Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM PDT
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Harvey Mudd College - Green Room 
301 Platt Boulevard,
Claremont,, CA 91711

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Lisa Anderson 

APICS-IE Spring 2018 Symposium

We know manufacturing and supply chain are HOT!  Now, the challenge is capitalizing on and managing growth, leveraging technology, understanding the impact of the 2018 tax law changes AND realizing profits.

Agility.  Flexibility.  Innovation.  Speed to Market.

Join us on May 5, 2018 and learn from our expert panel as they discuss insights, priorities and successes in capitalizing on the explosion of manufacturing and supply chain.

Meet the Panelists 

Jon Armstrong | Owner/VP Operations 

Do It American MFG Company, LLC

Jon believes that a strong manufacturing capability is vital to the health of our economy and to the security of the U.S. He will share with us how, by manufacturing close to the customer and without the waste that is inherent in most organizations, his team has been providing service, quality, reduced costs and responsiveness that cannot be matched from outside the United States.

David Porter | Chief Executive Officer

Rail Delivery Services

David will offer his perspective of how we should cope with growth in a hot manufacturing and supply chain environment. After receiving his MBA from University of Redlands, David worked for the HUB transportation group before he became the CEO of Rail Delivery Services based in Fontana. His company provides dedicated trucking services, warehousing and delivers award-winning intermodal drayage services.

Cristen Stier | CPA & Shareholder

Roorda, Piquet & Bessee, Inc. CPAs

Cristen is a financial executive who works with manufacturing, distribution and related clients.  Her experience in Operations and as Chief Financial Officer for a large privately-held firm, along with her expertise as a CPA allows her to provide consultation and tax planning support focused on managing growth and increasing profits.  She will share how the most recent tax changes may impact manufacturers.

Alan Dunn | President

GDI Consulting & Training Company

GDI Consulting & Training Company provides practical solutions to complex business and managerial problems. Focusing mainly on the manufacturing and distribution industries, GDI has developed a reputation as one of the most innovative and hardest working professional services firms in these industries. Alan's experience ranges from Training and Governance to Operations Due-Diligence, Manufacturing, Distribution and Supply Chain.

Mirna Elnar | Chief Executive Officer

Acura Spa Systems, Inc. & Regal Spas, Inc.

Mirna specializes in manufacturing high end hot tubs made in the USA, as well as the production of pumps, controls and massagers for hot tub manufacturers. Her professional experience ranges from manufacturing to governance of daily operations and solving complex business and marketing problems. She is well traveled and has an extensive experience in establishing new markets on the national and international level, and she has handled several cases pertaining to intellectual property rights in the US and Europe. Mirna holds an MBA and is fluent in three languages.

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Thanks to Our Student Sponsors

Support APICS-IE by becoming a sponsor. By becoming a sponsor, you are helping APICS-IE (an all-volunteer chapter) continue to provide support and resources to your supply chain professionals.

Corporate Table and Event Sponsorships Available