CARL GREPPIN, MANAGING PARTNER
Carl Greppin is the Managing Partner of Transpac Access, which he co-founded in 2003. Mr. Greppin specializes in designing global sourcing programs for mid-size companies in the US and overseas, including China, Singapore, Brazil, Eastern Europe, Pakistan and India. He has realized over $125 million in combined savings for diversified manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and high tech clients.
Previously, Mr. Greppin led the sourcing operations in Taiwan and India for Free Markets (now Ariba), a global technology company. Prior to working at FreeMarkets, Mr. Greppin served as General Manager at FDC Forging and as a Finance Manager at Procter & Gamble.
MBA: Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
AB: Princeton University
JAN DEKEZEL, EUROPE PARTNER
Jan DeKezel has been a partner with Transpac Access since 2006. He specializes in collaborative innovation and value creation with the supply chain, and has developed unique processes and tools. Jan has over 15 years of experience in supply chain consulting, including strategic sourcing, spend analysis, eSourcing and eProcurement.
Previously, Jan served as VP Consulting and Spend Analysis at Hubwoo. Before this he was Co-founder of Intersources, and Director of European Sourcing Operations at FreeMarkets (now Ariba), a global technology company. Prior to his career in Purchasing, Jan was project engineer in the energy and process industry.
MBA: Vlerick Business School
MSc Electrical & Energy Engineering: Ghent University, Belgium
GLEN LOCKWOOD, SOUTH AMERICA PARTNER
Glen Lockwood joined Transpac Access in 2016. Mr. Lockwood is a seasoned procurement and contracting officer who previously worked with Exxon Neftegas Ltd managing international subcontractors in the oil and gas industry in South Korea and Russia. Mr. Lockwood stewarded the prime hook-up and commissioning contractor for the $12 billion Berkut platform and oversaw competitive tenders valued at over $200 million while managing multiple subcontractors during onshore and offshore construction projects.
Previously, as CEO of TFI International, he won and completed over 150 projects for military and diplomatic clients in Central Asia. Prior to working in the procurement and contracting field, Mr. Lockwood worked for the US Department of State and for several technical assistance contractors involved with business training and economic improvement projects in developing countries.
Certificat PJM: Commerce International, L’Ecole Polytechnique, France
BA: International History, Princeton University
GEOFF NORDLOH, CENTRAL ASIA PARTNER
Geoff Nordloh has been a partner with Transpac Access since 2014. Mr. Nordloh has spent the past decade plus leading transportation, logistics and infrastructure projects as an entrepreneur in Central and South Asia, Afghanistan and Africa. His expertise includes identifying and working closely with suppliers and transportation service providers in these regions to source and deliver materiel for critical sustainment missions. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors in Asia and Africa he served as an officer in the United States Air Force.
MBA: Stanford Graduate School of Business
MSE: Aeronautics and Astronautics, Princeton University
BSE: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Enrique Soria, Mexico Partner
Enrique Soria has been a partner with Transpac Access since 2006. He has 25 years of experience in procurement, manufacturing, sales and project management in Mexico and the U.S. He develops supply bases in Mexico and conducts onsite audits. He is responsible for developing automotive industry joint ventures in Mexico through organizations such as AMIA, Industria Nacional de Autopartes in Mexico City, and Clauster Automotriz de Monterrey.
Prior to joining Transpac Access, Mr. Soria was the Mexican Country Project Manager for the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), T.S.R. Inc. (maker of machinery and tools for the wire harness industry), Industrial Air Quality (maker of ducting, mist, and gas collection equipment), and Cardinal Automotive (Tier One Automotive supplier for Specialty Vehicles Conversions.)
MBA: University of d'Aix-Marseille, France
BS: Mechanical Engineering, Monterrey Institute of Technology
Leon Gan, China Partner
Leon Gan has been a partner with Transpac Access since 2003. He specializes in international sourcing and works directly with manufacturing firms in China. He leads the China team of supply management and engineering personnel. Mr. Gan brings a unique, multi-faceted perspective to his clients, having worked and lived both in North America and China. He also brings 16 years of experience in the metal fabrication and tool-making industries.
Prior to joining Transpac Access, Mr. Gan served as the first Chinese subcontractor to FreeMarkets (now Ariba), a global technology company, for whom he managed more than 100 online sourcing events. Previously, Mr. Gan served as Assistant Manager of the sales promotion and marketing department of China Machine Building International Corporation, one of China's largest international trading firms.
BA: Machinery Design and Manufacturing, Tai-Yuan Technology University
Fabio Ciuchini, Brazil Partner
Fabio Ciuchini has been a partner with Transpac Access since 2004. He specializes in strategic sourcing and supply chain services that support Brazilian clients. During his career, he has assisted companies such as Continental, Eaton, Travelpro, Kion, AGCO and Cummins. Companies in the Argos Group employ over 200 personnel engaged in outsourced management of supply chains and outsourced procurement services. Mr. Ciuchini and his team have extensive experience in the procurement of services, indirect materials, metallurgical parts, machinery and raw material.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Ciuchini led the sourcing operations in the Sao Paulo office of Argos/FreeMarkets, a global technology company. He began his career as a Mechanical Engineer at MWM International Diesel Engines, then spent two years in Munich, Germany working for Knorr Bremse and 1 year in Ohio, USA working for Bendix Brakes. He was one of the cofounders of Argos GPS in 1999.
MBA: University of Sao Paulo
Mechanical Engineer: Maua Escola de Engenharia
Nachi Annamalai, Singapore and India Partner
Nachi Annamalai has been a partner with Transpac Access since 2006. He specializes in the design and execution of global sourcing programs and supply chains for Fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Annamalai has consulted to companies such as BP, Hertz, Shell, Alcoa, Palm, Celanese, W.R. Grace, and Corning. He has realized more than $100 million in combined savings for diversified manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and high tech/services customers on a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) basis.
Prior to joining Transpac Access, Mr. Annamalai was on the Commodity Management / Market Development team for FreeMarkets/Ariba, a global technology company, where he also co-founded the Global Sourcing Consulting practice. Prior to working at FreeMarkets/Ariba, Mr. Annamalai served as Business Development Manager for the TVS Group. Mr. Annamalai also holds global patents on advanced negotiations formats utilizing operations research.
MS: Supply Chain Management, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
BS: Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, India
Dennis Grinko, Russia Partner
Dennis Grinko has been a partner with Transpac Access since 2011. He specializes in representing international companies in Russia, starting new businesses, and sourcing. He sets up Russian nationwide operations for foreign manufacturing companies for the US, EU, and Asia. He has effected over 1000 international shipments.
Mr. Grinko is Commercial Director for Starco, Ltd., Moscow, and is responsible for international liaisons, sales, and purchasing. He has signed construction and procurement contracts with major international oil and gas operators in Sakhalin Island during active construction phases.
BA: International Business with Minor in Finance, Seattle University
Jermaine xaba, africa Partner
Jermaine Xaba has been a partner with Transpac Access since 2019. He specializes in procurement of services and materials, developing international partnerships between corporate and governmental institutions. He negotiates and structures governmental infrastructure and defense contracts, with a special focus on Africa. Born in South Africa, he lived in Zimbabwe, and was raised and schooled in Britain.
Previously, Mr. Xaba worked for Kimin Power, a global renewable energy developer. He has also worked as a professional squash coach, during which time he invented, developed, and marketed the only squash ball warming device (the Xaball) currently in production.
BA: History, St. Lawrence University, New York