Melvin Landry is the Head of Purchasing with Heartland Automotive Services – d/b/a Jiffy Lube, based in Irving Texas. Heartland is the largest franchisor of Jiffy Lube stores at 537 retail outlets under management. Mr. Landry leads all strategic sourcing, supply chain, and vendor management initiatives. Reporting directly to the CFO, makes all vendor management decisions and onboarding. Mr. Landry has been teaching at the collegiate level since 2005. Having taught in both face to face and online settings, he brings a real world application to the classroom to support academic based theory. Mr. Landry has worked in procurement, supply chain, and operations positions in various industries over the years such as Caesars Entertainment Corporation (Hospitality), ConAgra Foods/Kraft Foods (Consumer Packaged Goods), and JBS Swift and Company (Beef/Pork Manufacturing). Mr. Landry is a native of New Orleans Louisiana and resides in Dallas. He is married with one son.