Dupré Logistics president and chief commercial officer Tom Voelkel announced he will retire.
“In his 33 years with Dupré the company has experienced exponential growth,” according to the company. “Dupré grew from $2.6 million in revenue in 1982 to $208 million in revenue in 2015. With Voelkel’s leadership, the company became a respected leader and innovator in the hazmat logistics industry.”
Voelkel joined the company in 1983 as operations manager. Most recently, Voelkel has been closely involved in achieving the objectives of Dupré’s long-term strategic vision, delivering the company mission and championing the AIM for Safety Stewardship Team and the Servant Leadership Process.
Dupré Logistics chief executive officer Reggie commented: “Tom led our team to become a leader in truck transportation and logistics in the hazardous materials industry. I counted on Tom to ask the hard questions and do the hard things that are necessary to become a great company. Tom did the right things the right way and built things to last over the years. My family and our team thank Tom for his leadership and commitment for over 33 years. He has prepared us to move on to a successful future.”
In a statement to employees and clients Voelkel wrote: “I have loved being a passionate entrepreneur and defying gravity. Working with a talented and committed team doing things that people said couldn’t be done was very satisfying. This was the challenge of helping to build a company, and I loved it. I am confident in the talented players on our team to take Dupré Logistics to the next level.”