John T. Menzies III (1944-2013)
John T. “Jock” Menzies III passed away August 17, 2013 following injuries sustained in an accident at his home in Arnold, MD. Jock is remembered as a deep thinker, a problem solver, a diplomat, a gentleman, and a kind and loving father and husband. Born in Baltimore, MD to John T. Menzies Jr. and Priscilla Fuller Menzies, Jock attended Fox Lane High School in Mount Kisco, N.Y , and was a graduate of Trinity Pawling School in Pawling, N.Y. and St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Following college he began his career at The Terminal Corporation, a warehousing and marine terminal operation which had been purchased by his father and uncle in 1965. In 1981, Jock and his brother Scott purchased the company and Jock served as chairman. Jock was deeply involved in logistics and transportation activities and advocacy, having held directorships with numerous associations. In 2009, the University of Maryland’s Supply Chain Management Society selected Jock as Person of the Year, and DC Velocity Magazine recognized him as a “Rainmaker” in the industry. Jock was also active with the International Warehouse Logistics Association Government Policy Committee, and served as a director of the Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross. As chair of the Central Maryland Red Cross in 2003, Jock helped engage supply chain companies to assist in recovery efforts after Hurricane Isabel. This experience, coupled with time spent on the gulf coast after Hurricane Katrina prompted him to join with the leaders of a number of supply chain associations in establishing ALAN. Jock served as the organization’s president from its founding until the time of his death. An avid outdoorsman, Jock enjoyed kayaking on the Severn River, jogging, swimming, and golfing. He was a member of the Elkridge Club, where he celebrated his first hole-in-one in the spring of 2013. At the family’s request, a memorial fund has been established by ALAN to support supply chain education activities.