Friday October 10th, 2014
Industry Day is an annual event held by the Supply Chain Management Society (SCMS), which is an undergraduate student club, and the logistics, business and public policy department to promote the major and foster relations between our students and employers. The event features a presentation by the person of the year award winner, a recruiter/student lunch, and a career and networking fair held in the business school.
Person of the Year Award: 2014
MICHAEL J. GARDNER, Chief Development Officer, Exel
As chief development officer for the Americas region, Michael (Mike) Gardner oversees strategy, mergers and acquisitions, sales, marketing, integrated logistics design, solutions, sustainability and innovation. He also has global responsibility for some of Exel’s largest clients. Mike returned to Exel via the 2004 acquisition of Tibbett & Britten and has more than 30 years of industry experience with Distribution Centers Inc. (Exel), GATX Logistics, and APL Logistics. Mike received his MBA in finance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Bachelor of Science in business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), is active in many church and community activities and on the Board of Trustees for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.