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Thomas L. Finkbiner

Thomas Finkbiner

Tiger Cool Express, LLC

DTI Former Senior Chair, Former Board Chair (2001-2008)


  • Partner, Surface Intermodal Solutions, LLC
  • Senior Chairman and Founding Member, Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver.
  • Executive Vice President of Marketing, Railex, a temperature-controlled, expedited boxcar transportation company
  • Board of Directors, Pacer International and President, Pacer Stacktrain Division
  • Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Quality Distribution, Inc., the nation’s largest hauler of liquid chemicals
    • Took the company public in 2003, the first major transportation IPO after 9/11
    • IPO was oversubscribed by eleven times at the top of the price range
  • Chief Intermodal Officer, Norfolk Southern (1987-99)
  • Sales and marketing positions, Airborne Express and North American Van Lines
  • Began career with Roadway Express & Airborne Express
  • Past Chairman, Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) and the 2000 winner of the Silver Kingpin Award for career excellence in the intermodal industry
  • BS Economics, Rutgers
  • Contributing Columnist, Journal of Commerce