Our SCALE Applied Learning Coaching Team

Our many years of experience in managing various supply chain, operations and executive leadership functions coupled with the ability to teach and coach your team are what makes us an expert at meeting your company's needs.



David A. Demers


David Demers is the Founder of Avicon Learning Resources, a consulting, education and coaching practice focused on supply chain innovation competency development. Dave brings a unique understanding of supply chain transformation strategies and tactical execution disciplines. His thirty seven years of experience in the supply chain field enables him to address process integration, information technology, cash and organizational engineering solution requirements. He has lead major consulting initiatives involving the transformation of supply chain models on a global basis. Among his client assignments are such diverse industry leaders as Apple, Dell, Cisco Systems, HP, Parker Hannifin, Office Depot, Ingersol Rand, GAP, Baxter Health Care, ExxonMobil Chemical, SABIC, Bayer, Arkema and many other global corporations. He also serves in an advisory capacity for private equity and legal firms concerning operational and investment considerations.


Dave was named a Distinguished Faculty Associate in Supply Chain at The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal School of Business. He serves as the Supply Chain Transformation and the Applying Lean to the Supply Chain programs Co-Director at the PSU Center for Supply Chain Research. In addition to Avicon Learning Resources practice, Dave now splits his time lecturing globally in the PSU Executive Education Program, now ranked #1 in Custom Executive Education Worldwide by The Economist.  He has lead executive education programs across five continents and has drawn participants from over forty countries.


Dave is also a Visiting Professor at the Army Logistics Management University and the Defense Logistics Agency. Dave also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain at Northeastern University's Business School where he teaches in their graduate MBA program and Executive Education areas.


Prior to his current consulting and education roles, Dave has twenty years of diverse
operational and strategic experience in senior supply chain leadership positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, M&M Mars, and Ore-Ida Foods, the frozen foods division of H.J. Heinz.


Dave holds an MBA in Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State University and a BS from Northeastern University in
Business Logistics.