Leadership

The Leadership to Deliver Supply Chain Logistics
a Better Way

We are fortunate to employ some of the best and brightest engineers and supply chain strategic planning experts. We are led by our CARDIA values of Creativity, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Achievement, as well as our passion for designing supply chain improvements that elevate performance and ultimately customer satisfaction.

Doug S. Shatto

Doug S. Shatto, PE

President

Doug oversees Velis, providing leadership and quality control to ensure project accuracy, timeliness and client satisfaction. 

Doug has more than 35 years of consulting experience, including 10 years at Velis’ parent organization Lochmueller Group and before that, 25 years growing a St. Louis-based engineering consulting firm where he served in multiple capacities including President. 

Education

BS, Civil Engineering Auburn University

Christopher Foraker

Christopher Foraker

Director of Supply Chain Consulting

Chris leads ours supply chain consulting practice, including network planning, transportation optimization, inventory optimization, warehousing, and technology solution development. At Velis, Chris is responsible for client management, project management, quality control/quality assurance, and business strategy, blending an analytical and practical approach to his customers’ supply chain optimization needs.

Chris has 11 years of logistics and supply chain experience, focusing on freight optimization, load planning, cost analysis, and mode conversion. Chris spent over a decade with industry leader J. B. Hunt Transport, overseeing regional operations for all their customers including many Fortune 100 firms.

Education 

MBA, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Indiana University
MS, Global Supply Chain Management, Indiana University
BSBA, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, The Ohio State University

Christopher W. Beard

Christopher W. Beard, PE

Director of Supply Chain Engineering

Chris manages our Engineering team, providing optimization, simulation and data analytics solutions for our clients. Chris has over 17 years of engineering and analytics experience spanning the logistics, supply chain, and mobility planning industries.

Throughout his career, Chris has supported shippers, carriers and public agencies alike with identifying transportation and supply chain problems, and developing cost-effective and implementable solutions. Prior to joining Velis, Chris worked for Anheuser-Busch in Logistics at their North America Headquarters. His responsibilities included network planning, inventory strategy, and warehouse optimization.

Education

MS, Transportation Systems Analysis & Planning (Civil Engineering), Northwestern University
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri

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