Posted on February 14th, 2018
It is with a heavy heart that Aim Integrated Logistics announces the retirement of its very first employee, Bruce Berger, after 29 years with the company. Bruce, the current Senior Vice President of Operations at Aim’s corporate headquarters in Youngstown, Ohio, will be sorely missed by his coworkers and customers alike when he retires in March. He has been a guiding light of leadership throughout his career.
When asked about the decision to retire, Bruce says the following: “I appreciate the opportunities that I have been afforded and have tried to make the best of them. It’s been my honor to be a part of the Integrated division and appreciate all the hard work and dedication of everyone at Integrated, every day, in order to service the needs of our customers. I will always hold my fellow employees in high esteem because it really takes a team to make it all work. Of all the things I value from Aim, the thing I value most is the trust that I’ve earned over the years more than the authority that I’ve been granted. I feel it’s time to step back and let the next generation take the controls, they will do well. I ask that they don’t forget the past as they look to the future. I’m looking forward to taking more time to enjoy another chapter in my life and to cycle, golf and fish more than I’ve been able to in recent years. Most importantly, to finally get to spend more quality time with my wife and daughter and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather.”
When Bruce started his career at Aim he was hired as the Purchasing & Warranty Manager. Since that time he has climbed the ranks to now oversee Aim Integrated’s logistical operations, which partners with customers to manage their entire supply chain function. In addition to his work at Aim, Bruce is a veteran of the United States Navy.
Aim Integrated Logistics’ Executive Vice President and COO, David Gurska, says of Bruce leaving: “I am proud to have worked side-by-side with Bruce for the past 8 years. He has had an outstanding 30-year career at Aim. He has been integral in the company’s growth from 1 driver to over 500 - his presence and leadership in operations will be certainly missed. I wish Bruce the best in his next chapter of life.”
Lastly, Aim President, Tom Fleming, says of this departure: “Bruce Berger has been an integral part of Aim’s growth and success over the years. His insight, experience, and knowledge of logistics has assisted Aim and many of our customers in finding success. We could always count on Bruce to jump right in to do whatever was necessary to solve a problem. I wish him a happy, healthy, and long retirement.”