Professional Development Meetings (PDMs)

Two Special PDMs on Logistics 

The Future Of Air Cargo Services

Speaker

Steve Townes 

CEO & Founder, Ranger Aerospace

Founding Chairman of "SC Aerospace" (2015-2017)

PDM Synopsis

Mr. Townes has incisive and informative commentaries (and perhaps some bold predictions) on the current state of play in the fast-moving Air Cargo Services & Logistics sectors ... in his trademark “high energy” style.

 

DATE


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

TIME

6:45pm-8:15pm (EST)

LOCATION

FREE Virtual PDM   

 

Click: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7428789808

AGENDA

6:30pm (EST) – Virtual Networking and Announcements

6:45pm (EST) – Keynote Speaker Presentation

 

8:15pm (EST) – Conclusion of Event

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Executives, Managers, Students and Consultants 

  •  Logistics Professionals

 

  • Those with a Vision to be “The Best” 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Steve Townes is the CEO and founder of Ranger Aerospace and its aviation services affiliates. Ranger’s largest and latest enterprise is ACL Airshop, the worldwide Air Cargo products, services, and leasing company, for which Townes is Chairman & CEO. He is also Board member and founding Chairman of “SC Aerospace,” a statewide public/private partnership in one of the fastest-growing aerospace states in the US. 

 

Townes is an engineering graduate of West Point, where he earned the Eisenhower Award upon graduation. He also holds an MBA from Long Island University and completed the advanced “PMD” post-MBA graduate residence program at Harvard Business School.  He is a featured speaker at aerospace conventions and symposia and has testified on aviation matters before the U.S. House of Representatives, FAA, and NTSB. He was most recently the keynote speaker at the large SC Aerospace & Manufacturing Expo in South Carolina USA.

 

He founded Ranger Aerospace in 1997 in Greenville SC. Ranger co-invests to acquire, lead and grow companies in the aviation and aerospace sectors. Under Townes’ leadership, Ranger Aerospace has employed as many as 4,250 people at 56 airports. Large-scale previous Ranger successes include “ASIG,” Skytanking GmbH, Keystone Helicopter, Composite Technology Inc., Ranger International Services Group; current holdings also include InTech Aerospace LLC.  Since inception, Ranger’s team have been stewards for roughly $500 Million in various buyouts, investments, divestitures, new facilities, and joint ventures. In the late 1990’s they even made two “hostile takeover” attempts of smaller publicly traded competitors, and did a large successful “junk bond” offering to fuel faster growth.  

 

Ranger’s most recent growth platform is ACL Airshop, with air cargo support operations at more than half of the world’s Top 100 airports. The mantra is “GROW THE NETWORK” -- plans call for doubling the global strategic footprint and capabilities of this unique company “again” in the next few years. ACL Airshop is supplementing its network power with innovative new technologies, including proprietary Repair Station software, ULD Control logistics programs, Bluetooth tracking, and the award-winning “FindMyULD” App placing all the company’s ULD logistics management systems into the customer’s hand. Steve says, “It’s so easy, even a CEO can use it.” logistics, and speaks for the industry at conferences all over the world.

 

The E-Commerce Hangover: 

Reverse Logistics

Speaker

Tony Sciarrotta

Executive Director 

&

Publisher of Reverse Logistics Magazine

The Reverse Logistics Association

2300 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 700,

Alpharetta, GA. 30009

rla.org

tony@rla.org

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PDM Synopsis

"Make it easy for people to shop online:  and oh, they will... Then returns will be 25-35% vs. 8-9% in actual sales."

 

DATE


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

TIME

5:30-7:00PM (EST)

LOCATION

FREE Virtual PDM Via Zoom 

AGENDA

5:30pm (EST) – Virtual Networking and Announcements

6:00pm (EST) – Keynote Speaker Presentation

 

7:00pm (EST) – Conclusion of Event

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

 

  • Executives, Managers, Students and Consultants 

  •  Logistics Professionals

 

  • Those with a Vision to be “The Best” 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

In 2016, Tony became the Executive Director and Publisher at the RLA after 12 years of active involvement on the Advisory Board and on Committees. In his 35 plus years in the consumer products industry, Tony has held various positions including 15 years in returns management at Philips. During his Philips years, Tony developed new reverse logistics strategies and implemented many new returns initiatives. He worked with retail partners and industry groups on best practices still being used. Tony then became an evangelist for improving the customer experience to reduce returns and their associated costs. Today, Tony is considered a subject matter expert in reverse logistics, and speaks for the industry at conferences all over the world.

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