Transportation Insight Appoints Chris Baltz CEO
Founder Paul Thompson to Continue Strategic Guidance as Chairman
HICKORY, N.C., Nov. 13, 2012
HICKORY, N.C., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Nationally-recognized third-party
logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight has announced the appointment
of Chris Baltz to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.
Founder Paul Thompson will continue to provide strategic direction for the
organization in his role as Chairman, in addition to handling partnerships and
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"Since joining our team in 2010, Chris has been instrumental to Transportation
Insight's continued growth and industry leadership," noted Thompson. "He has
created new marketing strategies and expanded our services portfolio to
include international transportation, domestic warehousing and other logistics
solutions that complement our core transportation management services. I am
delighted that Chris has accepted this position, and I am confident he will
serve our organization well as we enter this next phase of accelerated
"Transportation Insight is the market leader in offering manufacturers,
distributors and retailers best-in-class logistics solutions based upon
Extended LEAN™ principles of continuous improvement," said Baltz. "Yet the
things that set Transportation Insight apart from other companies are its
values-based culture and its commitment to client service excellence. I am
honored to be a part of this organization, and to have an opportunity to steer
this company through the next chapter of its remarkable story."
Prior to joining Transportation Insight, Baltz held senior executive positions
with Arkansas Best Corporation and its less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary
ABF Freight System, Inc. During his 21 years with Arkansas Best, Baltz was
responsible for LTL and truckload yield management and new service
development, which included the startup of the international service,
warehousing service and truckload brokerage divisions of the organization.
Baltz has served on the board of the National Motor Freight Traffic
Association and is past chairman of the National Classification Committee. He
is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he earned a degree in
industrial engineering. Baltz has previously served on the board of the
Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineers.
About Transportation Insight, LLC
Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $1.2
billion in supply chain spend under management. For over a decade, the 3PL has
partnered with hundreds of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to
achieve significant cost savings, reduce cycle times and improve customer
satisfaction rates by providing customized supply chain solutions.
Transportation Insight offers a Co-managed Logistics™ form of 3PL, carrier
sourcing, freight bill audit and payment services, state-of-the-art
transportation management system (TMS) applications, and business
intelligence. Its logistics services include domestic transportation,
international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply
chain sourcing of indirect materials.
For more about Transportation Insight, visit www.transportationinsight.com.
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