John Tree is the CEO of Raymond Express International, a leader in global logistics and the temperature-controlled supply chain. His background combines the functional expertise of marketing and brand management from Procter & Gamble and Kellogg’s along with 23 years of experience in global supply chain and logistics as an officer with the U.S. Air Force.
Experienced in industries across logistics, food and beverage, CPG, healthcare, and defense, John has held roles including CEO and President. He also holds the rank of full Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and serves as the senior reservist to the Director of Resource Integration at the Pentagon–the office responsible for managing the $30 Billion annual logistics budget.
He was previously a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives for the 10th Congressional District in Illinois, seeking the Democratic party nomination.
He started his career as a CPG marketing executive with big company success at Procter & Gamble and Kellogg’s. He’s managed $400 million in annual P&L responsibility with broad portfolio management of leading brands such as Nutri-Grain, Rice Krispies Treats, and Special-K bars. Under his leadership the portfolio doubled in sales over 3 years, driven by innovation and advertising.
In addition to executive roles in the Fortune 100 and startups, he has served as a strategy consultant for a wide range of clients up to the Fortune 100.
He has an MBA in Marketing from Chaminade University in Honolulu, and an MA in Economics from the University of Oklahoma. His undergraduate degree is from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He’s an Eagle Scout and his hobbies include politics, home improvement projects, foreign languages and travel. He is also a PADI Divemaster.
He is married to Michelle Tree, and they have 5 children. It is the second marriage for both of them. Tragically, his oldest daughter from his first marriage, Stephanie Tree, died from an accidental drug overdose in August, 2011.
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