Peter Provenzano, President and CEO
Peter J. Provenzano is President and Chief Executive Officer of SupplyCore Inc.
He has led his family business’ growth, which was founded by his father, to be one
of the top 20 award-winning Small Business US Defense contractors.
Mr. Provenzano has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and to help shape policy.
He is a past chairman of the Small Business Advisory Committee for the General Services
Administration (appointed by Congressman Donald Manzullo, IL-16) and has been welcomed
to the Captains of Industry round table at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Mr.
Provenzano is a strong supporter of the defense industry and founder of the Great
Lakes Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). He champions
small business participation in defense contracts as both primes and subcontractors.
In 2011, Mr. Provenzano was awarded the NDIA Kathleen P. Sridhar Small Business
Executive of the Year Award for his leadership and strategic impact in the defense
small business sector. Through Mr. Provenzano’s leadership, SupplyCore has been
awarded Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 award five years in a row and has been inducted
into the Inc. Hall of Fame. This annual award recognizes America's fastest-growing
privately-owned companies. Today, SupplyCore maintains worldwide presence including
Japan, Okinawa, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, U.A.E., Africa, Columbia, and Israel coupled
with U.S. locations including Illinois, California, South Carolina, Missouri, Florida,
Ohio, Texas, and Georgia.
Mr. Provenzano has kept SupplyCore’s headquarters in his hometown and he remains
very active in the community. Mr. Provenzano is Chairman of the Rock River Development
Partnership (RRDP), a public/private partnership he co-founded with Rockford’s Mayor.
Mr. Provenzano has applied his leadership skills and innovations from SupplyCore
and reinvested his resources into improving the physical and human assets of communities.
He was honored with the Rockford Park District’s Community Service Award in 2010,
and was inducted into the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s “Tourism
Hall of Fame” for his continued work with RRDP and establishing the Rockford City
Market in 2011. In 2012 he was presented with the Rockford Chamber of Commerce "Twenty
People You Should Know" Award which recognizes those who give their time, talent
and leadership to the Rockford region, while also mentoring future leaders in the
community. His favorite quote from Louis Pasteur, “Chance favors only the prepared
mind,” is a testament to his business discipline and passion for community that
are at the backbone of his efforts.
Cotone, Vice President of Program Management
Steve Cotone is the Vice President of Programs at SupplyCore Inc. Mr. Cotone joined
SupplyCore in 2005. He is responsible for leading a global staff of approximately
150 associates in locations throughout the US, Japan, Okinawa and Korea servicing
contracts and customers in the US, Europe, Pacific, and Middle East.
Mr. Cotone graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1992 with a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Psychology and studies in Law Enforcement. Prior to joining SupplyCore,
Mr. Cotone was a counselor at a residential facility focused on housing inner-city
kids involved in gang activity in the Chicago land area. From 1995 to 2005, Mr.
Cotone worked for Textron Fastening Systems. He spent time in Fishers, IN and held
the position of a sales representative calling on tiered automotive companies including
Borg Warner Automotive, Delco Remy America, and heavy truck engine manufacturer,
Cummins Engine. In 2003, Mr. Cotone accepted assignment into Textron's Six Sigma
program and spent time developing lean sales processes as well as streamlining manufacturing
process using Six Sigma tools, including Kaizen events. Mr. Cotone earned a certification
as a DFSS Black Belt in late 2003. Additional responsibilities while a Textron Black
Belt in Six Sigma included project management, leading training sessions, waste
reduction, change agent, and developing training procedures. In 2005, Mr. Cotone
joined SupplyCore Inc. as the National Sales Manager. Since that time he has taken
on increasing roles of responsibility and currently holds the position of Vice President
Mr. Cotone’s current responsibilities at SupplyCore include managing all handson
operational, sales, customer service, quality, and supplier management aspects required
to meet the mission, core values and objectives of SupplyCore. He provides the leadership,
management, and vision necessary to ensure that SupplyCore has the proper controls,
people, and systems in place to effectively grow the organization and ensure compliant
contract management and financial strength and operating efficiency. He is responsible
for the measurement and effectiveness of all processes internal and external as
well as collaboration with the management team to develop and implement plans for
the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to
accommodate the growth objectives of the organization. Mr. Cotone acts as lead "primary-care
officer" through direct contact with customers, contract holders and business partners.
Robinson, Vice President of Administration
Mark Robinson joined SupplyCore's Executive Team as Vice President of Administration
in the fall of 2014. In addition to working with staff to meet the company's legal
needs, he oversees the Finance, Human Resources, Real Estate and Compliance departments.
Mr. Robinson has previously served as general counsel for both public and private
companies, and has served on executive teams in industries ranging from commercial
printing to real estate and aviation. After earning a bachelors degree in risk management
from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he travelled the country as a consultant
for a service organization, followed by graduate school at the University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a JD/MBA degree. While at the law firm of Hinshaw
& Culbertson in Rockford, Illinois, Mr. Robinson focused on corporate law and real
estate on his journey to partnership in the firm. He worked with troubled corporations,
including commercial printer Duplex Products in Sycamore, IL, where he was retained
as VP/General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of this AMEX traded firm. Following
a successful sale to Reynolds & Reynolds, he joined Rubloff Development Group, a
Rockford based commercial real estate developer, as VP/General Counsel/Secretary,
though he quickly stepped into an operational leadership role as President of Rubloff.
While in that role, Rubloff expanded into the aircraft taxi service, first with
small aircraft operating under a FAA 135 certificate, and later with large aircraft
through the purchase of Ryan International Airlines and its 121 certificate. Ryan
provided airlift for tour operators and for USTRANSCOM, moving troops into Iraq
, Afghanistan and numerous other theatres. Mr. Robinson most recently served as
the Chief Operating Officer for Jet Midwest Group, a Kansas City based consortium
that oversees airlines in the US and Asia, a large scale aviation parts operation,
MRO and paint facility.
In Mr. Robinson's various roles he has been responsible for legal compliance and
negotiation of business terms, while also directing process improvements and productivity.
At Supplycore he works closely with operations and business development in shaping
new business activities while also directing compliance programs.
Voller, Vice President of Business Development
Patrick Voller is Vice President of Business Development at SupplyCore Inc. Mr.
Voller is responsible for client and supplier relations and leading teams in the
business development processes; including opportunity identification, capture management,
proposal development, and contract execution.
Mr. Voller has more than 25 years of experience in Supply Chain in both program
management and operations support, combined with a broad business development background.
He has spent the last several years focused on the defense and government markets
working in business development and program implementation for Agility and New Breed
Logistics. Previously, Pat completed an Army career as a logistics officer with
assignments at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. He served with 3rd
Infantry Division, 9th Infantry Division, 1st and 3rd Corps Support Commands, Human
Resources Command, and the Defense Logistics Agency with assignments in the United
States, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Europe.
He has a Master of Science in Logistics from Florida Institute of Technology and
a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
He also graduated from the Army’s Command and General Staff College and the Army
Logistics Executive Development Course.
Davis, Vice President, Government Affairs and Community Engagement
Bryan Davis is the Vice President, Government Affairs and Community Engagement for
SupplyCore. In this role, his responsibilities include advocacy for a wide array
of policy issues on Capitol Hill and with the Executive Branch. Mr. Davis works
with state and local government to advance SupplyCore’s business goals and promote
good government policies and practices that bring the best value to taxpayers and
our nation's war fighters. Additional advocacy efforts include relationship building
with legislators, executive branch officials, state and municipal officials and
maintaining an active and constructive role in DC-based coalitions and associations.
Mr. Davis also manages contract administration and quality conformance procedures
to ensure compliance with federal acquisition regulations, ISO Standards, and Qualified
Suppliers List of Distributors (QSLD) and other program standards.
Before joining the SupplyCore team, Mr. Davis served for two decades as a top aide
to former U.S. Representative Donald A. Manzullo, who was the former Chairman of
the House Small Business Committee and a senior member of the Illinois Congressional
delegation until the end of 2012. In this role, he worked as an advocate on behalf
of many Illinois based firms, local governments and non- profit agencies on issues
addressing regulatory enforcement, government procurement, research and development
funding and many others. Early in his congressional career, Mr. Davis worked on
Capitol Hill handling legislative issues dealing with Defense, International Relations,
Appropriations, Transportation and Housing. He also worked as a policy analyst for
the Illinois General Assembly, House of Representatives from 1995 to 1996.
Mr. Davis served as a commissioned officer in the Illinois Army National Guard,
and the U.S. Army Reserve from 1989 until 2000. A graduate of the U.S. Army Chemical
Officer Basic Course at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, he went on to serve as a platoon
leader and executive officer for the 244th Smoke (Chemical) Company, in Rockford.
He attained the rank of captain and served as the G3 Training Officer for the 85th
Training Support Division, Headquarters Unit, in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He
is a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal for initiating community service projects
supported by his unit.
Mr. Davis graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science-International Relations
and Economics from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in 1991. He also holds a Masters
of Public Administration degree from NIU.
Richard G. Alpaugh, Vice President of International Business Development
Rick Alpaugh is the Vice President of International Business Development for SupplyCore.
His responsibilities include customer and supplier relations as well as leading
teams in business development processes, international business strategy, solution
design for programs, and supporting program execution worldwide.
Prior to this position, Rick had a long career with the US Government and also worked
in industry for several years, nearly all of that time related to international
sales of both material and services. In January of 2013 Rick returned to government
service as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Acquisition and Logistics, USASAC. For
three years prior to his return to government, Mr. Alpaugh served as the Vice President
for International Military Sales for AM General LLC. In that position, he was responsible
for development and execution of global strategies for sales and support of AM General
products in more than 50 countries. From August of 1998, when Mr. Alpaugh was appointed
to the Senior Executive Service, until his retirement in 2010, Mr. Alpaugh served
as Deputy to the Commander, USASAC. Mr. Alpaugh began his civil service career in
1974, working as a GS-3 Computer Operator at the New Cumberland Army Depot. Mr.
Alpaugh’s assignments include Chief, Programs Division; Project Manager, Egyptian
Automation Computer Center; Director for Logistics Support; Civilian Executive for
Operations and Director, Policy, Plans and Operations.
Mr. Alpaugh attended Shippensburg State College, in his hometown and was an honor
graduate of the Army Materiel Command Supply Intern program. His awards include
both the Army Superior and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards and the Presidential
Meritorious Executive Award. He has twice been nominated as Federal Executive of
the Year for Central Pennsylvania.