Retired supply chain executive with 45 years of experience in a variety of manufacturing industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics, hardware, and medical devices. Expertise in business and production planning, resource management, "lean" manufacturing, purchasing, materials management, inventory optimization, logistics, and developing and implementing supply chain strategies and systems. Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) by APICS. Award winning author of over 60 articles published in a variety of international professional journals. Listed in Marquis' "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in the World", and "Who's Who in Finance and Industry". Became SCORE Certified Business Mentor July 2013.