Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LQ is pleased to announce that Tom Schmitt has accepted LQ’s invitation to join its Advisory Board

October 16, 2012, Toronto - Tom Schmitt, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Purolator has accepted LQ’s invitation to join its Advisory Board. As the Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Purolator, Mr. Schmitt was responsible for the development and implementation of Purolator's long-term strategy as well as running the day-to-day business of the company.

Prior to joining Purolator, Mr. Schmitt spent 12 years at FedEx where he held several executive roles of increasing responsibility. He served most recently as FedEx's Senior Vice President of FedEx Solutions, leading an integrated FedEx division providing turnkey customized solutions for strategic customers. Mr. Schmitt previously was President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Global Supply Chain Services, where he was directly responsible for all supply chain services throughout the FedEx operating companies.

Mr. Schmitt co-authored a book, Simple Solutions, in which he shares details about his approach to management and leadership.

While based in Memphis with FedEx, Mr. Schmitt was very active in the community and, as Chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber, led the largest economic development initiative in the city's history. In 2009, he was named to the BusinessTN Power 100, a list of the 100 most influential Tennesseans.

Prior to joining FedEx, Mr. Schmitt spent eight years with McKinsey & Company, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies, providing strategic development and operations expertise for the transportation, logistics, retail, utilities and telecom industries.

Mr. Schmitt graduated with first class honours from Middlesex University in the United Kingdom, and he later earned an MBA at the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar at the top of his class.

As Purolator's Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Schmitt had also served as a member of this firm's Board.

 LQ's Advisory Board

As a resource for logisticians, academics and executives in other disciplines in the United States and Canada, LQ offers ideas for leadership in logistics, supply chain management and transportation, and provides a unique bridge between business, academia and practitioners. LQ’s Advisory Board and contributors afford authoritative thinking on the complex and fast-changing work of the logistics and supply chain management business - with a unique focus on best practices in the United States and Canada. LQ's Board plays a pivotal role in providing direction for LQ Magazine and LQ’s bi-annual Symposiums.