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  STAFF

 

President - Ashok Vadgama

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Prior to joining CAM-I in 2005, Ashok G. Vadgama was a Program Manager for Strategic Programs at Motorola Semiconductor Product sector in Austin, Texas.

He has extensive experience in implementing integrated financial and business process modeling systems and driving strategic initiatives in USA, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Mexico. He has held various position in finance and operations in multi-national companies in USA and UK. Previous to that at Motorola Semiconductor Product Sector, he was responsible for driving ABM (Activity Based Management) and process improvements at multiple global locations. He was elected to the Board in May 2004.

Ashok is a member of the Board of The Austin Chamber of Commerce and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of “Cost Management” a Warren, Gorham & Lamont of RIA publication.

     

  BOARD

 

Srikant Sastry - Grant Thornton

Srikant Sastry is National Managing Principal of Grant Thornton’s U.S. Advisory Services practice, leading a team of over 2,400 staff in creating, protecting, and transforming value for clients across multiple industries. Additionally, he serves on the firm’s Senior Leadership Team.

Sastry began his career working in budget formulation and cost management capacities for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Internal Revenue Service. He has more than 25 years of public sector experience and has held leadership roles at IBM and PricewaterhouseCooopers. Sastry serves as Chairman of the Board for the Consortium for Advanced Management International, and for the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology Partnership Fund.

Sastry received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts (graduating magna cum laude), an MPA with concentrations in policy analysis and public financial administration from Indiana University, and a JD from George Washington University.

  Anthony (Tony) P. Scardino - United States Patent and Trademark Office, CFO

Anthony (Tony) P. Scardino is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  He serves as principal advisor to the USPTO Director in leading and improving the financial management, accounting, budgeting, planning, and organizational performance systems of the USPTO, and manages the fiscal operations of the USPTO.  In this role, Tony oversees an annual budget that exceeds $2 billion, supporting over 10,000 USPTO employees.  Prior to his current position at the USPTO, Tony served in several leadership positions at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including acting CFO, acting Deputy CFO and the Budget Director.  Tony holds a bachelor of art degree in political science from the State University of New York at Geneseo, a Master of Public Administration degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and is a Certified Government Financial Management (CGFM).  Tony is also a graduate of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Managers in Government program.

 

George Millush - Daimler Chrysler (retired)

George B. Millush is now retired from being the Director of Financial Process Planning for Daimler-Chrysler, a unique position dedicated to process, systems, and organization development in pursuit of achieving Best Practice processes in Finance. He has been an active member of the CAM-I organization since 1993, including participation in the Target Costing, Process Management, and Value Quest publications. George was the CAM-I CMS Program Chairman for two years, and was presented with the Robert A. Bonsack Award for 1997.

 

Anthony Pember Grant Thornton LLP

Anthony Pember is a lead for Grant Thornton's Cost and Performance Analytics Service Line. Anthony has a wide range of experience in both the private and public arenas including cost and profitability modeling, model methodology and business rule development, strategic analysis, data analysis, and project management. Anthony has been involved in, and has led, cost management and performance improvement projects for many clients in the United States, Australia, Mexico and Great Britain.
Anthony has experience designing, building, and maintaining cost and predictive models for a number of clients within the Australian Department of Defense, the US Navy, the US Coast Guard, commercial clients, and numerous higher education institutions. Prior to working for Grant Thornton, Anthony was CEO of Pilbara Group, a boutique software and consulting company. Anthony has also spent many years working for multinational pharmaceutical companies, including Bristol Myers Squibb and Schering Plough, where he gained experience in the areas of manufacturing, logistics, marketing, and sales.
Anthony currently serves on the CAM-I Board and is the co-chair of its Environmental Sustainability Interest Group that is currently investigating how methodologies like Activity Based Costing and Target Costing can be applied to the environmental sustainability field. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University.

 

Tony Stinsa – Navistar, Inc., Director of Finance, Integrated Product Development

Tony Stinsa serves as director of finance, for Navistar’s Integrated Product Development organization. In his role, Stinsa is responsible for business guidance, financial planning, and reporting and control for the Integrated Product Development organization. Other responsibilities include leadership of the Product Costing function at Navistar. Stinsa began his more than 15 year career at Navistar working in the financial management development program. During the start-up and first three years of operation of Navistar’s Huntsville, Ala. engine plant, Stinsa served as controller of engine engineering and controller and I.T. systems leader. He has also worked as the director of finance for Navistar’s worldwide Ford account and director of finance for Navistar’s engine group. In addition, Stinsa spent four years as a corporate controller for Lane Industries, also having oversight responsibility for their agricultural operations, and the accounting function of their hospitality subsidiary. Stinsa has bachelor’s degree in economics and M.B.A, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a graduate of the National Automotive Dealer Academy and has passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

 

 

Dan Hirner – The Boeing Company, Director – Acquisition and Finance Operations Engineering, Operations and Technology

Dan Hirner is Director of Acquisition and Finance Operations for Engineering, Operations and Technology, a $6B division of The Boeing Company. In this position since October 2012, he leads a team of 140 Contracts, Estimating and Finance employees responsible for all U. S. Government and Commercial contracts for the division, Intellectual Property agreements for the company, as well as supplier cost/ price analysis, estimating, and affordability, along with finance process management and people development for this division. Dan began his Boeing career in 1984 with McDonnell Douglas Corp., where he advanced through a series of financial positions on production and development programs. He has held increasingly challenging leadership positions including senior manager of Financial Planning and Analysis at Boeing Corporate Headquarters in Chicago and CFO for Boeing Research and Technology, the research arm of Boeing. Dan was born in St. Louis and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. He received a master’s in Business Administration from St. Louis University in 1989.

 

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