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.