“As we work hard toward improving every aspect of our great company, we move closer to realizing the promise of a brighter future and better life for all who call KAG home.”
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Blaise has served as the Chief Executive Officer of KAG since January 2018 and President since September 2011. Previously, he held the position of executive vice president of the Fuels Delivery group from 2008 to 2011, and vice president of sales and marketing since joining the company in 2001. Prior to joining KAG, Bruce held various management positions at Miller Transporters – most notably vice president of sales and marketing – from 1983 to 2001.
He has served on several committees for the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) and is on the board of directors for the Ohio Trucking Association and the National Freight Transportation Association (NFTA). Bruce graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and has been a member of MSU’s marketing advisory board.
“With our financial and organizational strength as well as our passion, expertise and determination, we have great leadership opportunities to truly revolutionize the transportation industry.”
Chief Financial Officer
Charlie DeLacey has been KAG’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2018 and previously held the position of vice president of corporate development since joining the company in 2011. From 2008 to 2011, he served as vice president of mergers and acquisitions for Greenhill & Co., a leading independent investment bank, and from 2006 to 2008 he worked for Barclays Capital.
Charlie is a member of the board of directors for National Tank Truck Carriers and serves on various committees for the American Trucking Associations. He is also on the board of directors for Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio. He graduated cum laude from Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and went on to earn his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
“Attitude is everything in our company. It sets the tone for every action and interaction we have with our team, and helps us to remain committed to KAG’s values as the Employer of Choice.”
Chief Operating Officer
Grant Mitchell was named Chief Operating Officer in January 2018. Previously he served as executive vice president of KAG Canada since November 2013 and chief executive officer of RTL-Westcan Group of Companies since January 2013. Before joining RTL-Westcan as president in 2012, Grant served as general manager of RST Industries Ltd. and Sunbury Transport Ltd., a large-scale bulk carrier based in Atlantic Canada. From 1992 to 2002 he held various operations and sales positions with Trimac Transportation, Ltd.
Grant has held board positions with numerous transportation organizations such as Atlantic Provinces Transportation Association, National Tank Truck Carriers Association and most recently, Alberta Motor Transportation Association as Chairman of the Board. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Trucking Alliance. Grant attended Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree. He then went on to receive his Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
“Developing, training, hiring and coaching are all the things we want our leaders to promote within KAG with an importance on prioritizing our people first.”
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ralph Lee joined Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) as Chief Human Resources Officer in September 2017. Prior to joining KAG, he was vice president of human resources for Total Quality Logistics (TQL). From 2006 to 2012, Ralph was employed by Cintas Corporation where he served as senior director of human resources. He also spent 10 years with Comair Airlines, serving as the vice president of human resources and the vice president of in-flight services.
Ralph has been affiliated with numerous charitable organizations over the years and currently serves on the boards of the American Red Cross, the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Employers Health, the Greater Canton Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Stark County Urban League. He is the founder of Fore Kids Charity Golf Fund and president of the National Red Cross Diversity Council.
He received his Bachelor of Business Management degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he also was inducted into the Xavier Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999 for his successful college basketball career.