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My name is VINOD JOHN MAMMEN. I am an Independent Management Consultant; focused on the Logistics/Transportation Industry working with 3PL and Brokerage Clients to lead Strategic Process based Transformations within their organizations from the Executive Suite using Six Sigma, LEAN and other Process Management tools. Prior to this, I managed the Brokerage Services for CRST Logistics Inc. I used to work for the non-asset side of the business with Schneider Logistics Inc., as Vice President of the Southeast Regional Logistic Center, at their Atlanta office, Georgia, U.S.A. Prior to that, I worked on the asset side of the business with Schneider National Inc., as Director of CS Operations & Performance Management within the Customer Service Department, at their Green Bay office, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Prior to that, I was the CRM Product Manager, Office of the CIO, Schneider. I used to work for Reuters America Inc., as Senior Project Manager, Programme Management Office for the Bridge Information Systems and Multex Integration projects. Prior to that, I held a variety positions in Reuters such as Project Manager, CRM Solutions as well as Senior Operations Manager of the Second Level Support Team for the Americas and as Operations Manager of the Transaction Products & Technical Services Group within the CRMC division, at their Chicago Downtown office, Illinois, U.S.A.

I completed my M.S. in Operations and Technology Management (OTM) at the Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. I am a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in Windows NT 4.0 and I completed my M.B.A with emphasis in Management and Marketing from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A., and then did my Product Management Internship within the Product Management Group of Reuters Information Technology Inc., at their Chicago Oak Brook office, Illinois, U.S.A. I did my B. Tech. in Computer Engineering at Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India. Prior to this, I did my schooling at Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, and before that at Butterworth High School, Transkei, South Africa. Yes, I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity for a truly global education and work experience.

I am an Indian by heritage where I still have a home, but was born and brought up in Africa. My family is from the beautiful state of Kerala in Southern India. My parents are presently in Umtata, Transkei, South Africa, where they work for the University of Transkei. I have two brothers, Vimal and Vijay, both of whom are much younger than I. Vimal studied Engineering at the University of Cape Town and is working for Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC). Prior to that, he worked for Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Limited. He is married to Anju Mathew, who is also an Engineer and she is working for Sentech Ltd. He was fortunate to meet Dr. Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, at a special academic award ceremony in 1999. Dr. Vijay was among the Eastern Cape province's top academic achievers in 2001 and studied Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is married to Dr. Grace Manjooran and both of them are currently doing their medical internship at the Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

My wife, Tessu Susan (nee Varughese) Mammen is an Independent Graphics Designer. She used to work for Lionbridge as an Internet Assessor and Rater. Prior to that, she worked for ACNielsen, as a Report Analyst and interned at Purple Monkey Studios Inc., as a Creative Contractor. She completed her M.S. in Computer Graphics and Animation as well as her B.S. in Information Systems at DePaul University, Chicago, IL, U.S.A. She had previously completed her Diploma in Systems Analysis from Manipal Institute of Computer Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India and then went on to be a faculty member at APTECH Computer Education, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Our engagement was on Dec. 18, 1997 and the wedding took place on Dec 25, 1997 (yup on X'mas day, neat huh !!!) in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. We have two boys, Calvin Yohan Mammen, born November 7th, 2000 at 04:56, weighing 5 lb 15 oz and 18 .5 inches long; and Rihan Varkey Mammen, born March 1st, 2004 at 18:19, weighing 7 lb 06 oz and 19 inches long.

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