Prof. Dr. J. Rod Franklin, a Vice-Chair of ALICE (Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe) and one of the masterminds behind the concept of Physical Internet, is joining the Advisory Board of Transmetrics.
Rod Franklin is Adjunct Professor of Logistics and Academic Director of Executive Education at Kühne Logistics University. During his professional experience, Professor Franklin held a position of Vice President of Product Development at Kühne + Nagel for more than 11 years, where he was responsible for the development of new logistics service offerings. Prior to that, he was a Vice President of Solutions Engineering at USCO Logistics, which later was acquired by K+N. Professor Franklin was also a development engineer for the Saginaw Steering Gear Division of General Motors Corporation. In addition to that, Professor Franklin received his Doctorate in Management from the Case Western Reserve University and holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and is a graduate of an MBA program at Harvard.
“If you have a vision, stick with fulfilling that vision and on activities that push that vision forward. Keeping true to that vision means you can persevere. I see too many young startups that begin with a clear vision, then muddy it up by running after everything because they’re afraid they will not get traction. After time, they lose sight of what they were looking to achieve. And I think that’ll be the key for Transmetrics and other companies.”
– Prof. Franklin advises in his Interview.