Position and Tenure with BOD: Executive Director to VP of Programs, tenure 9 months
Professional Title/Academic Major and Year: Group Manager, Global Trade Compliance, BS Business & Management, 2001, CSCP certified
Brief Career Highlights: Global Supply Chain professional with over 18 years experience in international Logistics & Distribution operations and Global Trade Compliance. Achieved over $5M Logistics savings in 2 years through freight contract negotiations, carrier consolidations and operational efficiency gains.
What APICS has done for you: Assisted me in applying the latest lean supply chain principles and concepts to my work environment to increase warehouse operational efficiency by 30%.
What is your next professional/academic goal: Continuous improvement, CPIM certification
For you, Why APICS? Staying abreast of latest supply chain trends, exchange of ideas with industry peers.
Cheri has over 25 years of experience in Manufacturing and Materials Management. She has a degree in Administration of Justice, earned her C.P.M. in 2004 and her CSCP certification in 2008.
Her experience in Manufacturing includes Customer Service, Finance and a variety of roles in Supply Chain Management (Logistics, Purchasing, Planning, Inventory Control, Warehouse Management, Distribution, and Customs requirements) ranging in companies from small to Global in Aerospace, Maquiladora, Semiconductor and the Biotechnical industries. She is currently the Purchasing Supervisor/Manager for EMD Millipore in San Diego, CA.
Cheri has been an instructor for the San Diego Chapter since 2008, teaching the Back to Basics series and CSCP Review Courses. She has served on the APICS San Diego Chapter Board of Directors since 2002 as VP Publicity, VP Membership, VP Finance, Executive Director and Director of CSCP. She is currently serving as Director of CSCP for the current Board of Directors.
VP of Finance
Ashley specializes in growing small businesses through sales, operations, and, management support. She currently has 8 years of office management experience and 5 years of business operations with emphasis in distribution. Furthermore, she is currently working on her CPIM, ORM, and, plans on starting her MBA in global leadership next year.
“APICS has allowed me to network with other likeminded professionals and gain the knowledge to further my career.” – Ashley Hemond
Bob Lane, President and Founder of LaneOPX is recognized as an Operations
Bob served as the President of APICS San Diego from 2011 – 2012. He
Bob has been a keynote and panel speaker; presenting Lean Operations
Bob has held senior management positions with Sony and Textron and
Bamboo is a green building products company and is one of San Diego’s 50
Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from
Currently serving as the President-Elect of the San Diego APICS Board of Directors; Scott
Trained as a Mechanical Engineer in the Canadian Military he also holds a designation in
Scott has held the positions of Managing Director, Vice President & General Manager, Director
Scott is a past President of the Northern Sierra chapter of APICS, past vice president of APICS
Aaron has served the BOD for one year as VP of Publicity and is a full time student at CSUSM studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Global Supply Chain Management.
Aaron served in the Navy as a FMF Corpsman for 5 years and served in Iraq with 1st Battalion 1st Marines out of Camp Pendleton, California. After the Navy he started attending CSUSM full time. Aaron has interned with HD Supply and Precision Engine Control Corp.
Aaron has chosen to be a member of APICS because it offers great networking with supply chain/operations professionals in the region, provide a solid body of knowledge and expand professional skills and abilities with globally recognized certifications in the supply chain field.
Sue has over 25 years of management experience in Materials, Manufacturing, and Operations Management. She has an MBA in Production and Operations Management from San Diego State University; earned her CPIM in 1991 and CSCP in 2006.
She has experience in a variety of manufacturing environments from start-up to high volume, and has worked for companies such as Sherwood Medical, Medtronic, 3Com, and Hewlett Packard. She is currently Operations Manager for JMAR, LLC, in San Diego, CA.
Sue has been an instructor for the San Diego Chapter since 2001, teaching all five of the CPIM Review Courses, a number of the modules for the Back to Basics series, and is on the staff for CSCP Review Courses and the Lean Enterprise series. She has served on the APICS Rewrite and Review Committees for Basics of Supply Chain Management, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Master Planning of Resources, and Execution and Control of Operations.
She has served on the San Diego Chapter Board of Directors since 2004 as Vice President, CPIM Workshops; President Elect; President; and Past President. She is currently serving as Executive Director, Education, for the San Diego Chapter Board of Directors.
VP CPIM Workshops
Gavin Swigart is the founder and principal of G Consulting. He currently works with companies in life science, medical device, power generation, and aerospace industries in the San Diego area. Over the prior 5 years, he served as a Production Control Manager in the aerospace and medical device industry with responsibility for the order fulfillment process from quoting and purchase order acceptance to planning, scheduling, and shipping.
Gavin graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Platteville with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Mathematics. Currently he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology through their distance learning program and will receive his degree in May 2013. Gavin also holds certifications in CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) and CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) through APICS. A strong believer in giving back to the supply chain community and keeping current with industry innovations, Gavin serves as a board member on the APICS San Diego Chapter and is a certified instructor in the APICS Instructor Development Program where he teaches CPIM and CSCP courses.
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