Supply Chain Now Radio Episode 109

Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 109
“Live from the eft Media Zone: Peter Gibbons with TireHub”
Broadcast from eft’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit

Peter Gibbons assumed his role as Chief Executive Officer of TireHub in 2018. As CEO, Gibbons is focused on positioning TireHub as the leading tire distributor in the United States. Gibbons is a veteran business and supply chain executive with 25 years of experience leading manufacturing and supply chain activities in the consumer, retail and specialty chemicals industries. He most recently served as Executive Vice President of Global Development and Product Supply for Mattel, Inc., where he played a key role in product development and supply chain management. Gibbons previously served as Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations for Starbucks and Executive Vice President of Supply Chain for ICI Paints North America, yielding cost savings and improved fulfillment and speed to market for both companies. Outside of his work at TireHub, Gibbons loves hiking, reading and supporting the Glasgow Celtic soccer club. He also serves on the boards of CP Kelco and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Edinburgh and a master’s degree in business administration from Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, Scotland. Gibbons and his wife, Katy, have three children – Rachel, Dominic and Roisin. Learn more about TireHub here:

Jim Becker is the CEO of Becker Logistics, LLC.  Jim Becker entered the logistic world in 1991 and in 1997 from his kitchen table, Jim started what we fondly know today as Becker Logistics.  He built the company on the founding core values of: Integrity, Quality, Innovation, Safety, Competitiveness, Openness, Respect, and Equal Work Life Balance.  These foundational values combined with his leadership and industry expertise, have allowed Jim to author a great story of mind-blowing growth in Becker Logistics; growing the company 10 times (1000%) since 2013.  Along the way, he has learned to focus on the journey of life rather than solely on whatever goal or endpoint may serve as a destination. He has realized his passion to help the people he encounters to become a better version of themselves—to help them live life without regrets, to feel empowered, and to act with confidence.  Jim is very involved within the logistics community.  He sits on the Executive Advisory Council for McLeod Software and has spoken at McLeod’s Users conference on growing a company with sales and looking at how to scale operations along with the importance of customer service within our industry.  Jim is on the Board along with being on the Education Committee, and past chairman of the hazmat committee of Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).  He is also currently on the Mentor/Mentee committee. Connect with Jim Becker on LinkedIn and visit Becker Logistics’ website for more information:

Scott W. Luton is the founder of Supply Chain Now Radio. He has worked extensively in the end-to-end Supply Chain industry for more than 15 years, appearing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dice and Quality Progress Magazine. Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta and was recently named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive. He founded the 2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards and also served on the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. A Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott volunteers on the Business Pillar for VETLANTA and serves on the advisory board for the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. He also serves as an advisor with TalentStream, a leading recruiting & staffing firm based in the Southeast. Connect with Scott Luton on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @ScottWLuton.

Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode

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Learn more about Becker Logistics:
2019 AIAG/SCAC Supply Chain & Quality Conference:
Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 9th:
2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards:
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