Patrick Bohan, chair of the CITT National Board of Directors, is pleased to announce that Paul Kurrat, CITT, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Award of Excellence. The CITT Award of Excellence is presented to the member who best exemplifies a strong commitment to the logistics profession and to CITT. The winner must display qualities such as leadership, innovation and civic-mindedness. Nominees are selected by their peers. Mr. Kurrat is currently the operations manager at Global Distribution and Warehousing, a 3PL company based in Mississauga, ON.
Previously, he worked in transportation and logistics for a major beverage manufacturer. Mr. Kurrat began his career as a planner and technologist in aircraft and mining equipment manufacturing. Although he is well-established in supply chain and logistics, Mr. Kurrat still felt flattered by the award. “I am honoured to win the Award of Excellence,” said Mr. Kurrat. “The Board’s consideration to place me in the ranks of the previous recipients makes it even more special. This is truly elite company to be in.” Mr. Kurrat’s strong academic background includes: a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University; a Certificate in Mechanical Technology from Ryerson University; a Bachelor of Education Degree from Brock University; an Advanced Diploma in a Business Administration from the Canadian School of Management; a Master of Business Administration Specializing in Action Learning, International Management Centres Association, United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration, Aspen University, Colorado. His professional designations include P.MM (Materials Management and Handling Society). He earned his CITT designation in 1987.
Mr. Kurrat utilizes his diverse logistics and educational background in the classroom as a program coordinator, Continuing Education, for the CITT program at Sheridan College. He is also a program advisor at Sheridan, and a past program advisor at Centennial and Conestoga College. Mr. Kurrat is also a respected teacher, lecturer and course writer in the logistics field. During his many years as a member, Mr. Kurrat has remained a guiding force within CITT. A familiar face to many in the organization, he attributes the longevity of CITT to the accessibility of its members and the way they interact. “In over two decades as a member of CITT, I have witnessed many changes. One thing that has remained constant is how this membership has fostered its incredible network. Having access to an association of competent and engaged practitioners remains the greatest benefit of the designation for me.” Mr. Kurrat shares this award with his wife of 29 years and his three daughters. The CITT Award of Excellence will be presented at the Annual Awards Dinner during the CITT’s annual conference (Reposition 2008) on Friday, November 7 in Winnipeg.