New York, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2007
Industry veteran Gene Tyndall was recently inducted in the Global Institute of Logistics 'Hall of Fame'. The ceremony took place during the Institute's Annual Robert V. Delaney North American Industry Dinner which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Atlanta.
The announcement of its annual "Hall of Fame" inductee is one of the Institute's primary products of annual research.
The Institute's Hall of Fame serves as a way to recognize distinguished members of the global logistics community. Those elected to membership in to the Hall of Fame represent the highest achievement in their field, serving as models of what can be achieved and how.
Each year the Institute invites the Executive Directors of its various councils and chapters globally to nominate individuals for induction into the Institute's Hall of Fame. These nominations feed discussions about what constitutes excellence and success in individual logisticians.
The goal is to improve global logistics practices by identifying the outstanding logistician in the field over the course of a lifetime.
Nominations are acted on by a panel of expert judges, who decide which nominee will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Kieran Ring, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute, presented Gene Tyndall with the Claret Jug, a beautiful piece from Waterford Crystal, in honor of his remarkable contributions to the industry. Many of Gene's friends and colleagues attended the event to congratulate him on his achievement.
Throughout the course of the evening guests spoke of why they felt he was chosen for such an honour and how that despite Gene's obvious success, he had always remained humble. Gene's ability to make the people around him feel comfortable in order to get the job done was especially lauded on the night.
Speaking at the induction Mr Ring said:
"I am delighted to announce the induction of Gene to the Institute's Hall of Fame; he is a worthy successor to Bob Delaney who was our inaugural recipient and founder of the Institute.
There was absolutely unanimous support for Gene's nomination; no matter who we spoke with across the length and breadth of the planet each person in their turn gave their unequivocal support.
In honoring Gene the industry is saying thank you for your tireless efforts to promote the science of supply chain and to instill in all who join the profession that supply chain is essentially all about people, passion and relationships.
Speaking at his induction Mr. Gene Tyndall said:
"I am honored to receive this recognition from the Global Institute of Logistics. I would like to encourage people to work with GIL if they want to make a difference in the industry. The Institute doesn't promote logos they only promote learning and that is highly commendable.
Looking back over my career, I am very pleased with the role I've played in helping to advance the disciplines of logistics and supply chain management . Along the way, I have developed and maintained many friends in the profession around the world.
"Supply chain excellence is a journey and one I plan to continue exploring, discovering, creating, and assisting."
About the Global Institute of Logistics
The Global Institute of Logistics was founded in 2001 by the members of the Global Logistics Forum under the Chairmanship of the late Robert V. Delaney, the renowned U.S. logistics commentator and author. The institute actively fosters and promotes high levels of relationship orientation amongst the stakeholders in the global logistics community. The institute acts as a bridge between the academic world and the world of business, educating the global supply chain community on the latest in academic thinking, while at the same time balancing and correcting the various hypotheses emanating from the academic community with the real experience of early adopters. For more information, visit us on the web at http://www.globeinst.org
Biography; Gene Tyndall
Gene Tyndall is President of Supply Chain Executive Advisors, LLC, (SCEA), a small global firm comprised of senior executives who provide strategic advice and management counsel to senior business and public officials around the world. Gene is a globally experienced and recognized management consulting and business executive, having advised over 100 corporations in over 40 countries. He has co-authored four books (including SUPERCHARGING SUPPLY CHAINS); written dozens of articles; and is frequently quoted in business and industry media. He is a frequent seminar/conference chairperson, speaker, moderator, and panelist around the world. He is a Director on Public and Private Boards.
Prior to founding SCEA, Gene was Executive Vice-President at Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 global corporation based in Miami, FL. He was also President of the company's Global Logistics Division, a $1.8Billion Business Unit providing logistics services for over 400 client companies around the world. In addition to leading substantial improvements in profitability and shareholder value, he helped lead the corporation's strategic planning process; transformed its business processes and operations; and initiated new technologies, programs for change management and knowledge management, and a new product development process.