Upcoming Certification Courses

Our Instructors

East Tennessee APICS employs instructors that are not only APICS certified in their area of expertise, but also certified, or working on certification, via the Instructor Development Program (IDP). The following experienced instructors make up our team.

Associate Instructor – CSCP
John M. McDevitt, CSCP
Director of Global Manufacturing Operations
Radio Systems Corporation
10427 Petsafe Way
Knoxville, TN 37932-3428
Office: 865-824-1660
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  Associate Instructor – CPIM
William R. "Rick" Elder, CPIM
Micro Manufacturing Systems
5120 Cameron Rd
Morristown, TN 37814-1549
Mobile: 423-231-1326

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Associate Instructor – CPIM
Michael J. Ickes, CPIM
Knoxville, TN 
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  Associate Instructor – CPIM
Kevin M. Kilmer, CPIM, CSCP 
Maryville, TN 
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Instructors teach the certification they hold. CSCP instructors may also teach the CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management course. Any of these instructors are also qualified to instruct the APICS Principles of Operations Management Courses.