Railinc Director of Business Solutions Ward Proctor has been recognized as a 2021 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. This award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage.

“It’s an honor to be recognized among this year’s prestigious class of Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive,” Proctor said. “We have an outstanding, customer-driven team at Railinc that has persevered amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am proud to represent all of our associates with this award.”

This year’s list includes individuals and teams from software and service providers, consultancies and academia, trucking and transportation firms, professional development agencies, sourcing and procurement divisions, and more, all who have helped supply chain clients and the supply chain community at large prepare to meet many of today’s — and tomorrow’s — challenges.

Click here to view the full list of winners. 

"While many companies have struggled to re-gain their footing as a result of COVID-19, this year's Pros to Know winners stepped up to the plate to deliver innovative solutions and programs in a time of crisis and need. These winners collaborated, optimized, developed, educated and played a critical role in the survival and success of their company amid a global pandemic," Marina Mayer, editor in chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics, said. "I am honored to recognize these individuals and teams and extend my utmost gratitude to everyone in the supply chain industry for their time, efforts and innovations to keep our nation's supply chains afloat."

Proctor has more than 10 years of experience in logistics technology and innovation and has proven to be instrumental in developing initiatives that drive higher performance business solutions. He works with a wide range of shippers, logistics service providers, rail equipment owners and lessors, carriers and transportation management software and visibility providers.

Proctor joined Railinc in 2009 working in support and was promoted shortly after to business analyst, then to business solutions manager in 2012. He has held his current title since May 2020. 

Proctor earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. 

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