Board Roster

Abrar Khan - Director of MembershipStudent Liaison 

abrarkhan123@gmail.com 

Abrar Khan has been an APICS member since 2010 and is both CPIM and CSCP certified. He currently works as an operational marketing analyst at Schneider Electric. 

Abrar has several years of international experience in different supply chain domains (procurement, inventory management, forecasting, warehousing etc.). He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and has recently completed his MBA at the Sauder school of Business (UBC)

 Wells Song, CPIM, SCMP - Director of Programs

Wells.Song@seastarsolutions.com

songjingjin@gmail.com

 Currently a strategic sourcing agent for a manufacturing company based in Richmond, BC, I has been very fortunate to have the opportunity of getting involved in many aspects of supply chain like logistics management, inventory control, procurement and global sourcing, project management, ERP implementation, etc. and working with the best people out there in these professions. Before moving to Canada, I have been teaching subjects of international trade, global import and export practices in universities in China.

 Jodi Barrass, CSCP, MBA - Director of Education

jodibarrass@gmail.com

 Phil Patton, CA(SA), CPIM, CDDP, IBF - President

Phil.Patton@aquilon.biz

Philip qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Whinney in South Africa and moved to Canada in 1986 where he helped establish Syspro in North America. In 1998 he joined Manugistics (now part of the JDS Group) where as a Senior Business Consultant (Supply Chain) worked on projects with companies such as Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, Del Monte, 20th Century Fox and others. He subsequently joined Sauder Industries in Vancouver where he held the position of CIO for more than 12 years. He is currently President of Aquilon Software Inc. a provider of ERP systems for small to medium size businesses.

 Anders Nurmi, CPA, CMA - Director of Finance

tanurmi@gmail.com

Anders Nurmi, is a senior level manager with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution in a variety of industries including automotive parts, fireplaces, residential windows, merchandising products, and electronics.  Anders has held management roles in purchasing, production, warehouse, plant, operations, and customer support & services.  He was also a founding partner in a gas fireplace manufacturing business, and is currently an independent contractor and consultant.  Anders holds a Diploma in Operations Management from BCIT, has a CPA, CMA designation, and is currently working towards the APICS CSCP designation.  He is actively involved with the Scandinavian Business Club of BC as a current board member and Treasurer.

Quote –“It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.”- Sir Winston Churchill

 Yves Chartrand CPIM, CSCP – Past President, Secretary

yvesc@raceface.com

 Roberta McPhail, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CDDP, CDDL, CLTD, PMP – Director of Corporate Training

 robertamcph@gmail.com

Roberta McPhail is currently an independent consultant and trainer specializing in Supply Chain and Project Management.  In her 25 plus year career, she has extensive cross functional experience in all levels of Supply chain with a focus on continuous improvement.  Roberta brings to the table expert knowledge in the areas of:  Project Scheduling, Master scheduling, repetitive/lean scheduling, forecasting, demand mgt, international procurement, distribution planning and MRPERP systems. Roberta has held senior level positions responsible for the planning, execution and distribution processes for multi-site multinational manufacturing companies.

Roberta is certified CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CDDL, CDDP, CLTD and PMP.   She currently is teaching APICS certification classes as a Master Instructor for the APICS Vancouver chapter via British Columbia Institute of Technology.   She is the 1st in North America to become both CDDP and CDDL instructor endorsed and is also a Fresh Connections Simulation trainer.