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A lifelong Pittsburgh native, Kristy is a second-generation logistics executive. As president, Kristy has been the driving force behind her company’s yearly growth and reputation as one of the top service providers within the IMC (intermodal marketing company) community, along with its certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise and Woman Owned Small Business. Kristy’s recent honors include receiving the Business Women First Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times, the inaugural Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award from Women in Trucking, and the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards by Enterprising Women magazine. She is actively involved with organizations such as IANA, TIA, the Pittsburgh Traffic Club, and has been a mentor to other women entrepreneurs via the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Mentoring Monday events. She is also involved with the Positive Athlete program as an annual scholarship sponsor.
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Knichel Logistics is a woman owned and operated, non asset based third-party logistics provider located just north of Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to being a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Knichel Logistics is a family run business that specializes in intermodal, less than truckload, full truckload, and specialty services. With a veteran staff and a customer driven mindset, we strive to be solution providers by understanding the complexities of our customers’ business. Rather than merely shipping your freight, we will work to be a partner that understands your business and transportation needs and will work with you to offer cost-effective solutions, while always providing best in class customer service. Knichel has been able to achieve best in class service by having a veteran operations and customer service staff that have been with Knichel, on average, for over 8 years. By treating our employees as our most valuable assets, we can truly claim that we have the best customer service in the industry.