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  • Henry leads Intermodal Cartage in moving most containers

    The Memphis Business Journal recently did a profile on Joel Henry, President, Intermodal Cartage Co. Inc.

    First job: First paying job was when I was 14, roofing houses during summer break. But, I learned the meaning of work from my mom and dad at an early age in our garden, which was relied upon to feed our large family.

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in transportation and marketing from Mississippi State University

    Residence: Germantown

    Business philosophy: Treat customers, employees and vendors as you would want them to treat you.

    Best way to keep competitive edge: Invest in employees and technology, and never get complacent

    Guiding principle: Christian faith, honesty, high morals and integrity

    Yardstick of success: Sustainable, profitable growth

    Goal yet to be achieved: Convince my teenage girls that I actually might have an ounce or two of brains
    Judgment calls

    Best business decision: Moving my corporate staff and I from an off-site, plush office to our 148-acre operations and depot facility located at Holmes Road

    Worst business decision: Reducing fleet tractor count in 1st quarter 2010

    Toughest business decision: Eliminating employee incentive bonus plan during 2009 recession

    Biggest missed opportunity: Not recognizing the needs of a large export customer to add enough drivers to facilitate their volumes

    Mentor: My daughters, as they remind me through their actions to be humble, smile and keep life simple

    Word that best describes you: Consistent

    True confessions

    Like best about job: Working with an awesome team

    Like least about job: Peaks and valleys of the world economy and the impact it has on our company

    Pet peeve: Dishonest people

    Most important lesson learned: Never retaliate; calmly digest all data prior to making a decision

    Person most interested in meeting: Kid Rock

    Most respected competitor: Comtrak Logistics

    Three greatest passions: Family and friends, succeeding, watching my girls play soccer

    First choice for a new career: Greeter at Wal-Mart


    Favorite quote: “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz

    Most influential book: The Bible

    Favorite cause: Alzheimer’s Disease research

    Favorite status symbol: Cut-off blue jean shorts

    Favorite movie: “The Bourne Identity”

    Favorite restaurant: La Perla Tapatia, a Mexican restaurant in Collierville

    Favorite vacation spot: Little Dix Bay, B.C.

    What’s on your iPod: Country music and Kid Rock

    Favorite way to spend free time: Watching soccer and bird hunting

    Automobile: Chevy Suburban

    Posted: December 27, 2010