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Leonard’s Express executive awarded industry honor for second year

Ken Johnson, Executive Chairman of Leonard’s Express, has been honored as a “Rock Star of the Supply Chain” by Food Logistics magazine for the second consecutive year. This prestigious recognition is awarded annually to outstanding individuals in the cold food supply chain sector for their significant contributions, innovative spirit, and leadership. Johnson’s recognition highlights his effective management and the operational success of Leonard’s Express, a key player in the global movement of cold food products.


Under Johnson’s guidance, Leonard’s Express has achieved notable success, receiving several industry accolades over the past year. These awards celebrate the company’s excellence in fleet management, commitment to workplace diversity, and leadership in safety and growth within the transportation and logistics industry. Johnson’s efforts have been instrumental in maintaining the company’s strong performance amidst economic challenges faced by the sector.

Food Logistics’ editor-in-chief, Marina Mayer, announced that this year’s award categories included Top Warehousing Stars, Top Shippers, Rising Stars, and Lifetime Achievement, with Johnson being recognized in the Top Shippers category. This distinction not only honors Johnson’s personal achievements but also reflects the collective efforts of the entire Leonard’s Express team. The award recipients, including Johnson, will be featured in the magazine’s January/February 2024 issue, showcasing their contributions to enhancing the efficiency and safety of the cold food supply chain.