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Food Logistics Names Brian Carlson a Winner of its 2023 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain Award

Valparaiso, IN—Feb. 14, 2023Cornerstone Edge, an all-in-one supply chain services partner that works with businesses to use their supply chain as a differentiator, today announced Principal, Brian Carlson, has been named a winner of its 2023 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain Award. The award recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain.

Carlson is a supply chain veteran with over 30 years of hands-on supply chain experience. After spending time with one of the largest professional services networks in the world, he founded CornerstoneEdge in 2011 to focus on delivering supply chain strategy, enhancing productivity, and providing technical guidance for some of today’s fastest-growing brands. His firm provides professional services across a variety of unique specialties, including distribution, transportation, labor management, and more. 

“Not all rock stars are famous musicians. There are several rock stars right here in the cold chain, promoting workforce development, solving supply chain disruptions, mitigating risks, and helping to heal the supply chain,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Many of this year’s winners, like Carlson, are actively involved in understanding customers’ needs, creating problem-solving solutions, ensuring the safe transport of cold food and beverages, and adopting sustainable measures. The words used to describe them range from strategic, motivated, and dedicated to passionate, educator, and transformative.

Carlson has years of expertise in cold chain processes and has implemented supply chain software in multiple dry, refrigerated, and frozen warehouse operations over the past two decades. Clients include Tyson Foods, Republic National Distributing Company, Interstate Warehousing, and Chick-fil-A.

“These rock stars rock. Period. They’re shaping the future of our global cold chains. And, they’re doing so in a way that’s both humble and pragmatic. Every year, I’m honored to celebrate these go-getters, and this year is no exception,” Mayer says.

Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in Food Logistics’ Jan/Feb 2023 print issue. Go to to see the full list of winners and learn more about other Food Logistics awards.

 About Cornerstone Edge

Cornerstone Edge is an all-in-one supply chain services partner that works with businesses to use their supply chain as a differentiator. The company empowers some of today’s fastest-growing brands to take their supply chains to the next level by delivering strategy, enhancing productivity, and providing technical guidance. Cornerstone Edge is committed to leveraging their client’s knowledge and marrying that with their own expertise to create innovative solutions to the challenges slowing down their client’s supply chain. Small enough to care, but strong enough to deliver — that’s Cornerstone Edge. Go to to learn more.

About Food Logistics

Food Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and grocers) and the logistics section (transportation, warehousing, distribution, software and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. Food Logistics and sister publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive are also home to L.I.N.K. and L.I.N.K. Educate podcast channels, L.I.N.K. Live, SCN Summit, and more. Go to to learn more.


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