ASW CEO Receives IWLA Service Award

November 2, 2021At the 2021 IWLA Convention, ASW CEO André Thornton was awarded the IWLA Jock Menzies Distinguished Service & Leadership Award for outstanding service to the 3PL industry. Thornton was recognized for his advocacy of diversity and inclusion within the warehousing & logistics industries. He sits on the IWLA Board of Directors. As Immediate Past Chair of the Association’s …

Addressing Gender & Racial Underrepresentation in the Supply Chain Workforce

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay More supply chain companies are focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in regards to gender and race than ever before, but smaller companies in the sector are much less likely to identify this as a focus. When looking at representation among the workforce, small businesses in the sector again tend to lag behind …

CEO Featured in IWLA Newsletter Focus on Inclusion

September, 2020ASW CEO André Thornton is featured in IWLA’s inaugural Inclusion & Diversity Council Newsletter. The article highlights Thornton’s transition from an All-Star MLB career to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Thornton underscores ASW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and discusses the business case for D&I initiatives. He also clears up misconceptions some may have about minority-owned businesses. “Some people hear …

Statement from ASW CEO

ASW, an African-American owned company, promotes and encourages equality, diversity and inclusion and is a strong advocate for those values, especially when they are threatened. As CEO of ASW, I’m saddened by the tragic and unnecessary deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others like them. The outcry for accountability and change seen throughout our country is a …