Denny McKnight assumed the position of CEO of Tompkins International on April 20. After 45 years of holding the position, former CEO and Founder Jim Tompkins decided to shift his focus and continue to actively support the firm by remaining in the role of chairman of Tompkins International.
“After much prayer, reflection and partnership with the board, I have decided now is the time to step down as CEO of Tompkins International and I am pleased that Denny McKnight has accepted the position and wish him much success in his new role,” Tompkins stated in a letter to the firm.
Tompkins will remain an active part of the Tompkins International community, continuing to share his thought leadership, support business development and serve as the company’s brand ambassador. Through Tompkins’ 45 years as CEO, he has been able to grow the Tompkins brand from a small consulting firm with a couple of industrial engineers to a multi-million dollar firm offering best-in-class solutions in supply chain, material handling integration implementation, fulfillment services, digital technology and robotic systems.
“I am thankful to Jim for being given the opportunity to take over the position of CEO,” McKnight stated upon acceptance of the position. “I have learned so much from Jim in the 29 years that I have been with Tompkins International, and I look forward to my new role and continuing to grow the Tompkins brand.”
McKnight has served as president of Tompkins International since 2013 and CEO of Tompkins Robotics, a business unit of Tompkins International, since 2018. Prior to that, he was one of the first partners of the supply chain consulting practice for Tompkins International.
Raleigh, North Carolina-based Tompkins International is a global supply chain consulting and solutions firm dedicated to helping clients achieve supply chain excellence and profitable growth.