Lakeland, Fla., Feb. 25, 2014 (MindShare Strategies Media Services) – Saddle Creek Transportation president Mike DelBovo has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as one of its 2014 Pros to Know.

The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.

“Supply chain is increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator for leading small, medium and large enterprises, and supply chain leaders have become crucial to the success of the enterprise in meeting the challenges of what truthfully has been called a turbulent economy,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Our Pros to Know listing highlights many of these outstanding executives and their accomplishments, and it offers a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage Supply Chain for competitive advantage.”

DelBovo has been recognized for spearheading a ground-breaking initiative for Saddle Creek Logistics Services. Under his direction, Saddle Creek purchased a fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles and constructed a CNG station to fuel them at its Lakeland, Fla., campus – an investment of more than $22 million. The fleet gives Saddle Creek customers an eco-friendly transportation solution, supporting their local and regional delivery needs while helping to reduce their carbon output. Customers have embraced the new technology. Saddle Creek’s fleet has already travelled more than 15 million miles on CNG – saving approximately a pound of carbon with every mile.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for supply chain leadership by such a respected publication,” said DelBovo. “The industry’s response to our CNG fleet has been overwhelming, and I’m grateful that our customers have embraced this sustainability solution.”

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Michele Wade, Account Executive, MindShare Strategies, Inc.

Tom Collins, Director of Marketing, Saddle Creek Logistics Services

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