Jerry Ulm, who capped his longtime logistics career as leader of global carrier relations at Owens Corning, died this month after a long illness. He was 60.
A former member of the National Industrial Transportation League’s board, Mr. Ulm was an outspoken advocate for shippers during a career spent entirely in transportation and logistics.
He had recently been honored at Ohio-based Owens Corning with the company’s OC Board of Directors Cup.
“Jerry’s dedicated purpose, focus and passion for the industry and the League was unmistakable,” said Bruce Carlton, president of the NITL. “He will be missed.”
Ed Wolfe, a transportation investment analyst with Wolfe Trahan, called Mr. Ulm, “an active and passionate voice for the transportation industry. … We will miss Jerry's kindness, good nature and candor. May the freight be with him.”
Jerry Ulm joined Owens Corning in 2006 after working in consulting.
A native of Galesburg, Ill., he lived in Perrysburg, Ohio, and survivors include his wife of 37 years, Susan Ulm.