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Kubota’s Sutton anticipates benefits from Northeast Georgia Inland Port
Kubota’s Sutton anticipates benefits from Northeast Georgia Inland Port

Paul Scott Abbott | January 21, 2019 | People | Industry Profiles | Ports & Terminals | Ports

When Peach State officials last fall announced plans to build the Northeast Georgia Inland Port, Phil Sutton was among the most enthused business executives.

Boise Cascade’s Goodwin relies on relationships to meet rising demand in tight transport market
Boise Cascade’s Goodwin relies on relationships to meet rising demand in tight transport market

Paul Scott Abbott | September 24, 2018 | People | Industry Profiles | International Trade

With burgeoning demand for wood products and building materials amidst tightening transportation capacity, Lee Goodwin depends upon long-term relationships to fulfill needs of customers of Boise Cascade Co.

Neiman Marcus fashions luxury logistics with Weirich’s channel-agnosticpassion
Neiman Marcus fashions luxury logistics with Weirich’s channel-agnosticpassion

Paul Scott Abbott | June 25, 2018 | People | Industry Profiles | International Trade

Delivering the luxury experience synonymous with the Neiman Marcus name demands consistent execution of consumer-satisfying logistics, and Willis Weirich is passionately committed to an agile, channel-agnostic approach that resonates positively with upscale customers.

Walgreens looks to Slone to lead prolific supply chain initiatives
Walgreens looks to Slone to lead prolific supply chain initiatives

Paul Scott Abbott | April 23, 2018 | People | Industry Profiles | Logistics

Having literally written the book on modern supply chain excellence, Reuben Slone is spearheading initiatives saving Walgreens hundreds of millions of dollars while enhancing safety and providing mutually beneficial opportunities for workers with disabilities.

Eastman Chemical’s Schnede addicted  to ‘really, really cool’ world of logistics
Eastman Chemical’s Schnede addicted to ‘really, really cool’ world of logistics

Paul Scott Abbott | April 09, 2018 | People | Industry Profiles

Shortly after coming to the United States in 1985 to work for ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd, Klaus Schnede almost returned to his native Germany, frustrated by a language barrier.

Diaz hitting Mexico-Florida homerun with World Direct Shipping success
Diaz hitting Mexico-Florida homerun with World Direct Shipping success

Paul Scott Abbott | February 26, 2018 | People | Industry Profiles | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

Carlos Diaz was in the big leagues just long enough to have one MLB basehit, and now he’s knocking a metaphorical homerun as an ocean carrier executive with World Direct Shipping, a Florida-based line with an expanding presence in weekly services across the Gulf of Mexico.

Vogt Power’s Taylor strategically addresses project cargo challenges
Vogt Power’s Taylor strategically addresses project cargo challenges

Paul Scott Abbott | November 28, 2017 | People | Industry Profiles | Project / Heavy Lift News

Humbly growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, Valencia Taylor never wanted a typical restaurant or store job.

Prince seizes cold chain’s last frontier as he puts Tiger Cool Express on track
Prince seizes cold chain’s last frontier as he puts Tiger Cool Express on track

Paul Scott Abbott | October 23, 2017 | People | Industry Profiles | Logistics

Intermodal industry veteran Ted Prince seems to have the tiger by the tail.

Ally Global Logistics’ Zambo helps clients thrive in export of lumber, logs
Ally Global Logistics’ Zambo helps clients thrive in export of lumber, logs

Paul Scott Abbott | September 25, 2017 | People | Industry Profiles | Maritime News | Breakbulk News

Employing life lessons learned on the hardwood basketball court, Steve Zambo is pressing on as a leader in facilitating exports of lumber and logs.

JCPenney logistics veteran Schart shaping Stein Mart’s supply chain
JCPenney logistics veteran Schart shaping Stein Mart’s supply chain

Paul Scott Abbott | August 21, 2017 | People | Industry Profiles | International Trade

Applying more than a third of a century of logistics experience with J.C. Penney Co., Rick Schart has, over the past nine years, helped Jacksonville, Florida-based Stein Mart Inc. realize tens of millions of dollars in annual savings while benefiting customers.

Hamburg Süd’s Wilson helps IANA evolve with services, annual EXPO
Hamburg Süd’s Wilson helps IANA evolve with services, annual EXPO

Paul Scott Abbott | August 07, 2017 | People | Industry Profiles | Liner Shipping

Comfortable wearing many hats, Mike Wilson is a leading ocean carrier executive, officer of an organization assisting homeless families and a new grandparent, not to mention his two decades on the board of the Intermodal Association of North America, which is readying to “push the envelope” with its Intermodal EXPO 2017.

CB&I’s Swanson sees logistics gaining importance in early stages of projects
CB&I’s Swanson sees logistics gaining importance in early stages of projects

Paul Scott Abbott | July 25, 2017 | People | Industry Profiles | Project / Heavy Lift News | Maritime News

With a decreasing number of available projects and tightening schedules, logistics is playing an increasingly vital early role for worldwide energy industry technology and infrastructure provider CB&I, according to Jake Swanson.

Grove Services’ Iacopella is coolly meeting temperature-controlled logistics challenges
Grove Services’ Iacopella is coolly meeting temperature-controlled logistics challenges

Paul Scott Abbott | July 10, 2017 | People | Industry Profiles | Logistics

As director of logistics for Grove Services Inc., Nick Iacopella coolly meets challenges of temperature-controlled logistics for one of the top three U.S. poultry exporters.

Aqua Gulf’s ‘tech nerd’ Sandrin sees promise in Caribbean region
Aqua Gulf’s ‘tech nerd’ Sandrin sees promise in Caribbean region

Paul Scott Abbott | June 12, 2017 | People | Industry Profiles | International Trade

Sergio Sandrin, president of third-party logistics provider Aqua Gulf Transport, is good-natured about his love of technology and brings an equally positive attitude to the Caribbean marketplace his company serves, even as Puerto Rico continues to present challenges.

West Coast gateways key plan of Claire’s Stores’ Winkleblack
West Coast gateways key plan of Claire’s Stores’ Winkleblack

Paul Scott Abbott | April 24, 2017 | People | Industry Profiles | International Trade

Using multiple West Coast port gateways in an inland point intermodal supply chain model gives Deborah Winkleblack the diversified logistical strength she needs to make sure teens, tweens and other customers of Claire’s Stores Inc. have the fashionable jewelry and accessories they crave readily available at their local mall.

CVS Health supply chain’s vigor relies on critical Link
CVS Health supply chain’s vigor relies on critical Link

Paul Scott Abbott | April 10, 2017 | People | Industry Profiles | International Trade

It’s only fitting that the man responsible for leading CVS Health Inc’s supply chain team happens to be named Link.

Fornés stands tall over supply chain of No. 1 building materials company
Fornés stands tall over supply chain of No. 1 building materials company

Paul Scott Abbott | November 20, 2016 | People | Industry Profiles | Logistics

At 6-foot-4, Elisabeth Fornés clearly stands above her supply chain professional peers, applying teamwork skills honed as a French professional basketball player and knowledge of four languages (and cultures) to her role with the world’s largest building materials company.

Keeping shipments cold is key for Endeavor Seafood’s Souza
Keeping shipments cold is key for Endeavor Seafood’s Souza

Paul Scott Abbott | October 24, 2016 | People | Industry Profiles | Logistics

In George Souza’s business, nothing is more critical than keeping product cold throughout the supply chain, although sustainability is becoming an increasing priority as well.

Yusen Logistics’ Bailey bringing passion for industry to IANA’s Intermodal EXPO
Yusen Logistics’ Bailey bringing passion for industry to IANA’s Intermodal EXPO

Paul Scott Abbott | August 22, 2016 | People | Industry Profiles | Logistics

As chief strategy officer for Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. and vice chair of the Intermodal Association of North America, Adriene Bailey exudes an undeniable passion for the intermodal industry.

Pasha Automotive Services executive driven to succeed, including in Baltimore endeavor
Pasha Automotive Services executive driven to succeed, including in Baltimore endeavor

Paul Scott Abbott | August 08, 2016 | People | Industry Profiles | International Trade

John Pasha is clearly driven to succeed and help others, whether in his role as senior vice president of Pasha Automotive Services – the vehicle processing and distribution solutions unit of The Pasha Group – or leading San Diego civic efforts or playing guitar in a rock ’n’ roll band.

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