thought leaders | The DC Velocity Q & A Monica Truelsch’s qualities as a logistics executive are matched only by her intense drive to see that women get the opportunities in the field they deserve, and that they succeed at them. There are businesspeople, and there are advocates. Then there are the rare folk like Monica R. Truelsch. Truelsch has a demanding day job as director of marketing for logistics software developer TMW Systems, where she’s been for 11 years. But she has also become a tireless advocate for expanding career advancement opportunities for women in logistics, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because the field badly needs an infusion of qualified and knowledgeable professionals to meet the surge in demand for supply chain talent. Truelsch’s résumé is as varied as it gets. She has applied her deep technical knowledge to fields such as chemical handling, engineered materials, artificial intelligence, and industrial laboratory management. She has held positions as product manager, vice president of sales, and general manager. Today, Truelsch is responsible for TMW’s corporate messaging, public relations, advertising, and product marketing. At her behest, TMW sponsored the first "Distinguished Woman in Logistics" award competition, which had been established by the Women in Trucking Association, an advocacy group. The 2015 award was presented in April at the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla., to Kristy Knichel, president of Gibsonia, Pa.-based Knichel Logistics. During the ceremonies, Truelsch delivered an impassioned speech highlighting the growing role of women in the industry and across American business. Her remarks, which true to her technical form were supported by numerous data points, resonated with the attendees throughout the rest of the conference. Truelsch spoke recently with Mark B. Solomon, executive editor – news, about her career, the […]
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