Dennis Ryan (bio)

President, The Ryan Group

Contact:Mr. Dennis Ryan
Mailing Address: 916 Fourth Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois, United States of America 60048
Phone:847 918-0424
FAX:847 918-0401
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"Most practical and informative business workshop that I have ever attended" District Sales Manager, TAP Pharmaceuticals
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The Ryan Group

Most Requested Topics/Programs:

  • Business/Personal Negotiations
  • Managing Interpersonal Dialogue
  • Conducting Lessons Learned Reviews

Recent Engagements:

  • Speaker American Production and Inventory Control Society International Conferences 2001 and 2002 Topics included "Managing Interpersonal Dialogue" and "Conducting Lessons Learned Reviews"
Speaker 's Fees:$2500 or less
Length of presentation:Flexible
Travels From:Chicago, Illinois
Travel Limits:None
Target Audience:Any
AV Requirements:none
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Dennis Ryan has held senior operations management positions at Fortune 100 companies including Xerox, Unisys, Ford-Aerospace, Achieve Global, and Abbott Laboratories. During his career he has received Xerox Corporation’s “Significant Achievement Award,” Abbott Laboratories Engineering Division’s “Annual Engineering Excellence Award” (1997) and Abbott Laboratories corporate-wide "Team Leadership Award" (1998).
His professional certifications have included:

·Purchasing Manager (National Association of Purchasing Management)

·Production and Inventory Control Manager (American Production and Inventory Control Society)

·ISO Lead Auditor (Stat-A-Matrix)

·Cost Analyst (National Association of Cost Analysts)

·Fellow (International Society for Quality and Productivity Management)

·Master Trainer (Achieve Global, Inc)

·Certified Instructor (Ken Blanchard Corp.)

·Private Pilot (Federal Aviation Administration)

·Flight Ground Instructor (Federal Aviation Administration)

He is past President of the National Association of Purchasing Managers, Silicon Valley Chapter and has been a speaker at both the National Association of Purchasing Managers and the American Production and Inventory Control Society International Conferences. He was a Speaker at the APICS International Conferences in San Antonio, Texas (2001) and Nashville, Tennessee (2002).

Dennis holds an M.B.A from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California and a M.S. in Procurement & Contracts from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Lake Forest Graduate School in Lake Forest, Illinois and Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.

His community activities include:

·Speaker for the American Cancer Society where he received the “Distinguished Service Award”

·Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission for the City of Sunnyvale, California

·School Board President for District #128 High Schools in Vernon Hills and Libertyville, Illinois. (elected 1999, 2003)

His diverse background in Academics, Corporate Business, Community Leadership and Workshop Development enable him to bring a very practical, results-driven, and dynamic business approach to his critically acclaimed Strategic Business Workshops and
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