Posted January 25, 2005 ATLANTA
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Contact Lisa Grovenstein
Chelsea (Chip) C. White III has been named Schneider National Chair in Transportation and Logistics for the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Institute of Technology. White is also executive director of The Logistics Institute.
The Schneider National Chair Endowment Fund is funded by Schneider National, a premier provider of transportation, logistics, and related services in the United States. The chair will provide high-caliber undergraduate and graduate instruction and research at Georgia Tech. Students will have the opportunity to conduct individual projects in the logistics and supply chain management area with special emphasis on problems of carriers and shippers.
White came to Georgia Tech in 2002 from the University of Michigan, where he served as professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Center and co-director of the University of Michigan Trucking Industry Program. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in computer, information, and control engineering, and he additionally has served on the faculties of Southern Methodist University and the University of Virginia. White teaches courses about decision-making under uncertainty and risk.
"I am delighted to become the Schneider National Chair of Transportation and Logistics. Schneider National and its excellent leadership team have made significant contributions to the trucking industry and the nation's economy," said White. "We're especially proud that Schneider National's president and chief executive officer, Dr. Chris Lofgren, is an alumnus and dear friend."
"The newly created Schneider National Chair of Transportation and Logistics at Georgia Tech will bring a new level of visibility and permanence to the study of logistics engineering," says Christopher Lofgren, Ph.D., president and CEO of Schneider National. "As a Georgia Tech alumnus and a business partner through Schneider National, it is a privilege to help fund the future of an organization so ingrained in the knowledge, discovery, and advancement of supply chain management, logistics and transportation planning."
"Schneider National's commitment to this chair provides strong evidence of ISyE's track record for innovations in transportation and logistics," said Bill Rouse, ISyE School Chair and H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor.
The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech is the largest and most prestigious program in industrial engineering in the United States. More than 10,000 graduates of the School can be found in consulting, engineering, financial services, healthcare, transportation, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial enterprises, law, retail, and major academic institutions around the world. Nearly one in ten Georgia Tech ISyE graduates rise to the top positions of their respective organizations, and distinguished faculty members are internationally known for their research in virtually every subdiscipline of industrial and systems engineering and operations research. For more information about ISyE at Georgia Tech, visit www.isye.gatech.edu.
About Schneider National Inc.
Schneider National Inc. is a premier provider of transportation, logistics, and related services. Schneider National serves more than two-thirds of FORTUNE 500® companies, offering the broadest portfolio of services in the industry. Schneider National's transportation solutions include: One-Way Van, Dedicated, Expedited, Intermodal, Brokerage, Bulk, and Specialized. Schneider Logistics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schneider National, provides supply chain management technology, managed services, engineering services, and freight payment.
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has a track record of providing expert transportation and logistics solutions. For more information about Schneider National and employment opportunities, visit www.schneider.com or call (800) 558-6767.