Rob Estes is New Chairman of SMC³ Board of Directors

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Estes Chairmanship Announced at 2012 Jump Start

SMC³ announced today that Rob W. Estes, Jr., president and CEO of Estes Express Lines, Inc. has assumed the chairmanship of the SMC³ board of directors effective January 16, 2012. As a long-term board member, Estes has played a key role in SMC³’s organizational and technological development. He noted, “Technology is SMC³’s strategic advantage. My hope is that the board will continue to support and cooperate with SMC³’s leadership, providing them with the resources they need so the company can continually grow and strengthen this strategic advantage.” Jack E. Middleton, SMC³ president and CEO, welcomed Estes and said, “Rob is a well-recognized, highly successful industry leader. SMC³ has solid board leadership from other industry giants, and Rob’s global experience—from leading a well-respected enterprise—will be a valuable addition to this remarkable board.”

Estes plans to continue the work with SMC³ leadership and membership that his predecessors started. “SMC³ enjoys a very advantageous, strategic position in our industry, serving as a support vehicle for shippers and users of transportation services. The company is respected and trusted by all and has proven over and over again that it produces quality solutions. They know the industry and its participants very well, so it’s so much easier for them to create fantastic products and strategic solutions and bring value to a very complicated process. I’m excited about the next two years, and about seeing what SMC³ will continue to be—and is evolving into."

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SMC³’s innovative products and solutions put transportation pricing to work, supporting collaboration between 5,000+ North American carrier, shipper and logistics service provider organizations. Every day, SMC³ meets our customers’ needs for actionable pricing content and their operational demands by providing flexible content delivery options and partnering with leading transportation software solution providers. Our extensive educational initiatives—from acclaimed bi-annual conferences to courses from The Academy—are designed to give our audiences the knowledge they need to succeed in a competitive transportation environment.

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Jean Barnes
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Office: 770-486-5823
Email: jbarnes(at)smc3(dot)com

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