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  • John W. Henke, Jr., Ph.D. President

    John W. Henke , Ph.D., is President of Planning Perspectives, Inc. , a management consulting firm based in Birmingham, MI , Professor Emeritus of Marketing in the School of Business Administration at Oakland University, Rochester, MI., and Research Fellow at The Center for Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.

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  • B. Vera Ruseckas Vice President

    Vera Ruseckas is Vice President of Planning Perspectives, Inc. Prior to joining PPI, Ms. Ruseckas had over 30 years of experience working in a variety of leadership positions at Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation. In her last position as Director of Global Operations for the Visteon Service Parts Business Group she was responsible for a diverse set of activities dealing globally with OEM service parts and aftermarket parts.

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  • Shen Yeniyurt Vice President Research

    Shen Yeniyurt, Ph.D., is Vice President for Research at Planning Perspectives, Inc. and a Chancellor’s Scholar and an Associate Professor at Rutgers Business School. He currently serves as the founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of Rutgers Business Review (RBR). RBR is a new Rutgers-based journal whose mission is to advance thought leadership in the business world by publishing articles that combine academic rigor with practical relevance.

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  • Huiqun Xu Research Manager and Senior Statistician

    Prior to joining PPI, Ms. Xu accumulated both academic and professional experience across a wide range of the quantitative sciences. As an expert in database management and statistics, she was previously a statistical analyst at the Research Center of William Beaumont Hospital. Along with her work in these applied fields and her in depth knowledge of pure mathematics, she was a lecturer for a variety of math courses at Wayne State University.

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  • Robert J. Ahrens Senior Consultant

    Mr. Ahrens brings a broad and rich background in global market research and marketing from his extensive corporate experience. Through a wide array of research and marketing-related assignments over a 30-year business career, he has developed a deep understanding of market research and its application to marketing issues

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  • Dani Douglas Art Director/Operations Manager

    Ms. Douglas came to PPI with a broad background in graphic arts, working previously as an in-house designer and prepress technician in the packaging industry. Over the years she has developed an extensive portfolio as a designer, animator, and gallery artist. She plays an integral role at PPI, designing and creating reports and presentations for both print and digital formats.

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