BTX Global Logistics Chief Executive Officer and President Ross Bacarella was inducted into the 2019 Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County Hall of Fame on Nov. 7th.
The honor was announced at the Dr. George R. Dunbar JA Business Hall of Fame & Centennial Celebration at The Loading Dock (Stamford, Conn.) alongside inductees Cindy Merkle, President and CEO of Union Savings Bank, and Kate Hampford Donahue, President and CEO of Hampford Research.
The Junior Achievement Hall of Fame honorees were recognized for their excellence in business, vision, innovation, inspiring leadership and community-mindedness. Ross and his family are very involved in giving back to the youth and local community.
“I am honored and humbled to be inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame. Working with youth in sports and other capacities has always been a passion of mine,” said Ross Bacarella. “Being active in the community is very important to my family and I.”
For over 18 years, Ross coached Trumbull Pop Warner football, mentored young adults and supported initiatives at St. Joseph High School (Trumbull, Conn.). These initiatives include a phone-a-thon that is hosted twice a year at BTX Global Logistics and the school’s “The Future” program, which teaches students important business and life skills by partnering them with local business leaders and organizations.
Over 300 members of the business community attended the event. Among them was the Bacarella immediate and extended family including Ross’ wife, Susan, and four of their six children.
“Seeing Ross being inducted into the JA Hall of Fame was the culmination of all the hard work he has put in throughout the years into the business, our family and the community,” said Brian Bacarella, Account Executive.
“Being one of his 6 children, I remember that there were plenty of weeks when we knew he was in another city building the business only to hear him walk through the door with a souvenir from where he was visiting for us. We are extremely lucky to have Ross leading us, he is always 15 steps ahead of everyone else and that’s what really makes him different.”
Michael Bacarella, Director of Sales, added, “Dad has truly been a great role model for us in every aspect of our lives. We are truly blessed to have him leading our family. He has had an impact not only on us, but on everyone he has been in contact with over the years – including our close friends who were all coached by him at some point.”
For the past 39 years Ross has guided BTX Global Logistics from a single terminal in Connecticut to a worldwide shipping and logistics organization with over 30 regional branches across North America. His leadership has led the company to become one of the nation’s top performing shipping and logistics providers.
BTX Global Logistics is a worldwide provider of shipping, logistics and e-commerce solutions. For more information, visit www.btxglobal.com.