Rocket Fuel

graduate: Faculty

Celeste Ayers, MBA
Title:
Adjunct Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management
Department:
Business
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6500

Celeste Ayers has been with GGU since 2010, as a part-time adjunct professor specializing in operations and supply chain management. She is currently the division sourcing and procurement manager for Parker Hannifin Corporation, Racor Division based in Modesto, California. In addition to managing supplier relationships she and her team manage global logistics for the division’s four domestic locations. Ayers is responsible for the successful creation of proactive import/export and supply chain compliance programs for commercial and government contracting. Her experience in materials, procurement, and supply chain relationship management along with extensive expertise in United States import, export and International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations has radically transformed supply chain operations within the Racor Division.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

International Trade Management

Production and Inventory Management

EDUCATION

  • MBA (Operations Management/Supply Chain), Golden Gate University

  • BS (Business Administration/Management), California State University Stanislaus

  • Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM), APICS

  • Certified Supply Chain Professional, APICS

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Golden Gate University

    Adjunct Professor, 2010 - Present

  • The Association for Operations Management (APICS)

    Instructor, 2010 - Present

  • Parker Hannifin Corporation, Racor Division

    Division Sourcing and Procurement Manager, 2001 - 2010

  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Exam Preparation Courses

    Adjunct faculty since 2000

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Research participant in the APICS OpsLine Project – “Sales and Operations Planning”

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • President APICS Gold Rush Chapter

  • Member Council of Supply Chain Management Professioanls

  • Member Native Daughters of the Golden West

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Parker Hannifin Corporation, Racor Division "Employee Cost Reducer of the Month," 6 months (2004-2009)

  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, San Francisco Roundtable "Graduate Student Sponsorship Award" (2009)

  • APICS Gold Rush Chapter, Modesto, CA "Volunteer of the Year" (2010-2011)

  • APICS Gold Rush Chapter, Modesto, CA "Instructor of the Year" (2010-2011 and 2011-2012)

  • Parker Hannifin Corporation, Racor Division "Award for Outstanding E-Commerce Application" (2011)

  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, Golden Gate University, 2013

MEDIA AND INTERVIEWS

  • The Modesto Bee's "X-Files" Local Generation "X" Person of Interest Profile (2008)

  • Voice America - "Go Green Initiative" Radio Interview with Jill Buck on Supply Chain Sustainability (February 2009)