John Trestrail - President
John is a supply chain design/strategy professional with 20+ years in logistics. He currently works for Newell Brands as Sr Manager, Data-driven Insights, Distribution & Transportation where he is responsible for supply chain network optimization and simulation. Prior to that he worked for LLamasoft as Product Manager and consulting Project Manager. He has an MBA from Georgia State University with a focus in Decision Science and a BA from the University of Michigan.
John M. Harris, Ph.D. - Past President
John is a planning and analysis professional with over 10 years of industry experience applying an advanced analytical and strategic thinking skill set to optimize resources and improve processes. He has managed and participated in several collaborative research projects between industry and academia. His work as an individual contributor in the areas of stochastic and asset optimization modeling has lead to three corporate patent applications in the airline and energy utility space. He currently leads the HR Analytics and Reporting team at Southern Company. Since 2000, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Engineering at Clemson University.
The former National Science Foundation Fellow graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) with a B.A. in Mathematics, Miami University (OH) with a M.S. in Mathematics with an option in Operations Research, and Clemson University (SC) with a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. While at Gustavus, John was a 4-year letterman and 2-year starter in football.
John and his wife, Tondra, have been married for over 12 years and have two daughters. His personal interests include golf, non-fiction literature and fishing with friends.