SPEAKERS

 
Joseph Bonney

Joseph Bonney SENIOR EDITOR, BREAKBULK AND PROJECT CARGO, JOC, IHS MARITIME & TRADE

Joseph Bonney is senior editor for breakbulk and project cargo at the JOC within IHS. During the last 15 years he has served in posts including columnist, managing editor and editor-in-chief at The Journal of Commerce. During the 1980s, he spent five years as the company’s Gulf Coast correspondent and maritime editor. During his journalism career he also has been managing editor of American Shipper, a newsman with the Associated Press and reporter and business editor at The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi. He is co-author of “The Box That Changed the World,” a history of containerized shipping published in 2006. Joe regularly speaks to industry groups on his areas of expertise. After working out of the JOC’s New York-New Jersey home office for 15 years, he relocated to New Orleans in May.

 


 
Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events, IHS Maritime & Trade

Chris Brooks is executive editor of The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events at IHS. He oversees editorial content in The Journal of Commerce magazine and programming for the JOC’s five annual conferences and multiple webinars. He also works closely with the online team focusing on JOC.com. A 30-year company veteran, Chris’s career has spanned every aspect of the editorial operation, from copy and front-line editing to design, reporting and managing numerous websites. He also oversees the magazine’s 100-plus special reports a year, including the Annual Review and Outlook and Top 100 Importers and Exporters issues. He holds a bachelor’s in journalism from Lock Haven University.

 


 William B. Cassidy

William B. Cassidy Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

Bill Cassidy is senior editor of trucking for JOC within IHS. He joined the publication in 2009, after 13 years at Traffic World magazine where he served as Executive Editor, Managing Editor and Associate Editor. Based in Washington, D.C., Bill has been reporting on trucking since 1984, when he joined Fleet Owner magazine in New York. He has also covered logistics management and supply-chain technology, the rail and maritime industries, Congress and federal agencies. Bill regularly speaks to industry groups on his area of expertise.

 


 Charles W. “Chuck” Clowdis

Charles W. “Chuck” Clowdis Managing Director, Transportation, IHS Economics & Country Risk

Thirty+ years’ experience in transportation: operations, administration and consulting to modal providers: railroads, motor carriers, dray operators, air cargo operators, Third Party Logistics (3PL) providers, Intermodal service provides; as well as transport service Buyers and State and Federal Depts. of Transportation, Airport Planning, and expert opinion witness services on logistics and supply chain issues. Former President American Trucking Associations’ Sales & Marketing Council, he served as Executive Consultant and Principal to Ernst & Young’s National Transportation Practice and held executive positions with TNT North America, Sun (Oil) Carriers, and Transcon Inc. He joined IHS Global Insight in 2008.

 


 
Barry Conlon

Barry Conlon CEO, Co-Founder, Overhaul

Barry Conlon is the CEO and Co-Founder of Overhaul, an online marketplace designed for — and trusted by — enterprise shippers. Barry is a dedicated supply chain security professional, with more than 30 years of experience within that discipline. One of the originators of the global, modern-day supply chain security industry — as a Chief Executive Officer he reorganized and grew the risk management firm FreightWatch into the global leader of innovative, supply chain security solutions — solutions which have been adopted as best-practices by shippers of high-value freight worldwide. Barry also has a military background, which includes extensive Tier-1 Special Operations experience.

 


 
Jordan Dewart

Jordan Dewart President, Yusen Logistics Mexico

 


 
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Michael L. Ducker President and CEO, Fedex Freight

Ducker, who has been with FedEx for more than 40 years, provides strategic direction for the Corporation’s less-than-truckload (LTL) companies throughout North America and for FedEx Custom Critical, a leading expedited freight carrier.

He previously served FedEx as the president of international business, COO of FedEx Express and president of FedEx Express Asia Pacific. In addition, Ducker led FedEx’s Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern and Southern European regions.

Ducker currently serves as Secretary Treasurer for the American Trucking Associations. He previously served as Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and currently is Chairman of the Chamber’s Executive Committee. He also previously served as Chairman of the Chamber’s International Policy Committee and on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations for the Obama administration. He is a board member of the Coalition of Services Industries; the U.S.-China Business Council; the American Transportation Research Institute; The Salvation Army; Amway Corporation; and International Flavors and Fragrances.

Ducker earned his M.B.A. from a joint program of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

 


 
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Brian Fielkow CEO, Jetco Delivery

Since purchasing Jetco in 2006, Brian Fielkow has maintained a business philosophy of providing an extra level of service to anticipate customers’ every need. To accomplish this philosophy, he has focused on maintaining employee continuity, integrating technology and improving the quality of the company’s fleet. By creating unique and measurable value propositions for his employees and clients, Brian has worked to “de-commoditize” the business to separate Jetco from its competitors.

He began his professional career as a lawyer in 1989 after earning a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to acquiring Jetco, he served as executive vice president of Recycle America Alliance, a subsidiary of Waste Management Inc., and chief operating officer of The Peltz Group. He is the author of Driving to Perfection: Achieving Business Excellence by Creating a Vibrant Company Culture — a “how to” guide for business leaders to grow their company by establishing a sustainable and healthy company culture.

 


 
Lance Healy

Lance Healy Co-Founder and President, Banyan Technology

Lance Healy is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Banyan Technology and is often referred to as a serial entrepreneur with a talent for converting great ideas into viable businesses. While at his first company, Lance recognized the need for more transparent communications channels between freight shippers, their customers and their carriers, which formed the foundations of Banyan Technology, Inc. Since 2001, Lance has built a 15-year tradition of product innovation and industry recognition to manage a growing cloud-based software enterprise. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. Lance leads a team of 34 employees at its corporate headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.

 


 Reynolds Hutchins

Reynolds Hutchins Associate Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

Reynolds Hutchins is associate editor for JOC.com out of the journal’s Washington, D.C. bureau. He comes to The Journal of Commerce from Norfolk, Virginia — home to the state port and the largest naval station in the world — where he exclusively covered the maritime and transportation industries. His work has been quoted in the Associated Press and Washington Post. A long-time resident of Los Angeles, California and Wilmington, North Carolina, Hutchins calls Washington home now. He received a bachelor’s from Wake Forest University in English and political science, with an emphasis on the developing politics and economics of Mideast states. Before covering the transportation sector, Hutchins helmed the state and national politics desk at the single daily newspaper in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 


 
Stephanie Ivey

Stephanie Ivey Associate Professor & Director, Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute, University of Memphis

 


 
Allie Knight

Allie Knight Driver, Jim Palmer Trucking

Allie Knight started driving in the cold early months of 2014. She’s been documenting her travels on Youtube since late April of the same year. Still a rookie at heart, her main focus is capturing her daily life and adventures as a long haul driver in full 1080p for public consumption. She’s amassed an audience 60,000 strong and still growing. She’s touched a number of different freight types, including open flat bed and refrigerated.

You too can follow her travels! Check out www.allieknight.com for more information and recent uploads.

 


 
Richard Metzler

Richard Metzler Chief Marketing Officer, uShip.com

Richard Metzler is the chief marketing officer at uShip. He is an experienced shipping and logistics veteran, with over 25 years in the logistics, transportation and e-Commerce industries. Metzler has held leadership positions at several major freight companies, including FedEx Logistics, APL Logistics, DHL Express, Greatwide Logistics and XPO Logistics. Over the course of his career, he has brought to market some of the industry’s most well-known freight brands and services, DHL’s U.S. launch and the early version of FedEx home delivery are two examples. He is an avid thought leader on supply chain logistics, the sharing economy and the transportation marketplace, having been featured on Forbes and Chain Store Age. Metzler was named a Distinguished Logistics Professional in 2005 and 2006 by the American Society of Transportation & Logistics, and Marketing Executive of the Year by both the Transportation Marketing and Communications Association (TMCA) and B2B Magazine.

 


 Bill Mongelluzzo

Bill Mongelluzzo Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

Based in Long Beach, Bill Mongelluzzo is senior editor for the trans-Pacific at JOC within IHS. Bill joined The Journal of Commerce in 1980 as New Orleans correspondent. He moved to Long Beach in 1985 and opened the Los Angeles-Long Beach bureau. He served as maritime editor of The Journal of Commerce in New York in 1992-93 and returned to Southern California in August 1993. Bill began his journalism career in 1972 as a reporter with the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. He is a native of Chicago and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in history from the University of New Orleans. Bill regularly speaks to industry groups on his areas of expertise.


 
Randy Mullett

Randy Mullett Principal, Mullett Strategies

C. Randal (Randy) Mullett is founder and principal of Mullett Strategies, LLC. Helping clients navigate the intricacies of Washington, DC, he focuses on transportation/freight policy, sustainability, security, and issue advocacy messaging. Prior to his current role, Mullett was vice president, government relations and public affairs, for XPO Logistics (previously Con-way Inc.) As a member of Con-way’s Executive Leadership Team, he had responsibility for all government relations, corporate security, and public affairs activities including PR, corporate communication, brand management, social media, and corporate social responsibility. Additionally, he was Con-way’s Chief Sustainability Officer and President of the Con-way Foundation. Before going to Washington, he spent 25 years in LTL trucking operations and sales management.

He has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers, The American Trucking Associations, The Cargo Airlines Association, The American Benefits Council, and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. Additionally, he is a member of the USDOT’s National Freight Advisory Committee and DHS’s Highway and Motor Carrier Sector Coordinating Committee. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Supply Chain and Logistics. A resident of Berryville, Va., Mr. Mullet holds a bachelor’s degree from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.V., and an MBA from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

 


 
Steve Rubin

Steve Rubin CEO, ITS Technologies & Logistics

With 25 years in the intermodal and container shipping industries, Mr. Rubin is deeply familiar with ITSTL’s business and customers. His experience includes serving as CEO of TRAC Intermodal, the largest chassis owner and lessor in the U.S., and Group Vice President Operations and Logistics at Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line), one of Japan’s big three shipping lines. Most recently, he served as CEO of Horizon Lines, a SeaLand successor company and the largest U.S. domestic container shipping line until its sale last month to Matson Navigation.

Mr. Rubin served as a Director of the Intermodal Association of North America for six years, and Chairman of that organization in 2011. In the mid-2000s, Mr. Rubin served on the Executive Committee of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association, a trade association that owns Consolidated Chassis Management, the largest pure chassis pool-management company in the U.S.

Mr. Rubin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School with a B.A. in History and B.S. in Economics, respectively. He received his M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and obtained a CPA license in New York.

 


 
Page Siplon

Page Siplon Chief Executive Officer, TeamOne Logistics

 


 
MARK SZAKONYI

Mark Szakonyi Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS, edits and writes stories about various shipping and logistics issues for the publication’s online and print editions for JOC.com, The Journal of Commerce magazine and JOC Events. Based out of the JOC’s Washington D.C. bureau, he regularly covers national transportation issues as they are debated in Congress and various agencies, including the Federal Maritime Commission. He also reports on intermodal rail, trucking, customs, cross-border transport, sourcing, industrial real estate, and ocean shipping. Szakonyi regularly produces news videos, including several from his travels to Panama and China. Mark regularly speaks to industry groups on his areas of expertise.

 


 
Allison J. Watson

Allison J. Watson Marketing and Sales, General Director Market & Product Development, Union Pacific Railroad

 


 
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Mark Willis On-Air Host/Anchor of Road Dog Trucking News, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Mark Willis serves as a journalist with SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Willis, who has more than 30 years of experience in the news media, has interviewed presidents, sports celebrities and maybe even your neighbor. He has worked as an anchor at KRLD in Dallas and the Texas State Network. He was also news director for the ABC Radio Networks in Dallas. Willis currently serves as the Region 6 Coordinator for the Radio and Television Digital News Association.

 


 Edward Zaninelli

Edward Zaninelli President, Griffin Creek Consulting

Edward Zaninelli is president of Griffin Creek Consulting in Medford, Oregon, focusing on global containerized logistics. Ed has been involved in the transportation industry for more than 42 years. He started his career in the trucking industry before working at Sea-Land Service for 13 years, Nedlloyd for five years and OOCL USA for 22 years. His major focus has been exports, but Ed has come to be a leading expert on cost controls and creating savings for shippers and carriers. Ed’s experience encompasses not only sales, but also operations, pricing and customer service in multiple trade lanes, including South America, the Caribbean, the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific, which has been his focus for the past 16 years. Ed has worked in North America on creating savings that help offset the cost of repositioning by carriers. Ed holds a BS degree from Moravian College in Pennsylvania.