Leading the Way Alumni Spotlight: Alex Giannuzzi
Name: Alex Giannuzzi
Graduation Year: 2018
Current Position: Vice President of Operations, Northeast, Trimac Transportation
I have had a progressive career at Trimac since I joined the company in 1996. Over the last 25 years, I have held various positions, mostly in operational roles learning about the business and what success looks like, not only from a company perspective but also from a personal development perspective. In 2016, Trimac offered me the opportunity to invest on that personal and professional development by enrolling me into the executive master’s program. At that time, I had started in a new position as the vice president of sales for our energy business. Leading a team into our growth strategy was extremely exciting, and creating new opportunities for the company was our focus.
As I progressed in the executive master’s program, I met many great people in Cohort 15 from all modes of transportation, which allowed me to fully understand and appreciate the supply chain in its entirety. Understanding that we all share common operational, regulatory, and market issues and learning how others approach these challenges and how I could apply those learnings in my business was invaluable.
All the material in the DTI program was extremely useful, from leveraging technology to understanding domestic and global markets. But, the financial courses taught by Craig Lentzsch have had the greatest impact on my understanding of financial analysis and capital structures. The financial courses have provided me with the knowledge and confidence to apply these learnings both tactically and strategically at Trimac.
After completing the program at DU in 2018, Trimac reassigned me to lead the company’s Northeast Region as vice president of operations. This year will be a milestone for me: my 25th anniversary with Trimac.
I currently live in Ancaster, Ontario with my wife and three (university-aged) children. We actually moved during COVID and, like all families, are focused on staying safe and anxiously awaiting vaccinations. Cohort 15 still keeps in touch, and occasionally we meet one-on-one or in small groups.
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