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Robert A. Rudzki

President, Greybeard Advisors LLC


Author, Beat the Odds: Avoid Corporate Death
Co-Author, Straight to the Bottom Line®


Former SVP, Bayer Corp.; VP, Bethlehem Steel Corp.

Prior to founding Greybeard Advisors in 2004, Mr. Rudzki served as Senior Vice President for Bayer Corp, the North American subsidiary of Bayer AG. At Bayer, he led a nationally-recognized transformation that generated significant improvements in costs and working capital, and his organization was a finalist for Purchasing Magazine’s Medal of Excellence. Prior to Bayer, he was an executive at Bethlehem Steel Corp., where he oversaw Bethlehem’s global procurement and logistics activities. During his tenure, Bethlehem’s procurement organization was recognized as "top quartile" in a global benchmarking study conducted by A.T. Kearney, and was also twice recognized by Purchasing Magazine as a "Best Place to Work."

A frequent speaker at conferences, Mr. Rudzki is co-author of the supply management best seller Straight to the Bottom Line®, and is co-author of On-Demand Supply Management. He is also the author of the leadership book Beat the Odds: Avoid Corporate Death and Build a Resilient Enterprise, and authors a blog on the website of Supply Chain Management Review magazine.