May PDM        May 11, 2017
Speaker:        Ward Wildman
Topic:             Risk Beyond Supply Chain

Please join us for our next PDM session on Thursday, May 11th

Recent speakers have discussed supply chain risk, but what about elsewhere in your business? Our speaker this month is Mr. Ward Wildman who will be sharing his insight on how our human resources--hiring, training, policies and the like--affect the organization. He will draw from his personal experience of over 33 years in manufacturing management in union and non-union environments as well as labor and employment law to discuss how policies and human resource strategies impact performance and, ultimately, the supply chain.

Mr. Wildman graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, earned his MBA from Xavier University, and more recently completed his Juris Doctorate from Capital Law School with a concentration in Labor & Employment Law. He has worked for several area manufacturing companies in operations management, quality control and lean implementation roles, and is currently serving as Vice President of Operations at Raymath in Troy, Ohio. Ward is using his 33 years of Quality and Operations management experience as well as his educational background to improve the overall efficiency and operations of the company through the implementation of lean principles and employee engagement.

The May 11th Professional Development Meeting (PDM) will be held at the Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn, 2800 Presidential Drive in Fairborn. Registration is at 5:30PM, dinner at 6:00, program begins between 6:45 and 7:00 and ends around 8:00 PM. The cost for this meeting will be $10, cash or check at the door – no credit cards can be accepted. The first 10 full time students that register and identify as such can attend for free.

Please register by noon Monday, May 8th by email to, or if necessary, call my work number 937-873-4612.

As always, participation in monthly professional development meetings counts toward your continuing education credits needed for certification maintenance!