Tompkins Solutions’ leadership team includes some of the best minds in the industry. Our experts have decades of hands-on experience and a wealth of high-level knowledge to help our clients succeed in supply chain planning, distribution operations and network design, supply chain IT systems, material handling integration, third-party logistics, and other areas critical to achieving supply chain excellence.
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A veteran supply chain executive with almost 40 years of experience, David is originally from Los Angeles where he started in the apparel and footwear industries.
Prior to joining Tompkins 8 years ago David was co-Founder and Managing Director of a 3PL in the Port of Los Angeles, Partner and Senior Vice President with Vector Design a systems integration house and co-Founder of Polygon Solutions an B2B ERP services company in Long Beach.
Kaplan has 30 years experience as a CFO with 23 of those years working with public companies. During his career, Kaplan has been directly responsible for closing over $1.4 billion in transactions, including underwritten public offerings (four IPOs), PIPEs, acquisitions and bank financings. As EVP and CFO at Rare Medium Group, Kaplan completed a $186 million underwritten public offering and more than $70 million in private placement funding. Throughout his career as a CFO, Kaplan has been responsible for building and developing corporate finance and administrative staff to handle growth, and he has implemented budgeting and forecasting disciplines to manage growth. During Kaplan’s tenure at Clabir Corporation, a conglomerate that owned 37 restaurants and 100 convenience stores, the company brought the popular KlondikeÔ ice cream bar to the national market and subsequently spun-off Klondike as a separate public company.
Kaplan also has substantial experience implementing and managing successful investor relations campaigns and coordinated securities analyst coverage for a number of public companies. Kaplan has experience in financial leadership, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations for public and emerging-growth companies.
Kaplan holds a Master’s of Business Administration with distinction from the New York University Stern School of Business, where he was elected a charter member of Beta Gamma Sigma (National Business Honor Society), and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.
Dale Pickett is senior vice president for project execution for Tompkins Solutions. Dale has spent much of his career in distribution network design, warehousing design and operations, warehouse management systems and manufacturing. His practical engineering expertise has helped many companies determine the lowest cost solution, yielding the best return on investment, that meets the business and service requirements for long-term success. Dale has modeled networks using multiple tools and designed the resulting warehouse changes and new facilities. He has led many DC implementations for a variety of clients and helped them to achieve significant improvements in cost, performance and service. He has performed due diligence effort evaluating supply chains for acquisition with directional improvement targets incorporating capital investment requirements.
Utilizing 25+ years of consulting experience he applies engineering and business case analysis techniques to develop the offering into a robust solution that seeks to evolve by continuously improving cost and service.
Randy is senior vice president of engineering for Tompkins Solutions. He has more than three decades of material handling and logistics design and implementation experience. His strong track record and personal dedication to providing viable solutions to his clients’ specific needs are unparalleled. Prior to joining Tompkins, Randy was a vice president of Hirata Corporation of America, a global equipment manufacturer, focusing on material handling integration and selling production systems according to customer demands in a variety of industrial fields.
Billy Carter is senior vice president of sales and marketing for Tompkins Solutions. He has more than two decades of industrial engineering and logistics experience, with a proven track record of developing and implementing leading supply chain solutions for e-commerce fulfillment and retail distribution operations. Prior to joining Tompkins, Billy served as vice president of technical sales for Fortna, and held senior industrial engineering management positions with Kohl’s and H-E-B.
Bob Toupin is senior vice president of IT and DC technology at Tompkins Solutions. He has more than 25 years of experience delivering business-driven technology solutions that increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs. An accomplished IT executive, Bob also has deep expertise in mergers and acquisitions, Lean Six Sigma and implementing global enterprise-wide systems. Prior to joining Tompkins, Bob was CIO of Jackson Healthcare, and also served in executive leadership roles for BlueLinx Corporation and PaperWorks Industries.
Eric has spent over 27 years in providing oversight and direction for accounting and finance functions. After working five years with a Big Six public accounting firm, Eric became Corporate Controller for Roppe Holding Company, a leading manufacturer of rubber and vinyl flooring products, where he efficiently managed multiple accounting teams across numerous states. As a CPA, Eric has extensive experience in all aspects of financial reporting and auditing as well as a strategic planning background. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting Specialization) from Bowling Green State University.
Karl has an extensive background in supply chain strategies, software, solutions, and project management, as well as transportation and routing work for perishable goods and food service, where he has helped numerous organizations eliminate waste in their supply chains and develop better customer service. Prior to re-joining Tompkins, Karl was VP of Logistics Systems for Supply Chain Intelligence where he was responsible for the design and implementation of transportation software. Karl also served as a Senior Director of Consulting Services at Manhattan Associates, responsible for the implementation of optimization products, such as PTRS (routing & scheduling), SmartSite (network planning), Slot-Info (slotting), and Productivity Manager (labor management).
Mike Halsey received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, and is a 24 year veteran of Tompkins’ Supply Chain Consulting Services team. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of Manufacturing and Distribution Facilities and Operations, Material Handling Equipment selection and specifications, Warehouse Management Systems, Distribution Networks, and Production Planning systems. Mike’s successes include the design of more than 50 distribution centers, 18 distribution networks, and ten manufacturing facilities. Mike approaches every project with a focus on achieving customer service goals, and employs innovative engineering concepts to ensure peak operational and economic performance of his facilities. Among his clients are Ingram Books, STIHL, Performance, Inc., Cooper Tools, Virginia ABC, Indigo Book & Music, Advance Auto, Hanesbrands, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, and MTD Products.
Dan Bryan is a vice president of sales for Tompkins Solutions responsible for driving sales growth and identifying opportunities to deliver value to existing and prospective customers. He has more than two decades of experience leading sourcing and logistics initiatives and business development efforts for organizations ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining Tompkins, Bryan was partner and vice president for Blue Spring Partners, and also held senior management positions with Overstock.com, iFit (formerly Icon Health & Fitness) and UPS Supply Chain Solutions.
Kowalskie has more than 25 years of experience developing and implementing large scale warehousing and transportation solutions for small and medium-sized business (SMB) to enterprise customers. Prior to joining Tompkins, Kowalskie served as director of business development for Shipwire, a CEVA Logistics company, and also held director-level positions with Kuehne+Nagel and Transport Express, Inc.