Several regional executives will take part in a panel discussion titled “The Increasingly Important Role of Logistics in Organizational Success.” This University of Findlay Fridays at Findlay event, sponsored by State Bank, will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. Dec. 2 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
Admission is $10 per person and $5 for students. Breakfast will be included. To register, contact Cindy Lahey, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-434-5334; or visit https://www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/Fridays-at-Findlay
Speakers will include Duke Acors, Hub Manager for CSX Intermodal Terminals Inc.; Chuck Bills, president and CEO for Ohio Logistics, Midwest Division; Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, CEO and president of Garner Transportation Group Inc.; George McAfee, Ph.D., head of commercial development for Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Marine Transportation Division; and Colonel Gregg Biddle, commander of the Mission Support Group, 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard.
Acors oversees CSX Intermodal Terminals Inc. in North Baltimore, Ohio. The company provides rail-to-truck and truck-to-rail transloading services
Bills opened Ohio Logistics in Findlay’s Tall Timbers Industrial Park in 2008. Since then, it has grown to include 18 locations in six states. Specializing in inventory management, the company offers warehousing and transportation services, and is now one of the largest privately-held logistics firms in the Midwest.
Brumbaugh has been the president, CEO and owner of the family-owned Garner Transportation Group in Findlay since 2008. Started by her parents, Vern and Jean Garner, the company specializes in contract truckload carriage and logistics. Brumbaugh also serves on the UF Board of Trustees, and in 2014 served as the University’s College of Business Dana Chair.
McAfee’s specialties are supply-chain management, logistics, operations and commercial strategy. At Marathon, he directs the $1 billion marine transportation division, identifies growth and investment opportunities, and serves as the primary commercial officer. He has also held several senior-level positions at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Harris Solid Conductor (formerly GE Solid State).
Biddle provides leadership to the support units of the Mission Support Group located at Toledo Express Airport. Logistical readiness, civil engineering, fire protection, emergency management, communications/cyber systems, transportation and more areas fall under his purview. He ensures the wing is ready to deploy mission-ready warriors and equipment anywhere in the world. In addition, the 180th Fighter Wing provides air defense for the Great Lakes region in support of North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command.
The panel will be moderated by College of Business Dean Kevin Renshler, Ph.D.
Fridays at Findlay is a lecture series that provides opportunities to hear from a variety of organizational leaders about superior business leadership practices. For more information on the series, visit https://www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/Fridays-at-Findlay.