There are many annual awards in the fields of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management says it hosts the oldest in the United States: the Harry E. Salzberg Medallion, awarded to an individual or an organization for outstanding service to the industry and the profession since 1949.
This year's recipients will include Earl E. Congdon,â?¨executive chairman of the board of Old Dominion Freight Line, the Thomasville, N.C.-based LTL carrier that is widely acknowledged as among the most profitable and best managed in the industry, and the North American division of Kuehne + Nagel Inc., the global third-party logistics company. The ceremony will take place Oct. 3 at the Whitman School.
The program will also include a keynote address by Kyle O'Brien, executive vice president of sales for the yogurt maker Chobani; student presentations; and a panel discussion on private/public partnerships, moderated by transportation attorney Barry B. LePatner. More information, including a list of winners back to 1949, can be found here.