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APICS Orange County instruction is delivered by a number of highly experienced industry professionals with deep knowledge in APICS educational offerings. All instructors must be certified and participate in APICS’ Instructor Development Program.

 

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Current Courses and Bio

Nick TestaNick Testa

CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD, CIRM, Jonah and Master Instructor
CSCP, CPIM, CLTD, Supply Chain Boot Camp, Lean, Global Sourcing Workshop and Private On-sites (additional info)

In 2006 Nick served as President and Chairman of APICS, The Association for Operations Management.  He has also chaired the APICS Annual International Conference, been President and VP Education of the Orange County Chapter, and served in a wide variety of international, national, and local positions.  Nick currently serves as the President Elect for the Orange County Chapter.

He is a college and post graduate instructor in technical and management subjects, and speaks frequently at professional and management meetings.

Nick holds a BS in Physics from the University of Santa Clara, MBA from the University of Southern California, APICS’s CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD, and CIRM, a CSUF Certificate in Production and Inventory Control, and a Jonah from the Goldratt Institute.

Jerry GonzalezJerry Gonzalez

P.E., MBA, CQE, CMQ/OE, CSCP
CPIM, Train the Trainer

Jerry Gonzalez is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, manufacturing Large Volume Parenterals and Medical Devices. He has held positions in Engineering, Manufacturing, Planning, Scheduling and as SPC trainer.  He is the Business Systems Manager at B Braun Medical, Inc. where he is responsible for the functional support of the site ERP system and two Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).  Jerry shares his MES knowledge and experiences speaking at domestic and international conferences.  As a volunteer, Jerry is a past president of the APICS Orange County chapter and current a member of the APICS District Manager Committee.

John BrewerJohn Brewer

CPIM, CSCP, CSSBB, CPSM, Certified SAE AS9100 Self Release Delegate.  APICS Associate Instructor
CPIM courses

Former President, VP Membership and current Board member of APICS-Orange County.

John has served as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Supply Chain Director, Quality Director, Division Controller, and Manufacturing Site Manager.  John served as a Juran Quality Trainer for 11 years at Texas Instruments. He is currently working in aerospace manufacturing and has worked in electronics and scientific instruments manufacturing.

John holds a BS in Biology from Texas Christian University and a Masters in Science Education from Columbus State University.  He graduated from the Army Officer Engineering School and is Airborne and Ranger qualified.

Cliff PeeblesCliff Peebles

CPIM, CSCP and Master Instructor
CPIM courses and Private On-sites

Cliff has been teaching CPIM courses since 2007, and was named the Orange County Instructor of the year for 2015.

A graduate of Northern Kentucky University, with a degree in business management with over twenty years of experience, Cliff has served as the plant manager of a medical device maker, operations manager for a plastics film converter and distributor, and a materials manager for a manufacturer serving military customers.

Terry OConnorTerry O'Connor

CPIM, CIRM and Associate Instructor
CPIM courses

APICS member since 1980. Also on the Adjunct Faculty for California State University at Fullerton. Master of Science, Business (Operations) Management, University of Arkansas.

Worked in such industries as medical devices and diagnostics, fiberglass/composites, aerospace and defense, semiconductors, and bearings/fasteners, as well as in manufacturing and distribution environments.

Terry has held such positions as manufacturing supervisor, production control supervisor, purchasing/inventory manager, section manager, and warehouse operations manager.


John HamlinJohn Hanlin

CPIM and Associate Instructor
CPIM courses

John has a BS in Operations Management from Cal Poly Pomona and has been the Director of Programs with the APICS Orange County Chapter as well as a Past-President of the chapter.

John is currently employed at Southern California Gas Company as a Project Manager and has 30+ years experience in Aerospace manufacturing and a Utility background with additional experience with Materials, Category, and Project Management, Purchasing, Inventory, Warehousing, and Engineering, and Process Improvement & Lean Project Team

Sean GhotbiSean Ghotbi

CSCP, Supply Chain Boot Camp courses

Sean is a project/program management professional with over twenty years of diverse experience in analyzing, planning, executing, managing, and directing portfolios of corporate projects and business initiatives including, but not limited to, capital equipment manufacturing, acquisition and deployment, supply chain management, enterprise management and financial solution implementation (ERP/CRM), engineering and production processes improvement, business management applications integration, Project Management Office (PMO) implementation and operation, as well as information systems development and operation, predominantly in the manufacturing and service sectors.

 

 

 

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Monthly Dinner Meeting
3rd Wednesday of every month
(except July and December)

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Orange County APICS offers a range of courses to meet the needs of any Supply Chain professional.

The Seminars and Workshops presented by APICS-Orange County offers the Supply Chain Professional a chance to take his/her career to a new level and fulfill their potential.

 



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