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Our Professionals stand ready to aid your company with its sourcing and e-procurement challenges by drawing on decades of experience.

Janet L. Scheiwe, C.P.M.


Janet L. Scheiwe, C.P.M., is a recognized leader in the development and implementation of e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management initiatives within the food and beverage industry.  As President of The JPS Group, she provides clients with a strategic, tactical and “hands on” approach towards optimizing their program investment and performance.

Jan has a rich background spanning twenty-five years of industrial and retail procurement and supply chain management. Prior to forming her own e-Procurement consulting firm, she served as Procurement Manager for Guinness / United Distillers and Vintners North America (the core of Diageo, one of the world’s foremost consumer goods companies). During this tour, Jan was awarded the prestigious John G. Martin award for excellence in creating customer inspired business improvements.

A lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager, Jan has also served as President of the NAPM Metro Detroit chapter and as a NAPM District Chair member. She is also a frequent seminar host, TV guest and conference speaker. 

Recently, Jan has directed several supplier enablement initiatives, and supply chain and category management integration programs for clients. She also successfully facilitated several supplier-sourcing campaigns.  

George Coundouriotis

George Coundouriotis is a strategic purchasing professional with over thirteen years experience in both corporate and small company environments.  Prior to joining The JPS Group, L.L.C., George was Purchasing Director at Georgia Pacific Corporation, responsible for establishing strategy and conducting negotiations for finishing products in the Consumer Products / Packaging and Building Products Divisions.  He led a cross-functional team of twelve operational managers to put in place long-term contracts, and achieve double-digit total cost savings.

George helped form and develop the WorldCrest Group, Inc., a B2B exchange funded by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.  Prior to WorldCrest, George spent ten years with Central Purchasing, Ford Motor Company, where he ultimately served as the Purchasing Manager responsible for Ford Motor’s tire spend of over $1 billion.

George holds a dual Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Economics and Religion from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and an MBA from Georgetown Business School.

Lori Sisk, C.P.M., A.P.P.

Ms. Sisk was a Senior Manager in the Cleveland Area Consulting Practice of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, prior to joining The JPS Group.  She has over fifteen years of extensive supply chain experience in automotive, retail, consumer products and the aerospace industries, with service in Europe, Asia, Canada and Mexico.  She has also worked at AutoAlliance, TRW and V.S.S.I.

Lori specializes in the development of strategic sourcing initiatives, which include:  commodity profiles, supplier evaluations, supplier development, procedure and policy redesign, and cost reduction programs. 

As a former NAPM regional President and currently on the Advisory board, she is also an adjunct professor at Wayne State University where she teaches Graduate level Strategic Purchasing.  She has taught the C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager) review courses, is a published author of articles for ISM’s (Institute of Supply Management) magazine, and is a frequent speaker for Purchasing Management Association of Canada and ISM/NAPM .  She also volunteers for organizations such as The Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Juvenile Diabetes, Red Cross and Toys for Tots.

Lori received a BSBA and MBA from Bowling Green State University and received her C.P.M. in 1992.

Benjamin E. Scheiwe

Benjamin E. Scheiwe brings a wide variety of experiences to the team.  During his twenty-seven year career in the consumer-services and automotive engineering communities, he has served in management positions at FTD International and General Motors and executive positions at Autofab, Inc., AVS, Roush Industries and was recently president of Borlatech, Inc.  

Following graduation from Western Michigan University, he served as an officer in The US Army.  While at GM, he worked at the Pontiac Motor Division in Finance, Engineering, Motorsports, Product Planning and with GM, on the Corporate Tax Staff and with International Product Programs.  He was also instrumental in conceiving the Pontiac Motorsports Program.

As Director of Prototype Engineering at Autofab, Inc., he was responsible for a variety of GM outsourced car / truck body engineering programs and operations.  Years later, he co-founded the AVS Wire Formed Products, an automotive parts manufacturer.  Having sold the company, he was recruited to Roush Industries as an executive committee member and Director of Operations.  He was responsible for all operational aspects of outsourced prototype engineering, design, and long lead vehicle builds for certain Ford passenger car, truck, advanced powertrain and European automotive / truck platforms.  His role also included management responsibility for component parts logistical programs, and aftermarket parts development, manufacturing, testing and distribution.

Ten years later, he assumed the helm as President of Borlatech, Inc., a California manufacturer of metallic substrates for catalytic devices.  The subsequent sale of the company returned him to Michigan where is now COO of The JPS Group, providing corporate consulting services for business operations, manufacturing, engineering services, sales and marketing.

He has also served as a board member for Junior Achievement, Chairman of the Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame, and committee chairman for multiple automotive associations.  He has written magazine articles for over eleven publications and has taught Automotive Technology at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Joshua S. Dennis Joshua S. Dennis, has diversified experience within the automotive, consumer packaged goods and retail industries. He has provided financial and information systems management and technical expertise, to small, service based businesses through Fortune 500 manufacturers.  Joshua holds an MBA from Indiana University, has passed the CPA exam and has been formally trained in the Ariba and SAP software solutions.

Most recently, Joshua was a Management Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in supply chain management for several international corporations. He has assumed leadership roles through all phases of both financial and technological projects including: Internet development with leading technologies, financial process re-engineering, and software selection and implementation.

Joshua has considerable experience in e-Procurement supplier enablement. He has coordinated the development of web-based xml integration between suppliers and customers, analyzed supplier candidates and led functional / content testing that has resulted in the successful deployment of enterprise e-Procurement software. Joshua regularly leads supplier summit presentations and workshops with a multitude of clients.

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