Chicago-area College Hosts Supply Chain Industry Event

Moraine Valley Community College March 30th Breakfast Focuses on Future Career Paths in Logistics


CHICAGO—February 16, 2016 (James Street Media Services)—“Certifying the Industrial Athlete of the Future” will be the keynote speech at an upcoming supply chain event hosted by Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC).

The free meeting includes breakfast:
          Forging New Links in Your Supply Chain
          Wednesday, March 30
          7:30–10:30 a.m.
          MVCC campus, Building M, Moraine Room 2
          9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills, Illinois

The keynote speaker will be Neil Reddy, executive director of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, which created the Certified Logistics Assistant and Certified Logistics Technician certifications. He will discuss trends, challenges, and career path metrics in the logistics industry.

Other presenters are Robert Markatos, senior manager of Global Supply Chain at Ingredion, and Tim Bend, manager of Learning and Development at UPS Integrad. They will speak about training for tomorrow’s careers. 

The program will be moderated by Mike Johl, supply chain faculty and program coordinator at MVCC. He has 38 years of experience in senior management at UPS. 

The program is tailored for those who work in: supply chain management; distribution; transportation; warehousing; shipping/receiving; and dispatching. It will also be topical for: business owners and managers; educators; supply chain students; and economic developers.

To register, visit and type “Forging New Links” in the search tab. For questions, contact Johl at (708) 608-4301 or Mary Jo Murphy at (708) 974-5498. Information is also available on the MVCC website.

About Moraine Valley Community College
Moraine Valley Community College is dedicated to ensuring students gain the knowledge and skills needed to meet the demands of a changing world. With nearly 150 programs, expert faculty, state-of-the-art learning facilities, and a vibrant campus culture, it is among the nation’s premier two-year institutions of higher learning. Learn more at:

Media contact:
Jessica Crotty, college and community relations coordinator
Moraine Valley Community College
Phone: (708) 974-5281