NFI, a leading supply chain provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., recently announced the promotion of Bob Knowles to President of Dedicated Transportation. With more than 2,400 tractors and 9,000 trailers across North America operated by over 2,500 drivers, Knowles will oversee NFI's asset-based operations and spearhead the company's continued growth in the area of dedicated transportation.Bob Knowles of NFI
Knowles is a 17-year veteran of NFI and started as a Project Manager before he became Director of Operations for the Northeast division, servicing some of NFI's largest customers. Shortly thereafter, he was then promoted to VP of Operations, and again to SVP of Operations in 2014, where he helped to align NFI's organizational structure and customer portfolio.
"As a key member of our leadership team, Bob has helped grow this core business line," said Sid Brown, CEO of NFI. "A dedicated leader, Bob offers extensive experience and understanding of NFI's supply chain solutions, and has demonstrated an entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to ensure exceptional value to our customers through innovation, versatility, and unparalleled service."
Knowles has been working within the logistics industry for 28 years, beginning his career at FedEx Ground, and later worked at Menlo Worldwide prior to joining NFI. Knowles obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Management at Bryant University.
NFI is a fully integrated North American supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates nearly $2 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 10,500 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates 41.5 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its dedicated and drayage fleet consists of over 4,000 tractors and 9,000 trailers. Its business lines include dedicated transportation, distribution, transportation management, port drayage, intermodal, brokerage, global logistics, and commercial real estate. For more information about NFI, visit www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.