Lofgren, IE PhD, 1986, Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Christopher "Chris" Lofgren, IE PhD 1986, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering on February 6, 2009 along with 64 others and nine foreign associates. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,246 and the number of foreign associates to 197.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contribution to ***engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,*** and to the ***pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing and implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.***
Lofgren is president and chief executive officer of Schneider National Inc. in Green Bay, WI, where he develops and implements supply-chain engineering concepts, software and technology for truck transportation and third-party logistics. Prior to being appointed CEO, Lofgren served as Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2002, and Chief Information Officer from 1996 to 2002.
"Chris has done a tremendous job in leveraging the knowledge he gained while getting his PhD at Georgia Tech to advance the use of information and decision technology at Schneider National,*** said Don Ratliff, Regents and USP professor at the Stewart School of ISyE and executive director of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech. ***His leadership as COO and now CEO has made Schneider the leader in its industry. His accomplishments in advancing engineering technology in the trucking industry make him a very deserving recipient of this honor."
Lofgren serves as the chairman of Georgia Tech***s Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) Advisory Board. He also serves as a board member of the Green Bay, Wisconsin Boys & Girls Club, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the American Trucking Associations, Inc. ("ATA") and the Board of Directors of the American Transportation Research Institute, a research trust affiliated with the ATA.