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2016 Loyola’s Supply and Value Chain Center Leadership Award

The Supply and Value Chain Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business announced the winners of its annual Supply and Value Chain Center Awards. The awards recognize outstanding performance of individuals and teams in categories including Leadership, Supply Chain Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability.

Michael B. Romano, President and CEO of Associated, a provider of integrated supply chain solutions, was recognized with the 2016 Supply Chain Leadership Award.  This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated the values-based leadership espoused by Loyola’s founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola: responsible leadership with a consistent focus on personal integrity, ethical behavior, and a balance between justice and fairness.

As a 35-year veteran of the material handling and supply chain industries Michael has dedicated his career to making significant contributions to every organization he has been associated with and has mentored countless leaders along the way.  

Additionally, Mike has been a driving force behind the industry’s initiative to gain a higher level of visibility among new talent.  He has done this through his participation and leadership on various industry associations including serving on Loyola’s Supply and Value Chain Board. 

As an industry leader, Mike continually encourages the development and sharing of best practices and inspires other companies to do the same. That is why his expertise is often called upon to author articles for trade publications or to serve as a keynote speaker at industry events. He subscribes to the selfless mentality that if the industry is viewed as providing a higher level of strategic value, then we will all share in its success.

 “The Annual Supply and Value Chain Center Awards gives us the opportunity to celebrate the incredible contributions of individuals and teams in supply chain to their companies, their communities, and our economy,” said John A. Caltagirone, founding director of the Loyola Business Leadership Hub and executive director of the Supply and Value Chain Center. “We are pleased to honor these dedicated awardees as part of the annual Supply Chain and Sustainability Summit.”
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