President of NLM and Top Flite Express in Detroit. In his role at these logistics management service providers, Humes guides the expansion and growth of the companies into new business markets while driving the overall strategy. A 26-year veteran of the logistics supply-chain industry, Humes is an authority on the creation and management of successful global logistics enterprises. Prior to joining these organizations, Humes was president and CEO of Vector SCM, a joint venture between General Motors and Menlo Worldwide that served as GMís global supply chain enterprise. Humes earned a bachelorís degree in marketing from Western Michigan University, an MBA in finance and administration from Central Michigan University and is anticipating an owner/president management degree from Harvard Business School in 2010.
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS:
"As a leader, Jack Welch. Roger Penske and Tony Kosak (president of Leaseway Automotive Group) are both legends in the transportation industry, and my father, Ray Humes, has been an inspiration throughout my life."
LAST BOOK READ:
"The Resilient Enterprise by Yossi Sheffi. I have also begun reading
Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni."
WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME:
"Aggressive. I like to be in control and like structure, so Iím metric-driven. I love to use data to drive execution and results. Iím self-motivated, confident, competitive, innovative, team-driven, and inspired to motivate and help employees grow professionally."
WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED:
"The logistics industry is quickly globalizing through collaboration. The development of Web-based technology and leveraging capacity by mode of transportation are other key trends in the industry. At NLM, we are backed by one of the most advanced Web-based shipment management systems in the industry, and we are well positioned to accelerate growth and capture a more dominant share of the growing transportation market."
FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET:
"I'm in the logistics business so I am fascinated by advanced GPS navigation systems, and I love my real-time Motorola Q9M phone."
"Prague; Australia; and Palermo, Italy."
"Golf, boating, teaching young students. Iím a sports fan, so I enjoy all of the pastimes: football, baseball, hockey, and basketball."
MY HIDDEN TALENT:
"Few people know it, but Iím an artist at heart."
HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED:
"As a motivator, a competitor with a heart to win, and one who inspires people to reach their fullest potential. Iíd like to be remembered as a leader who is respected in the industry and as a person, a father, and husband."
||At the annual awards reception in April 2014, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected
as the Grant Thornton Leader & Innovator of the Year.