Janet Smith-Castro

Senior Planner- D'Addario Company

"I have been an APICS member for 20+ years and have worked in a variety of manufacturing environments across the tri-state area. I have seen great changes in the American manufacturing industry. But, the one thing that has remained a constant throughout my career is APICS. It has brought to manufacturing what Leonardo da Vinci brought to engineering...Enlightenment! Not only does APICS provide new ways of looking at- and thinking about- manufacturing, they also provide the education, materials and support to think outside the box and implement change. I truly believe that without APICS, American manufacturing would not be competitive in today's global economy."

Ronald Mondolino

COO- Metpar Corp.

"Quality can be defined as 'meeting or exceeding customer expectations.' If we use this template to evaluate the APICS Long Island Chapter in fulfilling their mission statement of providing value-added services, education and networking to the business community, it is 'second to none' in meeting its goals. Professional Development Meetings provide timely, concise and informative presentations to help employers and their associates meet the difficult challenges in today's global market. I have been familiar with the work and efforts of this organization for many years, and consider APICS one of the most valuable resources available to the Long Island business community."

Frank Colletti, CSCP

Purchasing Manager- Designatronics, Inc.

"Although my professional background is in Purchasing, I realized I needed to broaden my perspective in Supply Chain Management. This led me to attend the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) course. The instructor was very knowledgeable and offered real-world examples. He was able to take the vast amount of APICS material and present it in a clear and concise way. This allowed my class to gain a complete understanding of the Supply Chain model- from supplier through customer. The course has given me the confidence and ability to improve my career by giving me the tools to become a leader in my field."



 Marco Guerrero, CPIM, CSCP

 Senior Director Supply Chain Finance – The Hain Celestial Group

 "I have known about APICS since the time I started my career in supply chain many years ago, but never attended training. I first heard of the new Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification about four years ago and was enticed by its one-exam-to-certify program. I contacted the APICS New York City-Long Island Chapter to teach the course in our office. Thus began my relationship with APICS NYC-LI who subsequently has taught multiple CSCP and Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) courses in-house. The results are employees’ educational needs are met, they understand their roles better, and planning and execution are more methodical and scientific. The several employees that become certified receive annual membership to APICS and have the opportunity to attend the APICS International Conference & Expo every year."