Mr. Clair has significant experience assisting transportation service providers to grow and improve their financial performance, and in assisting shippers and 3PL's to design and manage their supply chains. He also has considerable experience advising suppliers to the transportation industry, including equipment and materials manufacturers, information service providers, and providers of leasing and other financial services. He is a recognized expert in the fields of transportation pricing, new product and service development; activity based costing, and operations. He has assisted clients in rail, trucking, parcel, ocean, barge, and airfreight. Mr. Clair is a member of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) at the Northwestern University Transportation Center.
Mr. Clair also has significant experience in energy and mining. He has led energy supply chain operational redesign and productivity enhancement initiatives; projects for coal producers and other clients related to global supply, demand and price for coal moving into various markets around the world; and has deep experience assisting clients with potential sourcing, transportation and logistics options in the emerging biomass sector. He managed a recent benchmarking study on biomass issues and challenges, has written articles on biomass for major energy and transportation industry periodicals, and has spoken recently on energy issues, including biomass, at venues such as the American Coal Council, National Coal Transportation Association, and the Industry Summit on Mining Performance.
Prior to joining Norbridge, he held senior positions at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). Before becoming a consultant, Mr. Clair was Director of Business Development for IU International (now Landstar Systems). He has also held several management positions at Union Pacific Railroad.
Mr. Clair received a B.S. (Cum Laude) from the University of Maryland with a double major in Finance and Transportation/Logistics, and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business, University of Minnesota. He has completed the Stanford University Law School Directors College program.