Instructors

We would like to thank the following instructors of the APICS San Diego Chapter for their ongoing support to our education initiatives.

Would you like to become an instructor? Contact vpeducation@apics-sd.org

Instructors

Cecilia Anderson, CPIM CSCP  


Ceci Anderson, A.P.P., CPIM, CSCP

A driven and passionate Supply Chain and Operations Management professional with 20 years of manufacturing experience within the construction and electronics industries, throughout her career Ceci has held many different positions including, Buyer, Planner, Production Planner, Master Scheduler, Material Manager, Corporate Supply Chain Manager, and Logistics Manager. She has been responsible for many functions including Purchasing, Production Planning, Trade and Compliance, Logistics, Routings, BOMS and warehousing.

Ceci is also experienced with transfer of manufacturing operations abroad and ERP implementations. Ceci holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and has continued to pursue her education by obtaining a Black Belt Six Sigma certification, Lean Enterprise Certification and Specialized Purchasing Certificate from University of California, San Diego UCSD.

An APICS member since 2003, Ceci holds two APICS certifications - CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) obtained in 2007, and CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) achieved in 2009.

She is also an ISM member since 2000, holding the ISM A.P.P. certification (Authorized Purchasing Practitioner) since 2000.

Since 2012 Ceci has been sharing her knowledge and experience with other professionals as an IDP instructor for CPIM and CSCP certifications within the San Diego APICS Chapter.

Ceci is also a fluent Spanish speaker.

Jenna Leigh Brinkerhoff, CPIM CSCP  


Cheryl D English, CSCP  


Cheri English, C.P.M., CSCP

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.

Susan P Franks, CFPIM CSCP CLTD 


Sue Franks, CPIM, CSCP, APICS Master Instructor for CPIM, CSCP, and Instructor Training; APICS Associate Instructor for Lean Workshop, Principles of Operations Management, and the Global Sourcing Seminar.

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 owner and principal for HourGlass Consulting.

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; and Past President. She is currently serving as Vice President Education for the San Diego Chapter Board of Directors.

Sanford H Friedman, CFPIM  CIRM

CGI


Sandy Friedman, CFPIM, CIRM, PMP

Sanford (Sandy) Friedman, BS, MS, MBA, CFPIM, CIRM, PMP, ITIL, is a Senior Project Manager at CGI and an instructor in the Operations Resource Management Certificate Program at California State University San Marcos. Sandy has over twenty-five years of industry experience in management, project management, consulting, teaching, and systems development in aerospace and defense, biomedical, pharmaceutical, health care, as well as manufacturing, logistics and distribution industries.

Sandy is a frequent lecturer for APICS and PMI, has been a featured speaker at several conferences and symposia, and has taught at San Diego State University, UC San Diego, California State University, San Marcos, Fullerton, Dominguez Hills, and at USC. Sandy is a past president of APICS-Los Angeles, and recently served as Ambassador for the San Diego chapter. Sandy was also a Board member of the Los Angeles Aerospace and Defense Special Interest Group (LA-ADSIG), and is the recipient of the APICS Milt Cook Award for 2008. Sandy holds a BS from UCLA, an MS from the University of Iowa, an MBA from Boston University, and holds CFPIM, CIRM, PMP, and ITIL certifications. Sandy is also listed in various Marquis’ Who’s Who series.

Geoffrey J Greene, CPIM CSCP  


Geoff Greene, Director, Supply Chain

Education:

  • B.S., Production and Operations Management, Arizona State University
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), American Production and Inventory Control Society
  • Certified in Production and Operations Management, San Diego State College of Extended Studies
  • Six Sigma Green Belt, University of California San Diego

Professional history:

  • NuVasive:
    Director, Supply Chain
  • Watkins Manufacturing:
    Senior Supply Chain Manager
  • Hunter Industries:
    Materials and Contract Manufacturing Manager
  • Cardinal Health:
    Materials Manager

Kimberly Kohler, CPIM CSCP  


Scott G Martin, CSCP  


Scott is President of Lyon Technologies Inc. a leader in the design and manufacture of animal medical care equipment, manufacturing in California since 1915. Scott has over 20 years of experience in Aerospace, Medical and Industrial Electronics. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer in the Canadian Military he also holds a designation in Quality Assurance Management from the University of Manitoba, and Advanced Management from the University of Nevada Reno as well as additional technical course work at UCLA and Georgia Tech and is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional.

Scott has held the positions of Managing Director, Vice President & General Manager, Director of Operations, Operations Manager, and Program Manager for multinationals at both the branch and corporate level in Canada and the United States with long term assignments in Europe and Asia.
Scott is a past President of the Northern Sierra chapter of APICS, past vice president of APICS chapters in the US and Canada as well as a Senior Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and American Society for Quality. He served as liaison for the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Manufacturers Association and served on the Red River College curriculum advisory council for Industrial Electronics as well as an adjunct professor for the Colleges of Western Nevada and Truckee Meadows and currently sits on the School of Business – Global Supply Chain Management Advisory Board at Cal State San Marcos.

James McNeil, Jr., CFPIM CSCP  CIRM


Jim McNeil, CSCP, CFPIM, CIRM has been in the Supply Chain Management field for his entire career with 20+ years in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. He is currently the Senior Materials Manager with Organovo. Jim has taught APICS certification courses in the CPIM and CSCP programs and was an instructor in Operations Management in the MBA program at San Diego State University and at the University of California, San Diego.   He has presented numerous times at local and national APICS events including two International Conferences and is a past President of the San Diego APICS Chapter. He received his BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Operations Management from SDSU.

Jin Odero, CSCP  


Rohit C Parangath, CPIM CSCP CLTD 

MilliporeSigma (Merck KGaA)


Rohit Parangath is the Head of ERP Processes at MilliporeSigma (formerly EMD Millipore Inc.), a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. He joined the company in 2007 as a Production Planner and progressed through the ranks as Master Scheduler, Internal S&OP consultant, End-to-End Supply Chain Planning Consultant and Supply Chain Advancement Process Manager. Rohit has been involved in several mergers and acquisitions during his employ with MilliporeSigma. Other than his regular duties he also holds SAP Key User responsibilities for Production Planning, Business Warehouse, APO Supply Network Planning & Demand Planning, and SAP Information Steward.

Rohit grew up in Bangalore, a metropolitan city in southern India. He received his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE), Bangalore in 2003. He came to the United States in 2004 to pursue higher education. He completed a Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering, focusing in Supply Chain Management, from Syracuse University, New York in 2006. It was during his program in Syracuse University that Rohit had his first encounter with APICS. As part of the students’ career development, the Supply Chain Management professors at Syracuse University encouraged students to join the local APICS Student Chapter and complete the first of the CPIM exams, Basics of Supply Chain Management.

Rohit received his CPIM certification in 2011, CSCP in 2012 and CLTD in 2016. He joined the APICS San Diego Chapter Board of Directors towards the end of 2012 as the VP of Administration.

APICS to him is a community of continual learning and Supply Chain innovation. His interest in joining APICS stemmed from trying to understand the intricacies of Supply Chain in diverse industries and contributing to the community.

Gavin Swigart, CPIM CSCP CLTD 


Gavin Swigart is the founder and principal of GDS 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 and a Master’s degree in Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology through their distance learning program. 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.

Ilene M Tat-Tong, CSCP  


Ilene Tat-Tong has over 15 years of experience in Operations, Supply Chain and Procurement for various industries including Medical Devices, High-Tech, Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology.  Her extensive experience includes procurement of  service providers and partners located around the world including Pakistan, Russia, India, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, England, and Germany.  She has held positions such as Supply Chain Director, Global Procurement Director,  Program Manager, Consumer Product Manager, and Supply Chain and Planning Manager.

She is currently a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager, (C.P.M.), and recently received her Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).  She has also completed a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate from UCSD.  She manages and teaches the APICS Back-to-Basics Seminars and CSCP.   Ms. Tat-Tong holds a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Communication from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo.