Riverview, FL – March 28th, 2018 / BlueGrace Logistics announced today that Randy Collack, Chief Strategy Officer, has informed the company that he intends to retire this year. A definitive date has not been established, but the process of filling that position with an industry proven COO will begin immediately. BlueGrace has initiated a nationwide search of external candidates who have significant experience holding senior-level executive positions running large-scale sales teams in the transportation and/or third-party logistics industries. We expect to fill this position in the second quarter of 2018.
Mr. Collack has been with BlueGrace since its inception in 2009. He currently oversees several departments as the Chief Strategy Officer, including all Freight brokerage in the Tampa headquarters. Throughout his tenure with the company, Randy has been responsible for the growth of the sales and operations departments, and he has been a critical component of the success BlueGrace Logistics has achieved to date.
Bobby Harris, CEO of BlueGrace, commented: “I would like to express my sincere appreciation for Randy’s achievements as Chief Strategy Officer at BlueGrace, and with every other position that he commanded during his time with us. During Randy’s tenure, BlueGrace witnessed growth at an unprecedented level for the 3PL industry. Randy will be dearly missed, and we hope he remains a long-time friend and advisor.”
Randy Collack said, “I am sincerely grateful to Bobby Harris and the excellent team at BlueGrace Logistics for the opportunity to lead their sales organization. When I joined the company in its infancy, I was one of the few individuals with significant industry expertise. Now there are hundreds of new faces in the Freight Division with hundreds more expected. As the time nears for me to retire, the company is well positioned to continue its success, having filled many senior level executive positions with high-performing individuals from the logistics industry. I wish my successor in this position, and the company in general, all the best in the future.”
Mr. Collack brought vast industry experience to BlueGrace Logistics when he joined the company, which began as a 9-person, start-up company in 2009. He was the former President of PDT Trucking and held senior positions with Express One and Preferred Shipping. Mr. Collack is also an avid poker player, competing in tournaments across the US.
Founded in 2009, BlueGrace Logistics is one of the largest third-party logistics providers in the United States. With over 500 employees and working with over 10,000 customers to provide successful shipping solutions, the company has achieved explosive growth in its nearly 10-year operating history. Backed by a $255 million investment by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, the company operates 11 locations nationwide, and its headquarters are in the sunny Tampa Bay area of Florida.
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