Activ Technologies Appoints Four Elite Supply Chain Executives to its Board of Advisors

Activ Technologies, an Atlanta-based software solutions company, announces the appointment of four elite supply chain executives to its Board of Advisors: Tony Gorski, David Mendez, Rich Rapuano and Tom Shull.


Activ Technologies announces the appointment of four elite supply chain executives to its Board of Advisors, as well as a full slate of board members for 2017. In addition, they have named Jerry Schmidt, Founder of Cordova Ventures and Board member, as Chairman of the Advisory Board.

Joining the Board of Advisors are Tony Gorski, David Mendez, Rich Rapuano andTom Shull. “All four of our newest Board members provide key tactical and strategic direction for the continued development and implementation of Activ’s world-class Harmony platform," said Jerry Schmidt, Chairman. "We are enthusiastic about the thought leadership that this group will provide to clients and prospects in the supply chain space and also provide support to Activ’s consulting and channel partners.”

Tony Gorski, Entrepreneur and Executive, has advised leadership teams of Fortune 500 and Russell 2000 Companies in cash conversion strategies and demand-driven techniques. As an award-winning speaker, published author and recognized subject matter expert, Mr. Gorski has taught thousands of people across six continents and speaks globally on leading supply chain topics.

In previous roles, Mr. Gorski co-founded My Rounding Solutions, DemandPoint, and the successful sale of its predecessor JCIT International. Mr. Gorski holds a BS from Marquette University and a MBA from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

David Mendez is the Founder of Capital A Partners “CAP A,” a venture capital firm he co-founded in 2013. Mr. Mendez started his career at DuPont before becoming an executive at GE Plastics, where he was involved in the early stages of GE's adoption of Six Sigma Quality initiatives. Using his experience in supply chain management from GE, Mr. Mendez co-founded (sold to i2 Technologies).

Mr. Mendez holds a degree in engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Mr. Mendez serves on the Dean's Advisory Board of Clemson University’s School of Business and as a board member for Clemson's Spiro Institute of Entrepreneurship.

Rich Rapuano is a seasoned executive with a diverse background in supply chain, product development, and marketing. He currently works with start-up and early stage companies, supporting and developing optimized supply chain operations. Prior to his current role, Mr. Rapuano served as Senior Vice President of Global Logistics and Distribution and Senior Vice President of Global Planning for Under Armour. Previously, Mr. Rapuano held executive roles with Black & Decker.

Mr. Rapuano holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He currently serves on the boards of the Towson University College of Business & Economics, The Y of Central Maryland and Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound.

Tom Shull is a Partner with Matteson Partners, an executive search corporation, where he leads the supply chain practice. His previous experience includes supply chain consulting expertise with several name-worthy organizations, including Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse, and KPMG.

Mr. Shull holds a BS from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. He has been actively involved in several professional affiliations throughout his career, including the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). He holds a Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), as well as a Certification in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM).

About Activ Technologies:

Activ Technologies is at the forefront of supply network development. Since 2012, they have exclusively focused resources on the development of a SaaS collaboration and demand visibility solution called Harmony. By offering the most advanced cloud-based Supply Chain Synchronization, Harmony goes far beyond just collaboration to achieve auto-synchronization for all of the OEM, customers, and suppliers in the supply chain. The result is an unparalleled ROI. Such synchronization turns a supply chain into a powerful value chain and network.

Learn more about Activ Technologies by calling 770-390-1700 or visiting the company’s website at