Instructors

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Oda Bolden                                    

  

Oda has been in Supply Chain Management for more than thirty years. He is currently the Director of the Sterile Disposables Supply Chain Network for Bayer. In that role, he manages a team supporting the Radiology Sterile Disposables Manufacturing Network, consisting of three plants (Indianola PA, Saxonburg PA and Heredia Costa Rica) The team focuses on supply chain network strategy, program management, logistics optimization, supply chain planning and supply base management. Oda holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Hampton (Virginia) University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds CPIM and CSCP certifications from ASCM.

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Matt Drake

Matt Drake is an associate professor of supply chain management in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Duquesne University as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Matt has earned his CPIM-F and CLTD certifications from ASCM as well as his CPF from the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning. He is currently a member of the ASCM board of directors and previously served on CPIM exam certification committees from 2013-2019. Matt has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, eight peer-reviewed book chapters, and the book Global Supply Chain Management published by Business Expert Press.

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Bill Geisler

Bill has been in Supply Chain Management for more than twenty years and is currently a Strategic Sourcing Specialist for ZOLL Cardiac Management Solutions. Bill has held several diverse roles in SCM, including; Procurement, Sourcing, Planning, Warehousing, Transportation, and IT Systems. He holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management, Marketing from Gannon University, certifications in CPIM, CSCP, and CLTD from ASCM.

Bill is currently the President of the ASCM Pittsburgh Forum and was awarded "Mentor of the Year" in 2016 by the Duquesne University APICS Student Chapter for volunteerism with the Chapter and Duquesne Supply Chain Connection.

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Wendy Serapiglia                                                          

Wendy is an Instructor in the Supply Chain Management Department at Duquesne University. Wendy teaches Supply Chain and Operations Management classes in the undergraduate and graduate level. In the undergraduate program, she is teaching the Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management course and the Supply Management Course. In the graduate program, she is teaching the Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management Course and the Sustainable Supply Chain course.

Prior to joining Duquesne University, Wendy spent the past 24 years working in Pittsburgh with large, international manufacturing companies. Her love of the Spanish language and culture helped set the stage for working in International Business. In her early years working in Customer Service at PPG Industries, she was often asked to act as a translator with Spanish speaking customers. As a Business Project Analyst, she worked as the liaison between PPG's Business group and IT team to implement a new Order Entry system. After that, she transitioned into her first Supply Chain and Transportation role where she worked on several global projects. When PPG divested their Automotive Glass Group in 2008, she moved to PGW (Pittsburgh Glass Works) and managed their Import and Export Compliance group. After three years at PGW, she joined MSA as the Global Transportation Manager in 2011. In this role, she worked to reduce logistics cost, improve time in transit and quality and ultimately enhance value for MSA Stakeholders. In 2017, she was promoted to the position of Global Logistics Manager. Wendy was the global leader responsible for managing all transportation strategies and processes, and ensuring that product reached MSA's customers around the world.

Wendy is a certified ASCM (Association of Supply Chain Management) instructor and is teaching ASCM classes with Duquesne University and the Supply Chain Mavens.  She has her ASCM certifications of CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) and CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution).   She volunteers as a Board Member for the ASCM Pittsburgh Forum as the Vice President of Finance.