2018 Top Tiger Awards
- Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE) CEO Michael D. Johnson named 2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year
- The company was also ranked as the top medium-sized company for the second consecutive year.
- Top Tiger Awards will be celebrated at Auburn’s Entrepreneurship Summit, April 5-6, 2018.
ELITE Wins Multiple Honors at Auburn’s 2018 Top Tiger Awards
Pittsburgh, PA – Elite Transit Solution (ELITE), a premier provider of logistics and freight management services in the U.S. commercial transportation industry, has received multiple honors from Auburn University’s 2018 Harbert College of Business Top Tiger Awards. ELITE CEO Michael Johnson has been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by his alma mater. The company was also ranked as the top medium-sized company for the second consecutive year.
The Young Entrepreneur of the Year award is open to Auburn University alumni who graduated less than 10 years ago. Winners are selected on the basis of their recent professional accomplishments, their impact as business leaders, ethics, and integrity.
“Being named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Harbert College of Business at Auburn is a remarkable honor. This award is a testament to the extraordinary Supply Chain education Auburn offers, which helped to prepare me for many of the challenges encountered along the path to building a thriving company,” said Michael Johnson, founder and CEO of Elite Transit Solutions.
Auburn and its alumni have been a driving force of entrepreneurship throughout the United States in recent years. Much of this success can be attributed to the Harbert College of Business’ top-ranked supply chain management program, rated #10 in the country by SCM World,
“As I look forward to the bright future of Elite Transit Solutions, that amazing Auburn education – both in and out of the classroom – will continue to serve as the foundation upon which even greater successes will be built and new heights achieved,” added Mr. Johnson
The winners of the 2018 Top Tiger Awards, presented in partnership with Business Alabama and the accounting firm Warren Averett, will be honored during the Auburn University Entrepreneurship Summit, taking place April 5-6, 2018. ELITE is proud to sponsor the awards luncheon where Salt Life President and 1988 Auburn business graduate Jeff Stillwell will be the keynote speaker
About Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE)
ELITE is a third-party logistics (3PL) company that services the freight management industry. Clients include food and beverage, OEM, industrial, and chemical companies. The company has been honored on the Inc. 5000 list (2017) as one of America’s fastest-growing companies, and has received numerous additional awards such as Food Logistics’ Rock Stars, Best In Biz, Pittsburgh Business Times’ Fastest Growing, and Auburn University’s Top Tigers. To learn more about Elite Transit Solutions, visit elitetransit.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (878) 999-2880.
“As I look forward to the bright future of Elite Transit Solutions, that amazing Auburn education – both in and out of the classroom – will continue to serve as the foundation upon which even greater successes will be built and new heights achieved.”
Michael Johnson – CEO
Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE) – a 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree as one of America’s fastest-growing companies – has moved its headquarters to the Cultural District in Downtown Pittsburgh. ELITE’s hyper-growth over the last 3 years, combined with recent technology investments, necessitated the move. The company expects to add 50 additional employees before the end of the year.
The workdays can be long and the technology a bit behind the times, but logistics and supply chain management is still a satisfying career, said respondents to our 15th annual Salary Survey. The impact of high-quality freight management in the lives of every American is motivational.
On the three-month anniversary of the federal government’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate taking effect, we at ELITE decided to take a look at what we’ve learned from the legislation to-date. Spot market pricing will be affected for the foreseeable future. ELD’s signal need for all parties to make long-needed changes. ELD devices are a headache for many drivers and hurting carriers.