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Instructor Profiles

Cliff Allen
Cliff Allen is currently the Academic Director of the MS Global Supply Chain Management program at Portland State University. Dr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degree in Economics from San Jose State as well as a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University.

Dr. Allen was most recently with General Dynamics - Itronix as Sr. VP of Product Line Management & Operations. At Itronix, he was responsible for the Product marketing, Design R&D, Supply Chain and Manufacturing throughout Taiwan, China, and the U.S. Prior to Itronix, Dr. Allen was the Vice President of Manufacturing for 3Com Corporation having responsibility over the Operations of Palm Organizer Products and the Mobile Communications Division.
Chris Dennis
Christopher Dennis, a principal with Portland-based Steaming Kettle Consulting, has been developing, delivering, and evaluating high-technology, manufacturing, and process solutions since 1988. An MSEE from Northeastern University and more than 15 years of hands-on engineering experience inform his in-depth insight into technology projects and the people they serve. Mr. Dennis brings direct and accessible information to his clients without loss of detail or subtlety.
Ron Sarazin
Ron Sarazin is president of Olympic Performance, Inc., a consulting company, and CEO of Process Path, Inc., a software company. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from Oregon State University and completed advanced training at the University of Idaho and Stanford University. Mr. Sarazin has held leadership positions with ALCOA, PACCAR, PGE, and Mutual Health Systems, Inc. He is an accomplished author and trainer, and his most recent publication, Action with Traction, is available on Amazon. Mr. Sarazin has been active in his profession and the community, and is a youth soccer coach.