Adjunct Faculty Profiles

Rickey Slaughter, MBA, MA is a Logistics Manager and the owner of Slaughter Consulting, a veteran-owned business consulting agency specialization in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Operation. Prior to starting his business, Rickey was a Logistics Manager with the Department of Defense with over 25 years of experience in support of government, national and international logistics operations. His primary areas of focus have been in Policies and Procedures, Process Improvements, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, Training Warehousing, Transportation, Purchasing, and Funds Management. Rickey is a retired Air Force Reserve veteran, who served with the California Air National Guard Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 452nd Air Mobility Wing. Rickey has also worked as a Manager with Roadway Systems.

Rickey holds a Bachelor's Degree from Alcorn State University in Business Administration, a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Master's Degree in Psychology from Chapman University. He is a former member of the Supply Management Activity Group, where he served 8 years as a Stock Fund Manager.




Milton Krivokuca DBA teaches Quality master’s classes related to critical thinking in the application of quality theories and supply chain management. His undergraduate degree is in Management Science. His advanced degrees include MBA, MA and DBA. He has earned numerous professional certifications: CQIA, CMQ/OE, CQA, CQT, CQPA, CCT, CQE, CQE, CSSGB, CCT, RAB ISO:9000-2000 Auditor, CPM, and PCM. He is a senior member of ASQ and currently serves as the chair of the ASQ Quality Management Division. Dr. Krivokuca frequently writes articles related to current Quality subjects. He is frequently invited to deliver lectures related to quality and supply chain topics to domestic and international audiences.

Michelle “Shelley” Johnston has an extensive background in aerospace and commercial enterprises has held positions as a management professional in the business, contract, project, proposal, and subcontract management disciplines. She has most recently contributed to her profession as a project management consultant and adjunct professor. Ms. Johnston has completed certificate programs in Project Management through the University of California at Irvine (UCI) and in Government Contract Management through University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Finance from California State University at Long Beach, and has earned a professional certification in contract management (CPCM) from the National Contract Management Association. She has taught for many years in corporate, professional association, and university environments.

Frank J. Putz, MBA, Lifetime C.P.M., Lifetime A.P.P., has 30 years of active Purchasing and Supply Management experience. He has also worked for various electronic companies in the Aerospace Industry.  He is currently the Purchasing Manager for Daico Industries in Carson, CA.  He has taught Purchasing, Management, and Economics classes at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Frank holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in business administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills.  He is the Vice President of Education at ISM-LA, the Los Angeles chapter of The Institute of Supply Management (ISM).

Michael P. Boyd, M.A. is the purchasing manager for the City of Chino.  Prior to this, Michael served as a purchasing supervisor for major projects at Home Savings of America, as well as at Washington Mutual.

Michael holds a bachelor's degree in applied business and a master's degree in organization management from Azusa Pacific University.  Michael is a certified purchasing manager, and served as past president of the Inland Empire affiliate of the Institute of Supply Management.  He is also a member of the California Public Purchasing Officers Organization and the National Association of Purchasing Managers.

Richard Dimler, M.S.S.C.M. is a supply chain and operations manager with over twenty years of experience.  His experience includes over fourteen years in the food and beverage industry and eight years in the medical device industry.  His primary areas of focus have included process improvements, lean manufacturing, supply chain management, inventory management, operations, planning and forecast management, distribution and logistics, manufacturing, project management, purchasing and managing vendor relationships.

Richard holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Manhattan College and a master's degree in supply chain management from the University of San Diego.  He serves on the board of the Institute of Supply Management in San Diego and belongs to CIPS and APICS.

Mario R. Estrada, M.B.A. is currently national account manager for Lynnco, a supply chain service provider.  Prior to this, Mario served in various leadership roles at UPS, including engineering, project management and business development for 10 years.  Overall, Mario has over 17 years experience in logistics throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Mario holds a bachelor's degree in business development from Ottawa University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Dallas.

Rese Farrish, J.D., M.B.A. is a contracts manager with General Atomics-Electromagnetic Systems.  He has over twenty-five years experience in contracts, subcontracts and supply chain management in support of international, commercial and government acquisitions.  Rese is a retired Air Force officer who served as a warranted contracting officer in the National Reconnaissance Office and the Defense Contract Management Agency.  He has worked as a manager for major subcontracts at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems and as senior principal supply chain manager at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems.

His experience includes work in five foreign countries in a variety of contract and supply chain management efforts.  Rese is a member of the National Contract Management Association and has served in a variety of positions at various local chapters throughout the United States.

Rese holds a law degree from Suffolk University Law School, Boston Massachusetts and a master's degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota.

Krystal VaughanKrystal D. Vaughan, M.B.A. is a senior material requirements planner for San Diego Gas and Electric where she is responsible for purchasing distribution transformers, electric switches and other renewable parts and maintenance equipment.  She also has experience in cash services, electric meter services and the gas department.

Krystal holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from National University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Redlands.  She is a past member of the National Association of Purchasing Management, San Diego chapter, and served a 2-year term on the board of directors as the director of public relations.

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