Longtime Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) President and CEO Robert Voltmann are stepping away from the organization at the end of September. Voltmann has served in his role since 1997.
Labeled as a “trusted voice for third-party logistics (3PL) companies of all sizes,” TIA was established in 1978. TIA is the only non-profit trade group that provides resources for 3PL companies and is a resource for training industry employees.
In more than 20 years as CEO, Voltmann said he feels he has accomplished all of his goals and is moving on to a new challenge. During Voltmann’s term, TIA has tripled its membership and established an active political action committee. TIA also expanded its budget from $721,000 in 1997 to $7.5 million in 2019.
Voltmann said, “Together, we took TIA from a fledgling organization with weak finances and turned it into an association worthy of the dynamic third-party logistics industry. TIA is now clearly recognized as the voice of third-party logistics and has the financial strength to continue to grow and change with the industry.”
TIA Board Chairman Brian Evans thanked Voltmann for his “leadership, vision, and dogged determination to drive TIA to success.” Evans also said, “While it is never a good time to change a winning lineup, we agreed that now was the best opportunity to do so for both TIA and Bob.”
Doug Clark, an industry executive, and lifetime TIA member will assume Voltmann’s duties while the board looks for a successor.