MANAGEMENT TEAM – PLANNING BETTER TOGETHER
Harpal Singh, PhD
Harpal Singh is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Arkieva. He is recognized as a thought leader, teacher, writer, software designer, and consultant for process change. In addition to years of industry and consulting experience, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses and run numerous executive management seminars. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University.
Sujit Singh is responsible for managing the delivery of software and implementation services, customer relationships and the day-to-day operations of Arkieva. His industry experience includes work in the semiconductor, chemicals, and glass (industrial and commercial) industries.
Sujit is a recognized subject matter expert in both forecasting and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). Sujit received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and an M.S. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He is also certified in production and inventory management and a certified supply chain professional by APICS, the Association for Operations Management.
Since joining the company in 1999, Georgi Genov has been instrumental in the design of core modules of the Arkieva product suite. He has also worked directly with clients in Europe, Russia and the US. Currently, Georgi leads the Arkieva development team and is responsible for the development and delivery of all Arkieva products. Before joining Arkieva, Georgi worked as a software developer at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He has been involved with software design and delivery since being first introduced to an Apple II clone in 1987.
Georgi holds a B.S. in physics from the University of Sofia.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific Region
Ashith Hegde was appointed managing director for the Asia-Pacific Region in September 2013. Prior to heading the office in Mangalore, India, he worked at the Arkieva headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. Hegde’s areas of expertise include demand management, inventory planning, inventory structural and investment analysis, as well as working with business executives and supporting their needs for performance management and KPI reporting using the Arkieva software. His most recent assignment was managing one of Arkieva’s key multinational chemical accounts.
Hegde has a Master of Engineering Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Supply Chains and Operations Management from the University at Buffalo, New York. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal University, India. He is also certified in Production and Inventory Management.
Managing Director, Europe
Edward Smith directs Arkieva’s European Office. He brings leadership experience in managing product engineering, process engineering, marketing, and customer service teams for global enterprises.
Edward holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, from the University of Brussels and attended Management School at the Institute for Postgraduate Education.
Farah Marasigan, PhD
Dr. Marasigan has more than fifteen years of experience building a full range of decision support applications for manufacturing supply chain management, for both chemicals and CPG customers globally. She currently leads Arkieva’s Operations Research and Optimization Practice which is responsible for identifying and integrating new supply chain technology into the Arkieva suite of tools. Prior to joining Arkieva, Farah was a consultant at Talus Solutions, Inc., which later became an integral part of Manugistics.
Farah received an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of South Carolina as well as a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of the Philippines. She completed her doctoral work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a Ph.D. in Operations Research.
Shankara Gurumurthy is a Practice Director at Arkieva. Joining the Arkieva team in 2008, Shankara has worked with various clients such as Corning Life Sciences, TNK, Hexion Chemicals, Invista, Driscoll’s, Unilever, and AkzoNobel. Shankara received his M.S in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University. As an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) he has presented several forecasting seminars across the country. He is also a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt.
Peter Murphy has over 15 years of experience managing the implementation of supply chain decision support tools. Peter manages the software implementation team for Arkieva. Prior to joining Arkieva, he was a consultant at Keane Consultants where he worked with numerous clients in a variety of data integration projects.
Peter received a B.S. in Mathematics from SUNY College at Buffalo. He also received an M.S. in Operations Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998.
Jelle joined Arkieva in 2004 and works out of Arkieva’s Belgium office. As a consultant, he has experience overseeing and implementing demand management and supply balancing projects for various clients. Since 2016, he has been a Practice Director, managing an international team of 8 consultants. He is also the product sponsor for the RCCP application. Jelle has studied at Ghent University and the Vlerick Business School. He also holds a CPIM certification from APICS.
Quinn Freeman has over 15 years of experience managing the implementation of supply chain decision support tools. Quinn has worked with clients in the chemicals, glass, food and sporting goods industries. Prior to working for Arkieva Quinn held a variety of positions in Engineering, R&D, and Supply Chain Planning for DuPont.
Quinn received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Chris joined Arkieva with over 20 years of supply chain leadership experience in the consumer, food /beverage and flexible packaging industries. She has worked for Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, and most recently, Grande Cheese as the Director of Supply Chain where she partnered with Arkieva to implement a planning and scheduling supply chain solution.
Chris earned her BBA in Operations Management and Information Systems and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds 2 US Patents for Supply Chain processes.
Jennifer Izaguirre started her career in Arkieva in 2013, joining the consulting team. She has previous experience working in the chemical industry in South America, having different roles within Supply Chain, including sourcing and logistics. In Arkieva she has been leading and working alongside experienced consultants, implementing planning solutions within S&OP suite for clients in the chemical industry.
Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Jose Antonio Paez in Venezuela.