IANA Recognizes Intermodal Leaders with Industry Awards
CALVERTON, MD (July 13, 2022) – The Intermodal Association of North America announced today that its three industry awards will be presented at this year’s Intermodal EXPO. The winners are as follows: the Silver Kingpin Award – Ted Prince; the Chairman’s Award – Jim Newsome; and the Intermodal Achievement Award – Congressman Alan Lowenthal. These recognitions will take place during Intermodal EXPO’s opening general session on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Ted Prince, chief strategy officer and co-founder of Tiger Cool Express, was selected to receive the IANA Silver Kingpin Award for his career-long contributions to intermodalism. The Silver Kingpin is the industry’s most prestigious award. Prince is a former IANA chairman and a 40+ year veteran of the intermodal transportation business.
Jim Newsome, executive advisor to the South Carolina Ports Authority, is the honoree for the 2022 Chairman’s Award, in recognition of his dedication to the Association and his passion for educating the next generation of intermodal leaders. A former IANA board member, Newsome is the recently retired president and CEO of SCPA.
Congressman Alan Lowenthal, representing California’s 47th District, is the recipient of the Intermodal Achievement Award, a testament to his consistent support for the freight supply chain throughout his public service career. Congressman Lowenthal has authored, introduced, or co-sponsored several major pieces of legislation related to the freight industry, and he played a guiding role in the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.
“On behalf of the Board, I commend these three individuals for what they have brought to the intermodal industry over many decades,” said Dr. Noel Hacegaba, IANA chairman and deputy executive director of the Port of Long Beach. “The impact of their contributions will be felt by intermodal stakeholders as well as the general public well beyond their respective careers.”
IANA’s roster of corporate members includes railroads, ocean carriers, ports, intermodal truckers and over-the-road highway carriers, intermodal marketing and logistic companies, and suppliers to the industry. This roster gives IANA a unique position within the intermodal community, one which is authoritative, holistic and able to affect change that benefits everyone. IANA consistently supports the shared needs, interests, and goals of its diverse members – regardless of mode or function – with business solutions, education, and networking opportunities.