Faculty and Staff

Jack T.  Ampuja

Jack T. Ampuja

Executive Director

Phone:
(716) 286-8150

Jack T. Ampuja is a widely recognized expert in global logistics and packaging optimization. In the past ten years he has twice held a VP level position in logistics at Fortune 500 companies. A native of Finland with dual U.S. and Canadian Citizenship, Jack now leads the …

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Melissa  Heidt

Melissa Heidt

Office Coordinator

Phone:
(716) 286-8170
Office Location:
Bisgrove Hall, Room 254A

Melissa Heidt is the office coordinator to the faculty in the College of Business Administration and is active in supporting the three professional development centers in the College of Business. In 2005 she was recognized for her dedication--highlighted by excellent customer service, …

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Dr. Jim Kling

Dr. Jim Kling

Academic Director

Phone:
(716) 286-8174

Jim Kling established the Center in the year 2000 and teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as professional development courses. His areas of expertise include inventory management and airline strategy. He was born in Rochester, N. Y. and received his Ph.D. from the University …

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Dr. Tenpao Lee

Dr. Tenpao Lee

Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-8177
Office Location:
Bisgrove Hall, 2nd Floor, Rm 254G

Tenpao Lee teaches Global Supply Chain management as well as other undergraduate courses. Additionally, he has expertise in Six Sigma and statistics. He was born in Taiwan and in 2005 accompanied a group of students there on an "academic tour." He received his Ph.D. from Iowa State …

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Gerry  Catalano

Gerry Catalano

Programs Coordinator

Phone:
(716) 286-8173

Gerry Catalano joined the center in 2001 and manages the critical logistics of managing publicity, setting up professional development programs and organizing the annual conference.
Gerry has a background in Transportation and Third Party Logistics Management, an industry he still follows …

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Dr. Steve Mayer

Dr. Steve Mayer

Phone:
716-268-8178

Dr. Mayer has achieved a wide variety of degrees including a B.S. from Syracuse University, B.S., in Photogrammetric Engineering degree from the SUNY College of ESF, a B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, a M.B.A., and a Ph.D. in International Trades all from the State University of New York at Buffalo. …

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