Chapter News

APICS Gold Award

Welcome to Our New Chapter Members

Kimberly A. Griese (Professional Member)

Thank You to Our Renewing Chapter Members

John H. Capron CPIM (Retired Member)

Carlos Rodriguez (Professional Member)


Mid-Hudson APICS & ASQ Section 302 Holiday Party

The Mid-Hudson APICS & ASQ Section 302 Holiday Party was held Wednesday evening, 14 December 2016, at the Gunk Haus Restaurant & Biergarten, located in Clintondale, NY. It was a splendid evening for all, at a great dining location, with superb beverages at the bar along with appetizers, truly excellent entrees for dinner, and mouthwatering desserts for the wrap up. It was truly an outstanding evening for all.

Holiday Party Photos

Our attendees.

Holiday Party Photos

Our attendees.

Holiday Party Photos

Our attendees.

Holiday Party Photos

Our waitress, who must be Wonder Woman's daughter, did an outstanding job.

LSI Industries' New Windsor Plant to be Our April 2017 Plant Tour

LSI Logo
LSI Industries

Joe Stefani (left) and Mike Griffin.

LSI Industries

Mike Griffin with some of the finished products produced at this plant.

The LSI Industries' New Windsor plant has agreed to host a plant tour for our chapter on Wednesday, 12 April 2017. It produces commercial LED products, and is a true lean manufacturing operation.

LSI Industries is the leading manufacturer of LED lighting, outdoor lighting, indoor lighting, and commercial lighting solutions. It's committed to advancing solid-state LED technology to make affordable, high performance, energy-efficient lighting and custom graphic products that bring value to its customers.

James T. Clark, CFPIM CIRM Appointed Director Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of APICS

Jim Clark Photo

James (Jim) T. Clark CFPIM CIRM has been appointed to the position of Director Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of APICS. Jim is a living legend within the International APICS community, and was one of the driving forces behind the early MRPII movement. He's taught thousands of hours of CPIM education, and was an annual speaker at the APICS International Conference for many years. He has been a significant contributor to the Board of Directors and the chapter at large. We are so fortunate to have had this man's professional involvement in the chapter. Jim has made a difference in all of our professional lives, and this appointment is well deserved.

October 2016 Plant Tour

SP Industries, Inc., is a manufacturer of specialty equipment, scientific glassware, and laboratory and lab safety supplies serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, educational, industrial, and OEM markets under well-known market leading brand names.

SP Scientific is comprised of these six highly regarded scientific and life-sciences equipment brands:
VirTis Research, pilot, and production freeze dryers.
FTS Systems Temperature control and thermal management systems and research freeze dryers.
Genevac Centrifugal evaporation and concentration equipment.
Hotpack Laboratory glassware washers and dryers and environmental stability rooms and chambers.
Hull Pharmaceutical cGMP production lyophilization systems, lyophilizer installation and startup services, and freeze dryer rebuilding services.
PennTech Machinery Vial handling equipment covering washing, sterilization, filling, stoppering, capping and both tray and freeze dryer loading and unloading equipment.

VirTis Brand SP Scientific
VirTis Brand SP Scientific
VirTis Brand SP Scientific
VirTis Brand SP Scientific
VirTis Brand SP Scientific
VirTis Brand SP Scientific

Photos by Larry Fox CPIM

Gunk Haus Restaurant & Biergarten was a Hit with the Plant Tour Attendees

Gunk Haus is a German gastropub located in Clintondale, NY.

They serve thoughtfully prepared comfort food made from carefully sourced ingredients. They are seasonal when they can, local when possible, and as organic as sensible. They make everything from scratch, and they like to pair the food with great beer.

Gunk Haus
Gunk Haus Dining

Photos by John Capron CPIM and Larry Fox CPIM

2015 - 2016 Chapter Awards Announced

The Mid-Hudson APICS announces the following awards for its Chapter Year 2015-2016

Affiliates of the Year

Instructor of the Year

“18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile” Presentation Given Remotely to the Lehigh Valley Chapter of APICS

John Capron CPIM, delivered remotely his “18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile” to the Lehigh Valley Chapter of APICS's Professional Development Meeting on Wednesday, 8 September 2016, using Prezi.

A Big "Thank You" To Glenn Tanzman

After many, many years on the Mid-Hudson APICS's Board of Directors, Glenn Tanzman has decided to leave his very active role as VP of Programs. With a very busy, and successful business career, he really needed more time to focus on those business demands. For those of us on the board, and the chapter at large, it's truly a loss, but totally understandable. He's always been a consummate professional, and has been such a value-add to our chapter. But rest assured, he will continue to participate as a member. 

So, Glenn, from all of us on the Mid-Hudson Chapter of APICS's Board of Directors: Thank you for a job well done!

“18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile” Presentation Given to Mount Saint Mary College Class

John Capron CPIM, presented “18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile” to an MBA class being taught by Mount Saint Mary College Adjunct Professor Tom Myers CPIM on Thursday morning, 21 July 2016.

“18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile” Presentation Given to Mount Saint Mary College Class

John Capron CPIM, presented “18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile” to an MBA class being taught by Mount Saint Mary College Adjunct Professor Tom Myers CPIM on Saturday morning, 16 April 2016.

Mount Saint Mary College - São Paulo University International Business Program 2016

Glenn Tanzman MBA, MSIE, CQE, CMfgE was one of the instructors in the International Business School – São Paulo, the Mount Saint Mary College Office of International Programs, and its School of Business, International Business Program. The program involved 55 students from 16 countries. This was a 3-week business immersion program. More information can be found at this link.

Tuthilltown Spirits in Cigar Aficionado Magazine Article

Tuthilltown Spirits’s bourbon, “Hudson Baby Bourbon,” is featured in the October 2015 issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine. The article, “The Bourbon Boom” is by Jack Bettridge, with a photo by Jeff Harris (below). It’s the bourbon on the right. We have three members of our chapter from the distillery: Emmanuel Boursin, Brendan O’Rourke, and Aja Schmeltz.

“18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile” Presentation Given to Mount Saint Mary College Class

John Capron CPIM, presented “18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile” to an MBA class being taught by Mount Saint Mary College Adjunct Professor Tom Myers CPIM on Thursday evening, 6 August 2015.

June 2015 Plant Tour

The Wednesday, 10 June plant tour at Simulaids, Inc.’s 83,000-square-foot facility in Saugerties, New York was an excellent plant tour! Simulaids began producing trauma moulage products in the town of Woodstock in 1963. The first order was received and the company was on its way. Simulaids’ moulages were the first commercially available wounds for EMS practice. Since its formation, it has led the industry with many firsts which include: “Sim” in its name, CPR Baby manikins, Fire and Water Rescue Manikins, intubation heads manufactured of silicone, hand held Personal Data Assistants for controlling patient simulators, and new silicone moulages offering realistic details and a lifelike feel. Simulaids is proud to currently offer patient simulators controlled by the iPad.

2014 - 2015 Chapter Awards Announced

The Mid-Hudson APICS announces the following awards for its Chapter Year 2014-2015

Company of the Year

Members of the Year

Instructor of the Year

“18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile” Presentation College Bound

John Capron CPIM’s presentation “18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile” will be used by Adjunct Professor William T. Walker CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP in his classes at Rutgers University and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

BASF Wins APICS 2014 Corporate Award of Excellence in Education

BASF uses APICS education to prepare its worldwide supply chain management employees to ensure a global best practices operation. BASF has made a substantial investment in APICS education offerings worldwide, executing about 100 in-house classes for 1500 employees in 25 countries. It sponsors APICS membership, seminars, certification review classes, chapter meetings and exams. Since the inception of this effort, 70 employees have received their CPIM designations, with another 200 in the pipeline. There are currently 35 employees working on their CSCP designations. BASF has declared that APICS education is a key enabler of its sustainable supply chain improvement program.

Our chapter is proud to say that BASF has an Enterprise Membership with us. Its most visible member is Angelo Paternostro CPIM, the current VP of Membership.

Mount Saint Mary College - São Paulo University International Business Program

John Capron CPIM, and Glenn Tanzman MBA, MSIE, CQE, CMfgE were instructors in the International Business School – São Paulo, the Mount Saint Mary College Office of International Programs, and its School of Business, International Business Program. The program involved nearly 100 students from all over Latin America. This was a 3-week business immersion program.

MSMC International Students
MSMC International Students

Source of Photos: Mount Saint Mary College

Certified Production Technician Program

Glenn Tanzman MBA, MSIE, CQE, CMfgE is featured in the current issue (Fall 2014) of HV Mfg Magazine, in the article, “The Face of Manufacturing.” Glenn is a key player and thought leader in the new Certified Production Technician Program.

Certified Production Technicians

Source of Photo: HV Mfg Magazine

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