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.





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.