Sheri Roberts – PIDX President
Currently a Board Director for Genesis Water and Silberline Manufacturing, Ms. Roberts was formerly Exec. Vice-President for Actuant. She studied chemistry at Purdue University and received her MBA from University of Illinois. Joining Shell in 1989, she spent the first half of her career in commercial roles with increasing levels of responsibility. In 1999, she was selected for a project team to globalize and integrate business improvement services for Royal Dutch/Shell. As a result, she transferred to the Netherlands to become part of the leadership team for LEAP (Leadership and Performance). Following her LEAP assignment, Ms. Roberts relocated to Africa in January 2002 to become Chief Executive Officer for Shell Mauritius Limited. She returned to Houston, Texas in August 2006 to run the Ethylene Glycol and Ethylene Oxide businesses for Shell Chemicals LP in North and South America. In May 2010, Ms. Roberts was asked to join Tyco Flow Control as President, Tyco Valves & Controls, LP and Vice President, Global Oil & Gas where she led a team to grow and double the business in less than three years.
Ms. Roberts was formerly Chairman of Societe Malgache des Petroles Shell in Madagascar, Island Coal Limited and Shell Indian Ocean Holdings in Mauritius. She was a director of Societe Reunionnaise de Produits Petroliers in La Reunion Island, council member of Mauritius Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Integrated Sustainability Reporting Task Team for the Mauritius Code of Corporate Governance. She has held many positions with Young President’s Organization in the USA, Mauritius and the Africa Region. Ms. Roberts has served as the Chair of both the Ethylene Oxide Oversight Committee and Ethylene Glycol Oversight Committee for the American Chemistry Council, has been a steering committee member of the Executive Women’s Partnership of Greater Houston Partnership, was board member of the Valve Manufacturer’s Association, and serves on the board of 288 Corridor Rotary Club. In 2012, Ms. Roberts was named Rotarian of the Year.
Obaid Kazi - PIDX Vice President
Chevron, Senior Manager – Enterprise Architecture & IT
Obaid is an senior leader in enterprise architecture and strategy for Chevron. He is one of our newest members to the PIDX Executive Committee.
Lisa Rotunno – PIDX Chairperson of Conference Committee
Schneider Electric, Senior Manager, TABS Global Implementation and Support
As a born and bred Texan, Lisa earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Tech University in 1985 and joined Mobil Oil that same year as an accountant. She held various accounting positions until she moved to IT as an Information Architect focusing on the development of new business systems. In 1997, she joined Koch Industries as an Electronic Commerce Coordinator/Business Systems Analyst where her focus was to drive the use of electronic communication to streamline and enhance business processes. In 2000, she joined General Electric as the Product Manager for the GE PetroDex product family (PetroEx, TABS, RECON) where she remained until the product and she were acquired by DTN (now owned by Schneider Electric) in 2002. Lisa continues to champion the product suite at Schneider Electric where she is currently focused on the customers and the continued growth and success of TABS globally. She has been a participating member of PIDX for 24 years where she has held many positions. She is currently serving as the Global Downstream Chairperson.
Lynn Taylor – PIDX Chairperson of International Business Development Committee
Oildex, Vice President, Architecture & Infrastructure
Lynn Taylor is the Vice President, Architecture & Infrastructure at Oildex, a provider of cloud-based solutions for oil and gas financial supply chain automation. In this role, she manages the product architecture, user experience, release management as well as production and development operations and infrastructure.
Prior to her career at Oildex, Ms. Taylor was Vice President, Product Development at ADP where she oversaw the product development, QA and architecture as well as infrastructure and operations for the Procure-to-Pay and MasterTax product suites with a staff of approximately 100 team members in Calgary, AB, Chandler, AZ and Hyderabad, India.
Before joining ADP, Ms. Taylor oversaw the technical vision and development of the product suite at DO2 Technologies, Inc. Lynn began her 20 year career as a software developer for various companies, including Digital Oilfield Inc., Landmark Graphics, Munro Garrett International, and Munro Engineering Inc.
Joel Leetzow - PIDX Chairperson of Marketing Committee
Cortex Business Solutions, President and CEO
Joel Leetzow is the President and CEO of Cortex Business Solutions (TSXV.CBX), leading the company’s transition from a primarily Oil & Gas services company into a powerful international e-invoicing player. His leadership, strategic vision, and passion for results enable both the team and customers to achieve success. In this role, Joel is focused on advancing the development of service offerings, new market expansion, and managing key client relationships.
Joel has always been inspired by the process of empowering a brilliant idea, taking it to market, and seeing industries and lives change as a result. He credits his time in the US ARMY as a Drill Sergeant for helping prepare him with the drive and tenacity that has powered his over 25 years of business leadership, 15 of which include Board of Director roles.
Prior to joining Cortex, Joel led numerous other technology-based initiatives across North America including EVCOR Atlanta, Kewill, Scancode, and Descartes Systems Group. He was also Co-Founder of the software development company Pulse One SGI, developing .Net products for logistics and supply chain management. Joel continues his immersion in technology, environmental, and educational causes and pursues opportunities within the community to cultivate innovation that contributes to a better society.
Peter Allwinton – PIDX Chairperson of Membership Committee
BP, Chief of Staff, Director of Head Office & Policy, Downstream PSCM
Peter Allwinton is the Downstream PSCM Director of Head Office & Policy with BP. His 37 year career with BP commenced as a Commercial Trainee in the Wholesale and Retail Marketing divisions of BP Australia including business management of a region of Retail company owned and franchised service stations. His diverse career has included responsibilities in Manufacturing, Human Resources, Audit, business process re-engineering and operational management of a shared Business Services Centre, before then moving into PSCM in the UK from 2007.
During his time in PSCM Peter has been accountable for Downstream’s global operational procurement management including the centralisation of vendor & materials master data, creating the link to PIDX. He has been active as part of the PIDX Membership Committee since 2010.
Marc Battistello - PIDX Chairperson of Standards & Guidelines Committee
GE Oil & Gas, IT Commercial & Quality Leader
Marc Battistello is the IT Commercial & Quality leader for the GE Oil & Gas Surface division. Marc has 17 years experience leading technical projects in across a variety of industries including Aerospace, Energy, and Oil & Gas. He has held a diverse set of roles including Design Engineer, AP/AR Shared Services ERP leader, and Simplification Leader. In his current role he leads IT projects focused on enabling commercial and operational excellence.
Roger Bhalla – PIDX Chairperson of Strategic Initiatives Committee
ConocoPhillips, Manager of Supply Chain Services and Technology
Roger Bhalla is currently the Manager of Supply Chain Services and Technology for ConocoPhillips. In this role, Bhalla is responsible for the company’s procurement shared services and optimizing global supply chain processes and IT systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance.
Prior to joining ConocoPhillips in 2012, Bhalla was the Vice-President of Supply Chain Enablement at Hewlett-Packard. In this capacity, he drove a significant expansion of supply chain capability for >$250M in annual profit improvement, while standardizing business processes and consolidating IT systems. In his 15 years at HP, he held a number of leadership positions in Supply Chain, Marketing and Business Planning.
Earlier in his career, Bhalla was with the Ford Motor Company in Procurement, as well as with General Dynamics and Santa Clara Plastics in Engineering positions.
Bhalla holds an MBA in Marketing/Management and Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering, both from the University of Texas (Austin). He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CPSC) from APICS.
Darren Ebanks, PIDX Executive At Large
Schlumberger, Business Process Architect – eCommerce & Invoicing
Darren Ebanks is a recognized expert in Electronic Commerce, Electronic Data Interchange and Business Process Development. He has been an active member of PIDX for over 27 years and has been the Chair of many subcommittees in the areas of Education, Promotion, Purchasing and participated in many others (including the development of the current XML standards). In addition, he has held many Executive Committee positions (including the Vice Chair of the organization).
As a Schlumberger Business Process Architect in eCommerce and Invoicing, Darren Ebanks uses technology as a tool to meet the demanding market and never as a replacement for good business practices. Crafting business processes to realize tangible monetary benefits for his organization and customers is his mantra.