Georgia Tech Professor Named One The Nation's Top Five Logistics Professionals

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Georgia Tech's School of Industrial and Systems Engineering's (ISyE) EMIL (Executive Master International Logistics) program, a master's degree program that helps the world's leading companies develop creative, global logistics solutions by grooming their supply chain executives, announced today that Dr. C. John Langley, one of the elite program's founding fathers, was chosen by a blue ribbon panel of the Logistics & Supply Chain Forum Advisory Board as one of this year's best-in-class logistics leaders.

Criteria for selection was based on the ability of these individuals to not only endure during unusually challenging economic times, but to prevail, creating value in a highly competitive market environment.

This Year's Winners Are:

  • C. John Langley, Jr., Ph.D., The Logistics Institute (TLI) Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of Supply Chain Management Executive Programs at The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Bob Brescia, Vice President, Logistics, Michelin North America of Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Terry Begley, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Information Technology and Quality, Eastman Chemical Co., Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Michael Heschel, Executive Vice President - Information Systems and Services, Kroger Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Steve McAlexander, Vice President, Logistics, Borders Group Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan

The winners were honored and received their awards aboard the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship during its sailing on May 10-13 at the 2004 Logistics & Supply Chain Forum.

About EMIL

One of the first schools of its type, Industrial & Systems Engineering was established in 1924 and has produced outstanding leaders in industry, government, and academia. The EMIL program was instituted in 2000 and has become the premier international supply chain master's degree program in the world. Focused on creating value for program participants and company sponsors through real-world supply chain education and solutions; EMIL helps Fortune 500 companies, and their international equivalents, develop creative new solutions to improve supply chain efficiencies by grooming their supply chain executives. For more information on EMIL and how to become a participant, please e-mail or visit



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  • Created By: Barbara Christopher
  • Created: 06/06/2004
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016



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