Q’s mandate to provide “Ideas for Leadership in Logistics” is clearly evidenced in this issue, with articles written by professionals and logisticians from America and Canada who are leading and transforming.

Richard Armstrong, Chairman, Armstrong & Associates is a third party logistics expert who specializes in supply chain evaluation and outsourcing. Dick is the co-editor and publisher of Who’s Who in Logistics? Armstrong’s Guide to Global Supply Chain Management. He has over 20 years experience as a consultant, educator and motor carrier executive. He is licensed to practice before FMCSA and FMC. His publications cover the globalization of logistics, supply chain management, transportation operating efficiency and DOT regulations.

Michael Bible is Agility’s CEO for the Americas region, based in Santa Ana, California, and leads the group’s initiatives in the region. Michael has over 20 years experience, with the last six years in the transportation and logistics industry. He was the CFO for the Americas region for the past five years and played an active role in driving the financial turnaround for the former GeoLogistics Americas region when the company was owned by Questor Partners.
Prior to his tenure with Agility and GeoLogistics, Michael spent nine years at El Camino Resources, Ltd., a southern California-based company specializing in technology hardware leasing and distribution. He was VP of Accounting and Operations during his last two years with El Camino, leading the company’s financial and operational organizations. Michael spent the first five years of his career with KPMG in their audit practice.
Jim Butts, Vice President, transportation, of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., has been with the company since 1978, and joined the company’s executive team in 2002. Jim is responsible for the relationships with several key customers in the retail, consumer products, paper, manufacturing and agriculture industries, aiding them in logistics and supply chain systems design, including the use of third party logistics services in supply chain planning and execution.

David J. Closs, PhD, LQ Executive Editor, is John H. McConnell Chair Professor at the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. He has consulted with more than 100 Fortune 500 corporations on logistics strategies and systems and is an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Bruce Danielson, Executive communications Manager, UPS is responsible for developing strategic messages and event opportunities for UPS senior executives that support UPS’s growth, brand/reputation, thought leadership, employee relations and policy goals. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Journalism and communications with a degree in Public Relations. He has spent his 26-year professional career in the field of corporate communications, specializing in executive communications.

Jim Davidson, CEO, Wheels Group, began his career in logistics at the Ford Motor Company in 1963, working in all aspects of logistics for 17 years. Mr. Davidson joined TNT in 1983 and held various management roles, including roles in operations, staff, administration and general management for a number of different divisions. He also served as the TNT board member representing North America at their European-based board meetings. He has served on the executive of the Canadian General Motors Supplier Council and as Executive Vice President of the ATA council of Logistics located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Paul Delp, President of Lansdale Warehouse, a logistics and regional trucking company in Philadelphia, is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the international Warehouse Logistics Association, the Warehousing Education Research Council, and regional and national transportation associations. He is a corporate sponsor of Penn State’s Center for Supply Chain Research.

David Faoro, Director of Supply Chain, The International Group, has over 20 years’ experience in supply chain management for chemical, food and beverage, office products and wholesale distribution companies. He is a past president of the Toronto chapter, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and a member of the Advisory Board of Logistics Quarterly.

Monica Isbell is Owner/Manager of Starboard Alliance Company based in Portland, OR. Monica has been in the supply chain management field for 28 years, with a focus on international trade strategy and operations. She previously held executive positions with Columbia Sportswear, Asics Tiger, Sea-Land, and Cargo Management Services.

Thomas J. Goldsby, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Kentucky whose research includes logistics strategy and supply chain integration. He has done logistics analysis and research for both the corporate and public sectors and is a member of several industry councils.

John Langley Jr., Ph.D, MBA, Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of Supply Chain Executive programs, Georgia Institute of technology, is a former president of the Council of Logistics Management and a recipient of numerous distinguished service awards. He serves on the boards of UTi Worldwide, Averitt Express, and Forward Air Corporation.

Keith Matthews is Executive Vice President and Co-Chairman, as well as co-founder, of Kelron Logistics, one of Canada’s largest 3PLs, with three transportation operating facilities for ondemand transportation and a 108,000 square foot warehouse and distribution facility. Along with being one of the top 25 freight brokers in the United States, Kelron Logistics is one of the top 3PLs in North America. Keith heads up Kelron’s sales and marketing activities, as well as leading the company’s Transportation Management Group, responsible for network design, implementation and execution of single source transportation solutions. Keith has a background in computer programming and systems design and has earned his Logistics Executive Certification from the university of Tennessee.

Bruce Miller is the President and CEO of Port San Antonio. He is responsible for the redevelopment of the former Kelly Air Force base through the development of an aerospace, industrial complex and international logistics platform. The Port consists of 1900 acres of master-planned, mixed use property with over nine million square feet of industrial and warehouse space. The entire site is a Foreign Trade Zone with infrastructure assets that include a 11,500 foot runway, a Railport with over a million square feet of warehouse space under construction and immediate connectivity to three interstate highways. Port San Antonio is the home to 60 tenants, principally aerospace companies, with a combined employment of over 12,000 people.

Dr. Mary Holcomb, Associate professor of Logistics, University of tennessee, focuses on two areas of logistics and supply chain management: process design and metrics. Her work has appeared in several logistics and transportation journals, and she is on the editorial board of Quality Management Journal and a former editor of the Transportation Energy Data Book.

Brian Pease is an MBA Student at Michigan State University concentrating in Supply Chain Management. He is currently the VP of Corporate Relations for the Graduate Supply Chain management Association. Prior to Michigan State, Brian worked for eight years as a consultant doing process improvement and software implementations across a variety of industries.

Reg Wightman is a senior officer of the Motor Carrier Division in Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has an undergraduate degree from the university of Winnipeg. He is a CITT professional who not only sits on the CITT National Board of Directors, but teaches transportation Policy and Regulation and Fundamentals of Logistics at the University of Manitoba in their certificate in Logistics program of study.

Nicholas Seiersen, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.B.A., P.Log., LQ Executive Editor, is a Senior Manager with KPMG, based in Toronto, Ontario. He specializes in supply chain consulting, with particular attention to strategic sourcing and supply chain planning and operations. Mr. Seiersen is the Canadian Service Line lead for Operations Cost Management at KPMG. Mr. Seiersen holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry and an M.B.A. in Industrial management. He teaches executive development courses at top universities in Europe and North America. He is the past President of the Toronto roundtable of the Council of Logistics management (now CSCMP).

John Thomson is Vice President of the Canadian Operations for Huron Services group, a CPC Logistics company, the first driver agency in Canada (1969), which has evolved into a full-service 3PL today. He is active in industry associations and local community charities, and has spoken on team building and employee retention in the industry.

Walter Zinn, PhD, is a professor at Ohio State University. His interests are the impact of customer service policies and the effects of inventory centralization and sales forecasting on safety stocks, logistics partnerships and consumer reactions to stockouts. An innovation award winner, Professor Zinn is a member of the editorial review board of two logistics journals.

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