Company News ICAT Celebrates 20 Years!

May 28, 2013

ICAT Logistics Celebrates 20 Years in Business and Excellence in Executive Management

The leading agency-based freight forwarder reaches milestone and congratulates members of executive team on recent award wins.

ICAT Logistics, Inc. (ICAT), a leading agency-based freight forwarder in the U.S., celebrates 20 years in business in 2013 and announces today that ICAT’s Vice President of Finance, Jim Vespa, and Director of International Business Development, Keith Buford, have been selected as winners in Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine’s 2013 Executive Management Awards program. The 2013 Executive Management award recognizes chief executives’ creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic. Vespa and Buford will be honored with the rest of this year’s winners at an awards ceremony on March 7, 2013 at the Doubletree by Hilton, Baltimore North-Pikesville.

Over the past 20 years, ICAT has continually diversified its business model to offer value-added services and “lessons learned” to its agency owners through the Agency Partner Program. ICAT relies on its executive team to go above and beyond expectations and provide their expertise in order to accomplish the company’s goals: continuing to grow the Agency Partner Program and deepens its international footprint. To do so, ICAT recently opened an office in Miami to support its expansion into the Latin American market. ICAT Miami will be added to the other 16 Agency Partner offices across the nation.

“I recognize that to grow we need to lead competition with innovation and a skilled staff,” says ICAT President and CEO, Rick Campbell. “Entrepreneurship and quality service as a relentless goal will keep ICAT a leader that others admire. Vespa and Buford have been instrumental in ICAT’s growth as well as establishing a vision for the company and setting goals for the future.” “All too often, senior leaders in an organization become unsung heroes. This is why SmartCEO designed the Executive Management Awards. The 2013 EMA winners are not only taking their companies and co-workers to new heights, but they are also leaders within the communities where we work and live,” says Craig Burris, founder and president of SmartCEO Magazine. “We are honored to award each of these individuals and tell the stories of their achievements and contributions.”

The 2013 Executive Management award winners collectively generate $1.32 billion in annual revenue and employ over 4,600 individuals in Greater Baltimore. ICAT and the other winners will be featured in the March issue of Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine.