APICS Director, Global Communications
APICS Announces 2014 Board of Directors
Respected business leaders oversee APICS’ commitment
to advancing global supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience
CHICAGO (January 24, 2014) –APICS, the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management, today announced its 2014 Board of Directors that will oversee the organization and the services it provides to more than 37,000 members in more than 100 countries around the world.
The following directors will serve on the APICS Board as of January 1, 2014:
Chair: Jason E. Wheeler, CPIM, CSCP, Roche Diagnostics
Chair-Elect: Alan G. Dunn, CPIM, GDI Consulting & Training
Treasurer: William E. Bickert, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support
Bintong Chen, PhD, Lerner College for Business and Economics, University of Delaware
Sonia Daviaud, Decision Value
Erica Dickson, CPIM, CSCP, Intel
Vadim G. Kapustin, Walmart
Gerald L. Kilty, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, Quality Management Solutions
Bhaskar Majee, CSCP, Philips
Steven Melnyk, Ph.D, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
Dana C. Riess, CPIM, CPA, CFM, CMA, AbbVie
Colin M. Seftel, CFPIM, CSCP, PSQ
Karl Klaesius, CPIM
Student/Young Professional Director: Arun Raman, CPIM, Caterpillar Inc.
“The APICS board steers the largest affiliated community of any supply chain organization in the world, and is intently focused on upholding our mission of enabling our global community of members, affiliates and customers to lead in the global marketplace,” said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “Since its founding in 1957, APICS has been at the forefront of the industry, challenging the status quo, uncovering new trends, and providing the information needed to advance and excel in the industry.”
APICS’ initiatives for 2014 include hosting more than a dozen major conferences and professional education seminars in North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East; a new streamlined certification maintenance process for the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations; and deepened collaboration among members, customers and channel partners.
The nonprofit APICS Foundation is part of APICS and is led by a separate Board of Directors that oversees the foundation’s innovative research, education and talent development programs.
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit http://apics.org, join the APICS LinkedIn group at apics.org/linkedin, and follow APICS on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Tweet_APICS.
ABOUT THE APICS FOUNDATION
The APICS Foundation advances supply chain and operations management and innovation through research, publications, education and talent development. Organizations and academic programs gain access to the information they need to contribute to the success of supply chains and meet enterprise goals through the foundation’s exceptional network and resources. For more information, visit apicsfoundation.org.