Link Supply Chains Team

We are passionate about our clients, understanding their problems, make life more simple,
& improve team member engagement

meet our amazing team

The Faces Behind our Success

Our people make the difference.

Lisa Dubs

VP of Sales & Market Development

Guillermo Chacon

Sr. Director of International Sales,
Latin America

Rein Kansman

VP of Organizational Learning

Joe Ecsi

VP of Customer Care

Our History

The idea was born in 2012. Noticing that there was a lot of product information duplicated throughout the world, we wanted to stop the “madness.”  We saw that there was a big need for data clean-up so that B2B could streamline product information forever. We looked at this for supply chain information: what item attributes affect warehousing, storage, FDA regulations, carrier regulations, and line item freight?  How to sort by ingredient and have a match for cups and lids.

Arun (our Programmer) and Jon (our Network Engineer) were essential in making the idea into a reality.  Arun spent countless hours programming, and Jon ensured our network was solid.  Then Joe was brought on to ensure customer success, while Lisa has helped us develop our marketing business strategy.   We have been fortunate to have Lisa driving our sales & market development.  Guillermo is focused on developing our International market.  

We have added key marketing partners to build the best digitization offering at a reasonable cost for E-commerce or B2B digital commerce. 

As we took on more consulting customers and projects, we realized how important team engagement was in relation to continuous improvement for a better project outcome. Rein Kansman (from www.getlifeinbalance.com) was a perfect fit with all of his years of training at Sysco, the world’s largest foodservice distributor.

Co-Founders Bret, Scott, & Wade started the concept on a napkin. Together with their team, having over 150 years of experience in supply chain, their vision carries through to the future. This is just the beginning…

We help companies solve problems, sell more B2B product easily and create smiles in the supply chain.

Our Mission is to Simplify the Supply Chain

We Believe In creating smiles

When a project concludes and goals are exceeded, we often see a smile.  We also look for those smiles in team members who are engaged and grew during the project.  

To simplify a supply chain… well it can be a big task. But the clarity and visibility achieved make it all worthwhile.  Waste and excess is reduced, savings are real, and improvement is found.

Helping companies be successful through simplification makes us smile. 

Service Driven Passion

Our clients mean everything to us.  We enjoy our intentional relationships with our clients.

We Love to innovate

Consulting on very complex and challenging projects gives us drive to innovate & attain desired outcomes. 

Relationships are everything!

We all understand servant leadership and client focus.  We are relentless to understand your issues and provide you with simple solutions that teams can achieve.

Seek to Understand, lead, Simplify, Measure & Engagement

Our core values center around clients and our innovative team. Seek to understand our clients, Lead with integrity, Simplify with passion, measure through simplicity and Engage with clarity.

Meet Wade

Wade has spent over 30 years in the food distribution industry with a comprehensive knowledge in Cold Supply Chain. He has worked with fortune 500 companies, privately held companies, and as a consultant in the industry. His specialty is Supply Chain transformation and creating dynamic teams for the best cost to serve outcomes.  A Cold Supply Chain leader.

He has spoken at various Supply Chain conferences including: 

• Manhattan & Associates Momentum Conference “Optimized Load Building” • Sysco Foods Corporate Events & Training Program • EFT conferences “Cost to Serve” • Hunt Brothers Pizza Conferences at Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, Inc • CSCMP International Supply Chain event in California, Creating a TMS Business Case • Frequent participant on BWG Strategy, LLC Private Equity calls regarding the food distribution industry. 

Wade Wickus, Link Supply Chains

Meet Bret

Bret has 22 years of experience in the supply chain industry. He has depth in understanding and building carrier relationships, optimizing supply chains for Hilton, Marriot, and others. He held the title of Sr. Manager of Supply Chain Services, North America for Sysco. He was labeled the “optimization Guru” there. He also has extensive knowledge in demand planning for a $400M distribution company where he led a team of procurement professionals. 

Meet Scott

Scott is an IT Professional with over 25 years of global business and IT experience providing successful technology selection and Program Leadership for small to Fortune 50 sized clients. Leveraging his experience from previous full time and consulting roles of IT Director, Program Manager and Project Manager, Scott now supports his clients with software assessments, selection, and program management of strategic projects in the areas of ERP, Cloud Solutions, Business Analytics, Planning, Supply Chain, Data Management and Interim IT Management.