Greg Andrews Joins EMIL as Managing Director
Posted July 16, 2007
Greg O. Andrews will join the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering as the Managing Director of the Executive Masters in International Logistics (EMIL) program in August. With 27 years in the logistics and transportation industry and a graduate of the EMIL program, he brings an ideal mix of industry and academic expertise to the program.
"Greg has the right blend of experiences across modes as both a provider of and customer for logistics services," said EMIL Executive Director John Vande Vate. "As an EMIL alum and advisory board member, he understands the program and is hooked into the alumni network. He is committed to the vision of delivering top quality education in international logistics and supply chain strategy for experienced professionals."
As managing director, Andrews will coordinate offering annual EMIL classes beginning with a new class in January, 2008 and every September thereafter. He will lead and expand EMIL's recruiting efforts as well as share in the design and delivery of the international residences.
"I am thrilled to get the chance to return to Tech and to take on this challenge," said Andrews. "We have great leadership in Dr. Vande Vate and the supporting faculty. They are an outstanding, knowledgeable group of folks that I really look forward to working with. Engaging major corporations around the world, having our students look at significant global supply chain problems, and helping to re-write the book as we solve global complexities is the very reason that I accepted the job. What better place could there be, right in the heat of the fire. You sharpen steel with steel, that is what we will be doing, sharpening, challenging, and testing our collective knowledge of global logistics and supply chain strategies as the global economy continues its metamorphosis."
For the past seven years, Andrews has served as Director of Global Logistics and Transportation with ADTRAN Inc., an OEM manufacturer of high-speed telecommunications network transmission equipment located in Huntsville, Alabama. He was responsible for overseeing the logistics infrastructure necessary to support the distribution and manufacturing efforts in Mexico, China, Australia, Taiwan, Europe, and the U.S.
Prior to joining ADTRAN, Andrews held the position of assistant director, International Intermodal Center for the Port of Huntsville, a multi-modal transportation cargo hub providing air, sea, rail, and truck transportation services for the North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley Region.
Prior to his work at the International Intermodal Center and the Port of Huntsville, he spent six years in the LTL business working for Smith Transfer and Yellow Freight Corporation.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration with a Major in Transportation from the University of Alabama in 1980, and a Master's of Science in International Logistics from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005.
He serves on the Board of Directors for the North Alabama International Trade Association, is an active member of the National Industrial Transportation League serving on its Air Cargo Committee, is a member of The International Intermodal Association of North America, serves on the FedEx Air Cargo Customer Advisory Committee, The Eagle Global Logistics Customer Advisory Board, and has served on the Advisory Board for EMIL.
He is married to his wife Sharon of 26 years, and has two sons Vincent and Jacob, who both are currently attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. In his free time, he enjoys golf, fishing, and the restoration of classic Mopar muscle cars.