The APICS executive staff consists of a team of dedicated professionals who work alongside the APICS Board of Directors and volunteer leaders to further APICS’s mission.
Abe Eshkenazi currently serves as the chief executive officer for APICS and APICS Supply Chain Council. Prior to joining APICS, Eshkenazi was the managing director for the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services.
Eshkenazi has provided business, operational, and compliance consulting services to professional service organizations, associations, and tax-exempt and government organizations. His leadership role included project management, business process redesign, and individual and organizational alignment; including design and implementation of outsource strategies. Eshkenazi has been a frequent speaker on outsourcing, nonprofit mergers, and strategic alliances.
In addition to his CPA, Eshkenazi holds a master of business administration in management from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management; a master of business administration in finance from DePaul University; and a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Eshkenazi is also an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE), and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Peter A. Bolstorff executive vice president of corporate development.
Peter oversees the APICS for Business value proposition that includes supply chain talent development and corporate supply chain performance.
Bolstorff, the respected author of Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model, brings over 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management to the position. Bolstorff joined APICS as the Executive Director for the then newly merged APICS Supply Chain Council. Prior to joining APICS, Bolstorff was the founding principal of SCE Limited, a consulting firm focused on providing supply chain program management and SCOR-based education to supply chain executives and their global teams. Bolstorff also held supply chain and operations management leadership roles at Pragmatek Consulting Group, Imation, 3M, and has been a lifelong volunteer within the SCOR community.
He received his master’s degree in industrial education from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, education, and psychology from St. Olaf College. He is a SCOR-certified instructor and is certified in six sigma.
Jennifer Daniels is the vice president of marketing for APICS. She serves as the chief marketing officer, overseeing the organization’s branding, marketing, and communications.
Daniels has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales, and delivery of services, including work at Aon Consulting as vice president of marketing. Prior to joining Aon Consulting, Daniels was founder and managing director of Visient, a marketing and design agency that served professional, technology, and financial services clients.
Career highlights include rebranding and renaming publicly traded and private companies, turning marketing cost centers into profit centers, growing new lines of business and launching start-ups. She has gained experience in branding and positioning, strategic planning and tactical plan execution, campaign creation and program management, business development and lead generation, and all forms of marketing communications, including public and investor relations.
The vice president of global channel services, Jim Lahey, leads the channel and chapter relations teams for APICS. Lahey has more than 25 years domestic and international channel and business development experience. He’s successfully led major projects and channel sales teams within the wireless technology and communications industry. Most recently, he was principal at Revivo, an organization that provides channel development and business expansion consulting. Prior to that, he was vice president and managing director at CradlePoint UK Ltd. Lahey also played a significant role in launching the successful European business of Sierra Wireless (NYSE: SWIR), the leading provider of wireless solutions for the Internet of Things, as Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Lahey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Illinois State University. Additionally, he’s participated in extensive continuing education in leadership, strategic selling, negotiation and Six Sigma.
In his role as executive vice president of education and certification, Martinez serves as the primary legal advisor for APICS and is responsible for guiding the association’s direction and strategy for APICS’ professional development and certification departments.
Prior to joining APICS, Martinez had a long-standing career in public service—most recently as the deputy governor for the state of Illinois. Additionally, Martinez served as Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), chief of legislative affairs, and legal counsel to the Department of Financial Institutions. Martinez started his career as an assistant state’s attorney in the Appellate Division where he argued before the Illinois Appellate Court.
In his role as vice president, membership and customer experience, Jim Pavletich leads membership acquisition and retention strategy and oversees the customer experience, which includes customer service and fulfillment.
Pavletich has more than 26 years’ experience and a strong background in association management, including membership and IT consulting services. He comes to APICS from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) where he was vice president, chief operating officer and general manager. At AAAHC he provided strategic direction and management oversight of all business operations. Previously he worked at TMA Resources (now Personify), the American Medical Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives where he held leadership roles in membership, marketing, and project management.
Pavletich holds a Master’s Degree from Trinity University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University. He holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation offered through the American Society of Association Executives.
Daniel Stanton, MBA, CSCP, vice president of strategy, is responsible for the APICS research and industry content departments. Previously, Stanton was the vice president of education and workforce development for Material Handling Industry (MHI), a materials handling, logistics, and supply chain equipment manufacturers’ trade association. Prior to MHI, he held a number of supply chain leadership roles over more than two decades. Stanton holds a master’s degree in logistics engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is studying for a doctoral degree in supply chain management from Cranfield University. He also holds Master’s degrees from National American University and University of South Dakota as well as Bachelor’s degrees from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Daniel has earned several designations including Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management Professional, SCPro 1, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Office Specialist and is a CSCP instructor. He has served on the APICS Corporate Advisory Board.
Jeff Zettek currently serves as the chief financial officer for APICS and is responsible for the accounting and financial aspects of planning, reporting, governance and strategy initiatives within the organization. Zettek also oversees information technology, human resources and facilities.
Zettek has over twelve years of diversified finance and accounting experience having worked in a wide variety of industries for enterprises that range in size from small privately held organizations to large multi-national public companies. Previous experience in these roles included acquisition and divestiture due diligence, planning and analysis, strategy, financial and management reporting, internal and external audit functions and fraud investigations. In addition to being a CPA, Zettek has the certified internal auditor designation.
Prior to joining APICS, Zettek worked in KPMG’s Transaction Services practice group for more than seven years after transferring from their Risk Advisory Service group in 2004. Additionally, Zettek's professional experience included roles at AT&T and Deloitte.
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