APICS DC METRO NEWS September 2018 Print

President's Report


Welcome to the 2018-2019 APICS Year!

We are excited to see what this year will hold.

A note from Gerald Verno, President DC Metro APICS & Chair of the DC Operating Committee:

I wanted to say welcome to a new year with the DC Metro chapter!! We had a great year last year and this year will be even better! We are adding more professional development opportunities, reaching out to the community for ideas, and working closely with local organizations to help build our members networking opportunities! We are looking forward to meeting everyone and helping to build and support our community!



A note from Sheryl Moles, Chair of the Cumberland Valley Operating Committee:

Now that Fall is almost here, and the kids are back in school, it’s time to get back into the exciting opportunities provided by your local Cumberland Valley Unit of DC Metro APICS.  From courses such as CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) to the monthly programs being offered, we have something for everyone.  Some of those monthly programs are taking tours of local businesses, professional development meetings, and a service event in December where you will be able to give back to the community.  We hope to see you this year!


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Chapter News

chapter board election

We are pleased to announce that the full slate of officers that stood for election this summer have been confirmed.  Please welcome the 2018-2019 officers:

  • President: Gerald Verno
  • Executive Vice President:  Alex Moser
  • Secretary:  Greg Hall
  • Treasurer:  Dave Flory


Supporting the officers on the chapter board are:

  • Education:  Jamie Smith
  • Publications / Newsletter:  Lacey Hoover
  • Webmaster:  Allie Barnes


The DC Operating Committee includes:

  • Chair:  Gerald Verno
  • Assistant Chair:  Alex Moser
  • Programs:  Lee Larkin
  • Membership: Daniel Rodriguez


The Cumberland Valley Operating Committee includes:

  • Chair:  Sheryl Moles
  • Education:  Kelly Raymond
  • Programs: Jodi McQuade
  • Marketing: Robert Kling
  • Treasurer: Greg Hall


If you are interested in joining the leadership of your DC Metro APICS chapter, please contact Gerald Verno ( or  Dave Flory (



Company Appreciation- Companies that sponsor and advocate the APICS chapter's mission should be formally recognized in a manner that promotes further involvement in the APICS organization.

Award Presented to JLG


JLG has 45 members in the DC Metro chapter, including 18 who have earned CSCP certifications and 4 who have earned CPIM certifications.  JLG hosted a series of CPIM Certification review courses in McConnellsburg. JLG also hosted a CSCP Certification review course in Hagerstown this past fall.  4 JLG team members served as volunteers at various positions on the board and committees that operate DC Metro APICS, including the chairperson of the Cumberland Valley Committee, Sheryl Moles.  3 additional team members from JLG will be serving in the upcoming year.  Without these volunteer's efforts, we would not be able to offer events like this one  Over the past few years JLG has hosted tours at its McConnellsburg and Shippensburg plants and has hosted meetings, such as this year's strategic planning meeting for the chapter


Pictured accepting the Company of the Year award and a certificate of our appreciation from JLG are:

Mark Vierling, Vice President of Global Procurement and Supply Chain (GPSC)

Will McLean, GPSC Director


Instructor Recognition-  APICS education is a major part of many chapters, recognizing instructors is way to appreciate them for service and increase instructor performance and job satisfaction.

New! Joni Holeman Distinguished Instructor Award!   This award will be presented yearly at the discretion of the APICS DC Metro Board of Directors to Honor a distinguished instructor for the contribution to APICS DC Metro and whose actions exemplify a performance of excellence in teaching of the APICS Body of Knowledge.

Joni Holeman has been an APICS member since 1998. An obsessive compulsive volunteer since 1991, Joni is a past President of the DC Metro APICS chapter. She then served for 19 years as their VP of Education.  Joni writes online and instructor-led curriculum, develops interactive workshops and is a frequent conference speaker.  She has trained thousands of participants working for companies such as ExxonMobil, Northrup Grumman, Johnson & Johnson, Micron, DuPont, GE and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs A professional trainer since 1998, Joni teaches the entire suites for all four APICS Fundamentals, CPIM, CIRM, CLTD, and CSCP programs. We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors as she will step down from the Board of Directors to pursue new opportunities!


Volunteer Appreciation- In a volunteer organization it is easy to forget that leaders give their time freely to APICS and the mission of the APICS chapter.  Recognizing leaders is way to appreciate them for service and increase volunteer satisfaction.

Maryanne Ross Award of Excellence- started in 2014 Award to Honor Outstanding Dedication and Service to the chapter; the expansion of the APICS Body of Knowledge; and promotion of APICS within the community, the APICS Cumberland Valley Committee presents the Maryanne Ross Award of Excellence.

Award Presented to Robert Kling CPM CPSM

Robert Kling has been an APICS member for 10+ years. Joined BoD in 2014 as Marketing Chair, volunteering his own time to attend events, such as Washington Co. Chamber of Commerce functions, where APICS can be promoted.  Became an APICS CSCP instructor in 2016. Worked at JLG for 23.5 years, Manitowoc for 16 years. ISM (Institute for Supply Management) member for 20+ years Worked in Procurement since 1986, retired in 2016. His recent efforts to organize joint events with another local Supply Chain and Operations group, Tri-State Hub, has greatly impacted the local outreach to the community to promote the APICS Body of Knowledge.

Previous Maryanne Ross Award of Excellence recipients include:

Manitowoc- FY2015/2016

Joni Holeman FY2016/2017

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Upcoming Courses and Events

The DC Metro Opertating unit is running a CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution) review class in the fall and then is planning a CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) in the spring 2019 in the northern Virginia area.  Watch for future postings to register or contact Gerald Verno at

The Cumberland Valley Operating unit is running a CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) review course in Shippensburg, PA this fall.  Also planned are a CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) Part 1 (January/February 2019) and CPIM 2 (March-May, 2019) offered both in the Hagerstown area.  Watch for future postings to register or contact Kelly Raymond at

September 19th

Tour of Wright Manufacturing in Frederick MD at 3:30.

Register for Wright Tour

October 11th

Mike Ford presents PDM on “Strategic Sourcing” at the John Allison House in Greencastle PA @ 5:30

November 8th

Gary Pizzuti presents PDM on “It’s not about you, it’s about what you can do for the organization” at the John Allison House in Greencastle PA @ 5:30

November 15th   

Tour of Atlas Copco in Fort Loudon, PA  at 5:30

If you have ideas for any programs you would like

Would like to see happen please email Jodi or Lee


APICS 2018 Registration Is Open!

Join APICS in Chicago for APICS 2018, the leading supply chain conference! This year's conference takes place from September 30 - October 2, 2018.  Chicago is a city unlike any other; the perfect venue to highlight the industry, innovation and forward-thinking that APICS is known for.  The conference takes place in the heart of the city, right on the Chicago River, and steps from Michigan Avenue at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

September 30–October 2, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

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