Founder & President, PLG Consulting
Graham Brisben is the CEO and founder of PLG Consulting, which provides consulting and management services in strategy, supply chain, and logistics engineering focused on the industrial economy. He formed the business in 2001 following a career in the railroad and trucking industries, where his various operations and business development roles helped to identify the market need for objective, expert consulting services for shippers, transportation companies, financial firms, government entities, and other stakeholders in the world of logistics. PLG serves over 200 clients in the energy, chemicals, minerals, bulk commodities, private equity, manufacturing, and surface transportation industries.
Graham began his transportation career at Burlington Northern Railroad, performing operational and financial analysis in the areas of asset deployment and utilization, network optimization, and yield management. He later served as a Trainmaster at the Chicago, St. Louis, and Ft. Worth terminals, where he developed and implemented new management methods for railroad terminal operations for BN and BNSF. Graham went on to serve as District General Manager for America’s largest bulk truck carrier, Quality Carriers, where he started and developed the multi-state Chicago District. In addition to full sales, marketing, operations, P&L, and safety responsibilities, he also started and managed new rail transloading operations in partnership with Canadian National Railway at multiple US and Canadian locations.
Graham lives in Oak Park, Illinois with his wife and two children. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa.