Ken Burroughs of UPS Freight Named Chairman of SMC³ Board
January 24, 2014 – Atlanta, Ga. – Ken Burroughs, Vice President, Corporate Strategy at UPS Freight, was recently named chairman of the SMC³ Board of Directors, succeeding Rob Estes of Estes Freight Lines. He assumed his duties as chairman at SMC³’s Jump Start conference in Atlanta, Jan. 20-22. In announcing the new chairman, SMC³ President and CEO Jack Middleton said, “I have had the privilege of knowing Ken for several years and learning firsthand the depth of his character and industry knowledge. He is truly one of the heavy hitters in this business and brings tremendous respect to his role as chairman. I am certain SMC³ will benefit from his leadership.”
Burroughs, who has served on the board of SMC³ for more than a decade, brings a wealth of motor freight experience to his new, two-year commitment as chairman. His career in transportation spans nearly 42 years, including the last 18 with UPS Freight, one of the nation’s largest less-than-truckload carriers and a leading truckload service provider. Burroughs’ extensive industry background has included positions in sales, operations, finance, customer service and pricing. He most recently served UPS Freight as Vice President, Revenue Management from 1996-2013, and is a member and former board member of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association.
“As a member of the SMC³ Board of Directors, I have been associated with some of the best leaders in our industry,” Burroughs said. “I appreciate the diversity of opinions and perspectives, but also the way we reach a consensus. Under Jack Middleton’s leadership and direction, and with help from the board, SMC³ has grown into the industry’s premier technology and educational leader nationwide. To have contributed to that growth has been truly gratifying.” A resident of Richmond, Va., Burroughs volunteers with several local charities, including United Way, Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels.
SMC³ is the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. SMC³ delivers its core competency – LTL pricing expertise – through collaborative pricing technology that supports end-to-end, ongoing predictability in shipper/3PL-carrier relationships. Best known for its CzarLite®, Bid$ense® and RateWare® solutions, the company serves more than 5,000 customers throughout North America, including shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight-payment companies. The company also partners with leading transportation software developers for complete interoperability. For more information about SMC³, visit www.smc3.com.
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