Charles W. (Chuck) Clowdis, Jr.
Managing Director – Transportation
Lexington, Mass., U.S.
Mr. Clowdis serves as Managing Director – Transportation for IHS Economics & Country Risk. He is a frequent speaker for industry and civic groups on the current happenings in transportation and logistics. Mr. Clowdis leads IHS consulting projects tailored for both private and public sector clients, such as Federal and State Departments of Transportation, municipal planning organizations and transport service providers, including river barge operators, railroads, air cargo operators, motor carriers, steamship lines and dray operators, as well as providers of third-party logistics (3PL) services. He has assisted transport providers in refining their markets, streamlining their operations and focusing and pricing their service to offer optimum price versus service levels. He often works with transport planners and planning firms on freight flow plans, as well as airport master planning for enhanced cargo operations. He also has assisted both Fortune 500 and smaller companies in designing their supply chain operations to achieve maximum service via the most cost-efficient means. In addition to being experts in the various modes of transport, the team Mr. Clowdis leads provides consultation on commodity flows and commodity transport throughout North America. Prior to joining IHS, Clowdis served as a senior vice president of marketing and national account sales at TNT North America and senior vice president of marketing at Transcon Lines, Inc. He also has held other executive positions with major transportation organizations. He was an executive consultant for the national transportation practice of Ernst & Young LLP from 1983 until 2000. Mr. Clowdis formerly served as chairman and president of the American Trucking Associations' Sales & Marketing Council, for whom he authored the best-selling book, "The ART of Giving Quality Motor Carrier Service," and also wrote, "The Driver Makes a Difference." He has contributed to several other books and authored white papers and trade magazine articles on transportation, supply chain activities and logistics. Mr. Clowdis holds degrees from Young Harris College, Young Harris, Ga., U.S., and University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., U.S.