Supply Chain Networking Event
The Mt. SAC Management Department is proud to host the Supply Chain Management Networking Event! Join us for a night of everything supply chain! Learn about careers, scholarship opportunities and more. Meet students and faculty from Mt. SAC, Cal Poly Pomona, and Cal State Fullerton. Meet and hear from diverse industry professionals and executives who have excelled in the field of logistics -- students will have the opportunity to ask questions through a Q&A format. Learn what tools are needed and how to succeed in the world of Supply Chain.
April 20 at 5:00PM
Heritage Hall (Bldg. 744)
Food will be provided while supplies last
We will be raffling off gift cards, prizes, & swag!
To request reasonable disability related accommodations, please contact us at least five (5) business days in advance of the event.
About the Speakers
Derek Dokter is an engaging and creative professor at Mt. San Antonio College with a proven record of performance by focusing on motivating students to achieve higher learning goals. Derek is an avid professor who promotes community connections to add value to students in the marketplace.
Derek is known to effectively meet the needs of faculty and students by successful problem-solving, organizational skills, and excellent communication. He has a passion for providing an inclusive environment that includes positive interaction, a trusted setting, and technology advance experience.
Dr. Fawaz Al-Malood
In addition to his expertise in hospitality management, Dr. Al-Malood’s proficiency includes: education management, education marketing, program development, curriculum design, development and implementation of distance learning programs, web development for nonprofit and for profit organizations, and online marketing strategic planning and analysis.
Ryan Endres graduated from USC in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in real estate finance and entrepreneurship. Since then, Ryan has been an industrial real estate broker with Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services representing owners and occupiers of industrial real estate with an emphasis in the logistics/supply chain field. Ryan is the current President of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Southern CA Roundtable.
Ryan is a Principal in the Long Beach office of Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services. He is an expert in the representation of owners and occupiers of industrial property in the Los Angeles – Long Beach Port area and South Bay markets. Ryan has completed over 3,000,000 SF of sale and lease transactions valued at over $112,000,000 and currently represents over 400,000 SF of industrial space locally.
Ryan is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Marshall School of Business with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance and Entrepreneurship. Ryan also received the professional designation of Global Logistics Specialist from the Center for International Trade and Transportation at the California State University of Long Beach.
David Juranich has a 30-year career in operations, supply chain, and logistics leadership, serving in regional and national management positions with Panasonic North America, Toshiba America, as well the third-party logistics sector.
David serves on the Board of Directors for the CSCMP, Southern California Roundtable, and also on the Operations and Supply Chain Management Advisory Board at CSU, Fullerton. Education includes an MBA in International Business from Texas A&M, and a B.A. in Business/Accounting from CSU, Fullerton. In addition, David is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker, as well as Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Currently, he is serving as an Adjunct Professor of Management at Cal State Fullerton, and Cal Poly Pomona.
Tom Lentz is the President of Flex Logistics, LLC a Third Party Logistics Provider in Eastvale CA. Tom holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and has spent the last 35 years in various roles within the Warehousing and Transportation industry on both the shippers side as well as the Third Party Logistics side of the business.
Prior roles held were VP of Warehousing at Dependable Supply Chain Services, Director of Operation and Integration at Weber Logistics, GM of North American Distribution at Salton Inc. Tom is also the acting Secretary on the DMA Executive Board and has participated in the DMA at various levels for over 10 years.
Sam Montes is a Southern California native and a highly respected senior Logistics professional with extensive experience in food distribution & transportation, high velocity transloading, 3PL contract negotiations, facility management, and business development. Previous roles included companies such as Schneider, JB Hunt, Walmart, and Weber Distribution.
Sam is currently the General Manager at Blackrock Logistics and Red Rock Transportation where he has oversight of operations, sales, and customer interface.
When not a work, Sam serves as an advisor to the DMA (Distribution Management Association) and previously served as board director with the Fontana Chamber of Commerce.
Fun facts: Sam, an example of true family man can be spotted walking at Disneyland with his beautiful wife and two daughters, completing yard work on the weekends, at the gym, or watching a great boxing match.
Interests: Logistics, Port of L.A. and Long Beach, Warehousing Law, Business Development, Packaging, Commercial & Residential Real Estate, Networking, and continued industry education.
Dr. Adelina Gnanlet
Adelina Gnanlet is a Professor in Management at California State University Fullerton. She graduated with a doctoral degree in business administration from Kenan-Flagler Business School in University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, after an MBA and Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from India. She passionately teaches operations management, service management and healthcare management courses at CSUF.
Adelina's research focuses on managing workforce flexibility among service firms, understanding the influence of national culture on global supply chains and service firms, and helping instructors understand learning traps that students fall into in their project teams. She intentionally spends time enjoying the nature and the changing cloud patterns across the So Cal sky. She and her husband live in Brea, CA.
Dr. Yuanjie He
Dr. Yuanjie He is a professor and department chair of Technology and Operations Management (TOM) Department, College of Business Administration, Cal Poly Pomona. He is also the program director of the MS Business Analytics and MS Digital Supply Chain Management programs.
Dr. He received his Ph.D. in Operations from Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in 2005, his master’s degree in system engineering and bachelor’s degree in Engineering Economics from Tianjin University, China, in 2000. His main teaching interests are supply chain management and business analytics related areas. He is an active member of professional societies such as DSI, ASCM, CSCMP, and ICISA.
Dr. He is a recognized scholar in the areas of supply chain management and sustainability with over twenty journal articles published in high quality journals and was the recipient of Inaugural Jagdish N. Sheth Award for Scholarship Excellence in 2019.
Jorge Ramos earned his associates degree in Business Management from Mt. San Antonio College. After graduating he decided to join and expand the Family Business Ramos & Son’s Landscaping. In order to do so, Jorge returned to Mt. Sac to pursue an additional associate’s degree in the field of Ornamental Horticulture.
Jorge took on the responsibility of being a full-time student along with being a full-time employee. Although daunting at first, he remained a strong advocate of pursuing your goals despite the obstacles - hard work triumphs over talent. With proper time management, Jorge was able to earn 12 units a semester, work 40 hours a week, and finish the term off with a 3.75 GPA.
Jack Specter is a student at California State University Fullerton. He is currently a senior studying Business Operations: Supply Chain Management. He is the current President of the Association for Operations and Supply Chain Management at California State University Fullerton.
After moving from Los Angeles to Fullerton, he immediately took a position as a Supply Chain Associate at the Fortune 500 supply chain solutions company, Fastenal. After four months he received an offer as a Strategic Raw Material Purchaser intern at a local military and defense company named Ametek FMH. Upon completion of his internship, he received an offer at one of the world's largest logistic companies, J.B. Hunt, as an Operations Management intern. After finishing his time at J.B. Hunt, he is temporarily returning to Ametek FMH as a Supply Chain Management intern until May of 2023.
This summer Jack is going to work as a Risk and Financial Advisory Intern at the world's largest professional services firm and to be considered number one of the Big Four accounting firms, Deloitte. Jack’s current goal is to connect young professionals with each other and develop relationships that will last for a lifetime.
Edgar Olivar is a first-generation college student; transferred from East Los Angeles College (ELAC). Prior to attending Cal Poly Pomona, Edgar did not have a lot of knowledge about supply chain. He became friends with a professor who informed him about Operations Management Society (CSCMP). Edgar joined the organization and met many wonderful people at CSCMP. He has participated in three internships thus far (with a fourth internship this summer).
Edgar's goal is to help his community and encourage students to achieve their goals. Fun fact about Edgar is he enjoys barbecuing and he plays competitive Esports.
Si Pei was born, raised, and educated in China and is now living in the USA. Si is pursuing a Business Degree at Cal Poly Pomona. Additionally, Si is the current president of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Club at her university.
In the summer of 2022, Si was awarded an internship at Amazon. Her performance at Amazon earned her a formal job offer upon completion of her business degree. Amazon is one of the world’s largest and most successful supply chain enterprises. Si joins us today to give us her perspective on the Supply Chain. She will offer her view of the significant challenges the Supply Chain is currently facing and more importantly, how the Supply Chain “might” evolve because it has to.
Questions? Contact Derek Dokter | email@example.com