Bill Ten Eyck, CTP, vice president of strategic fleet solutions for Fleet Advantage, was named a Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award winner for 2021.
The Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation through the global food supply chain. From early pioneers and entrepreneurs to non-conformist thinkers and executive standouts, this award aims to honor these leaders and their contributions to the food distribution industry.
Ten Eyck has more than 38 years of experience in the areas of equipment leasing and finance, transportation management, dedicated contract carriage and global supply chain management as well as management of national private fleets. He is being recognized for his experience in the global cold food supply chain industry. Ten Eyck is responsible for managing relationships for Fleet Advantage, with more than 85% of clients fitting into the food supply chain industry and distribution verticals. He has altered the way that transportation executives within supply chain and food manufacturing and distribution industries view their asset management strategies.
Ten Eyck also has had an impact in the way that cold food supply chain organizations approach their total cost of ownership (TCO) and asset acquisition strategies. He has the ability to support food supply chain organizations by improving their safety and sustainability goals while also helping them to reduce their maintenance and repair expenses in addition to further saving on fuel expenditures.
Under Ten Eyck’s management, Fleet Advantage impacted a Global 2000 and Top 100 Private Fleet grocer that carries and distributes products to customer locations throughout the United States and Canada. The company has more than 1,500 Class 8 truck vehicles and runs about 100,000 miles per year. With Ten Eyck’s oversight, Fleet Advantage helped this organization reduce more than 8,500 metric tons of CO2 and conserve 848,575 gallons of fuel. At $2.40 per gallon, that equals more than $2 million in avoided fuel expense along with improved MPG. Additionally, the company cut costs in its fleet, saving millions of dollars in operating expenses.
“These professionals are making waves in an industry upended by the global pandemic. Whether it’s pivoting into a different channel or implementing emerging technologies, these supply chain leaders prove that hard work pays off,” Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, said.
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