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Current open Board of Director positions. Apply at the bottom of this page 
  • PRESIDENT

  • EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT 

  • VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATION 
  • DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
  • DIRECTOR OF MARKETING



Howard Yost

CPIM

2011- Current - APICS Instructor 

2015- 2021 - Past President ASCM Phoenix

Howard R. Yost, CPIM is a driven business leader with more than twenty years of integrated supply chain and systems implementation experience in Semiconductor, Aerospace, Electronic Component and Nondurable Goods industries.

Howard has been involved with the APICS Phoenix Chapter for many years serving in various different roles on the Board of Directors. He held the office of President of the APICS Phoenix Chapter during the 1996/1997 board year. Howard is currently serving as President for the second time. As President, he’s managed Boards of Directors consisting of professionals from throughout the manufacturing industry. Howard was voted the Phoenix Chapter’s “Member of the Year” for 2000/2001. He also served on region staff committees including a one-year term as Director of Finance.

Having achieved and maintained APICS Certification in Production Inventory Management (CPIM) with additional training in Project Management and Six Sigma Green Belt, Howard has a more current understanding of optimal material supply practices and Lean Manufacturing strategies. This background supports his role as an APICS Instructor for CPIM, Principles, Lean Enterprise and Global Sourcing.

Howard is a Military Veteran having served 3 years in the US Army. Trained in inventory control and accounting, he was stationed stateside and in Europe where he was a Helicopter Repair Parts Specialist. He rose quickly in the ranks having reached the level of E-4 within 2 years.

Tony Davis

 CPIM Candidate 

 Vice President of Marketing

Director at Large

Tony has direct experience in supply chain management in both a military setting and civilian setting. Prior to this role, Tony served as a 92Y in the United States Army. He was responsible for the sourcing, procurement, management, shipping, receiving, inventory control, cost analysis, vendor relations, and general operations oversight for all unit assets. Tony played a primary role in an artillery battalion during mission operations, while supporting all ranks that include over one hundred soldiers.

Tony has been a member of ASCM for over 7 years and currently serves on the ASCM Phoenix Forum Board of Directors as the Vice President of Marketing and Director at Large. He has also served on other boards such as ASCM Los Angeles. Tony was awarded Member of the Year 2020 and played a vital part in pivoting the marketing plan during the pandemic to boost membership and education plans. Collaborating with other members of the ASCM Phoenix Board to ultimately win the forum with the APICS C-BAR Platinum.

Tony graduated top of his class in the Quartermaster Corps- Logistics Training Department (LTD) and received the Unit Armorer Certification, this certification sets Tony apart from his peers by allowing him to establish accountability of individual and organizational sensitive items. Tony has also passed the APICS Learning Dynamics for Instructors course, APICS Train the Trainer course, and is currently pursuing the APICS CPIM (Certified in Planning and Inventory Management designation), and will immediately after join the APICS IDP (Instructor Development Program). He will also graduate with a Bachelor's in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University.

Michael Hansen

 CPIM

 Vice President of Programs

Wl Gore & Associates

Francisco Lara

MBA, CSCP, CPIM, LBC, CSSBB

Director of Programs


Francisco Lara has over 20 years of experience in leading Supply Chain Optimization and Operational Excellence initiatives. With global experience, he has designed and implemented solutions that improved and transformed leading Supply Chain strategies. His expertise along the Supply Chain is not limited to Sourcing, Contract and International Logistics, Inventory Control, Deployment Planning, Lean/Six Sigma Production practices, Customer Service, among other disciplines.

His academic background in Business and Supply Chain includes an MBA in Global Management at Thunderbird and advanced executive education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School. His intellectual curiosity challenged him to achieve his ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt, SME Lean Bronze, APICS CPIM and CSCP certifications. He is fluent in Spanish, English, Catalan and proficient in German and Serbo-Croatian.

His main professional goal is to successfully lead a global Supply Chain strategy by implementing world class processes, designing innovative practices, enhancing team performance and developing talent for sustainability.


Lj Blackburn

Director of Finance


ASCM Phoenix Instructors

Ramon A. Diaz

MBA, PMP, CPIM, CSCP

APICS Instructor 

2019 - 2021 - VP of Education

Hi, I am a supply chain professional certified in APICS CPIM and CSCP as well as an APICS Instructor in Chandler, AZ with 25 plus years of experience throughout my career. In addition, I am PMP certified with 10 years of functional PM experience in supply chain business processes, data and IT applications. Furthermore, I am a chemical engineer experienced ​in manufacturing processes. 


Howard Yost

CPIM

  APICS Instructor 

2015- 2021 - Past President ASCM Phoenix

Howard R. Yost, CPIM is a driven business leader with more than twenty years of integrated supply chain and systems implementation experience in Semiconductor, Aerospace, Electronic Component and Nondurable Goods industries.

Howard has been involved with the APICS Phoenix Chapter for many years serving in various different roles on the Board of Directors. He held the office of President of the APICS Phoenix Chapter during the 1996/1997 board year. Howard is currently serving as President for the second time. As President, he’s managed Boards of Directors consisting of professionals from throughout the manufacturing industry. Howard was voted the Phoenix Chapter’s “Member of the Year” for 2000/2001. He also served on region staff committees including a one-year term as Director of Finance.

Having achieved and maintained APICS Certification in Production Inventory Management (CPIM) with additional training in Project Management and Six Sigma Green Belt, Howard has a more current understanding of optimal material supply practices and Lean Manufacturing strategies. This background supports his role as an APICS Instructor for CPIM, Principles, Lean Enterprise and Global Sourcing.

Howard is a Military Veteran having served 3 years in the US Army. Trained in inventory control and accounting, he was stationed stateside and in Europe where he was a Helicopter Repair Parts Specialist. He rose quickly in the ranks having reached the level of E-4 within 2 years.



Current open board of director positions

  • President 
  • Executive Vice President 
  • Vice President of Education 
  • Director of Education
  • Director of Marketing
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