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LQ Introduces an American Trucking Associations Transportation Column - Dedicated to Transportation Trends and Issues
LQ is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new transportation column focused on the trucking industry trends in the United States that influence businesses across North America.
Beginning with this edition, LQ will publish a column from the American Trucking associations aimed at providing LQ's 30,000 readers with insights into industry-wide trends that make the business of trucking a challenge.
The American Trucking associations, Inc. (ATA) is the national trade and safety organization of the United States trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations, conferences and other organizations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States. Established in 1933, ATA serves as the "voice" of the U.S. trucking industry, which numbers more than 570,000 for-hire, private fleets and owner-operators. Across all industries, nearly nine million people, or one in every 15 civilian workers, are employed in trucking or trucking-related jobs.
ATA represents the full range of member and trucking industry interests in Washington, D.C., through aggressive advocacy before the Administration, Congress, the Courts and regulatory agencies. The American Trucking associations is the only national organization dedicated solely to serving every facet of the trucking industry's needs. ATA is a driving force in effecting change and vigorously promoting the trucking industry interests.
Con-way Names Tom Nightingale Vice President, Communications and Chief Marketing Officer
Thomas Nightingale has recently joined Con-way as Vice President of communications and Chief Marketing Officer.
Mr. Nightingale brings to the Con-way organization a diverse background of marketing and sales experience with leading transportation, logistics and supply chain firms. In his new position, he will serve as the company's top marketing executive, responsible for worldwide corporate marketing strategy, research, product development, program planning and support for Con-way's freight transportation and global contract logistics businesses. He reports to Douglas W. Stotlar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Con-way.
"Tom is an experienced and respected executive whose proven skills in global brand development and corporate marketing strategy complement our team," said Mr. Stotlar. "I'm confident his knowledge and insight will contribute significantly to our growth initiatives and the continued building of our brand under the Con-way banner."
He joins Con-way from Schneider National, Inc., where since 2002 he has been Vice President of Corporate marketing. Prior to Schneider, Mr. Nightingale worked in senior marketing, sales leadership and operations roles for several transportation, logistics and supply chain companies, these include Clareon, a B2B payment software subsidiary of fleetBoston financial; Paxis, a supply chain services joint venture between GATX and lockheed Martin; CSX Transportation; and United Parcel Service.
Mr. Nightingale holds a bachelor's degree in International marketing/ Management from Siena College. He received his MBA from Syracuse university, where he completed graduate studies in Organization and management. He is a long-standing member of LQ's Advisory Board.
Con-way Inc. is a $ 4.2 billion freight transportation and logistics company with businesses in less-than-truckload and full truckload freight services, expedite, brokerage, contract logistics, warehousing, supply chain management and trailer manufacturing. The company and its subsidiaries operate across North America and in 20 countries.
LQ is pleased to announce that John Langley has accepted LQ's invitation to join its Advisory Board.
John Langley Jr., Ph.D., M.B.A. Dr. Langley is Professor of Supply Chain management and Director of Supply Chain Executive programs at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Langley is a former President of the Council of Logistics management, and a recipient of the Council's distinguished Service Award. In 2004 he was honored as one of the profession's top five logistics executives at the richmond Events Logistics and Supply Chain Forum. He received his Ph.D. degree in Business Logistics from Penn State University. Dr. Langley has co-authored several books, including The management of Business Logistics, a 7th edition textbook published in 2003. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of UTi Worldwide, Inc., Averitt Express, Inc., and Forward Air Corporation. He is also lead author of the annual study on the 3PL industry, the most recent of which is titled "2004 Ninth Annual Study of 3PL Service Providers: Views from the Customers".
Appointment of Robert Masson, Vice President, Marketing and Development, Montreal Port Authority
Dominic J. Taddeo, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), recentlyannounced the appointment of Robert Masson to the position of Vice-President, Marketing and Development. Mr. Masson's started in his new position on September 6, 2006.
Before his appointment, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Trois-Rivières Port Authority.
As Vice-President, Marketing and Development of the MPA, Mr. Masson is responsible for commercial business development and customer relations with the Port of Montreal's national and international clientele.
A native of Trois-Rivières, Robert Masson graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Over the years, Robert Masson has been actively involved in the transportation industry as a member of several committees and working groups. He was Chairman of the Board of the Association of Canadian Port authorities (ACPA) in 2003 and is still on the Board of Directors of the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (Sodes). He also is the representative of Canadian ports on the St. Lawrence River on the Quebec marine industry forum (Forum de concertation de l'industrie maritime) of the Ministère des Transports du Québec.