Brandon Jeffries: One of WERC’s youngest members
At just 22, two-year WERC member Brandon Jeffries is actively preparing himself for a supply chain career. Currently employed by a major international parcel carrier, Jeffries joined WERC because of its educational resources. "I found WERC on the Internet when researching the logistics and supply chain management field," he recalls. "Since joining, I’ve taken WERC courses online and attended Atlanta WERCouncil’s facility tour events."
Certified as a National Rifle Association (NRA) pistol safety instructor at 16, and recently certified for forklift operation, Jeffries is particularly interested in workplace safety. His WERC membership goals include further leveraging its educational materials, connecting with a mentor or two, and finding a position with more responsibilities and growth opportunities.
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Bruce Abels: A WERC founder and 40-year member
Bruce Abels, WERC’s first president, is the only person to serve in that role for three consecutive terms—from 1977 to 1980. Today, as the President of Fairfield Logistics Advisors, he’s still an active lifetime member. He cites WERC’s networking opportunities and educational offerings as being the most valuable while navigating his supply chain career.
"I have always been very grateful to those professionals who were wiser and more experienced than I, who were willing to share all they had to offer to me as a friend and colleague," he notes. "And, I have always loved WERC’s ‘hands on’ focus, delivering usable information and skills to everyday practitioners, like me."
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