Dennis began his career at Higbee Company in Cleveland, Ohio as Director of their distribution center. In 1978 Dennis relocated to California as the Director of Mervyns’ distribution center in Hayward, California. He was soon given the task of designing and building a new state-of-the-art distribution center in Ontario, California. In 1982, Dennis was made Vice President of Logistics and took on the task of opening a new distribution center in Plano, Texas, as well as taking on the Real Estate and Asset Protection operations for Mervyns’ new Southwest territory. In 1986, Mervyns centralized its distribution function back to California, and Dennis closed the logistics operation in Plano, relocated to Hayward, California, and became Sr. Vice President of Logistics for Mervyns, taking on the further responsibility of the Legal operation. Dennis retired in 2000.
During his “retirement”, Dennis was engaged for consulting jobs with Trader Joe’s and Vans shoes, and in 2001 formed his own logistics consulting firm, Green & Associates, LLC. Green & Associates’ expertise is focused on supply-chain improvement beginning with planning, through final delivery of services or product. Green & Associates assists wholesale and retail management teams with supply chain strategic planning, business process improvement, systems implementation, and operating procedure definition. Clients include American Apparel, Nordstrom, Levi Strauss & Co. (US and Mexico City), Cost Plus World Market, DOTS, Avenue, BCBG Max Azria, Technicolor Home Entertainment Services, New Ashley Stewart, Ripley Department Stores (Santiago, Chile), Sodimac (Santiago, Chile), and Supermercados (Lima, Peru).
Dennis currently serves as a Director on the Board of Inner City Advisors, the Oakland chapter of Michael Porter’s Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. This organization provides pro bono consulting services to minority business in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dennis has been recognized by the National Society of Fundraising Executives for volunteer work provided to United Way of the Bay Area.
In 1993 Dennis was co-winner of the Smithsonian award for technology excellence.