Chapter News

Welcome New Members and Membership Milestones
March 2015

The following people have recently joined the Brandywine Valley chapter:
John Ross
Matthew Caggiano
Dawn Hughes
Ann Engel
Jeffrey Ondria
Carey Free
Joseph Amalesh
Ken Watts
Ken Hunter
Michael Quinn
Dhiran Singh
Laurie Jacobs
Anitha Mariayesudhasan
Matt Adams

Congratulations to the following members who celebrated a milestone this month:
5 years
Jayne Bower
Anne Omondi
Kenneth Dusseau
Parth Mehta
Steven Johnsen
Michael Lazzara
Pamelyn Lindsey
Susan Pierce
JB Anderson
Shandra Riley

10 years
Janice Gullo

15 years
Bruce Armstrong

Welcome New Members and Membership Milestones
January 2015

The following people have recently joined the Brandywine Valley chapter:
Christine Webb
Matthew Coyle

Congratulations to the following members who celebrated a milestone this month:
5 years
James Anderson
Shandra Riley

10 years
Maureen George
Dan Meier
John Luckini
Janice Gullo

15 Years
Princess Boxer

ISM- Delaware Affiliate Webinar. “Uncovering and Managing Supplier and Supply Chain Risks”
November 2014


Thursday, December 4. 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Rescheduled from February 13, 2014 as it was snowed out—an example of a risk event!

As companies expand their sources of supply from local to global, it is inevitable that the level of risk in the supply will increase. Coupled with this, supply chains are becoming more complex and thus the risk incurred grows cumulatively. So how can companies benefit from the advantages of a global supply chain and yet not expose themselves to dangerous levels of risk? One way is to uncover, manage and mitigate risk at a supplier and supply chain level. Learn how IBM is uncovering and managing risk across its global supply chain comprised of 100s of companies in over 50 countries, and how IBM is using various tools and data analytics to uncover supplier and supply chain risk.

The session will include an outstanding one hour ISM webinar, presented by Louis R. Ferretti, Project Executive, IBM Integrated Supply Chain. Participants can then network and share their organizations’s experiences in risk management.

ISM- Delaware members who cannot attend the group session can access the webinar through this link.

Who should attend? Supply management and supply chain personnel who are interested in improving their organization’s management of risk.

Place: DuPont Chestnut Run Plaza. 974 Centre Road. Wilmington DE 19807 Building 735. 1336 Conf Room. Please check in with the Receptionist in the Lobby.

Registration. Please let Pam Lewis know if you plan to attend.

Welcome New Members and Membership Milestones
October 2014

The following people have recently joined the Brandywine Valley chapter:
Benjamin Verreault
Paula Gagliardo
Isaac Scott
Kathy Marron
Joel Mey
Eugene Baker
Gregory Dugan
Andrew Zhao
Katie Taggart
Meredith Brown

Congratulations to the following members who celebrated a milestone in October:
5 Years
Suresh K Pottem
Lori Pike
Kathy A Brown
Nolteanous Gilliam

10 Years
Samuel H Dennis

25 Years
Brent A Burdge

Welcome New Members and Membership Milestones
August 2014

The following people have recently joined the Brandywine Valley chapter:
Regina Trout
Megan Hinterberger
Nicole Eisenberg

Congratulations to the following members who celebrated a milestone in August:
5 Years
Robert Miller
David Spangler
Eileen Wood

10 Years
Sean Ferry
Eric Barnett

Welcome New Members and Membership Milestones
June 2014

The following people have recently joined the Brandywine Valley chapter:
Roberto Alvarez
Jason Shoemaker
Kendra Clark
Syed Jafri
Gordon Perkins
Erik Andres
Matthiew Natale
Joi Johnson
Jeffrey Green
Kendra Kimball
Heather Needham
Leslie Borbidge
David Sekula
Uriel Bohorquez

Congratulations to the following members who celebrated a milestone in April and May:
5 Years
Philip Newman-Sanders
Todd Shultz
Dionne Sinclair
Marco Gutierrez

15 Years
Charles Whitehead
Douglas Crews

20 Years
Stephen Desirey

25 Years
William Mann

Supply Management for Sustainability Symposium
May 2014

C.E.H. 5 Hours

ISM- Delaware is proud to announce the “Supply Management for Sustainability Symposium”. The Symposium will bring together leaders in private and public organizations with innovative suppliers of sustainable offerings, with the intent of rapid adoption of sustainable approaches meeting organization needs. It will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to meet and network with leaders from organizations large and small from many different industries, entrepreneurs, community leaders, university researchers, and government agencies to address these challenges in the rapidly changing global environment.

The Symposium starts with a luncheon where participants can meet one another and enjoy a sustainable lunch. Dawn Rittenhouse, Director of Sustainable Development for the DuPont Company, will set the stage by giving a Keynote overview on Sustainability, highlighting challenges, success stories, and discussing the path ahead for potential to significantly impact our lives, our environment and our future. The afternoon agenda features talks on “Sustainable Facilities” and “Sustainable Supply Chains”. Experts from the private and public sector will discuss key challenges and promising solutions to these critical areas.

Join us for this inaugural Supply Management for Sustainability Symposium, a pathway to making Sustainability real and making an impact.

Program (tentative program and is subject to change)

Luncheon. Welcome to LEED Gold-certified Blue Ball Barn and to ISM- Delaware.
Keynote Presentation: “Sustainability”, by Dawn Rittenhouse, Director of Sustainable Development. DuPont.
Talk on “Sustainable Logistics” by Justine Russo | Manager Market Research & BICC PITT OHIO
Talk on “Improving Sustainability of Facilities. Guidance and Implementation through the Industrial Assessment Center”. By Dr. Keith Goossen, Director. Industrial Assessment Center.
Talk on “Green Buildings”. By Joseph Scarpa, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP O+M Construction Contract Administrator. DuPont
Talk on “Pallet Recycling”. By Michael K. Sheldon. Senior Packaging Buyer- DuPont Sourcing & Logistics.
Closing Comments

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders and supply management professionals from private and public organizations involved in marketing, facility management, and supply chains.
  • Suppliers of sustainable offerings
  • Governmental facilitators
Date & Time
June 5, 2014, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Blue Ball Barn
Alapocas Run State Park
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19803
Phone: (302) 761-6952

This beautifully restored ( LEED Gold) barn, built by Alfred I. duPont, is named after the Blue Ball Tavern, an inn and meeting house that was once located near the property. This two-story stone barn connects Delaware’s past and present with a collection of unique cultural artifacts housed in a contemporary multifunctional space.

Luncheon and Symposium $25 for guests. Cost is included in membership of ISM- Delaware members.
There are limited seats for the Symposium. Please let Pam Lewis know if you plan to attend, with a deadline of Monday, June 3.

ISM- Delaware, Inc. (formerly NAPM- Delaware, Inc.) is a non-profit local affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management. ISM’s mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide through education, networking, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination.

Brandywine Valley APICS Chapter Celebrates Top Management Night (TMN)
April 2014

tmn2014The Brandywine Valley Chapter held its annual Top Management Night at Harry’s Savoy Grill on Naaman’s Road in Wilmington, DE. Our speaker was the restaurant’s owner Xavier Teixido. Over 60 attendees, members and their managers attended the event where Xavier gave us an entertaining view of the supply chains involved in providing us our hors d’oeuvre and dinner. He gave us an enlightened view just how to get the right meal (product) to the customer, at the right place, right time, and right temperature. It sounded so familiar.

Wendy Hicks-Powers Recognized as Member of the year

wendy_MOTYAPICS Brandywine Valley Chapter each year recognizes a member of the chapter who has helped the Board serve its membership.

This year the APICS Brandywine Valley Member of the Year is Wendy Hicks-Powers.

Wendy’s leadership, her tenacity and attention to detail helped the chapter sponsor our first Supply Chain Risk Seminar. This was an extremely successful event and our chapter was represented well.

We thank Wendy for her efforts and Congratulations!

AstraZeneca Awarded Brandywine Valley Company of the Year

Each year the chapter selects a local company/partner as Company of the Year. The award goes to the company who best supports the APICS Chapter’s mission for their supply chain professionals to become more effective in current in their job assignments by supporting APICS Education opportunities, APICS certifications, recertification maintenance points, and professional development.

This year APICS Brandywine Valley Company of the Year is AstraZeneca.

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven, integrated biopharmaceutical company. 

AstraZeneca has provided it supply chain professionals the opportunity to increase their SC knowledge not only supporting APICS education but by supporting their employees to become APICS Board Members.

Congratulations to AstraZeneca.


Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Barry McBurney at Top Management Night

Barry McBurney, APICS Mid Atlantic District Manager, has served on the Brandywine Chapter Board of Directors for over 10 years. He has been our rock, our mentor, and our friend.

Earlier this year Barry announced that he would be retiring from his APICS role. The Brandywine Valley APICS Chapter Board of Directors has been proud to work with Barry over the years and wanted to thank him for his service by presenting him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Barry has seen the chapter through the good time and some rough times. He has mentored our Chapter leadership and helped us grow and serve our membership.

Barry has been our connection to the APICS Mid-Atlantic District which is the local arm of APICS Corporate. He kept us posted of APICS Corporate initiatives. Many times Barry has been our sounding board for “Corporate wants us to do what!” He always represented us well and provided guidance.

When APICS became the focus of his life later in his career Barry’s passion for APICS contributed to making important changes in the way the APICS Corporate, the District and the Chapters are run. We know Barry to be a kind and generous man. His desire to mentor both students and colleagues are representative of his passion to help others. Many people have benefited from his kind heart and his guidance.

We congratulate Barry on his Lifetime Achievement Award and wish both he and Janet his wife a happy retirement. Thank you Barry!


The Brandywine Valley APICS BOD and Membership

2014 APICS Student Scholarship Awarded to Widener University Student
April 2014

On Thursday, March 27 the APICS Brandywine Valley Chapter was proud to present the APICS Scholarship Award to a rising Senior at Widener University. Justin Kohli was recognized as an outstanding Operations Management student who demonstrates strong potential for a successful career in the Operations Management field. Justin, a Delran, NJ native, is a junior majoring in Management with a concentration in Operations Management. In addition to his concentration, he is pursuing the Certificate of Recognition from SAP. Justin is an avid sportsman and plays for the Widener golf team. Our congratulations go out to Justin, with best wishes for his future success.

Justin Kohli 2014
Photo: left is Savas Ozatalay, Dean, School of Business Administration, right Justin Kohli

SAP and Business Process, with Wawa’s Brian McCaffrey
April 2014

20140416_173616On April 16, 2014, APICS Brandywine Valley sponsored a speaking engagement at the University of Delaware with keynote speaker Brian McCaffrey, Wawa’s Director, SAP and Business Process. Brian spoke to over 100 Operations Management and Information Systems students about Wawa’s experience with implementing SAP throughout their chain of stores.

The event was held on Wawa’s 50th Anniversary, and the students broke out in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” to their beloved Wawa! The event was promoted and organized by UD’s student APICS chapter, which is sponsored and supported by the Brandywine Valley Chapter.


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