Ray LaHood, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Also Set to Speak
Princeton, New Jersey - April 10, 2014 - ALK Technologies, Inc., a global leader in GeoLogistics™ solutions and navigation software, today announced that Richie Henderson, Senior Vice President of Administration and Technology at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit. Hosted by ALK Technologies, Inc., the event will take place May 19-21, 2014 in Princeton, New Jersey.
"This marks our tenth year of bringing together industry thought leaders and senior transportation executives to review the current state of the industry, highlight innovative technology trends and share valuable strategic visions that drive opportunity and business success," said Michael Kornhauser, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ALK Technologies who will kick off the program with introductory remarks.
"We are excited to have Richie Henderson as our keynote speaker this year," said Michael Kornhauser. "J.B. Hunt Transport, a Fortune 500 company, is one of the most innovative transportation logistics companies in North America and has been delivering transportation services for over fifty years. We are looking forward to Richie's industry outlook and best practices."
Richie Henderson is part of J.B. Hunt's Executive Management Team with business strategy leadership in information technology, engineered solutions, and implementation. He oversees corporate marketing and communications, supports investor relations, and guides the company's internet strategy. He played a key role in development of the company's trademarked client retention process named Customer Value Delivery™ (CVD™) a proactive, proprietary methodology that focuses not only on the execution of service and cost control, but also the ongoing measurement and communication of results. He is also an adjunct professor in Supply Chain Management for John Brown University's MBA Program.
"In addition to having Richie Henderson as our keynote, we are honored to have former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood join us. With unparalleled knowledge, LaHood will offer unique insight on the issues and practices that are shaping the transportation industry today," said Dan Popkin, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, ALK Technologies.
Under Secretary LaHood's leadership term, the DOT made major improvements and investments in the nation's infrastructure including the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), awarding $48 billion in Recovery Act dollars for more than 15,000 transportation projects across the nation which created tens of thousands of jobs. Currently Secretary LaHood is helping lead Building America's Future (BAF) bipartisan coalition of current and former elected officials who are committed to raising awareness about the need to invest in our nation's roads, bridges, airports, rails and ports.
The conference theme, Defining Best Practices for Productivity & Profitability, will provide transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies with actionable advice on how to deploy operational efficiencies while accelerating revenue growth.
The three day event held at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Princeton includes a golf outing on May 19th at Princeton University's Springdale Country Club and a dinner reception on the evening of May 20th at the Nassau Inn on Palmer Square in Princeton. For more information, visit: www.alktechsummit.com.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solutions and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot®, the GPS navigation software of choice for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK's PC*MILER® is widely recognized as the industry standard and is depended on by transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. ALK® Maps™ is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.
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