Weinzierl Wins Award

Tara Desmond

Jun 15, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams |  Exports |  Public Outreach

The 2023 Rail & Maritime Summit, a prominent event that unites distinguished professionals from the rail and maritime sectors, has proudly presented the esteemed Diolkos Award to Rod Weinzierl, Executive Director at IL Corn, for his exceptional vision, leadership, and significant contributions to the supply chain industry and his community. The award, named after the historic Diolkos Wagonway of Ancient Greece, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary achievements in shaping the supply chain landscape, reminiscent of the world's first supply chain and early rail transport system.


The Rail & Maritime Summit serves as a crucial platform for industry leaders in both the rail and maritime sectors, fostering collaborative cooperation and encouraging innovative strategies to enhance profitability and operational efficiency. By bringing together influential figures from the brown and blue water industries, the summit creates an ideal environment for networking, knowledge sharing, and exploring new avenues for growth.


Mr. Weinzierl's invaluable contributions and achievements within the industry have set him apart as a trailblazer and catalyst for positive change. His dedication to improving efficiency, reducing costs, and sstrategic collaborations has garnered widespread recognition and admiration from peers, experts, and stakeholders alike.


"I am truly humbled and honored to receive the prestigious Diolkos Award at the 2023 Rail & Maritime Summit," said Rod Weinzierl. "This recognition is a testament to the collective efforts of the entire ag community and the unwavering support of my colleagues and mentors. I am committed to continuing my pursuit of excellence, driving innovation, making a lasting impact on the ag industry and consistently representing what's important to farmers in Illinois."


The Rail & Maritime Summit has once again proved to be a pivotal gathering, fostering collaboration, and inspiring future-oriented strategies for growth and sustainability. The event serves as a catalyst for industry-wide progress, offering a platform for influential leaders like Mr. Weinzierl to exchange ideas, address challenges, and shape the future of rail and maritime operations.