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InTek President Shelli Austin Wins Repeat Women in Supply Chain Award

September 18, 2023 Kevin Baxter

For the second straight year, InTek Freight & Logistics President Shelli Austin is among the winners of the Women in Supply Chain Award presented by Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics.

The Women in Supply Chain award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. The winners represent a diverse array of supply chain-related companies, including carriers, consultancies, logistics providers, shippers and more.

"I'm excited to be recognized among this group of talented women," Austin said. "It's gratifying to see women's impact throughout all aspects of supply chains continue to grow. Thank you to Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics for the honor, to our team at InTek, and to the many who have supported me and our business over the years."

MG Conference Photo-1“This year, we received over 400 submissions, the highest amount of applications not only for this award, but also for all of our awards," said Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. According to the publications, 118 applications were submitted by male counterparts, nominating their boss, co-worker or associate compared to 75 last year, while 39 women self-nominated - more than three-times above the 12 self-nominations in 2022. The award is in its 4th year.

"This shows progress," said Mayer. "This shows hope that one day, we won’t need an award like this because men and women in the supply chain will be equal. While there’s still more work to be done, what we’re doing is working. From truck drivers to CEOs, what these winners are doing matters to the future of all supply chains.”

Download the full list of 2023 Women in Supply Chain honorees here.

Shelli co-founded what is now InTek with CEO Rick LaGore in 2003. They purchased the company together in 2016 to take their shared vision of a service-focused logistics company to a broader market. Shelli runs InTek's operations team, working directly with customers on creative solutions to supply chain challenges. With a background as a shipper herself, Shelli has a broad view of freight and logistics needs from all sides. She is a recognized industry leader, with particular specializations in third party logistics (3PL) and intermodal freight.

This year, she's serving as Chair of the Intermodal Association of North America board, on which she's been a member for more than half a decade. She has previously served on the Transportation Intermediaries Association board as well. 

"It's wonderful to see Shelli continue to be recognized for her expertise and leadership in the supply chain space," said LaGore. "Shelli brings so much to the success of our business, our team, our customers, our partners and the industry as a whole every day."   

Food Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector and the logistics section who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. Visit www.FoodLogistics.com to learn more. Supply & Demand Chain Executive covers the entire global supply chain, focusing on trucking, warehousing, packaging, procurement, risk management, professional development and more. Visit www.SDCExec.com to learn more. 

InTek Freight & Logistics utilizes industry expertise, leading-edge technology, and partnerships to provide long-term freight solutions to businesses of all sizes. In addition to its SmartWay certification, InTek is listed on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for the second straight year and was named among the Best Places to Work in Indiana. InTek has also been recognized by Food Logistics as a top 3PL and a top software and technology provider. For more information about InTek, visit www.intekfreight-logistics.com or call (317) 208-5565.

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