BOSTON, MA – Founder John Lert of Alert Innovation, a leader in grocery automation and micro fulfillment systems, was named a Food Logistics Rock Star of the Supply Chain for 2022. The annual list recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain.
“Behind every great company is an even greater leader. And, the supply chain leaders receiving this award are no exception,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Within the last 18 months or so, the cold food chain has seen a lot of rock stars rise to the occasion. These rock stars developed platforms, integrated automation and led teams through disruption after disruption. They’ve helped their companies pivot and adapt, and continue to do so with grace, agility, flexibility and resilience. These rock stars are strong in so many ways. Congratulations to the true rock stars of the supply chain, who continue to keep the cold food chain moving.”
In selecting the Lert, Food Logistics highlighted his background as an inventor, entrepreneur and a leading visionary in the areas of robotics, micro fulfillment centers, grocery, retail and wholesale automation.
“I am honored by this recognition by Food Logistics,” said Lert. “I have been very fortunate to have worked with many talented and dedicated professionals and partners during my career, especially the team at Alert Innovation. My success is the direct result of their hard work and belief in me, and I am deeply grateful to all of them.”
Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in Food Logistics’ Jan/Feb 2022 print issue as well as online at www.FoodLogistics.com. Go to https://www.foodlogistics.com/awards to learn more about other Food Logistics’ awards. For more information about Alert Innovation, visit www.alertinnovation.com.