Logistics: Trucking

Things are moving in Memphis. To be precise, they’re moving in and out of Memphis, thanks to the trucking industry. And what better city for the job? The I-40 and I-55 interstates, extending east-west and north-south respectively, position the region at a key crossroads in the interstate highway system. Add to it the future I-69 linking Canada to Mexico and the city’s central location geographically, and your’e talking about a titan of distribution. As the logistics hub of America, our city is truly a power player in the industry.

Owner, IMC Companies, LLC. Has been with company for 29 years. Services include transportation logistics and international shipping (import and export). Small Business Awards Finalist, Memphis Business Journal. Member, American Trucking Association, Intermodal Association of North America, Tennessee Trucking Association, and Memphis World Trade Club. Supports American Heart Association and AGAPE Child and Family Services.

Regional Service Center Manager, YRC. Bachelor of Science degree. Has been with company for 28 years. YRC delivers reliable solutions for heavyweight shipping with expedited and guaranteed deliveries by ground or air. Supports industrial, commercial, and retail customers with transportation solutions in national, regional, and international markets. Supports United Way and the Sarah Smiles Charity. Married to wife, Kitty, with two children.

President and CEO, FedEx Freight Corp. Joined FedEx Express in 1989. Former Executive Vice President and CEO, FedEx Express-United States. Was responsible for FedEx Express Air Operations, Air Ground and Freight Services, Central Support Services, Domestic Ground Operations Divisions. Former Vice President, Memphis World Hub and Managing Director, Newark Hub. Serves as Chairman of the Board for United Way of the Mid-South.

Service Center Director, Averitt Express. Graduate of Lambuth University. Has been Service Center Director of Averitt’s Memphis-area facility for 12 years. Formerly the operations manager. Received Elmer’s Products’ Carrier of the Year, A.O. Smith’s LTL Carrier of the Year, Dollar General’s Carrier Partner of the Year, and LTL Carrier of the Year awards. Member, Averitt Cares for Kids, associate-funded charity that focuses on supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

President and COO, Kenco Logistic Services, LLC. B.S., Management, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Formerly President of Operations. Has responsibility for the corporate management of all facilities. Developed an activity-based costing and work measurement productivity program. Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals  and Warehousing Education and Research Council. Company began in 1950 and now has more than 100 facilities and 25-million square feet of warehouse space.

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