DAELP Core Faculty

Faculty Members

  • Dr. Rick Gilkey

    Associate Professor, Goizueta Business School and School of Medicine, Emory University

    Professor Gilkey holds a joint appointment at Emory University, where he serves on the faculty of the Goizueta Business School as associate professor in the practice of organization and management, and the School of Medicine, where he is an associate professor of psychiatry. He is the recipient of the university's highest teaching honor, the Emory Williams Award. He also serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education.

    His publications include: Executive Coaching (co-authored with Randall White, Ph.D.);
    Joining Forces: Creating and Managing Successful Mergers and Acquisitions; Organizations on the Couch: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Understanding organizational Dynamics (contributing author); The Agile Organization (contributing author); The 21st Century Healthcare Leader (editor).

    Dr. Gilkey has a Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1977; an A.M., University of Michigan, 1973: a M.Div., Harvard University, 1971; and a B.A., cum laude, Western Michigan University, 1968.

  • Dr. Wendell Gilland

    Associate Professor of Operations Management at Kenan- Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Wendell Gilland is an award-winning teacher of courses in the

    undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. programs, covering the core concepts of business analytics, operations, and supply chain management, as well as special topics including response time management and models used to guide supply chain decision making.

    His research focuses on the performance improvement gained by using multiple customer priorities, products designed for multiple markets, and multiple channel distribution.

    In 2005 he received the Executive MBA Teaching Award, in 2002 he received the MBA Teaching Award, and in 1998 he received the Undergraduate Teaching Award as the outstanding faculty member at Kenan-Flagler in the respective programs.  Wendell serves as a board member on the Tsinghua-UNC Center for Logistics and Enterprise Development.

    Wendell brings to his academic career several years of industry experience. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Harvard, Wendell worked at Monitor Company, the consulting company founded by Michael Porter to apply his business strategy frameworks to the strategic planning process of Fortune 500 clients. Wendell also worked for several years at CSC Index, the consulting firm (led by Jim Champy and Michael Hammer) that pioneered the concept of business process reengineering. Through his experience with these firms and subsequent independent consulting projects, Wendell has work experience in a wide variety of industries and companies, including:

    • Nationwide Insurance
    • Caterpillar
    • Apple Computer
    • State Street Bank
    • Hoechst-Celanese
    • Matsushita
    • Sony
    • Intel

    Wendell received both his MBA and Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

  • Mr. Rick Grandinetti

    Affiliate faculty, UNC Executive Development

    Mr. Grandinetti has designed, produced, coordinated and conducted over 5,000 seminars and keynote speeches throughout North America. He is the author of more than 35 various educational programs currently utilized by numerous organizations throughout North America and published a book titled “Succeed Inside the Box Guaranteed.”

    Mr. Grandinetti has managed and navigated many leading companies through changes to alter their company culture to one of excellence.

    Mr. Grandinetti created and implemented the company-wide educational program for the material supplier who is number one in sales dollars, per employee, worldwide. This program remains the core of their educational initiative today. He educates organizations “How to Succeed in Any Economy with the Proper Culture.”

    Dr. Grandinetti has consulted with numerous elite organizations including the DEA, GlaxoSmithKline, LOGTECH, Roche Laboratories, Tooele Army Depot, Maintenance Center Barstow Marine Corp, Anniston Army Depot, Riverhead Building Supply, Menards, United Airlines, Native American Tribal Council and Casinos, Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade, US Army Quartermasters, Blue Grass Army Depot, The Surgeon General’s Conference, Defense Logistics Agency, Merck and Company Incorporated, Fort Belvoir, Ring’s End Lumber, Matrix, Cape Cod Lumber, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Boeing, Certified Public Accountant Firm Management Association and Picatinny Arsenal just to name a few.

  • John Gumbel

    Depot Partnering Lead, Integrated Logistic Manager, Eastern Regional Support Center, Boeing Company


    Since August of 2005, John Gumbel has been Naval Integrated Logistics’ partnering lead for the Navy’s Aviation Depots and manager of Boeing’s Eastern Regional Support Center located in Havelock, NC.John became the government depot partnering lead for all of Integrated Logistics (Army, Navy and Air Force) beginning in 2007.

    The mission of the Eastern Regional Support Center is to help the programs support the fleet by efficiently sustaining their platforms, to maintain current business and grow future business. The support center increases Boeing’s presence in the customer’s location and creates a regional orientation towards support, customer relationships, and supplier relationships, especially with the Navy’s Fleet Readiness Centers in their capacity as service providers to Boeing under commercial services agreements.

    A native of California, John received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA in 1977 and his Master of Science degree in Defense Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA in 1987. He is also a 1998 distinguished graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces with a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy and a graduate of the Program Managers Course at Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

    Commissioned in the Marine Corps via NROTC, John began his Marine Corps career as an aviation supply officer with Marine Air Groups 12 and 15 in Iwakuni, Japan and as the embarkation officer for the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit afloat in the Western Pacific. After that initial tour, John switched specialties and was designated a Naval Flight Officer. Following Electronic Warfare training at Mather AFB and NAS Whidbey Island he was designated an Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO) in the EA-6B aircraft. He reported to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2) in June 1981 where he served as an ECMO and a maintenance officer. He deployed twice to the Western Pacific and aboard the USS Saratoga in the Mediterranean before transferring to the Naval Postgraduate School in 1985. He served his postgraduate payback tour as the Reserve Enlisted Manpower Analyst at HQMC from 1987 to 1990. Following Aviation Maintenance Officer School and refresher training in the EA-6B, John reported to VMAQ-2 in January 1991 in Shaik Isa, Bahrain, for service during the Gulf War. He served as the maintenance officer for VMAQ-2 after their return to the U.S. and as the Executive Officer of VMAQ-1, deploying to the Western Pacific with VMAQ-1. John transferred to the Naval Air Systems Command in June 1994 where he served as the EA-6B Class Desk (systems engineer) until July 1997. He attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces during the 1997-98 class year and reported to the Joint Staff in June 1998. During his two-year joint tour, John worked in J-39, Information Operations, where he focused on Electronic Warfare and special access program issues. From June 2000 to June 2001, John was the Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. John became the Executive Officer of Naval Air Depot Cherry Point, NC in July 2001 and the Commanding Officer in July 2003, leading NADEP Cherry Point until June 2005. The depot is responsible for providing maintenance, engineering and logistics support on a variety of military aircraft, engines and components. Employing 4,000 personnel on an annual budget of approximately $800M, the facility is North Carolina’s largest industrial employer east of I-95.

    John transitioned to civilian life following his tour at NADEP Cherry Point and began working for The Boeing Company in August 2005.


  • Mr. Steve Haynes

    Chief Data Science Officer and Former President and Chief Operating Officer, NC State Poole College of Management

    Steve Haynes is the former Vice-President of Global Supply Chain for Nortel Networks, Inc. and a graduate of the Master’s of Science in Logistics program at Cranfield University, United Kingdom. He is the recipient of N.C. State’s College of Management “best instructor” award and a key LOGTECH faculty resource. His business career has been in the automotive, computer, and telecommunications industries with work in all areas of supply chain management including purchasing, manufacturing, logistics, and customer service.

    Steve joined Nortel Networks in 1990 to lead the complete re-structuring of the logistics function for this international telecommunications firm. Success in this transformation expanded the role to embrace logistics and customer service process and organization re- design for Europe/Asia.

    In 1997, Steve was promoted with Nortel Networks and moved to North America as Vice President of Global Logistics. In this position he built and managed a Logistics organization partnering with other internal and external Supply Chain Groups to establish a superior Logistics capability with global reach.

    In January 2002 Steve began teaching at North Carolina State University and at the Kenan- Flagler Business School of UNC in the LOGTECH program.

  • Don Linsenmann

    Vice President - Business Process Excellence, Corporate Six Sigma Champion, DuPont Company


    As vice president – business process excellence and corporate Six Sigma champion, Don has global responsibility for the deployment of Six Sigma into all of the DuPont businesses. DuPont started their Six Sigma journey, corporately, in 1999 and Don is the first and only Champion for the Corporation. He led the development of Six Sigma from a cost reduction program, through a productivity effort, evolving to a top line growth strategy, to finally a business improvement process. DuPont has validated over $5 billion in Six Sigma benefits from this initiative.  Prior to his current appointment in 1999, Don had several business responsibilities at DuPont. He led the Industrial Nylon business during a time of transformation to a truly global enterprise. He was then appointed the Managing Director of European Lycra®, and ran that business while living in Geneva, Switzerland. Subsequently, he was CEO of two wholly owned subsidiary companies of DuPont.  Don came to DuPont in 1984 with the acquisition of Exxon Enterprise Materials Division, where he was the leader of a high tech materials business. In 2006, Don co-authored a book entitled : The Six Sigma Fieldbook, How DuPont Successfully Implemented the Six Sigma Breakthrough Management Strategy.  He has been an industry spokesperson regarding Six Sigma having keynoted several international conferences.


  • Dr. Hugh O'Neill

    Associate Dean, EMBA Programs, Professor of Management Strategy Kenan Flagler Business School


    Hugh O'Neill is a strategic management professor and associate dean of Executive Evening and Weekend MBA Programs.

    His research interests include turnaround strategies, corporate governance, mergers, entrepreneurship in emerging and recovering economies and managerial decision making.

    He teaches courses and programs in quality management, corporate transformation and strategic management. He also has delivered executive programs for companies such as Wachovia Corporation, W.C. Bradley, Quintiles Transnational Corp., the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines Corps.

    Prior to joining UNC Kenan-Flagler, he served as founding director of the Wolff Family Program in entrepreneurship at the University of Connecticut. He was the founding director of the regional office of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center.

    He received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts, his MS from Polytechnic Institute of New York and his BA from Syracuse University.


  • Dr. Al Segars

    Chair and PNC Bank Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School

    Dr. Albert H. Segars is the PNC Bank Distinguished Professor at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. He is also the Chairperson of the school’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship Area as well as the faculty director of UNC’s Center for Sustainable enterprise.

    Al’s area of research, teaching and consulting expertise include innovation, technology management, as well as entrepreneurship. He has written numerous articles on these topics within the context of strategic planning, product innovation, financial investment, logistics, supply chain, and corporate sustainability.

    His research has been recognized as “Best in Practice” by The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Society of Information Management (SIM), The Society for Logistics Engineers (SOLE), as well as The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Current research projects by Dr. Segars are funded by The National Science Foundation, Carnegie Bosch Institute, The Kaufman Foundation, Bank of America, The Defense Logistics Agency, The Department of Navy, The Medical Logistics Agency, CIBER, and Duke Energy.

    Along with his work in academe, Al was a founding partner of two successful technology startups. He and his brother (Dr. Paul Segars of Duke University) are currently involved in an early stage startup that converts radiology images (digital phantoms) into 3D models for use in calibrating medical equipment.

    Al is a frequently invited speaker for corporate and academic engagements. He provides expert analysis and interviews in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USAToday, The Washington Post, BusinessWeek, CNN, CIO Magazine, The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Financial Times, as well as numerous newspapers and trade journals. He is a featured commentator of The Wall Street Journal’s Startup Journal website (Startupjournal.com) and is also frequently called upon to provide opinion and perspective for leading investment and venture capital firms.

  • Dr. Paul Stanfield

    Associate Professor, North Carolina A&T State University

    Dr. Paul Stanfield is Associate Professor and former Chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. Additionally, Dr. Stanfield serves as advisor, instructor and researcher for the Institute for Defense and Business and the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH). He is the former President of ABCO Automation, an 80 employee engineering consulting firm.

    In addition to teaching, Dr. Stanfield has helped develop the Logistics Engineer concept with the Army and consulted with all branches of the military and over 30 private companies including:

    • Department of Defense
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Bosch/Siemens
    • PPG Industries
    • Miller Brewing
    • Philip Morris

    His research interests include supply chain system modeling, life cycle management, and asset-based system engineering. He is a winner of the Institute of Industrial Engineers UPS Minority Advancement, Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer in Education, Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation, and IIE Graduate Research Awards. He has also twice been awarded the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Faculty of the Year Award.

    Dr. Stanfield received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Industrial Engineering/ Operations Research, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and his M.B.A. from University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

  • Dr. Clay Whybark

    Macon Patton Distinguished Professor of Operations, Technology and Innovation

    Clay Whybark is Macon G. Patton Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business.  International manufacturing practices, supply chain management and manufacturing planning and control systems are among his areas of expertise.

    His industrial experience was with the Boeing Company and Douglas Aircraft.  He has served as a consultant to a number of corporate and governmental organizations in various parts of the world.
    Dr. Whybark has held positions at universities in New Zealand, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, Peru, and Chile as well as Indiana, Purdue, Harvard, Arizona State, and Stanford in the United States.  He has taught in executive education and presented seminars, some in Spanish, throughout the world.  He is also a fellow and past president of the International Society for Inventory Research as well as a fellow and distinguished global leader of the Pan Pacific Business Association.

    The author of more than 200 papers and business cases (two of which won European POM case-of-the-year awards) in the areas of operations and logistics management.  Dr. Whybark is the author or co-author of several books, including Why ERP?, Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management, and Global Manufacturing Practices.

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