BDP International CEO Richard J. Bolte Jr. Wins Circle of Excellence Award

Philadelphia (November 21, 2016) - BDP International Chairman and CEO Richard J. Bolte Jr., head of one of the leading privately owned logistics and transportation management companies in the world, received the Philadelphia SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Award in the manufacturing/supply chain category.

Mr. Bolte was one of 14 of Philadelphia's most accomplished business leaders honored this month for their industry impact and market leadership.

BDP International operates freight logistics centers in 25 cities throughout North America and has a network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and strategic partnerships in 270 cities around the globe. Worldwide, BDP International serves more than 4,000 customers, including Dow Chemical, DuPont, Heineken USA, Johnson & Johnson, and Revlon.

"If you take a look at our employee base, you can see that we have a tremendous amount of very loyal employees who have been with us 30, 35, and 40 years," Bolte said, explaining BDP International's sustained success. "For us, that is a keystone for building major customer relationships: you start within."

This year's Circle of Excellence finalists are shaping the future of Philadelphia's business community and ensuring the sustainability, safety and efficiency of our community for years to come," said Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO. "We proudly recognize their successes and contributions, and we believe that their impact will make a difference for customers and clients across the nation."

Mr. Bolte will be featured in the November/December issue of Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine to commemorate the award.