Over 35 years of experience have provided Timothy Feemster, Sr. VP, Director of Global Logistics, with a variety of hands on problem solving situations in logistics, distribution, real estate, and marketing.
Before joining Grubb & Ellis, Feemster was a senior manager in three manufacturing companies, a general manager, a consultant, and an executive in two third party logistics providers. He has been exposed to the distribution and logistics issues facing the multiple industries and involving both refrigerated and dry channels. These experiences include specific assignments in over 45 project start-ups, warehouse layout and design, warehouse network analysis & site selection, logistics systems development, purchasing strategy, business planning, carrier rationalization, and third party qualification and selection. In addition, Feemster has been responsible for warehouse operations, strategic planning, marketing, site selection, inventory planning and deployment, quality systems, and private fleet management.
Feemster holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a B.A. in Mathematics from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He has augmented this education with many classroom and seminar courses concerning strategic planning, personnel development, selling skills development, warehouse operations, transportation, computer systems, cost control, and lean methods.
Feemster is an active member in the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC), where he is the past President, Council Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC), and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He has been a speaker, over 40 events in the past two years, at the annual conventions of WERC and CSCMP, ICSC, local CSCMP roundtables and WERCouncils, SIOR luncheons, consultant forums, a faculty member at logistics seminars, and a lecturer to students at many universities. Tim serves on the advisory boards of the University of Houston- Logistics and Technology, The University of North Texas Center for Logistics Education and Research, and is a member of the board of directors for the Trade Data Exchange. He has been quoted in articles on supply chain and real estate, over 40 times in the past two years, in Journal of Commerce, Wall Street Journal, DC Velocity, Area Development Magazine, Site Selection Magazine, California Journal of Real Estate, and others.