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CEO Bobby Harris and CCO Adam Blankenship Recognized for Significant Contributions to the Supply Chain Industry
RIVERVIEW, FL — February 24, 2019 — BlueGrace Logistics, a nationwide third-party logistics provider, is pleased to announce that CEO Bobby Harris and CCO Adam Blankenship were selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as two of their 2019 Pros to Know, a listing of leading supply chain experts.
The annual Pros to Know list recognizes top supply chain industry professionals who have made significant contributions to the supply chain industry and are leading initiatives to help their customers optimize their supply chains. More about the BlueGrace Logistics 2019 winners:
Bobby Harris began his career on warehouse loading docks, and with an entrepreneurial spirit built expertise in the transportation industry. He launched BlueGrace Logistics in 2009 with eight employees, and has grown the company to over 500 employees. In 2012, Inc. 500 named BlueGrace the 20th fastest growing company in the U.S. In 2014, Harris won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Category and went on to be named one of four National Finalists. BlueGrace has been named one of Tampa’s best places to work for many years and is listed as Tampa’s single largest minority-owned business. Harris is active in the transportation industry and is a member of the Northwestern University Transportation Center Business Advisory Council. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida.
Adam Blankenship joined BlueGrace Logistics in early 2012. Mr. Blankenship brings over 20 years of transportation industry experience. He is responsible for developing the company’s strategic direction along with leading all aspects of the BlueGrace sales and client support organization. Prior to joining BlueGrace, Mr. Blankenship held senior executive roles focused in sales leadership, pricing, procurement, analytics and customer support at Central Transport as well as YRC. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he received both a B.S. in Finance and MBA.
“Every year we receive more submissions from outstanding supply chain leaders. It’s evidence of the growth in the supply chain profession as well as the importance of the profession within companies. Supply & Demand Chain Executive congratulates the 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know recipients. Our Pros to Know listing showcases the leaders and innovators shaping the profession and making substantial impact on their companies,” says John Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “We commend this year’s recipients for their achievements in supply chain and for paving the way for the next generation of exceptional supply chain leaders. This year’s recipients embody the commitment to transformative supply chain tools and processes, earning these individuals a rightful place in this year’s Pros to Know listing.”
Supply & Demand Chain Executive received more than 500 entries for the 2019 Pros to Know Awards.
Check out Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s website at www.sdcexec.com for the full list of all of the 2019 Pros to Know and Practitioner Pros winners.
About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web atwww.SDCExec.com.
About BlueGrace Logistics
Founded in 2009, BlueGrace Logistics is one of the largest third-party logistics (3PL) providers in the United States. With over 500 employees and working with over 10,000 customers to provide successful shipping solutions, the company has achieved explosive growth in its nearly 10-year operating history. Backed by a $255 million investment by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, the company operates 12 locations nationwide, and its headquarters are in the sunny Tampa Bay area of Florida. Please visit www.mybluegrace.com for more information, or check out BlueGrace Logistics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.