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Alan Dunn - Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Project Management, Cost Management, Simplicity

Alan Dunn

Alan G. Dunn specializes in strategic planning, supply chain management, manufacturing management, operations management, cost management and business finance. He is President of GDI Consulting & Training Company, Founder of the Manufacturing Executive Institute and a Partner in Dunkirk Governance Specialists, LLC. He is the 2015 Chairman of APICS. Previously, Mr. Dunn was a Vice President at Gemini Management Consulting and a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand. In both positions, he led large technical manufacturing teams in innovative productivity enhancement projects. He has participated in over 240 manufacturing and distribution projects inside over 150 companies. He has worked in more than 20 countries and across most industrial sectors.

Companies that Mr. Dunn has worked with include AlliedSignal, American Cyanamid, Amgen, Arkema, AT&T, Baker Hughes, Ballard Power Systems, Baxter, Boeing, General Instrument, General Motors, Health Net, HOERBIGER, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Loral, MonierLifetile, Plantronics, Phelps Dodge, Sony Corporation, Starr Surgical, Sybron Dental Specialties, Danaher, Technicolor, Toshiba Corporation, United Technologies, U.S. Borax, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Warner Bros.

He speaks internationally on finance and manufacturing topics. He has addressed APICS, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the Product Development Management Association (PDMA), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the National Association of Accountants (NAA), and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

Mr. Dunn is the recipient of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) 2007 Director of the Year Award. He serves on the boards of directors of both public and privately held international companies. His articles have been published in several trade journals. Mr. Dunn has a degree in business management from California State University, Fullerton.


Joseph Fields - Operations, Manufacturing, Project Management, Simplicity

Joseph Fields

Joseph A. Fields specializes in business process improvement in supply chain management, manufacturing/operations management, new product development, strategic initiative alignment, cycle time reduction, and working capital management. He has led start-up of manufacturing enterprises and facilities, rationalized businesses, and formulated and implemented corporate strategy. He has assisted clients in dramatically improving operating performance through fundamental business processes redefinition, modeling, technological innovation, organizational change initiatives, training, and executive coaching and mentoring. He has worked extensively internationally.

Mr. Fields was a consultant and project lead with The Highland Group and with the Thomas Group. Industries that he has worked with include: communications, computer and consumer electronics, automotive, flavors, semiconductor, air brakes, aluminum extrusion, prescription lenses, product distribution, healthcare management, petroleum, mining/milling, process automation.

He was Vice President North American Systems Operations at System Industries Incorporated. Previously he was Corporate Vice President of Manufacturing at Micom Systems after being Vice President of Operations at Thesys Memory Products. At GTE, Mr. Fields was Director Strategy Development, General Manager - Transmission Operations, Director - Operations Projects, Plant Director and Plant Manager. His previous experience was with Texas Instruments where he contributed in the areas of marketing, financial planning, manufacturing and project management.

Mr. Fields has a MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and his Bachelor of Science degree in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.