Food Logistics recognizes influential individuals in the global cold food supply chain.

Food Logistics, a publication covering the movement of product through the global cold food supply chain, reveals Robert Antes, TradeTrans Corporation president and founder, as a winner of its 2021 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award.

This award recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain. This year’s list includes individuals from software providers, consultancies and academia, trucking and transportation firms, grocery retail and delivery outlets, and more, all who have met and exceeded in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation throughout the global cold food supply chain.

“These professionals are making waves in an industry upended by the global pandemic. Whether it’s pivoting into a different channel or implementing emerging technologies, these supply chain leaders prove that hard work pays off,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “These winners collaborated, optimized, developed, educated and played a critical role in the survival and success of their company amid a global pandemic. I am honored to recognize these individuals, and continue to extend my utmost gratitude to everyone in the cold food supply chain industry for their time, efforts and innovations to keep food moving through the chain in a safe and efficient manner."

Under Antes’ leadership, his team solves for the purchasing, inventory storage and distribution of ingredient, wares and equipment for quick-service restaurant (QSR) and fast-casual dining franchise owners and licensees in over 45 countries. Whether its COVID, political distress, natural disasters or a high-demand market, TradeTrans has kept the cold food supply chain moving in all circumstances for over 35 years.

Antes favorite part of the job is witnessing his customer's grow their business. This notion is at the cornerstone of the TradeTrans mission "The TradeTrans team believes we are here to do our part for the global community by delivering superior supply chain solutions,” said Antes.

He is a constant learner and always reading. Antes also recognizes the need to future supply chain leaders to be educated in all aspects of the supply chain. This includes global economics, data analytics, logistics, political science, leadership skills and even being a good writer.

Antes is not only a rock star of the supply chain, but also an actual rock star. For years, he's been bass and vocals in a band. Before COVID, they would play throughout New York's Hudson Valley.