Chief Transportation Officer
- Indiana University, BS
- Penn State, MS
Ken Heller is Chief Transportation Officer. Ken has responsibility for the company’s transportation business and plays a key role in establishing and implementing the vision for integrated global supply chain transportation solutions. Ken is responsible for the daily execution and performance of transportation operations, ensuring the achievement of customers’ business goals. He leads the expansion and development of transportation capabilities, technology and talent. Ken also provides leadership for leveraging the company’s retail requirements expertise to provide specialized retail distribution capabilities.
Previously as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Excellence, Ken provided leadership for continuous improvement initiatives and teams. He was also responsible for key operations and provided visionary leadership that evolved labor management practices.
Ken began his career with Kraft Foods and joined the company in 1994. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in both sales and operations, including Vice President, Business Process Integration. He was named Vice President, Supply Chain Excellence in 2007 and Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Excellence in 2012.
Ken leads the Business Advisory Board of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Center for Supply Chain Management and Logistics and is on the Supply Chain Advisory Board at Indiana University (IU). Ken received a BS in Finance from Indiana University and an MS in Business Logistics from Penn State.