New Breed Logistics CEO to Speak at CEO Lecture
October 22, 2009
Catawba College's Ralph W. Ketner School of Business invites you to the 4th Distinguished CEO Lecture Series, featuring Chief Executive Officer of New Breed Logistics, Inc., Louis DeJoy. DeJoy's remarks entitled "Tactical Leadership in Changing Environments,” begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 29 in Peeler-Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. Light refreshments will be available following the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.
New Breed Logistics, Inc., is a privately-held third-party logistics company founded in 1968. Since joining the company in 1983, DeJoy provided the vision to guide New Breed through a period of exponential growth – transforming the company from a regional business with 10 employees and revenues of $1 million to an industry-leading national organization with more than 6,700 employees, revenues approaching $500 million, and operations in every major market across the United States. Under his leadership, the company developed broad-based capabilities — including world-class physical distribution, information services, and supply chain management solutions.
DeJoy has nearly 30 years of experience with both public accounting firms and private corporations in financial, program, and corporate management. Private industry and governmental agencies have sought his advice on various logistical, warehousing, and transportation projects; inventory management; valuation techniques; and operation and cost systems.
He is recognized for many significant accomplishments, including:;
- Consistently achieving year-over-year double-digit growth ;
- Awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Carolinas ;
- Consistently named to the list of fastest growing privately-held companies in North Carolina ;
- Boeing Performance Excellence and Supplier of the Year awards for Aerospace Support
His many board memberships include the Board of Trustees for the Moses Cone Health System, where he serves on the Investment and Finance Committees. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Fund for American Studies and the Board of Trustees for Elon University.
DeJoy believes that leaders of successful businesses, and their respective organizations, need to support local charitable and civic organizations. He, his family, and the Company are major contributors to both local and national organizations that focus on health, education and the arts.
DeJoy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Stetson University, then went on to become a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida. He is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.
DeJoy resides in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife Dr. Aldona Wos and their children, Ania and Andrew DeJoy.
DeJoy's remarks at Catawba will mark the fourth in the Distinguished CEO Lecture Series. Prior speakers have included Jeffrey Kane, former senior vice president in charge of the Charlotte office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Bob Ingram, vice chairman pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline; and Ellen Ruff, then president of Duke Energy – Carolinas.