Since 2016, Gerry Duffy has brought his real-world — and around-the-world — experience and expertise in the field of supply chain and logistics to SAIT’s classrooms. With a career that has taken him across the globe and into director and vice-president positions with Canadian Pacific Railway, ATCO and Genco, students in the School of Business benefit from his knowledge and expertise.
After obtaining a diploma in Avionic Studies — specializing in surface-to-air missiles — from Royal Air Force Locking, Duffy worked for 21 years for the military as a supply chain officer, before ultimately moving to the private sector. He has a master’s degree in Operations Management, specializing in strategic planning, supply chain management and organizational change from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
His career, which has seen him do everything from manage critical supply chains for short-supply aerospace parts to overseeing site services for an oil and gas construction project in Alberta’s oilsands, has spanned the globe, from the UK to across Europe, Hong Kong, Norway and, through SAIT, the United Arab Emirates.
Beyond teaching students, Duffy has developed curriculum for SAIT, ensuring courses meet the technological challenges in this evolving sector.
Awards and achievements:
- Certified as a Professional Logistician with the Logistics Institute, with a Yellow and Green belt with Go Lean Six Sigma,
- Certified with the Association for Supply Chain Management
If I wasn't doing this: "I would be a supply chain and logistics consultant."