Press Release: February 15, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary Kelly, Media Relations
Celadon’s COO Paul Will to Deliver Keynote Address at Seventh Annual
ALK Transportation Technology Summit
Industry thought leaders gather to discuss new and innovative ways
to increase operating efficiency amid a recovering economy.
Princeton, New Jersey – February 15, 2011 - ALK Technologies, Inc. today announced that for the second consecutive year, Paul Will, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Celadon Group, will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 ALK Transportation Technology Summit. In making a return visit, Will brings a unique perspective on the new industry challenges and opportunities to surface “one year later.”
Now in its seventh year, the 2011 ALK Transportation Technology Summit is an annual event that brings together senior transportation executives and industry thought leaders to highlight cutting-edge technology trends and to share a strategic vision for opportunity and business success.
This year’s event will be held May 3-5 in Princeton, NJ. The three day event includes a golf outing on May 3rd at the prestigious Tournament Players Club - Jasna Polana in Princeton. A dinner reception on the Princeton University campus will be held on the evening of May 4th.
The conference, themed Driving Cost Control and Efficiency Through Technology Innovation will provide transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies with valuable guidance on how to increase operational efficiency in this recovering economy. Topics include driver performance and operating cost management, safety and CSA compliance automation, supply chain efficiency, and innovations in wireless technology and in-cab solutions.
ALK Technologies’ Founder and Chairman, Dr. Alain Kornhauser, will lead the program. Kornhauser is a Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, as well as the Director of the Transportation Program at Princeton University. He is a pioneer in GPS navigation and routing technology for consumers, mobile professionals and commercial vehicle fleets.
Keynote speaker Paul Will has more than 20 years experience in accounting and finance. He is a certified public accountant and serves on the board of Celadon as well as the American Trucking Associations’ National Accounting and Finance Council and the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. Celadon Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, primarily provides long-haul, full-truckload freight service across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
This unique thought leader symposium offers rewarding discussions with senior executives and customers of leading industry technology providers. Participants will receive the opportunity to debate, benchmark and learn from other leaders through a forum that consists of expert presentations, case studies, panel discussions, facilitated roundtables and unparalleled networking. Speakers include Norm Ellis, Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Qualcomm; David McKinney, Vice President, Professional Services - TMW Systems; Tom McLeod, President and CEO - McLeod Software; Christian Schenk, Vice President, Product Marketing - XATA Corporation; Jeff Sibio, Director, Industry Marketing, Transportation Logistics - Intermec and numerous other industry thought leaders. Presentations and roundtables will address key challenges facing all sectors of the industry today, including truckload, LTL, intermodal, private fleets, manufacturers, and logistics services providers.
Current sponsors of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit include AT&T, Cadec Global, Descartes, EBE Technologies, INRIX, Intermec, McLeod Software, Qualcomm, SMC3, TMW Systems, Trincon Group, and XATA Corporation.
This forum of leading transportation management and mobile communications systems providers offers a wealth of information for transportation and information technology executives seeking direction on how to maximize operational efficiencies in the global marketplace. For more information, visit: www.alk.com/techsummit2011.
About ALK Technologies, Inc. Since 1979, ALK Technologies has developed innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions. ALK’s award-winning CoPilot Live GPS software is the navigation based services platform of choice for mobile operators, hardware OEMs and systems integrators globally. ALK’s PC*MILER routing, mileage and mapping solutions are used by over 22,000 transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. For more information on ALK Technologies, visit www.alk.com.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.