Transportation Insight Appoints Chris Baltz CEO
HICKORY, NC (November 13, 2012) — 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 acquisitions.
“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 growth.”
“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 helped companies improve profitability and competitive advantage 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. Additional competencies include international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials. For more about Transportation Insight, visit www.transportationinsight.com.