Managing the Possibility through Knowledge, Relationships and Efficiency

AB - Economics Providence College. As an Armor officer, John taught armor tactics at Ft. Knox. Before joining Owens Corning in 1971, he worked for International Harvester Credit Corporation, and later as controller for a small corrugated paper sheet plant.

John’s 35 years of Owens Corning work experiences included:

  • Distribution Center Manager
  • Division Warehouse Manager
  • Project Manager for Materials Management (DRP) and Warehouse Management System(WMS) projects
  • Transportation Manager
  • Global Leader for Carrier Relations
  • Global Leader for Processes and Transportation Affairs.

John is the holder of  2 U.S. patents and is the past Chairman of the Highway Committee of the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and the past Communications Chair of the Size and Weight Committee of the National Transportation Research Board (TRB).  He has been designated a Distinguished Logistics Professional (DLP) by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics, a ‘Logistics Rainmaker’ by DC Velocity Magazine, and the NITL's 2006 Executive of the Year.

In addition to pioneering the company’s carrier internet web portal, which is considered by carriers and shippers as the industry’s premier administrative and tactical tool, John is well known for having created unique relationship type methods for reviewing and recognizing carrier performance, and collaboratively seeking carrier input through his carrier councils.

Quoted in Traffic World, Transport Topics, Purchasing, Inbound Logistics, and the Wall Street Journal, John has been a speaker/panelist at conferences for the National Industrial Transportation Association; Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; Intermodal Association North America; American Trucking Association, Truckload Carrier Association, Transportation Intermediaries Association, Southern Motor Conference, North Carolina Logistics and Transportation Association; Georgia Motor Truck Association, National Transportation Research Board,

John has received special recognition from the National Industrial Transportation League and the Transportation Intermediaries Association for industry work.  He was instrumental in the development of original guidelines for fair and equitable shipping and receiving practices of shippers, receivers, and motor carriers,  and participates in the Shipper Council of the Truckload Carrier Association.  He has a reputation for approachability, honesty, integrity and forthrightness.

His  consulting business has helped 3PLs, shippers and carriers improve their process efficiency and performance while making them more attractive to their customers. Additionally, he has provided supply chain expertise to major consulting companies working with various state and federal agencies.