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TeamCalifornia's Meet the Consultants Forum

  • 27 Feb 2012
  • 5:30 PM
  • 17 Mar 2012
  • 3:00 PM
  • Sacramento, California


  • TeamCalifornia Member Price

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TeamCalifornia's Meet the Consultants Forum


February 27  6:00 - 7:30pm: Registration and Reception

February 28  8:00 - 3:00pm: Consultants Forum

You are invited to register for the Inaugural Meet the Consultants Forum in Sacramento next week. 


You will be joined by six International Site Location Consultants.  These decision-makers are the key intermediaries influencing decisions on job generating plant locations and projects. 


Your participation includes a full conference registration, all meals, breakout sessions, and a consultants packet. 


Below is detailed information on all six Site Location Consultants.  We look forward to seeing you.

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Tim Feemster

SVP & Director of Global Logistics and Supply Chain, Grubb&Ellis Company

Over 35 years of experience have provided Tim Feemster with a variety of hands on problem solving situations in logistics, distribution, and marketing.  Before joining Grubb & Ellis Company, Feemster was a senior manager in three manufacturing companies, a general manager, a consultant, and an executive in two third-party logistics providers. He has been exposed to the logistics and supply chain issues facing many industries and involving both refrigerated and dry channels. These experiences include specific assignments in over 40 project start-ups, warehouse layout and design, logistics systems development, purchasing strategy, business planning, carrier rationalization, warehouse network analysis, and third party qualification and selection.



Larry Gigerich

Managing Director,  Ginovus

Larry Gigerich has worked on approximately 500 economic development projects resulting in over $10 billion of capital investment, the creation of over 80,000 new jobs, and the retention of over 160,000 existing jobs.  At Ginovus he has served nationally recognized companies such as: BP, Coachman Industries, Comcast, Dorel Juvenile Group, Formica, Genesco, Interactive Intelligence, Multi-Color Corporation, Oracle, Reckitt Benckiser, Redcats, The Capital Group Companies, The Finish Line, and Roche Diagnostics.


Named by Governing magazine as one of the nation's best economic development officials, Larry is a regular speaker and panelist at national site selection conferences and events. In addition, he was instrumental in the launch and leadership of the Indianapolis and Central Indiana Technology Partnership (TechPoint), an initiative designed to nurture growing and emerging technology companies throughout Indiana.


Jason Hickey

President,  Hickey & Associates

Hickey & Associates, LLC, is a global Site Selection and Public Incentive Support firm representing a diverse set of industries, from consumer products and healthcare to defense and renewable energy. Jason Hickey is the President and CEO of Hickey & Associates. He specializes in location selection strategies, federal incentives, loan guarantees, grants and other public/private partnerships. Jason has also assisted elected officials at both the Federal and State level develop public policy recommendations, including The White House Domestic Policy Council.


Donny Paslowski

Location Consultant, Austin Consulting Company

As a Location Consultant for Austin Consulting, Donald has performed and directed site location studies for a diverse clientele for over five years.  Specific areas of expertise include food processing plants, bakeries, industrial manufacturing, warehouses, cross docks and distribution centers.

Donald's work on location studies has included supply chain studies, labor market analysis, favorable area analysis, metropolitan area site searches, community assessment, site and building evaluation, and property due diligence. He has also conducted incentive negotiations on behalf of clients.  Selected past clients include: Always Bagels, American Almond, Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation, Amy's Kitchen, CJ Omni Foods, Patterson Vegetables, and Wenner Bread.


Lars Knorn

Managing Director, Droege Group

Lars heads Droege Group's U.S. business out of their New York office. Droege Group is a global consulting and investment firm that specializes in providing customized value enhancement programs to its clients around the world. He has lead several production site search and relocation projects in the U.S., as well as global post merger integration projects, making him an expert in evaluating foreign investment opportunities specifically in the U.S.

The group's success is based on a two-pillar strategy comprising both consulting and investments. Lars has spent more than 15 years developing and executing market growth strategies, operational efficiency, and value chain optimization programs to improve bottom line results for various clients. His client engagement experience includes corporations in Europe, North America and South America and extends across various industries such as Financial Services, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Consumer Products.


Adam Wasserman

Managing Partner, Global Logistics Development Partners

GLDP is an investment advisory firm with offices in North American and Europe specializing in matching market analytics to the development of asset value at emerging logistics and trade centers.  This includes work at and near sea and inland ports, airports, transportation infrastructure and property and industrial development.

Adam has substantial experience in infrastructure and development planning for large-scale projects connected to cargo hubs including ports, airports and reuse of former maritime facilities in North America and in Europe.  This includes market assessment, local government agreements, infrastructure planning and financial packaging.  With a finance background, Adam understands the nexus between public sector and private investor objectives and has strong relationships with a wide spectrum of property and infrastructure investment funds. 

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