DATE:  January 17, 2007       
CONTACT: Steve Paschal 361.825.2336; or Marshall Collins 361.825.2427
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Professor Named President-Elect of APICS 2007 Board of Directors

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Robert Vokurka has been named 2007 president-elect for the APICS (Association for Operations Management) Board of Directors. His one-year term began on Monday, Jan. 1 and he will assume the position of president on Jan.1, 2008.
Vokurka, who last year served as the Association’s secretary-treasurer, is a professor of operations management at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. In addition to his duties as chair of the University’s Department of Finance, Economics, and Decision Sciences, he has had more than 50 papers published in national journals and his more than 25 years of experience include positions as plant manager and division controller for major companies.
APCIS is a 50,000-member organization that includes segments from the manufacturing, service, retail, and wholesale industries. The Association builds operations management excellence in individuals and enterprises through superior education and training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.