John G Sawyer, CPIM-F, CIRM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F
John Sawyer retired in 2010 after spending 22 years with Sikorsky Aircraft. He has over 50 years’ experience in Manufacturing and Management Systems. John has been an Independent Consultant and has also held positions of Director of Management Systems and Manager of Manufacturing Systems. Mr. Sawyer has held technical positions in data processing, as well as supervisory positions in Production Control, Manufacturing, and Retailing.
A member of APICS since the late 60's, John has taught Certification courses at the local chapter level, as well as both Production and Inventory Control and Data Processing at the collegiate level. John is a charter member of the New Haven Chapter of APICS and served as its fourth President.
John is a graduate of Boston University, and has done graduate work at both Syracuse and Cornell Universities. He is certified by APICS at the fellow level for CPIM, CSCP, and CLTD. He is also an APICS qualified instructor for all APICS Certification curricula. He is a frequent speaker at colleges and professional societies and has spoken several times at the APICS International Conference.
Jim Timmons , MBA, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD
President, Jim Timmons Consulting
Jim has spent nearly 40 years in industry within Materials, Supply Chain, Operations Management and ERP sales and Implementations in military, aerospace, textile, printing, and medical device manufacturing. He has held positions of Inventory Control, Materials, Manufacturing Managers, VP of Operations, Supply Chain Manager and Supply Chain Director. Jim is now spending his time in providing professional education in Production and Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management and Lean Operations as an APICS CPIM certification preparation instructor, adjunct professor at the University of New Haven and consultant.
Jim has been a member of APICS/ASCM, off and on, for over 30 years and active in the New Haven Chapter Board of Directors for 10 years as Treasurer, President and President again after spending three years working in Victor, NY and moving back to CT.
He holds a BS in Economics and MBA from Southern Connecticut State University. Also, APICS certified in: CPIM (Certified Production and Inventory Manager), CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), and CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution).