Meet the Instructors

Stan Stone CFPIM


Stan is the CEO & founder of GreyStone Business Solutions, Inc. He is an industry expert, author, professor and leader in the field of Business Process Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Operations Revitalization. Stan received his Masters of Business Administration in Total Quality Management and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Dowling College.

He is certified by APICS as a CFPIM, and is a Past President of the NYC-L.I. Chapter. Stan's background includes holding C-Level and General Manager Positions in the corporate world as well as Senior, Fellowship and President of non for profit organizations. He has had the distinct honor in 2007 of being selected by the People to People Ambassador Program to participate in a twelve person manufacturing delegation to China. He has been a featured speaker at the SAIPCS 1997 & 2004 World Manufacturing Symposiums in South Africa.

St. Claire Gerald CSCP


St. Claire Gerald is the founder and principal of Harambee Solutions, a management consulting firm specializing in operations and supply chain management.  With over 15 years of experience working with fast-paced, rapidly expanding companies in the Specialty Retail, Home Furnishings and Consumer Goods industries, St. Claire is a frequent speaker and instructor in a number of professional venues.

Prior to founding Harambee Solutions, Mr. Gerald served as Director, Supply Chain Management for Foot Locker Inc., the world’s leading retailer of athletic footwear and apparel with over $5.5B in sales.  In this capacity, he held a leadership role in developing strategies, processes and systems for improving the flow of merchandise across all areas of the global and domestic supply chain.

Mr. Gerald graduated from the College of Wooster with a degree in Business and Economics and he is also recognized as a Certified Supply Chain Professional with APICS – The Association for Operations Management.

David Klauber, CPIM, CLTD, MBA, Consultant, and Trainer


David Klauber has more than 25 years of practical experience in Consulting, Materials Management, Production Planning, Contract Administration and Financial Analysis. His broad experience base includes operational strategies, working capital improvements, training, and business process redesign.

Dave has worked in Europe , Australia and the Americas in a variety of industries including electronics, aerospace, consumer products, food processing and beer -- in both high-volume and job-shop environments. He has completed multiple projects and training in diverse multicultural environments. Lean manufacturing techniques were taught and applied for several companies in both Spanish and English.

Other accomplishments include: Material Requirements Planning (MRP) implementations, Sales and Operations Planning, forecast process redesign, developing new strategies, planning policies and procedures for manufacturers in North and South America resulting in inventory reduction, customer service improvements, and reduced cycle times.

His consulting clients include: AMR /Laidlaw, Arcelor, ATC, Eveready, Fujitsu, Gardner Denver, Heineken, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, Loctite, Siemens, Smithfield , and UniLever.

Dave holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Adelphi University . He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

Richard Johanson
Senior IT Systems Analyst, BAE Systems


Rich Johanson is currently a Senior IT Systems Analyst, working both Baan ERP applications development and Oracle ERP systems implementation. He is a certified fellow in production and inventory management and is certified in integrated resource management.

Rich began his 25-plus-year career in industry as a Material Planner and Supervisor at a high-volume commercial manufacturer. Upon completing his MBA from Long Island University, he secured a position with his current employer, a legacy company of BAE Systems.

After several years in Manufacturing Program Management, Rich became Manager of its master scheduling department -- dividing his time between the day-to-day operation of the master scheduling function and the implementation projects for the ERP systems.

Rich has been teaching the APICS certification courses and mini-series for more than 15 years, and has been a dinner speaker at its Long Island Chapter events. He is an adjunct lecturer in the College of Business at SUNY Stony Brook.

Norman L. Heilweil
President, Manufacturing Education Institute


Norm Heilweil is President of the Manufacturing Education Institute, a firm specializing in consulting, counseling, education and training. He has more than 25 years of varied manufacturing experience with both small and large firms. His areas of expertise are in the business application of manual and computerized systems.

Norm's abilities enable him to evaluate the business/system flow of manufacturing companies. The findings are translated for management into a conceptual flow and are detailed for the users.

Since 1983, Norm has helped many manufacturing companies improve their productivity. This has been done not only through the system improvements of the manufacturing flow, but also by working with individuals and small groups to implement a positive change.

Norm earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from NYU College of Engineering. He is certified by APICS and is a past president of the Long Island Chapter. As the Director of Education, he initiated an extensive array of learning programs. Norm currently serves as the VP of Education and is a frequent speaker at APICS international conferences, seminars and chapter meetings. He conducts seminars both publicly and in-house.

Norm is also on the faculty of the National Association of Purchasing Management of NY.


Blair R Williams CFPIM, Jonah, CSCP

Blair is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) from London and has a MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. From Sept. ‘90 to Oct. ’98 he was Director of Supply Chain Management, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering at AT&T’s Submarine System’s factory in Clark, NJ. He is currently an Industry Professor of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering at NYU - Polytech University in New York. He teaches and consults in the fields of Supply Chain Management, Lean Engineering, Enterprise Resource Planning, Inventory Management and Production Planning and Control.

He is an active, 30 year +, APICS member: past president of the Princeton South Jersey Chapter and currently on the Basics C &C committee 

He has written a book “Manufacturing for Survival” (1998) Pearson.