Alan Dunn | Los Angeles

Alan G. Dunn is President of GDI Consulting & Training Company and is the founding sponsor of the Manufacturing Executive Institute (MEI), a manufacturing industry training provider with state-of-the-art classroom and web-enabled training facilities in southern California.

Before founding GDI, Mr. Dunn was a Vice President at Gemini Management Consulting and a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). In both positions, Mr. Dunn was responsible for leading large teams of technical manufacturing consultants in innovative productivity enhancement projects. For the ten years prior to joining Coopers & Lybrand, Mr. Dunn was President, (and Founder) of ADI, a successful systems implementation consulting and training company that Mr. Dunn sold to Coopers & Lybrand in 1990.

In addition to his 36 years of technical and management consulting experience, Mr. Dunn has several years of line leadership experience in manufacturing environments. He has extensive background in most functions within manufacturing companies and has participated in over 150 manufacturing and distribution consulting projects in over 100 companies. Mr. Dunn has consulted in more than 20 countries and across most manufacturing industrial sectors.

Mr. Dunn regularly presents executive workshops at the Center for Technology & Management Education (CTME) of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California. He also instructs and manages the CTME Next Generation Global Supply Chain Leadership Certificate Program at Caltech. Mr. Dunn is also a regular instructor at the Manufacturing Executive Institute (MEI), where he presents numerous workshops and web-enabled training programs. Over the duration of his career, Alan has developed and presented a significant number of multi-day executive workshops at numerous other venues throughout the world.

Mr. Dunn has substantial experience in organization governance; having served on numerous private, public and non-profit Boards of Directors. Mr. Dunn currently serves as an independent Director on the following Boards:

  • Idaho Asphalt Supply Corporation is the largest western states producer of standard, emulsions and polymer modified asphalt paving and road-coating products and chemicals, with liquid asphalt manufacturing facilities located across the United States. Mr. Dunn is also the Chairman of the Board’s Audit & Compensation Committees.
  • Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAII) is an international producer of nutritional supplements with cGMP & TGA compliant factories in California and Switzerland. Dunn also serves on the Board’s Audit & Human Resources Committees.
  • APICS is the preeminent non-profit global end-to-end supply chain management professional association that has codified the body-of-knowledge in global supply chain and operations management. Mr. Dunn is currently the Chairman of the Board’s Compensation and Nominating Committees. He was Chairman of the Board in 2015.

Mr. Dunn holds a BA degree in business management from California State University in Fullerton. He is also qualified by APICS as a Certified Practitioner in Inventory & Production Management (CPIM). Mr. Dunn remains an active and engaged professional member of APICS, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Society of Cost Management (SCM) and the National Council of Corporate Directors (NACD). Alan is a recipient of NACD’s “2007 Board Member of the Year” award.