Chapter Newsletters

Each month the APICS Hartford County produces a newsletter with information about upcoming PDMs, educational offerings, seminars and other events of interest. Newsletters are provided in the convenient PDF format.

February 2017 Print

President's Message

Dear APICS Hartford Supporter,

I hope all is well and you have enjoyed the burst of winter weather we have had recently!

The winter PDM season has begun!  Last night we were treated to APICS Hartford’s own Cheryl Zebold and her presentation on change management.  Attendees learned what change management is, how change is present throughout all our lives and the difference between change and transition.  We also had the opportunity to see the emotional cycle that accompanies change and what steps management can take to help implement change smoothly.

Thank you Cheryl for a great, interactive presentation!

Cheryl Zebold, CSCP


If you haven’t been able to take part in the networking or certification opportunities so far in 2017, never fear! In this newsletter you will find links to upcoming events that will help you on the road to becoming the supply chain champion of your organization.

For those looking to develop into tomorrow’s business leaders, please keep an eye out for upcoming communication from the Chapter's nominating committee.  In it you will find details on how you can become involved in the volunteer board of directors of APICS Hartford.

When serving on the Chapter's board of director’s individuals will find the opportunity to support and highlight Connecticut’s business community, develop new connections and skills within operations management and other fields, and support the future generation of operations management professionals.

As always thank you for your continued support and engagement. Having your support is what makes APICS Hartford the premier operations management society of Connecticut.

All good things,

APICS Hartford County Chapter #6, Inc.

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Membership News

Please join us and extend a warm APICS Hartford welcome to the following new members who are adding APICS Hartford as a resource in their journey towards operations management excellence. We hope to see you at an upcoming event!


  • Robert W Buffkin III of Pratt & Whitney
  • Kerri Carle of Coherent
  • Erik Ciccarello of TIGHITCO Aerostructures
  • Candida Cotto
  • Timothy Courtney of Multi Mode Logistics
  • Jonathan Crespo of Pratt and Whitney
  • Tom Davies of United Technologies Aerospace Systems
  • Raul DeLeon of Multi Mode Logistics
  • Tracey DeMarco of Pratt & Whitney
  • Lourdes M Garcia of Pratt and Whitney
  • Gary Guyette of United Tool & Die Company
  • Serena Kendall of United Tool & Die Company
  • Barbara Lyon of UTC - Pratt & Whitney
  • Linda Markarian of Pratt & Whitney UTC
  • Reka Mosley of United Tool & Die Company
  • Quoc Nguyen of Pratt and Whitney
  • Thomas Perrin of Multi Mode Logistics LLC
  • Barbara Phillips of Pratt & Whitney
  • Matt Rosen of Hubbell
  • Noel Rutherford of Skillcraft Machine Tool Co. Inc.
  • Sheila Suchecki of United Tool & Die Company
  • Jan Sweeney of United Tool & Die Company
  • Meghan Texira of TIGHITCO Aerostructures
  • James Timmins of Pratt & Whitney
  • Pedro Villanueva of Pratt & Whitney
  • Laura Williams of Hubbell




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Education News

Education News

Winter has finally returned to our area but our educational offerings continue on. Just this past month we started our CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management and CPIM Master Planning of Resources prep courses as well as our Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) prep course. All of our students are embarking on a journey of knowledge to further their careers and ensure future success.

Missed your opportunity to join one of our sessions? We are now taking registrations for our next CSCP prep course, tentatively scheduled to start on May 1st. Click here for further information and to register today!Also, APICS has recently updated CSCP exam scheduling so now you take your exam when it's right for you!


Keep an eye on our site for upcoming events and news regarding changes to the CPIM certification program that will be coming at the end of the year!

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Calendar of Events

Your Next Networking Opportunity is Around the Corner!

The Topic:

This event will feature a presentation on the cost of quality.  It will be an overview with examples of how quality costs are incurred either through systemic failure, poor data and metric management or planned failure prevention (Poor versus Good Quality).

 Why You Should Attend:

-You or your organization is looking to enhance their knowledge of quality in the following ways:

  • Cost of Poor Quality: Internal Failure Costs
  • Cost of Poor Quality: External Failure Costs
  • Cost of Good Quality: Prevention Costs
  • Cost of Good Quality: Appraisal Costs
  • The Six Sigma Philosophy of Cost of Quality


-You or your organization is looking to expand their professional network between 3 different continuing education societies.

This event is a joint event between the following professional organizations:





5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: Networking

6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.: Dinner

7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.:  Presentation 

The Speaker:

Roy Laun has more than 30 years of experience at various levels of corporate management and management consulting for manufacturing and engineered products companies. His extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes extends to the press room, screw machines, die cast, injection molding, CNC, turning, milling, grinding & miscellaneous machining, finishing/plating, and various assembly/packaging operations.

Roy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Hartford with a concentration in mechanical engineering, and he has a Master of Science in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also earned an MBA in operations management from the University of Hartford.


NOTE: To register for this event please email Chip Sandberg and use "APICS March Joint Event" in the subject line to obtain the member rate when registering.  Payments must be made by cash or check at the event. 




Indian Hill Country Club
111 Golf Street
Newington, CT 06111

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Partner News

Partner News


Looking to get involved to support Connecticut’s business climate?  The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) is looking for your support on Connecticut Business Day

Connecticut Business Day is free and gives business leaders the opportunity to be front and center at the State Capitol with law makers.


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