On October 21-22nd, third-party logistics (3PL), technology, and investment leaders virtually networked at Armstrong & Associates 3PL Value Creation North America Summit to discuss the impact of the global pandemic, e-commerce growth, digitalization, M&A, and advancements in technological innovation.

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers and attendees for another successful 3PL Value Creation Summit. For those who missed the live broadcast, we have summarized some key takeaways below.

Registration is still available. If you would like to access the 14 panel discussions and the two Armstrong & Associates presentations, please click the link to purchase a registration.






Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

8:00AM – 8:25AM CST Presentation: Welcome and 3PL Market Overview

Evan Armstrong,
Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

8:30AM – 9:25AM CST Panel: Global View and Regional Variations

Vaughn Moore,
CEO & President,
AIT Worldwide Logistics

Joachim Schaut,
VP Intercontinental Supply Chain Solutions,
DB Schenker

Eric Wolfe,
Watco Supply Chain Services

9:30AM – 10:25AM CST Panel: Key Trends in Healthcare Logistics

Keith Tholan,
Chief Operating Officer,
AIT Worldwide Logistics

Steve Bowers,
Senior Director – 3PL Supply Chain Solutions,
Cardinal Health

Alexandra Kleinschmidt,
VP – Customs & Trade Services,
Crane Worldwide Logistics

Alex Paskoff,
Senior Vice President – U.S. Mobility,
Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services

10:45AM – 11:40AM CST Panel: E-Commerce as a 3PL Growth Engine

Gary Barraco,
Senior Director – Product Marketing,

Alex Paskoff,
Senior Vice President – U.S. Mobility,
Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services

Greg Morello,
President & Chief Commercial Officer,
Port Logistics Group

11:45AM – 12:40PM CST Panel: Emerging Trends in International Transportation Management/Freight Forwarding

Mike Piza,
Vice President – Corporate Business Development,
Apex Logistics International

David Sitton,
CLN Worldwide

John Berry,
IT Director,

Brian Bourke,
Chief Growth Officer,
SEKO Logistics

1:15PM – 2:10PM CST Panel: 3PL Market M&A Insights and Trends

Bob Bianco,
Operating Partner,
Calera Capital

John Larkin,
Operating Partner,
Clarendon Group

Joe Saldutti,
Managing Director,
Gridiron Capital, LLC

Paul Jones,
Managing Director,
Stifel Nicolaus

2:15PM – 3:10PM CST Panel: What’s Next in Logistics Technology? AI/Robotics/Big Data

Jim Best,
Chief Growth Officer,
EKA Solutions

Mike Mangino,

Joe Couto,
CEO, Africa, Asia Pacific & Latin America,
Körber Supply Chain Software

Preet Sivia,
Co-Founder & President,

3:30PM – 4:30PM CST Panel: Digital Freight Matching and Freight Brokerage Automation

Jay Gustafson,
Senior Vice President – Marketplace Solutions,
Echo Global Logistics

Brent Hutto,
Chief Relationship Officer,

Bill Driegert,
Head of Operations & Co-Founder,
Uber Freight

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

8:00AM – 8:25AM CST Presentation: 3PL Market Trends & Analysis

Evan Armstrong,
Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

8:30AM – 9:25AM CST Panel: The Keys to Driving Stronger Shipper – 3PL Relationships

Robb Porter,
Executive Vice President – Chief Customer Officer,
Choice Logistics

Jack Gerstner,
Vice President – Coyote Transportation Management,
Coyote Logistics

Erin Jefferson,
Senior Vice President,
DSR Logistics Company

Ravi Dosanjh,
Head of Strategic Program Management – CPLSS,
Intel Corporation

9:30AM – 10:25AM CST Panel: Developing Trends in Value-added Warehousing and Distribution

Sean Coakley,
Chief Commercial Officer,
Capstone Logistics

Sean Kelly,
Senior Vice President – Business Development,

Jack Chang,
Managing Director,

10:45AM – 11:40AM CST Panel: Strategic and Financial Buyer Acquisition Perspectives

Bob Farrell,
Chairman & CEO,
GlobalTranz Enterprises

John Anderson,
Operating Partner,
Greenbriar Equity Group

Jason Bass,
Managing Director,
Harris Williams

Jones Pharr,
Senior Vice President – Corporate Development and M&A
Transportation Insight

11:45AM – 12:40PM CST Panel: Summarizing the M&A Landscape – New Headwinds and Tailwinds

Jeff Kidd,
Harris Williams

Richard Metzler,
CEO & President,
Lone Star Overnight

Tom Connolly,
Co-Founder & Managing Director,
Red Dog Equity

1:00PM – 2:00PM CST Panel: Key Trends in Food and Beverage Logistics

Jennifer Nix,
VP, Marketing Communications
CJ Logistics America

Mark Christos,
Vice President – Transportation,
Matson Logistics

Alex Stark,
Senior Director – Marketing,
Kane Logistics

Tony Leo,
CEO & President – Warehousing Group,
RLS Logistics

2:30PM – 3:25PM CST Panel: What’s New in Domestic Transportation Management and Dedicated Contract Carriage

Dennis Anderson,
Chief Customer Officer,

Jim Monkmeyer,
President – Transportation,
DHL Supply Chain

Kristy Knichel,
CEO & President,
Knichel Logistics

3:30PM – 4:30PM CST Panel: Executive Outlook, 3PL Market Trends & Executive Predictions

Chris Pickett,
U.S. Truckload Market Analyst & Advisor,
Coyote Logistics

Doug Waggoner,
Chairman & CEO,
Echo Global Logistics

Bryan Keller,
Keller Logistics Group

Denis Reilly,
President & CEO,
Kenco Logistics



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