Schneider National Commits to Higher Learning

Funds endowed transportation and logistics chair at Georgia Tech

Funds endowed transportation and logistics chair at Georgia Tech

Green Bay, WI, and Atlanta — January 27, 2005 — Chelsea (Chip) White III has been named Schneider National chair in Transportation and Logistics for the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. White is also executive director of The Logistics Institute.

Schneider National, a provider of transportation, logistics and related services in the United States, funded The Schneider National Chair Endowment Fund. The chair is to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction and research at Georgia Tech. Students will have the opportunity to conduct individual projects in the logistics and supply chain management area with special emphasis on problems of carriers and shippers.

Dr. White came to Georgia Tech in 2002 from the University of Michigan, where he served as professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Center and co-director of the University of Michigan Trucking Industry Program.

He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in computer, information and control engineering, and he additionally has served on the faculties of Southern Methodist University and the University of Virginia.

Dr. White teaches courses about decision-making under uncertainty and risk.

I am delighted to become the Schneider National chair of Transportation and Logistics. Schneider National and its leadership team have made significant contributions to the trucking industry and the nation's economy, commented Dr. White. We're especially proud that Schneider National's president and CEO, Dr. Chris Lofgren, is an alumnus and friend.

Dr. Lofgren added, The newly created Schneider National Chair of Transportation and Logistics at Georgia Tech will bring a new level of visibility and permanence to the study of logistics engineering. As a Georgia Tech alumnus and a business partner through Schneider National, it is a privilege to help fund the future of an organization so ingrained in the knowledge, discovery and advancement of supply chain management, logistics and transportation planning.

The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech is the largest and most prestigious program in industrial engineering in the United States. More than 10,000 graduates of the School can be found in consulting, engineering, financial services, healthcare, transportation, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial enterprises, law, retail, and major academic institutions around the world.

Nearly one in 10 Georgia Tech ISyE graduates rise to the top positions of their respective organizations, and distinguished faculty members are internationally known for their research in virtually every subdiscipline of industrial and systems engineering and operations research.