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ORM Instructors

Cheri English

Cheri English, C.P.M., CSCP

Cheri has over 27 years of experience in Manufacturing and Materials Management. She has a degree in Administration of Justice, earned her C.P.M. in 2004 and her CSCP certification in 2008.

Her experience in Manufacturing includes Customer Service, Finance and a variety of roles in Supply Chain Management (Logistics, Purchasing, Planning, Inventory Control, Warehouse Management, Distribution, and Customs requirements) ranging in companies from small to Global in Aerospace, Maquiladora, Semiconductor and the Biotechnical industries. She is currently the Manager of Planning Management for EMD Millipore in San Diego, CA.

Cheri has been an instructor for the San Diego Chapter since 2008, teaching the Back to Basics series, Seminars and CSCP Review Courses. She has served on the APICS San Diego Chapter Board of Directors since 2002 in various roles (Publicity, Membership, Finance, Education).  She is currently serving as Executive Director of CSCP and Seminars for the current Board of Directors.

Scott Martin

Scott Martin, CSCP

Scott is President of Lyon Technologies Inc. a leader in the design and manufacture of animal medical care equipment, manufacturing in California since 1915. He has over 20 years of experience in Aerospace, Medical and Industrial Electronics. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer in the Canadian Military he also holds a designation in Quality Assurance Management from the University of Manitoba, and Advanced Management from the University of Nevada Reno as well as additional technical course work at UCLA and Georgia Tech and is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional.

Scott has held the positions of Managing Director, Vice President & General Manager, Director of Operations, Operations Manager, and Program Manager for multinationals at both the branch and corporate level in Canada and the United States with long term assignments in Europe and Asia.

Scott is Past President of the San Diego APICS Chapter, Past President APICS Northern Sierra Chapter, past vice president of APICS chapters in the US and Canada as well as a Senior Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and American Society for Quality. He served as liaison for the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Manufacturers Association and on the Red River College curriculum advisory council for Industrial Electronics as well as an adjunct professor for the Colleges of Western Nevada and Truckee Meadows and currently sits on the School of Business – Global Supply Chain Management Advisory Board at Cal State San Marcos.


Gavin Swigart, CPIM, CSCP

Gavin Swigart is the founder and principal of GDS Consulting. He currently provides ERP Implementation support and training and Management Consulting with companies in life science, medical device, power generation, alternative fuel, and aerospace industries in the San Diego area. Over the prior 5 years, he served as a Production Control Manager in the aerospace and medical device industry with responsibility for the order fulfillment process from quoting and purchase order acceptance to planning, scheduling, and shipping. His areas of expertise include Production Planning and Control, Value Stream Mapping, Sales and Operations Planning, ERP systems, training, and education.

Gavin graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Platteville with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology. Gavin also holds certifications in CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) and CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) through APICS. A strong believer in giving back to the supply chain community and keeping current with industry innovations, Gavin serves as a board member on the APICS San Diego Chapter and is a certified instructor in the APICS Instructor Development Program where he teaches CPIM, CSCP, ORM, and Back to Basics courses.