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AGT Global Logistics is named a 2020 Top Business for Women to Work in Transportation by the Women In Trucking Association
The news was shared in the Oct. 14, 2020 edition of the Daily Herald, our hometown paper.
AGT Global Logistics in Glen Ellyn is named “Top Company for Women to Work For In Transportation” by the Women In Trucking Association – for the second consecutive year.
More than 13,000 votes were cast to identify the companies named to the list. The list comprises a diverse range of business sectors in the commercial freight transportation marketplace, including motor carriers, third-party logistics companies, and original equipment manufacturers.
According to Brian Everett, publisher of Redefining the Road — the WIT official news source, “There are several key features that distinguish companies recognized on this list including: corporate cultures that foster gender diversity; competitive compensation and benefits; flexible hours and work requirements; professional development opportunities; and career advancement opportunities.”
“AGT Global is proud to be an employer where people want to work. I am proud of my team and also for promoting women in the industries of transportation and logistics and beyond,” notes President and Founder Angela Eliacostas.
In addition to the award, Chief Chicago asked Eliacostas to be a founding member of their private network that focuses on connecting and supporting women leaders. Members must be C-level or rising VP. According to their materials, “Chief is the only organization designed for women seated at or around the table. Our members are rising leaders making decisions today and influencing change tomorrow.”
GLEN ELLYN — AGT Global Logistics is one of 12 companies named 2020 “Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation” by Redefining the Road magazine, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association.
This is the second consecutive year AGT Global received the honor. According to WIT President and CEO Ellen Voie,”(The award) was created to recognize women in leadership and encourage more women to become proactive leaders in their organizations.”
Criteria for the list include majority ownership by a woman, financial stability and growth, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. Winners are chosen based on business success and accomplishments — including those related to supporting workplace gender diversity.
Angela Eliacostas, president and founder of AGT Global, said it is “a great honor to be recognized during this difficult time. Transportation is essential and we, at AGT, have adapted services, hours and capabilities to live our motto — We Keep Your World Turning.” she adds, “This is an impressive list of top transportation companies and we are proud to be a part of it.”
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GLEN ELLYN, ILLINOIS – (August 8, 2018) Angela Eliacostas, CEO and founder of AGT Global Logistics, has been selected as a panelist for the 2018 3PL Value Creation North America Summit’s Domestic Transportation Management and Dedicated Carriage session on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST.
With more than 25 years experience in third-party logistics, Eliacostas will join top caliber executives to review growth areas for success with domestic transportation management, freight brokerage, and dedicated contract carriage. In addition the panel will discuss cross selling VAWD and transportation management, electronic logging device and hours of service market impact, and structural changes from the major players in transportation management.
The 2018 3PL Value Creation North America Summit is a strategic event where C-suite executives, investment community leaders, and technology innovators gather to assess the future of the third-party logistics market and explore strategies for value creation to forge competitive advantage. The event is hosted by Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a leader in 3PL market research and consulting. Session topics will cover industry trends such as value-added services, recent mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce, and innovative technologies and automation.
The event will be held at Embassy Suites – Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, the summit takes place on October 16-18. Early bird registration is $2,490 for an all-access, three-day pass. Registration for one or two-day passes are also available.
Register at http://www.3plogistics.com/3plna2018 to join Angela and AGT Global Logistics at the 3PL Value Creation North America Summit 2018.
When she joined trucking company Freight Flow as a part-time billing clerk in the early 1990s, Angela Eliacostas was looking to augment her income as a young, single mother with four children. Then she rose through the ranks, eventually becoming general manager. In 2005, she launched a firm of her own.
Eliacostas formed All Girls Transportation and Logistics with a focus on the nuclear power industry. It soon expanded to serve other kinds of energy companies, and then other industries as well. Starting with revenues of $18,000 in 2006, the company brought in more than $2 million annually by 2008.
It has been growing ever since. Today, the firm is called AGT Global Logistics. Headquartered in Glen Ellyn, Ill., it provides a broad range of third-party logistics (3PL) services. “We’re a one-stop shop, handling everything from small packages to 200,000-lb. transformers,” Eliacostas says.
In a recent interview, Eliacostas provided a look at what it takes to steer an operation that can move just about anything.
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