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Joye Runfola

Air Liquide USA

Logistics Principal, Americas Procurement Center

Joye Runfola is a Logistics Principle for Americas Procurement Center at Air Liquide USA based in Houston, TX. Runfola is responsible for the complete planning, sourcing, implementation, and execution of all logistics functions for capital projects in the Americas. Additionally, as part of her role in Americas Procurement, Runfola is responsible for strategic sourcing, cost reduction initiatives, and implementation of Freight Forwarders, Ocean Carriers, Heavy Lift Carriers, and Truckload Flatbed Carriers for the Americas. Runfola serves as a Subject Matter Expert in Project Cargo Logistics at Air Liquide.

Runfola has over 17 years of combined experience in the construction, transportation, and logistics arenas with a primary focus on super heavy lift and transport. Runfola started her career at Praxair in Buffalo, NY as a Materials Coordinator and finished her tenure there as a Construction Superintendent. Prior to coming to Air Liquide, Runfola was a Project Manager for Barnhart Crane and Rigging. Having experience on both the shipper’s side and the carrier’s side of the business has allowed Runfola to find cost savings solutions and mitigate risk on complex project cargo shipments.

Runfola earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. 

Sessions With Joye Runfola

Tuesday, 26 April

  • 03:40pm - 04:25pm (CST) / 26/apr/2022 08:40 pm - 26/apr/2022 09:25 pm

    "Next Normal" Contracting: Project Logistics Contracting in a Rapidly Evolving Market

    Project logistics contracting is changing rapidly as the industry navigates one of the most unpredictable, disrupted breakbulk shipping markets ever seen. How should shippers manage to contract in a period of scarce tonnage, volatile rates, and COVID-related schedule disruptions? Beyond these topics, new complications seem to be entering the picture almost daily: from meeting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) requirements and measuring carbon emissions accurately and transparently, to managing war risk and meeting digitalization and cyber resilience needs, it's more important than ever that nothing be taken for granted. Led by John Hark, regional director at Bertling North Americas and an adjunct professor at Texas A&M Galveston, this panel of project logistics executives will tackle contracting questions from the shipper, forwarder, and carrier points of view in this timely roundtable session.