Controlant CEO Gisli Herjolfsson Named to 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain Award


Reykjavik and San Francisco (March 24, 2020) — Controlant, the leading provider of real-time temperature monitoring and visibility solutions and services for digitally connected supply chains, is proud to announce that CEO Gisli Herjolfsson has received the 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award. This award is distributed by Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of products through the global food supply chain.

The Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation through the global food supply chain. From early pioneers and entrepreneurs to non-conformist thinkers and executive standouts, this award aims to honor these leaders and their contributions to our industry.

“The 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain exhibits the true rock stars of the industry, those that go the extra mile, so to speak, to ensure their company’s supply chains are being operated in an efficient, safe and transparent manner,” says Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics. “These professionals are a true example as to why today’s food and beverage supply chains are in a position to curtail tomorrow’s consumers’ demands, and why today’s youth should consider the supply chain and logistics industry as a possible path of employment.”

“It’s an honor to receive this prestigious award from Food Logistics,” said Herjolfsson. “At Controlant, we work every day to bring our customers greater visibility into the location and quality of their sensitive and perishable food and beverage products, and actionable insights that facilitate proactive and preventive action and decision-making. The knowledge empowers our customers to be the ‘rock stars’ of their own supply chains by identifying and mitigating supply chain risks, making continuous improvements, and ensuring a consistent, customer-centric brand experience.”

Recipients of this year’s 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award will be profiled in the March 2020 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at

About Controlant

Controlant’s mission is to ensure consumer safety and decrease waste by digitally connecting the global supply chain. The pay-per-shipment, Controlant Cold Chain as a Service (ChaaS)® solution provides a single source of truth, consisting of reusable Internet of Things (IoT) data loggers that send mission-critical data and insights in real-time to a cloud-enabled software platform, and cost-reducing operational services. Controlant customers leverage the improved visibility to connect stakeholders, ensure product safety and quality, improve efficiency, and increase revenues.

The Controlant supply chain visibility solution monitors in-transit and at-rest shipments traveling by air, road, air, and sea, and delivers advanced analytics and comprehensive, end-to-end insights into supply chain operations—from manufacture, storage, and distribution. These insights include location, environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, light, and anomaly detection. Global 24/7 monitoring and response services provide control-tower visibility for every single shipment, ensuring product quality and integrity and proactively reducing waste.

About Food Logistics

Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain, and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.

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