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Open Sky Group Executives Named to 2023 Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Pros to Know



Open Sky Group's 2023 Pros to Know

Open Sky Group Executives Named to 2023 Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Pros to Know

April 10, 2023

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 22, 2023) – Open Sky Group, award-winning, global leaders solving your biggest supply chain technology challenges, are pleased to recognize Jason Milbrandt and Eric “Mac” McPherson as recipients of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2023 Pros to Know award. This annual award recognizes brilliant executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other supply chain leaders.

“Every week there are new challenges.  Both award winners have demonstrated a strong commitment to helping clients identify and solve these unique challenges becoming invaluable to many of our customers,” said Chad Kramlich, Open Sky Group CEO.  “This award showcases their generous, productive, over-the-top service, and I look forward to their continued leadership and services to supporting our clients and internal team.

Jason Milbrandt, Senior Director of Client Services, demonstrated strong commitment when helping a major US retail client implement Blue Yonder’s labor management solution at multiple sites in 2022. He also assisted a major North American produce company to implement a new warehouse management system (WMS) and counsels several clients regarding training, productivity best practices, and cost-saving strategies.

Eric “Mac” McPherson, Vice President of Client Services, supervised several high-profile WMS projects last year, including a major supply chain transformation for a leading North American educational supplies provider. He also led the largest Blue Yonder WMS and WLM license resale deal for the firm in 2022, while helping many clients identify gap solutions to overcome post-COVID-19 supply chain complications.

This year’s competition yielded nearly 400 nominations, the highest number of nominations ever for the prestigious award.

“Our award recipients embody what true leaders should be,” said Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “Without their initiatives, programs, and collaborative efforts, today’s supply chains would be in worse shape.”

To view the full list of 2023 Pros to Know winners, visit Supply & Demand Chain Executive online.

ABOUT Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the only supply chain publication covering the entire global supply chain, focusing on trucking, warehousing, packaging, procurement, risk management, professional development, and more. Supply & Demand Chain Executive and sister publication, Food Logistics, are also home to L.I.N.K. and L.I.N.K. Educate podcast channels, L.I.N.K. Live, SCN Summit,, Women in Supply Chain Forum, and more. Go to to learn more.

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Jeremy Hudson

Vice President of Client Services

Jeremy’s focus is on the products and services clients need to stay competitive. Open Sky Group’s mission is to deliver technology-enabled solutions that allow our customers to achieve more while having the flexibility to adapt to change. Jeremy lives the core values and mission by bringing the best experience possible to our clients. He is an essential member of implementation teams, working alongside clients, and encouraging them to use innovation and best practices instead of customizations for success.

Jason Yantiss

Vice President of Client Services

Jason provides leadership to a variety of teams focused on implementation and integration. With 27+ years of experience holding operational and technical management roles in transportation, billing, and warehousing across a vast array of industry verticals, Jason is adept at driving multiple complex projects, understanding customer needs at all levels of the operation and providing viable solutions. Jason’s resume of 150+ implementation projects include Warehouse, Labor, Transportation, Yard Management and multiple AR/AP Freight Pay and Customer Billing systems. 

Eric McPherson

Vice President of Client Services

Mac works to oversee implementation and integration projects. A former Marine officer and military police officer, he brings over 27 years of supply chain experience, including 11 years at Blue Yonder in both delivery and service sales. Mac is a dedicated, team-oriented professional with a background in business management, professional services, customer service, and supply chain technology. His specialties include sales support, supply chain execution systems, project management, fulfillment operations, distribution operations, and GSA contracts.

Shannon Caflisch

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Shannon is responsible for the strategy and management of all sales, business development, and marketing programs. With over 25 years of sales experience and 15 years focused in the supply chain space, Shannon focuses on building strong relationships with clients and partners and strives to deliver the right software solutions to help conquer supply chain challenges. Shannon believes in learning by listening to understand clients’ goals, struggles, and what is important to their business to build lasting, successful relationships.

Alan Prillaman

Senior Vice President of Client Services

As Senior VP of Client Services, Alan oversees all consulting services and account management at Open Sky Group. Possessing over 30 years of combined industry and consulting experience, Alan leverages his unique background in IT, logistics, quality management systems, manufacturing and distribution operations, and facility and strategic account management to provide clients with creative resolutions to complex challenges. His core philosophy and passion are to deliver tangible value for and establish long-term trusted partnerships with our clients.

Mike Noble

Senior Vice President of Technology

As Senior Vice President of Technology, Mike leads Open Sky Group’s Managed Services, Software Services, Infrastructure Services, and Information Technology teams bringing 35+ years of experience in Supply Chain Execution and Information Technology. Mike and his teams ensure we maintain the highest levels of customer service in a secure and reliable environment, constantly reviewing and evaluating new technologies, their appropriateness and applicability so we can safely and securely transact our own business – and help our clients accomplish the same.

Chad Kramlich


Joining Open Sky Group in 2015, Chad, served as Chief Revenue Officer for three years prior to his appointment to CEO in 2022. With over 25 years of experience delivering results for high-growth software and consulting organizations, Chad is leveraging his background in building efficient and effective implementation teams, establishing high-impact services operations, achieving revenue growth, and deepening executive-level client relations to help propel Open Sky Group into a very successful future.