CLM ELECTS SUTHERLAND PRESIDENT
The Council of Logistics Management has named Joel Sutherland as president for 2001-02 at its annual conference in Kansas City, Mo.
Sutherland, senior vice president of Transplace, based in Plano, Texas, had been on track for the top post as the CLM’s first vice president. He has been a member of the Council since 1974.
He succeeds Dr. John Thomas Mentzer, a professor of logistics at the University of Tennessee.
CLM elected Thomas W. Speh, professor of distribution at Miami University of Ohio, as first vice president. The Council also named Elijah Ray, senior vice president, customer solutions, for Standard Corp. Integrated Logistics, as second vice president. If tradition is observed, Speh and Ray will eventually serve as CLM presidents.
The council’s annual distinguished service award went to Ralph W. Drayer, president of Supply Chain Insights and a former logistics vice president at Procter & Gamble.
The CLM expected about 5,300 attendees for its conference in Kansas City, although only about 70 percent have shown up. The tensions in the business community after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 in New York and Washington have been blamed for the lower turnout.