Alexandria, VA, April 22, 2013- Geoff Turner CTB, President & CEO, Choptank Transport, Inc., was elected as Chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s (TIA) Board of Directors Executive Committee during its 35th Annual Convention and Trade Show.
Turner's career in the transportation industry began over twenty years ago. "I’ve always had an interest in supply chain management, because of its vital role in modern industry," says Turner. This interest motivated him as he worked towards his Bachelor's degree in Business Management at University of Maryland's College Park Campus, and then his Master's degree in Business Administration at Salisbury University. Using his knowledge and experience from his business-focused education, Turner took a position as Vice President at Choptank Transport. As the company grew, his role within the company grew with it. Through hard work and a wise business strategy, he became the President and CEO.
"It is an honor to accept the role as Chairman of the TIA and to represent some of the best 3PLs in the industry,” comments Turner. “TIA will continue to be the premier organization providing superior leadership in Washington, quality educational programs and a long list of services to support our members both small and large. I look forward to working with all of our members."
Other TIA committee members are glad to see Turner elected to this post as well. “I have had the pleasure of being on the Executive Committee with Geoff for six years now and sought his advice many times when he served as Vice-Chair. Geoff has a great sense of fairness and integrity. He will represent the interests of all TIA members well. He is the perfect person to Chair this association,” said Alec A. Gizzi, CTB, President, JBS Logistics, Inc.
"I am pleased and delighted to have Geoff as the TIA Board Chair and welcome him to this leadership position within TIA. His knowledge, experience and, willingness to undertake the very difficult tasks that lie ahead make him a perfect fit for this role", said Robert Voltmann, TIA’s President and CEO.
TIA is the professional organization of the $162 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations.
Choptank Transport is an award-winning third-party logistics provider headquartered in Preston, Maryland. The company specializes in shipping truckload freight: both temperature-controlled and dry van, flatbed and refrigerated LTL. Intermodal capabilities and warehousing round out its service offerings making it an indispensable solution for today’s busy supply chain management requirements.