Mike Smith is an expert in procurement management processes and practices for the transportation industry. He joins CrownSource with more than 25 years of analytical and leadership experience, including nearly 19 years in the trucking industry. Mike started his professional career as a Store Manager for Western Auto, working with auto parts and service, eventually landing a role as an Associate Buyer.
Using his analytical background as a foundation, he then embarked upon his career with YRC Worldwide, where he led several aspects of supply operations, materials management, and purchasing for fuel, propane, travel, office supplies, tolls, lodging, dunnage, oil lubes, DEF and antifreeze. Mike has demonstrated leadership and innovation with sourcing strategies and pricing management initiatives.
Mike has a Business Administration degree with a concentration in Management from Truman State University.