Board Roster


Abrar Khan - Director of MembershipStudent Liaison 

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

 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.


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

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

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


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

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. 


Sy Haw Wong, CSCP - Director at Large

A Certified Supply Chain Professional with a Bachelors Degree in Pacific and Asian Studies with over a decade of experience working in the Logistics and Supply Chain for major firms such as Electronic Arts, Fortinet Technology, Kit and Ace Design and Dufry Group. Experienced in managing strategic global logistic operations, providing various technological support, solutions and programs that meet company, vendor and customer’s requirements.
Brett Mewett, CFPIM
Brett Mewett has been teaching the APICS CPIM Body of Knowledge at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) for more than thirteen years. 

He has over 25 years practical experience in a variety of industries in a number of capacities, including Inventory Coordinator, Distribution Manager, Procurement & Materials Strategist, Materials Manager and Operations Manager. 

He has presented a number of times at Professional Development Meetings (PDM’s) for both the Vancouver and Fraser Valley chapters of APICS, as well as at CMA PDM’s and at Cargo Logistics 2014. 

As well as teaching APICS program material at BCIT, for the past 10 years he has been part of Essential Software Solutions’ ERP implementation team. 

Brett was featured in an advertisement presented jointly by BCIT and APICS Vancouver.  The ad on page 15 of "Right Course 2015" is published by “Business in Vancouver" 

The May/June 2016 issue of APICS magazine printed an article written by Brett.  The article entitled “Lofty Ambitions” links Brett’s experience in the field and his teaching at BCIT.  APICS magazine is the leading publication providing relevant and useful information to supply chain professionals worldwide.