Third-party logistics provider (3PL) Banneker Industries Inc. said Monday it had named company executive Junior Jabbie as president and CEO, replacing Banneker's founder, Cheryl Snead, who died in January.
Jabbie has held a variety of roles at Banneker since joining the firm in 2005, including executive manager of corporate operations and executive manager of business development and customer relationships, according to North Smithfield, R.I.-based Banneker.
Snead, who passed away at age 59, started the company in 1991 as a precision-machine parts supplier serving defense industry customers before changing the firm into a supply chain management company with operations in five states, providing services such as warehousing, procurement, inspection, kitting, and distribution.
She also served on many non-profit and for-profit boards, where she advocated for the empowerment of youth, people of color, women, and small businesses, according to her obituary. Snead was the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mechanical engineering, and named her company after the 18th-century engineer Benjamin Banneker, the first recognized African-American mathematician, astronomer, and inventor.