The 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
APICS 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