Leadership

Graham Brisben

Graham is the CEO and founder of PLG Consulting, forming the business in 2001 following a career in the railroad and trucking industries, where his various operations and business development roles helped to identify the market need for objective, expert consulting services for shippers, transportation companies, financial firms, government entities, and other stakeholders in the world of logistics.

Graham began his transportation career at Burlington Northern Railroad, performing operational and financial analysis in the areas of asset deployment and utilization, network optimization, and yield management. He later served as a Trainmaster at the Chicago, St. Louis, and Ft. Worth terminals, where he developed and implemented new management methods for railroad terminal operations.

Graham went on to serve as District General Manager for America’s largest bulk truck carrier, Quality Carriers, where he started and developed the multi-state Chicago District. In addition to full sales, marketing, operations, P&L, and safety responsibilities, he also started and managed new rail transfer and warehousing operations in Minneapolis and Chicago. Graham also opened and managed Canadian National Railway’s Chicago CargoFlo bulk transfer facility, and he helped CN implement new transload facilities in Detroit and Hamilton, Ontario.

Graham lives in Oak Park, Illinois with his wife and two children. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Taylor Robinson

Taylor is the President of PLG Consulting, and joined PLG in May 2012 after spending over 25 years leading global supply chain organizations in a broad range of industries.

Mr. Robinson’s early career included ten years as a Strategic Sourcing Manager in the automotive industry at Honda of America Mfg. Inc., where his team was responsible for a $4B procurement budget. Taylor was then an executive Supply Chain leader for five years in the aerospace industry at AlliedSignal/Honeywell where he led several large global teams through transformational strategies. This position led to Taylor being named the Chief Procurement Officer at HJ Heinz, where he was accountable for global materials sourcing. He was also responsible for the implementation of Heinz’s global business management process. Following Heinz, Taylor was the Executive Vice President of Supply Chain at Watts Water Technologies and then served as the Vice President of Supply Chain and Production for Northern Power Systems, a start-up wind turbine manufacturer.

Taylor is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and resides in North Andover, Massachusetts with his wife and five children.

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