2019 Top Tiger Awards
- ELITE honored as a 2019 Top Tiger, recognizing the companies revenue growth as well as their ability to operate in a manner consistent with the Auburn Creed
- 2019 marks the 4th consecutive year ELITE has been honored at Auburn University’s Entrepreneurship Summit
ELITE Honored as 2nd Fastest Growing at 2019 Auburn University Top Tiger Awards
Pittsburgh, PA – The Harbert College of Business at Auburn University has honored Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE) at the 2019 Auburn University Entrepreneur Summit and Top Tiger Awards as the second-fastest growing medium-sized business.
Top Tigers recognizes the fastest-growing companies founded, owned, or led by Auburn University alumni. Companies are evaluated based on revenue growth as well as their ability to operate in a manner consistent with the Auburn Creed. Michael D. Johnson, CEO of ELITE, graduated in 2008 from the schools highly-ranked supply chain management program.
“Being ranked amongst the most successful businesses led by Auburn alumni for the third year in a row is humbling. The education I received at Auburn — lessons learned both in and out of the classroom — is part the foundation upon which ELITE has prospered and from which even greater successes are sure to come,” said Michael Johnson, CEO of Elite Transit Solutions.
Auburn University 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.
“The Harbert College of Business is remarkable, and its supply chain management program is second-to-none. It was there that I was given a window into the future of operations which later grew to become a vision for how ELITE would change the freight management industry,” added Mr. Johnson. “In mid-2019 we will be launching an innovative technology platform for the industry that will begin the next chapter in this amazing journey.”
The winners of the 2019 Top Tiger Awards were honored during the Auburn University Entrepreneurship Summit on March 28-29, 2019. ELITE is proud to sponsor the awards luncheon where Chicken Salad Chick founder, as well as Auburn native and graduate, Stacy Brown was 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 twice been honored on the Inc. 5000 list (2017, 2018) 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.