Welcome to ISM Orange County
Message from the President
Our mission is to provide opportunities for the development and growth of Supply Professionals. To that end, we provide networking and educational opportunities and welcome you to join us at one of our monthly dinner meetings. See the details and register. Great food, good people to meet and learn about their supply chain experiences and hear a speaker presentation on a topic related to your profession.
This organization, like all non-profits, runs on the volunteer efforts of its members. As the months pass, we will be featuring one volunteer leader. We want you get to know them better and realize that what we do to promote the profession really depends on the willingness of the membership to take time out from an already business work and personal life to add on responsibilities to assure the programs and opportunities continue year after year for our association. The hope is that you will so inspired and have the desire to do your part.
ISM-Orange County has a great tradition of excellence, but that depends on you. So, let me introduce one of our board members, newly elected, who has also taken on the extra job as acting committee chair for the Educational Resources Committee. This committee gets the speakers and organizes the educational programs you enjoy.
Scott Steele, MSSM, C.P.M.
John Bachofer, CPSM, C.P.M., PMP, is an accomplished, results-driven project manager with 14+ years demonstrated success in supply chain management, and 35+ years overall experience in the electric utility industry across a broad range of disciplines. He has successfully managed sourcing for projects ranging from $500K to $300M. Outside the supply chain, John's additional utility experience has included engineering design and plant outage planning and budgets, supervisory and management development training program development, facilities management, radiation protection and power plant operations.
Outside the utility industry, John has been a successful and effective college professor over the last 18+ years at several institutions, including University of Phoenix, Brandman University, University of San Diego and Palomar College. He consistently achieves outstanding student outcomes and faculty performance ratings.
John endeavors to demonstrate dedication to lifelong learning, and to bring a strong work ethic, results focus and continuous improvement attitude in every situation. He holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Management (1995, University of Phoenix), in addition to undergraduate degrees in English (1977, Muhlenberg College) and Supervision (1992, Palomar College), a Master’s Certificate in Project Management (2005, University of California-Irvine) and a Certificate in Purchasing Management (2008, University of San Diego).
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