CITT is pleased to announce Douglas J. Harrison, CITT, is the winner of the 2007 Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence is presented to the member who best exemplifies involvement in the CITT, as well as displaying qualities such as leadership, innovation and involvement in the community. Nominees are selected by their peers and must meet the rigorous standards of the selection process. Mr. Harrison is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Livingston International Inc. He was formerly CEO at BLJC – Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls. Before that, Mr. Harrison was President of Acklands - Grainger and also past Vice-President and Managing Director for Ryder Integrated Logistics.
Cumulatively, Mr. Harrison has over 25 years experience in the logistics industry. “I am very pleased and proud to have been named the recipient of the 2007 Award of Excellence,” said Mr. Harrison. “I have been associated with the CITT for 21 years as a student, certified member and also in various capacities on the Board of Directors. I am thankful for the many opportunities the CITT designation has provided me with.” Mr. Harrison holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh), a diploma in Business Administration from Mohawk College in Hamilton and has been recognized with his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. In addition to his board position with Livingston, Mr. Harrison is also a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Board of Directors.
A regular guest lecturer at Queen’s University in Kingston, Mr. Harrison is also a strong supporter of ongoing education. He believes learning is definitely a lifelong process. “One of my key beliefs is that people need to continue to learn and develop,” stated Mr. Harrison. “People need to take responsibility for their own careers and their own professional development. This means continuing to learn through courses such as those offered by the CITT as well as learning from your peers through networking.” Since earning his designation in 1986, Mr. Harrison has been a strong contributor to the CITT. He served as VicePresident of Administration from 1994-95; Chair of the Board of Directors in 1996-97 and acted as Honourary President from 1998-2000. His industry expertise and proficiency as a speaker allowed him to present at the CITT’s annual conference on several occasions. Mr. Harrison has been married to his wife Jodi for 20 years. They have a teenage son and daughter. The CITT Award of Excellence will be presented at the Annual Awards Dinner during the CITT’s annual conference (Reposition 2007) on Friday, November 9 in Quebec City.