Schneider National CEO honored by engineering society

Dec. 22, 2009
Chris Lofgren, president & CEO of Schneider National, Inc., has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, along with 64 other U.S. and nine foreign associates. Schneider noted that election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer

Chris Lofgren, president & CEO of Schneider National, Inc., has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, along with 64 other U.S. and nine foreign associates. Schneider noted that election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

To be so honored, an individual must have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing and implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."

Prior to being appointed CEO, Lofgren served as the company’s COO from 2000 to 2002 and as CIO from 1996 to 2002. He originally joined Schneider Logistics in 1994 as vp of engineering and systems. Earlier in his career, Lofgren held positions at Symantec Corporation, Motorola and CAPS Logistics.

Lofgren holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in industrial and management engineering from Montana State University and a doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

"Chris has done a tremendous job in leveraging the knowledge he gained while getting his PhD at Georgia Tech to advance the use of information and decision technology at Schneider National," said Don Ratliff, Regents and USP professor at the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) and executive director of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech. "His leadership as COO and now CEO have continued the Schneider legacy as a leader in its industry. His accomplishments in advancing engineering technology in the trucking industry make him a very deserving recipient of this honor."

Lofgren serves as the chairman of Georgia Tech's Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering Advisory Board and the advisory board of the College of Engineering. He also serves on the Board of Directors of CA, Inc., the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the American Trucking Assns. Inc. (ATA) and the Board of Directors of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a research trust affiliated with the ATA. He has previously served as a board member of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra and the Green Bay Boys & Girls Club.

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