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May 6, 2013: Chris Lofgren, Chief Executive Officer of Schneider National

Among other topics, Chris discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:
  • How Schneider National was an early adopter of technology, such as GPS, and continues to appreciate the value it delivers
  • His transition from CIO to COO to CEO and his keen interest on how technology solves business problems
  • The intersection of marketing and technology for lead generation, revenue management, and yield management
  • How, as current CEO, Chris interacts with the CIO with greater appreciation than some CEOs may
  • Eye on Trends: the power of business analytics to find valuable trends that allow Schneider to proactively tackle both issues and opportunities

Chris Lofgren’s Biography

Chris is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Schneider National Inc., a multi-billion dollar provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services.  He has held that role since 2002. Prior to that, Chris served as the Chief Operating Officer of Schneider National, and he has also served as its Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer.

Prior to his time at Schneider National, Chris held engineering and management roles with Symantec Corporation and Motorola Inc.

Chris serves on the boards of Schneider National, the American Transportation Research Institute, CA Technologies, the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Green Bay Chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of America, and the American Trucking Associations Inc.

Chris has a bachelor of science and master of science degrees in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University and a Ph.D in Industrial and System Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview