Clayton State University Assistant Professor of Supply Chain John Mascaritolo was recognized yesterday as the winner of the 2011 Supply Chain Professional of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC).
The award was announced at MAC’s Sixth Annual Atlanta Supply Chain Forum and Awards Luncheon held Feb. 7 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event was managed by MAC’s Supply Chain Leadership Council and the Council of Supply Chain Management Atlanta Roundtable. Mascaritolo, the director of the Center for Supply Chain Management for Clayton State’s AACSB-accredited College of Business, was recognized as the individual had made a significant contribution in advancing the supply chain sector in 2011.
Mascaritolo has more than 35 years of diversified industry experience in all aspects of transportation, warehousing, and global logistics and supply chain management. Prior to joining Clayton State, he was the commodity director of global logistics for the NCR Corporation. During his industry tenure, he successfully developed and implemented many supply chain programs that supported high volume and service sensitive product lines in businesses expanding consumer goods, health-care, third party logistics industries and even event management by planning the logistics infrastructure for the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games.
At Clayton State, Mascaritolo has successfully developed a supply chain management degree program along with a supply chain management center for community development that supports research and training for people wanting to enhance their company’s logistics and supply chain networks. He is also the team co-leader for the newly-created region for supply chain management workforce ready initiatives for the Georgia State Works Ready Program. He has been published in the Journal of Transportation Management, and has been profiled in Supply Chain Management Review in Profiles of Leadership in September 2009.
Mascaritolo also remains an active presenter on global supply chain management to national and global businesses, associations, and universities and is active with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). He holds a B.A. in Music Education from Wagner College, and a MBA in International Business from Mercer University.
"Metro Atlanta is an unrivaled business and supply chain center for the Southeast, and a gateway to the world," says Mike Orr, senior vice president operations and logistics for Genuine Parts Company, and chair of MAC's Supply Chain Leadership Council. "We are delighted to showcase our region's supply chain strengths by honoring both our finalists, and the winners of the prestigious awards."
Metro Atlanta has the nation's fifth-largest concentration of supply chain companies with more than one million employed in Georgia logistics. Atlanta is a global logistics center with more than 130,000 supply chain jobs, the world's busiest airport and a position as the global leader in supply chain management software.
The MAC Supply Chain Forum and Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals and companies in metro Atlanta whose actions have advanced the state of the supply chain industry and promoted its continued growth.