APICS Brandywine Valley Chapter President
It sounds trite to say that time is flying by. But even if it is a cliché, it doesn’t mean it isn’t true!!
The Brandywine Valley APICS Chapter is wrapping up a very successful 2010-2011 program year that has gone by VERY quickly. Our combined membership of professional and student members is 385 strong. Our education programs for CPIM and CSCP certifications are healthy. We have the financial resources to maintain student scholarships at Widener University and begin a new scholarship at University of Delaware. In addition, we provide substantial support for the APICS Scholars program and Congress for Progress. Several members went to the International Conference in 2010. And, our Board has enjoyed the participation and leadership of 13 dedicated individuals.
A few highlights from the year past:
- The start of a new student Chapter at the University of Delaware. With the leadership of Lori Eagle (CSCP) and Dr. Chris Kydd at UD, we had a very successful lunch and learn series that brought about 20 students together for each of the 4 programs to learn more about supply chain and operations management roles in practice. My thanks to everyone involved. Let’s do it again!!
- Steve Boyd was named Member of the Year. Steve is stepping down from our Board after many (20+) years of involvement as Chapter President, Instructor, Education Leader, and most recently, VP of Marketing. Essentially, this is a lifetime achievement award for Steve. But this is not a eulogy……we will be seeing Steve in the coming years at our events!!
- DuPont was named Company of the Year in recognition of their active and on-going support of APICS and our Chapter. DuPonter’s represent 40 % of our membership and are very active in CSCP and CPIM certification programs. DuPont is also well represented on our Board of Directors.
- We have 128 members who have earned their CSCP Certification, 111 with have CPIM, 4 CFPIM (Fellow) and 6 CIRM certifications. Many members hold dual certifications. Overall, a whopping 60% of our professional members hold one or more APICS certifications.
Looking ahead, I am pleased to say that David Julius will taking over as Chapter President. He is a long time APICS member and a well known and respected Instructor for our Chapter. Please welcome David in this new role. As for me, I will be staying on the Board in the role Executive Vice President.
Enjoy your summer, and I will see you at our Professional Development Meetings and other activities in September.
Alan R. Leigh, CSCP, CPIM
President, APICS Brandywine Valley Chapter