Mr. Terry Bunch of Rayonier was elected as the Chairman of The National Industrial Transportation League’s (NITL) Board of Directors. Mr. Bunch succeeds Mark Maleski of J.C. Penney Co. who just completed his second consecutive one year term. As Chairman of the Board, Mr. Bunch also serves as Chairman of the League’s Executive Committee. “I look forward to working with the League’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors and the staff in Washington,” said Mr. Bunch. “The League’s leadership on issues that affect all shippers in unmatched, and I know we have important challenges ahead of us.” Also elected to the Board and its Executive Committee as the NITL Treasurer is Rick Webb of Watco Companies. He succeeds Mary Pileggi of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company who held this position. She was in turn elected to serve as the organizations third vice chair.
A complete list of the newly elected members of the Executive Committee, Committee Chairs and at-large members of the Board of Directors for the coming year is as follows:
The Executive Committee: Chairman: Terry L. Bunch, Director, Logistics & Customer Service, Rayonier; First Vice Chairman: Matt Ehlinger, Director, Corporate Transportation, NCH Corporation; Second Vice Chairman: Doug J. Kratzberg, Rail Planning and Operations Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Company; Third Vice Chairman: Mary Pileggi, Logistics Manager - NA Region, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company; and, Treasurer: Rick Webb, CEO, Watco Companies.
Committee Chairs: Air Transportation: Richard W. Macomber, Global Logistics Procurement, Geodis Supply Chain Optimization (SCO); Auditing: Keith Kennedy, Manager, Transportation & Logistics, Howard Industries; Education: Nathan Buza, Manager, Commercial Logistics, LyondellBasell Industries; Highway Transportation:
Wayne Johnson, Manager, Carrier Relations, Owens Corning; Ocean Transportation: Donald Pisano, Chairman, Traffic and Warehouse Committee, Green Coffee Association, Inc.; and, Railroad Transportation: Randy Brown, VP, Corporate Transportation & Logistics, Cargill, Incorporated.
At-Large Members of the Board of Directors:
Michael B. Berzon, President, Mar-Log, Inc.; Leman G. (Chip) Bown, Jr., Managing Director, Regulatory Compliance, FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage, Inc.; Jim Bragan, Traffic Manager, American Cast Iron Pipe Company; Robin Burns, Vice President Supply Chain, Occidental Chemical Corporation; Gary Burns, Logistics Manager, Cemex, Inc.; Arthur E. Cole, President, Edwards & Drew, Inc.; Richard Dodd, President, RDC Logistics; Andrew J. Gillespie, Director of Transportation, Ansell Healthcare Products, LLC; Bradley N. Howell, Chairman & CEO, Lodestar Logistics Corporation; Thomas F. Jensen, Vice President, UPS; Mark Maleski, Sr. Merchandise Supply Chain Manager, J. C. Penney Company, Inc.; Paul T. Newbourne, Vice President & General Manager, Armada Supply Chain Solutions; Bill O'Connor, COO, FoodScience Corporation; Robert Palmer, Executive Sponsor, Global Transportation, Emerson Electric Co.; Gary A. Palmer, Senior Director, Transportation, True Value Company; Thomas F. Pellington, Sr. Director, Private Fleet, Rail, The David J. Joseph Company; Tom Preis, Director, Transportation Procurement, Anheuser-Busch Inc.; Michael A. Regan, CEO/Chairman of the Board, TranzAct Technologies, Inc.; Howard Schwartz, Executive Dir., Distribution & Postal Affairs, Conde Nast Publications, Inc.; Peter Spanos, Director of Transportation, Nestle Purina Petcare Company; Jeffrey G. Tucker, C.E.O, Tucker Company Worldwide, Inc.; Pat Walsh, Director, Rail Operations, ConocoPhillips Company; Curt Warfel, Manager, Logistics & Distributions, Eka Chemicals Inc. /an Akzo Nobel Company.
In commenting on the election, League President and CEO Bruce Carlton said, “We want to congratulate all of the Members of our Board of Directors and its Executive Committee, and thank them for their service to the League. We especially want to welcome the newest Members of our Board, Brad Howell and Pat Walsh.”
A full list of NITL leadership can be found here: http://www.nitl.org/mission.htm.
Founded in 1907, the NITL is the nation’s oldest and largest association of companies interested in transportation. The League’s more than 600 members range from some of the largest companies in the nation to much smaller enterprises. The League’s members primarily include companies that move their products through our country’s transportation network and are engaged in the movement of goods both domestically and internationally. League members ship their products via all modes of transportation.