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Supplier Profile: ASW Global LLC

Classification/Certification: Limited Liability Corporation / MBE

Business Category: Third Party Logistics, Order Fulfillment, Supply Chain Optimization, Value-Added Warehousing, and Transportation, Asset Management

Brief Description: Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, ASW Global is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supply chain management company that services logistical and material management needs worldwide. Focused on providing exceptional customer service and logistical capabilities, ASW’s impressive portfolio of clients includes companies such as Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Dominion Gas and KeyBank. Led by Chairman & CEO André Thornton, a successful, award-winning, African-American businessman and former Major League Baseball star, ASW Global is one of the leading diversity suppliers in Ohio.

The company operates in Foreign Trade Zone #181, which provides tax and duty benefits for its clients, giving them a competitive advantage. With strategic locations in Ohio and Michigan, ASW Global has direct one-day access to more than 50 percent of the population throughout America and Canada.

ASW owns and operates 6 business units that deliver a full range of services categorized under the following major service lines:

  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Distribution Management
  • Value-Added Warehousing
  • Brand Management
  • Packaging
  • Transportation Management

Executive Team:

André Thornton

Robert Glenn Sims

George Hand

Carolyn Pizzuto
SVP Corporate Planning

Nick Mihiylov
SVP Business Development

Year Founded: 1983

Governance Oversight: Owner/Management Team

Geographic Coverage: United States

Corporate Headquarters: Mogadore, OH (Akron)

Primary Contact:
André Thornton
3375 Gilchrist Road, Mogadore, OH 44260
Phone: (888) 363-8492 Fax: (330) 733-5196