Meet the Team
We are a close-knit team of experienced professionals who take pride in our work and the results that we generate.
OperationsRx was founded on the premise of offering solutions that deliver quantifiable financial benefit at a lower cost than large-scale consulting firms. We believe that good management teams recognize the need for independent, “next-level” thinking about complex problems. We come to the table with dedicated and accountable senior level resources. We are laser focused on the goals of our clients and take the shortest path to sustainable performance.
We collaborate at every level in an organization to design and deploy focused and sustainable initiatives that generate a significant rate of return.. OperationsRx is comprised of a balanced mix of diversified solution providers. We have the skill sets necessary for the most complex problems businesses face today. We work seamlessly with your team, from the shop floor to the executive team, to design, develop, and implement solutions that deliver results.
PRESIDENT & CEO
Kevin founded OperationsRx in 2001 to offer more focused solutions that generate a high rate of return, targeting 10x the investment within the first 12 months. He is a business professional with 33 years of experience designing, driving, and delivering profit improvement initiatives for companies. His focus is “Enterprise Value Creation” for clients. Mr. Bernardini often serves as interim COO during management transitions. He is a former athlete and coach with a winning mentality.
CHIEF OF STAFF
Rachel Bergman is the Chief of Staff and Business Manager of OperationsRx. Prior to assuming her role as COS, Rachel managed many engagements with her specialization in PMO - Project Management Office. She handles complex projects that require detailed management to ensure success. Many of the projects that Rachel is responsible for last 6 months or more throughout design and implementation. An engineering graduate from Purdue University, she thinks logically and analytically to drive projects to completion and now uses that same initiative to manage the firm. Rachel enjoys outdoor activities and reading in her free time.
Mark Inge is an Engagement Director with more than 25 years of industry and consulting experience. He has been responsible for the development and deployment of integrated business solutions across many industry platforms. Mark is a supply chain expert with deep experience with many of OperationsRx service offerings. A former D1 college football player, Mark carries his passion for winning to every engagement. He enjoys time with his family, cooking, and is an avid sports enthusiast.
Jon Morse is a manufacturing and supply chain professional with more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution companies. Jon has worked in multiple countries and continues to do project work both domestically and abroad. Jon has effectively implemented MRP / Supply Chain Solutions in multiple ERP systems including the Top 3: JDE, Oracle, and SAP. Jon’s strong faith, ability to connect, and desire to succeed has helped bring positive results to all the engagements he has worked on.
Bob Ruppert is a business professional with 34 years of experience in operational improvement, manufacturing, supply chain, sourcing, and distribution. Bob has held senior management roles with his most recent role as Director of Operations for Ashley Furniture. Bob has championed profit improvement initiatives for years and has developed lasting relationships with clients. He leads many of our challenging operational initiatives and serves as interim operations leadership roles for clients.
Paul Bryant is a consulting professional with more than 22 years of Industry and Big 5 consulting experience. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt that has trained over 100 lean leaders, completed over 200 kaizen events, and generated over $78M in cost savings. Paul has his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and uses his problem-solving skills in every client engagement to reduce complexity and chaos in the business resulting in profit improvement.
Ryan Bailey is an operations professional with 27 years of experience. He has held Senior management positions in the automotive industry with significant experience in Asia & Mexico. Ryan takes a hands-on approach to drive labor productivity and efficiency. He works well with people at all levels of the organization and builds confidence in teams that fosters a continuous improvement environment. Ryan is a passionate bow hunter and loves the outdoors.
Sabrina Hayouna is supply chain professional with over 11 years of experience in project management, planning, procurement, and distribution. Prior to Joining OperationsRx, she held leadership roles pertaining to planning (Aftermarket, OEM, Government) and global distribution centers within the rapid growth and high demand aerospace industry. Sabrina has driven many high visibility and complex projects with significant business impact to profit and operational efficiency. Sabrina received her Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from University of Arizona. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family.
Jon King is a supply chain professional who joined OperationsRx with over 14 years of experience in the automotive industry. He specializes in manufacturing, supply chain planning, and purchasing with the last 8 years focused in supply chain management Jon will be supporting the supply chain teams using his knowledge of business operations and analytics. In his free time, Jon enjoys golfing, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.
Doyle is a business professional with 25 years of manufacturing and distribution experience. In his last role, Doyle was Director of Distribution and Logistics for a large North American piping systems manufacturer. With over 2 million square feet under roof across 5 CDC’s Doyle designed, and set up each location across North America to maximize customer reach with minimum lead time. He specializes in network optimization, distribution center design and start-up, distribution operations, logistics, ERP system deployment, and operations management. His primary role with OperationsRx is leading our Distribution & Logistics practice. When he is not delivering value to clients, Doyle likes to spend time with family.
Andy is a business professional with over 30 years of manufacturing and distribution experience. In his last role, Andy was Regional Network Manager - Americas for a Global cold chain packaging solutions provider. With responsibilities over nine locations, Andy set them up to exceed customer expectations and to maximize operational KPI's. He specializes in network optimization, operations management, and start-up operations. He also has experience in distribution, logistics, inventory, and supply chain management. In his free time, Andy enjoys sporting events, photography and spending time with family.
Jake is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He supports OperationsRx in lean manufacturing and operational improvement initiatives. Jake has been a key resource when implementing daily management setup and execution at several industrial manufacturing clients. He also has experience in distribution, logistics, and inventory management. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping.
Joe Bernardini is a graduate of Jacksonville University where he earned his MBA. Before joining OperationsRx, Joe worked at Merrill Lynch as a loan analyst. He supports OperationsRx in lean manufacturing, operational improvement initiatives, and data analytics. He is a key member of the team for both operations and supply chain initiatives. In his free time, Joe enjoys hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.
Nick Bernardini is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in mechanical
Sara Whitworth is an operations and supply chain professional with more than 7 years of experience in
both consumer products and defense contracting industries. She has a proven track record in optimizing
processes, reducing the cash impact of inventory, improving profitability, and S&OP implementation.
She has facilitated kaizen events, implemented lean processes, generated over $310M in cost savings,
improved fill rates by 94%, and turned a -$4.1M EBIT to +$6.4M.
She specializes in process improvement, S&OP implementation, resource planning, managing the flow of
goods and services, optimizing logistics, KPI development, and demand forecasting from her experience working with major international companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Remington Outdoor Company, and Aerojet Rocketdyne.
Sara has a BS in Operations Management and Supply Chain from The University of Alabama. She utilizes
her problem-solving skills to implement creative and sustainable solutions with cross-functional
alignment. In her free time, Sara enjoys traveling, golfing, and hunting with her dog.
Spencer Wells joined OperationsRx in the Summer of 2023. Spencer is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he earned a degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management. In his free time, Spencer enjoys traveling, cooking, and football.
Hannah is a graduate of Indiana University Purdue University of Columbus where she earned her bachelor’s in psychology. Hannah supports OperationsRx by helping our Chief of Staff and keeping data up to date and helping on projects when needed. Hannah enjoys spending time with family and her pets and friends in her free time.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE
CHIEF OF STAFF
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
Alex is a manager in our software development and analytics group. He is the original architect of CloudAnalytics, which is the OperationsRx data warehousing and business analytics supply chain platform. Alex has extensive experience and understanding in software development, ERP systems, computer security, and supply chain solutions for business. Originally from New Hampshire, Alex has always had a passion for traveling and enjoys experiencing new cultures.
Min is a software developer and recently graduated from Rutgers University with a focus in Computer Science. His primary responsibility is to implement the CloudAnalytics supply chain planning platform at new businesses. Being Malaysia-born and American-grown, he has been exposed to a multi-cultural lifestyle and enjoys basketball and video games.
Sai Chimarla joined OperationsRx in 2021. Before joining the firm, he completed his under graduate degree in B.TECH (Computer Science) in India. He immigrated to the USA in 2018 to pursue his Master’s Degree in Computer Science at Wichita State University. He has prior intern experience with Delta Air Lines where he developed web-based applications for the Accounting department. Outside of work, Sai likes to play cricket and travel.
Dylan Binley joined OperationsRx in the fall of 2022 as an IT Intern before joining the Firm full-time in early 2023. Dylan is a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in computer science. He is an important part of our IT team and has added value to our clients since he started working with us. Dylan enjoys playing chess, following soccer, and visiting new places in his free time.
Vaishnavi’s latest internship at Block Convey (June 2023 - October 2023), she served as a Development Data Analysis Intern.
Vaishnavi completed her master's in computer engineering from New York University in May 2023; and her bachelor's in India.
She is passionate about learning new technologies and things related to data science and analytics.
In her free time, she loves painting, watching movies, and exploring new places.