Robert V. Delaney, a consultant to The Council of Logistics Management (CLM) and originator and co-author of the annual State of Logistics Report, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2004.
"We are very saddened to learn of Bob's death," said Maria McIntyre, CLM's executive vice president. "He has been an icon to the logistics profession. Bob's contributions have been enormous, and conducted with great passion. We enjoyed working with him as an organization, and he will be greatly missed."
LOGISTICS TODAY interviewed Delaney shortly before his death, as he was preparing for the next State of Logistics Report, scheduled to be held later this spring. Click here to read Bob Delaney’s Strange Ride.
Delaney worked in the logistics profession for over 40 years. He began serving as a consultant to CLM in January 2004. Prior to that, he was vice president for Cass Information Systems, the largest provider of information services and systems to the logistics and transportation community in North America. Delaney was also a consultant to ProLogis, the largest publicly held global owner and operator of distribution properties in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Delaney served on the board of directors of US Freightways Corporation. He received his bachelor and Masters degrees in business administration from New York University's Stern School of Business, and did post-graduate work in economics at St. Louis University and American University.
Delaney contributed to writing legislation that reformed the economic regulation of the motor carrier and railroad industries in 1980. In addition, he played a leading role in the passage of the Aviation Act of 1994 which ended economic regulation of the trucking industry by the States.
Delaney received many industry honors including: the Council of Logistics Management's Distinguished Service Award in 1981; the Salzberg Parishioners Medallion from Syracuse University in 1988; and the Scheleen Award for Excellence from the American Society of Transportation and Logistics in 1992. He co-authored the annual State of Logistics Report for nearly 15 years.