In the third edition of the Florida 500, a special publication that highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state, Bobby Harris, BlueGrace CEO was highlighted under the Transportation category. This immense, year-long research initiative by the editors of Florida Trend has resulted in a personal, engaging look at the state’s most influential business leaders.
Florida Trend wrote of Bobby Harris:
With 600 employees and more than 10,000 customers, Harris leads a company that’s become one of the largest third-party logistics providers in the country.
BlueGrace, which Harris founded in 2009, works with customers to maximize and ensure efficient management and reliability of their supply chains. The firm has 12 locations around the U.S.
Harris has set ambitious growth goals for BlueGrace, aiming to become a multi-billion-dollar company with more than 3,000 employees by 2022. A University of South Florida graduate, Harris gained experience in logistics and supply chains through stints at Southeastern Freight Lines and United Shipping Solutions.
Last year, he was chosen as a Pro to Know by the trade publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive. He is also a recipient of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Category.
His community service includes membership on the Council of Governors for the Tampa Bay Partnership and the advisory council for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
Congratulations Bobby on making this prestigious list of Florida Business Executive who are helping move Florida into the future!