, QAD solutions have enabled customers in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech, industrial manufacturing, and life sciences industries to better align operations with their strategic goals to become Effective Enterprises.
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