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Reporters and editors: please call Becky Boyd at 770.642.2080, x214 or email becky [at] mediafirst [dot] net to arrange an interview. 

MediaFirst serves the needs of the media, first. Resources include: breaking news, story ideas, spokespersons, bylined articles, market statistics, survey results, thought leadership, and clear explanations of the business and technological factors behind today's issues.

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  • Thought-provoking, successful business leadership
  • Winning business models, new technologies, and industry issues
  • Supply chain, logistics, warehouse, and shipping optimization
  • Telecom, computing, and new media
  • Marketing automation systems and services
  • Hardware, software, and services
  • Management team execution, customer service levels, and quality
  • IT: hardware, software, services, mobile devices, and information security (infosec)
  • Trends in marketing, PR, social media, web design, and lead generation
  • The basis of competition in the market.
  • Large markets, strong management teams, compelling value propositions, and execution to plan

Media Spokespersons, listed below:

Chief Executive Sources

Jim Caruso, CEO & Strategist of M1PR, Inc. (MediaFirst), Atlanta, GA

MediaFirst is a technology, software, and logistics PR firm with horsepower to excel in media relations, blogging, social media curation and management, content marketing, marketing automation, and lead generation. The firm serves clients worldwide. Jim's talents reflect his confluence of engineering and international business experience. These bring an unobstructed view of trends in the business of technology. In addition, Mr. Caruso is at the forefront of technological change. Reporters and editors look for his perspectives on engineering, sales, global business development, PR, and marketing, and the basis of competition in an industry.

As a speaker, he has presented to business and technical audiences around the world, including in places as diverse as Helsinki, London, New Delhi, New York, Rio, and Sydney,

Paul Thompson, Chairman & Founder, Transportation Insight, Hickory, NC

Paul oversees the boards of TI Holding Co, which owns TI and NTG.

Transportation Insight is a multi-modal, lead logistics provider with $3.9 billion in logistics spend under management. For nearly 20 years, the Enterprise Logistics Solutions Provider has partnered with manufacturers, retailers and distributors to achieve significant cost savings, reduce cycle times and improve customer satisfaction rates by providing customized supply chain solutions. Transportation Insight offers a Co-managed Logistics® form of 3PL, carrier sourcing, freight bill audit and payment services, state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) applications, parcel technology platform (audit, engineering, advanced analytics) and business intelligence. Serving over 1,500 clients, its logistics services portfolio includes domestic transportation, e-commerce solutions, supply chain analytics, international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials including secondary packaging. The firm is headquartered in Hickory, NC.

Additional Operations and Technology Spokespersons

Michael Centrella, Rain-Making Executive. Founder, Momentum Technology Partners

Momentum is a market and sales development firm for early-stage to late-stage companies. The firm's methodology has proven cost-effective results. The firm's clients include Cloudyn; yoopTV; POSE; Harvistor; Cemmerce; Mobile Matrix; KidsDispenser; Navitrio; Teleran, or some of our former clients: IBRIX (HP), 3Com (HP), Vonage, XEBEO, ClickFinger, Auction Logic, YourFit, Vestac, and more. Momentum Technology Partners is a DBA of Avidia Consulting, LLC.

Perry Falk, Senior Vice President of Carrier Operations, Nolan Transportation Group (NTG)

Perry Falk is Senior Vice President of Carrier Operations at Nolan Transportation Group (NTG), one of the largest and fastest-growing non-asset truckload freight brokerages and provider of third-party logistics services in North America. NTG serves 7000 customers across North America. He blends strategy with modern technology, process, and a people-first approach in order to meet the end-to-end supply chain needs of customers and carriers. 

He formulated NTG’s carrier sales model that gives carriers equal footing with shippers. This business process, powered by custom software, is handling an increasing number of NTG carrier loads, increasing from 10% of total truckloads to more than 60% in a year. This model and NTG sales representatives work in the best interest of carriers, providing ways to increase utilization and profitability. Carriers get access to spot, contract, and repeat lane opportunities. 

Perry demonstrated strong business development skills in operations management, freight brokerage, and carrier sales by growing the whole of carrier operations, drayage, and six offices with more than 150 additional staff.

Perry has a degree in economics from Clemson University.

Cindi Perdue Hane Vice President of Product Management
, Elemica

Cindi is a 20-year global supply chain executive with a background in technology product management and implementation in the areas of global logistics, supply chain optimization, transportation management, and warehousing & distribution solution design. She has held leadership positions at global logistics companies BAX Global, DB Schenker, and Americold managing large-scale projects. At Elemica, she has participated in technology design, development, and implementations for global companies in the process industries. Cindi’s team is responsible for product management of Elemica’s Digital Supply Network, designing the automation, collaboration, and visibility solutions for the products our clients buy, sell, and move through their supply chains.

Cindi holds an advanced degree in operations research and mathematics from Auburn University. She is a Pragmatic Marketing certified product manager and is currently the Board Chair of the Technology Association of Georgia’s Supply Chain & Logistics Society.

Gary Neights, Product Manager, Elemica

As Elemica’s Senior Director, Product Management, Gary Neights, is responsible for innovations in digital supply networks for products that Elemica clients sell through their supply chains. This includes decision support systems driven by predictive analytics and the use of blockchain for lineage management and smart contracts. Gary started his career as an officer in the USMC focused on supply chain activities to keep frontline aircraft mission-capable. After that worked at GP Strategies (formerly RWD Technologies) supporting technology initiatives for companies including Chevron, Coca Cola, Conexant, Dow, Exxon, Ford, IBM, Lyondell, Mobil, P&G, and SAP.

Gary holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State and an MS in Business Administration from Boston University.

Arun Samuga, Chief Technology Officer
, Elemica

Arun Samuga is CTO at Elemica, the leading Digital Supply Network for process manufacturing industries. Arun is a 2005 MBA graduate from Georgia State University with a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. Promoted to CTO in 2018, Arun leads Elemica’s global development organization. Arun and his team are responsible for the continued development of new software products and solutions. Arun has been with Elemica for over 16 years in roles of VP Research and Development and Director of Supply Chain integration projects.