Mentorship Program Mentors

Matthew Fetters

Matthew FettersUpon graduating from MSU in 2013 I joined GKN Sinter Metals as a part of the Graduate Rotational Excellence Program. I am currently working in São Paulo, Brazil on my final 6-month rotation of the 2-year program. I spent my other three rotations in Auburn Hills, MI at the US corporate office, and Milwaukee, WI at two different manufacturing facilities. During my time at MSU I majored in Supply Chain Management with minors in International Business and Spanish. I took part in the study abroad programs and spent 1 semester in Quito, Ecuador. Throughout my time I was very involved with SCMA and during my senior year I held the position of Director of Operations. I am very grateful for SCMA and the role it took in my development. I am happy to take part in the mentorship program and assist in developing future SCMA leaders.

Anthony Garwood

Anthony GarwoodAnthony Garwood
Master Production Scheduler
Abbott Nutrition

Anthony earned his degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University, graduating in December 2011. He held the Director of Human Resources position with SCMA during the 2010/2011 school year and was a Class of 2011 R. Gene Richter Scholar.

Upon graduation, Anthony began his career as a member of Abbott Laboratories Operations Professional Development Rotational Program. Over the course of the two year program, he held four positions, each in a different location, functional area, and Abbott Division. Anthony completed the program in December 2013 and moved into his current position as a Master Production Scheduler with Abbott Nutrition in Columbus, OH.

Anthony authored the article “Launching your Career through Cross-Training”, published in two Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Publications. The article ran as a feature in the March 2014 edition of Inside Supply Management Magazine and was again featured in the August 2014 edition of ISM’s Supply IN Demand publication.

Brian Kay

Brian KayBrian Kay is currently Director of Sales at InfoScout, a market research startup that seeks to reinvent the shopper and consumer insights world with its mobile based shopper panel. Prior to InfoScout, Brian held several roles in sales, services, and channel management with Retail Solutions, the leading technology company helping CPG manufacturers work with retailer POS data. Brian has also held roles at Tyson Foods in supply chain and product management, and at Manugistics, now part of JDA. Brian resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and 3 children, where he recently obtained his MBA at Wake Forest University in 2014. He enjoys actively serving in his church as well. Brian invites you to follow him on Twitter, @bkay27.

Aimee Soave

Aimee SoaveMy name is Aimee Soave and I graduated from Michigan State University in May of 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management. While at MSU, I was elected Career Fair Director for the Supply Chain Management Association. Since I have graduated I am have moved to Minneapolis, MN and started a career with Danaher Corporation. My current role at Danaher is a buyer/planner position with the operating company Backman Coulter. I am responsible of over 3.8 million dollars of finish good inventory and implementing a new pull system for our buy products. I have also taken the role as campus owner for Michigan State University Undergrad Recruiting. The knowledge and skills that I was taught at MSU has helped me excel in my career.

Kristi Essary

Kristi EssaryKristi Essary is a 2008 graduate of the SCM program at MSU. She has seven years of consulting experience, and has spent all of her time in the Power & Utilities sector, focusing on technology enablement and advisory services. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband Robert, who is also a graduate of the MSU SCM program.