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QAD’s Stephen Dombroski Named to the 2021 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain

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QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that Director of Consumer, Food and Beverage Markets Stephen Dombroski has been named to the 2021 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain. He also made the list in 2019 and 2020.

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Stephen Dombroski (Photo: Business Wire)

Stephen Dombroski (Photo: Business Wire)

The Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award recognizes influential individuals in the food and beverage industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global food supply chain. This year’s list includes individuals from software providers, consultancies and academia, trucking and transportation firms, grocery retail and delivery outlets, and more, who have contributed to the safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation of the global cold food supply chain.

“To be recognized for the third year in a row by Food Logistics as a “Rock Star of the Supply Chain” is an honor and humbling,” said Dombroski. “Food Logistics is the go-to publication for advice and thought leadership for many manufacturers of food and beverage products, as well as for suppliers, distributors and everyone involved in the food industry. The study of the supply chain, particularly in the area of consumer packaged goods, has always been an interest and passion of mine. In my role at QAD, I have the privilege to help companies improve their supply chain practices and overall business strategy with our world-class processes and solutions. These are unprecedented times and we are facing disruptions never seen before. For food and beverage manufacturers to succeed and, more importantly, to ensure the world’s food supply continues to flow smoothly, an effective, agile and adaptive supply chain management is essential.”

Dombroski has spent most of his 30-year career helping manufacturing companies optimize their operations, balance their supply chains and implement processes, procedures and solutions. He has worked in several manufacturing industries, but his primary focus has been in the food and beverage and consumer products industries. He has extensive experience in supply chain and operations planning, and is frequently consulted by manufacturing leaders for his opinions and advice.

“These professionals are making waves in an industry upended by the global pandemic. Whether it’s pivoting into a different channel or implementing emerging technologies, these supply chain leaders prove that hard work pays off,” said Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive Editor-in-Chief Marina Mayer. “These winners collaborated, optimized, developed, educated and played a critical role in the survival and success of their companies amid a global pandemic. I am honored to recognize these individuals and continue to extend my utmost gratitude to everyone in the cold food supply chain industry for their time, efforts, and innovations to keep food moving through the chain in a safe and efficient manner.”

Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in the March 2021 print issue. Go to to view the full list of all 2021 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain winners.

About Food Logistics

Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global cold food supply chain, focusing on trucking, warehousing, packaging, risk management, food safety and more. Go to

About QAD – Enabling the Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise

QAD Inc. is a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. Global manufacturers face ever-increasing disruption caused by technology-driven innovation and changing consumer preferences. In order to survive and thrive, manufacturers must be able to innovate and change business models at unprecedented rates of speed. QAD calls these companies Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises. QAD solutions help customers in the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries rapidly adapt to change and innovate for competitive advantage.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, QAD has 30 offices globally. Over 2,000 manufacturing companies have deployed QAD solutions including enterprise resource planning (ERP), demand and supply chain planning (DSCP), global trade and transportation execution (GTTE), and quality management system (QMS) to become an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise. To learn more, visit or call +1 805-566-6100. Find us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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