Supply Chain Firm Tompkins International Names Denny McKnight CEO

RALEIGH, N.C. Tompkins International is pleased to announce that effective April 20, 2020, Denny McKnight will assume the position of CEO of Tompkins International. After 45 years of holding the position, former CEO and Founder Jim Tompkins has decided to shift his focus and continue to actively support the firm by remaining in the role of chairman of Tompkins International.

Tompkins stated in a letter to the firm, “After much prayer, reflection and partnership with the Board, I have decided now is the time to step down as CEO of Tompkins International and I am pleased that Denny McKnight has accepted the position and wish him much success in his new role.”

Tompkins will remain an active part of the Tompkins International community, continuing to share his thought leadership, support business development and serve as the company’s brand ambassador. Through Tompkins’ 45 years as CEO, he has been able to grow the Tompkins brand from a small consulting firm with a couple of industrial engineers to a multi-million dollar firm offering best-in-class solutions in supply chain, material handling integration implementation, fulfillment services, digital technology and robotic systems.  

McKnight stated upon acceptance of the position, “I am thankful to Jim for being given the opportunity to take over the position of CEO. I have learned so much from Jim in the 29 years that I have been with Tompkins International and I look forward to my new role and continuing to grow the Tompkins brand.”

McKnight has served as president of Tompkins International since 2013 and CEO of Tompkins Robotics, a business unit of Tompkins International, since 2018. Prior to that, he was one of the first partners of the supply chain consulting practice for Tompkins International.

The firm wishes Tompkins the very best as he begins the new chapter in his life. Using his favorite words often said to the employees of Tompkins International, “GO, GO, GO!”

About Tompkins International
Tompkins International is a global supply chain consulting and solutions firm dedicated to helping clients achieve supply chain excellence and profitable growth. Founded in 1975, Tompkins has integrated its decades of experience in strategy, commerce, logistics and technology into an ecosystem of four business units: Supply Chain Consulting, Material Handling Integration, Robotics and Applied Technologies. By combining best-in-breed services and technologies, Tompkins delivers a true end-to-end supply chain solution enabling clients to improve the customer experience and ensure long-term success. Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit

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