OTTAWA, Ont.–The Freight Management Association of Canada (FMA) is pleased to announce that Craig Olley, Director of Logistics for Teck Resources Limited’s coal group has been chosen as the 2015 Supply Chain Executive of the Year.
Olley leads Teck’s coal global logistics operations which involve port facilities, vessel and Great Lakes operations, rail service with CN, CP, and BNSF, and transload operations in other countries. In making the award, the FMA Board of Directors was impressed by the depth and breadth of Olley’s experience in managing a complex bulk multi-modal logistics function, with both inland and export terminals along with operating within a significant annual freight budget. Teck is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of steelmaking coal.
With Olley’s leadership in the areas of coal dust mitigation throughout the logistics chain, Teck continues to be the best-in-class in this area, said the FMA announcement.
His initiative to introduce new dust mitigation technology and systems has also enhanced Teck’s overall environmental performance. Olley’s work embodies Teck’s approach to sustainability which has resulted in Teck being named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the sixth straight year in 2015, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 percent of the 2,500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index (BMI).
“Craig Olley represents the best in supply chain management”, said FMA President, Bob Ballantyne, “His technical, management and communications skills and achievements are outstanding, and he has been generous in sharing his knowledge and developing the skills of his staff”. During the recent award presentation in Niagara Falls, ON, Olley praised the expertise, dedication and professionalism of the Teck Logistics group and noted that his success was a direct result of a greater team effort.
See Canadian Shipper’s exclusive interview with Craig Olley in the November/December issue.