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Theo Rigopoulos

Adjunct Professor, Industrial Technology and Management

Mies (Main) Campus Office: 

3424 S. State St., Room 4001S

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M.B.A., Northern Illinois University
B.A. (dual degree), Logistics Management & Economics, Elmhurst College


INTM 441/541 Supply Chain Management


International Supply Chain, Transportation, Logistics; Food industry


Rigopoulos is Founder, President, and CEO of Rigopoulos Management Corporation (RMC).  He has over thirty years of experience in supply chain management, and has held a variety of positions in manufacturing, freight forwarding, and steamship line industries for companies that include Baxter International, Milk Specialties, and Orval Kent Foods. He has working experience in three continents, and has successfully implemented logistics solutions in over twenty countries.  His expertise comprises a large spectrum of businesses including: food, paper, animal feed, technology, automotive, real estate, and health care.

With his skills in international protocol, Rigopoulos is adept at structuring, negotiating and managing transactions of variable size and complexity.  His work help clients understand the difference between relationship-driven and task-driven cultures, and how to use this information for successful collaboration and sales results.


First-ever recipient of the Council of Logistics Management (a.k.a. CSCMP) Academic Excellence Award.


Mentor, The Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) , Elmhurst College

Technology Board Member, Township High School District 214 (Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling, IL.) (2004-07).

Board member, CSCMP Chicago Roundtable (1987–11)
Board member, Rotary International, Arlington Heights, IL. (2003–06)