Holland, Mich., June 9, 2010 – LeanLogistics, a global leader in innovative SaaS transportation technology and supply chain services, announced today that Christopher Timmer was named the “2010 TMCA Transportation Marketing Executive of the Year.” The award recognizes a senior marketing leader who has demonstrated quality, results-oriented talent within the transportation industry. This honor was presented last evening, at a special awards gala at TMCA’s Annual Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where LeanLogistics also received their Compass Award for the 2009 “I Lean” Integrated Marketing Campaign.
Chris Timmer is Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing and is responsible for overall strategy, positioning and expansion of the LeanLogistics solutions, including internationalization and SaaS platform development. Timmer has over 20 years of experience in transportation and logistics management and has led the scaling of the LeanLogistics SaaS transportation network through the innovation and market adoption of On-Demand TMS®, to the launch of new offerings including LeanLogistics innovative GreenLanes™ fractional dedicated freight program and the revolutionary do-it-yourself LeanSource Procurement App.
Timmer has expertise in transportation management, on-demand technologies, and the issues and challenges facing companies dealing with inbound and outbound logistics, outsourced logistics services, and freight payment and audit. He can speak to visibility into supply chain operations, business intelligence for continuous improvement programs, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, collaboration and network advantage, and enhancing carrier performance and relationships. He’s lead marketing initiatives around a variety of thought-leadership campaigns from Closed-Loop Transportation Spend Management to LeanLogistics’ Path to Value program to drive efficiencies and reduce transportation costs.
“It’s an honor to receive an award from a long-standing organization of veteran transportation marketers and sales executives", said Chris upon receiving his award. “The Marketing Executive of the Year award validates the hard work and programs we’ve created to drive our business forward, as well as providing visibility to innovative solution advancements in our industry.
Timmer joins a circle of distinguished alumni who have demonstrated the highest principles and marketing effectiveness in the industry. Past recipients include George Abernathy, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Transplace; Tammy Beil, vice president of marketing for FedEx Freight; Mike Russell, vice president for public affairs and press secretary for the American Trucking Associations posthumously; Chuck Lounsbury, formerly senior vice president of strategy, marketing and acquisitions for Ryder; Dick Metzler, formerly executive vice president of DHL Express; and Greg Reid, formerly senior vice president and chief communications officer of Yellow Corp.
The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association provides knowledge, connections, recognition, and solutions to marketing, sales, and communications professionals in all modes and market segments of the transportation and logistics industries. For additional information visit www.TMCAtoday.org or contact TMCA at 609-799-4900.
LeanLogistics is a global leader in SaaS transportation technology and supply chain services. LeanLogistics On-Demand TMS® delivers complete transportation planning, execution, settlement, and procurement functions that improve business processes, increase operating efficiency, and reduce costs.
On-Demand TMS® currently processes millions of shipments per year representing over $5 billion in annual freight spend. Across this largest transportation network, more than 51,000 shippers, suppliers and trading partners interact with over 5,500 carriers, processing millions of transactions.
For companies outsourcing their transportation management process, LeanLogistics provides Supply Chain Services, combining the power of the On-Demand TMS® network, software as a service, and best practices to ensure clients receive maximum value.
LeanLogistics was founded in 1999 by logistics and transportation executives with a shared vision of leveraging web-based technologies to optimize supply chain processes. Headquartered in Holland, MI. LeanLogistics is a Brambles Company. For additional information, visit http://www.LeanLogistics.com or call 616.738.6400.
ABOUT the Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA)
TMCA is the only association serving transportation marketing, sales and communications professionals in all modes and market segments of the North American transportation industry. The association provides valuable benefits to its nearly 300 members and the 7,000 professionals working in all modes and market segments of the industry including recognition of excellence through the annual Compass Awards, extensive educational programs and networking opportunities.
For more information contact: