Head of Logistics
Rich Higgins is the head of logistics for 1A Auto Inc., one of the largest online aftermarket auto part retailers in the world with offices in the United States, Asia, and Mexico. Having responsibility for all aspects of international and domestic logistics for 1A Auto, Higgins has prior professional supply chain experience with major retailers of footwear, apparel, toys, food, and consumer products. Prior to his current role of head of logistics with 1A Auto, he was vice president of global transportation for Beall’s Inc., a Florida-based retailer with 535 stores. He has also worked in executive management positions with New England-based footwear, apparel, and toy retailers including Morse Shoe, J. Baker Shoes, KB Toys, Bradlees Stores, and Zayre Stores. His background has encompassed all of global logistics including transportation, distribution, ecommerce, 3PL selection, small package, and import operations. A Boston native and graduate of University of Maine, Higgins has been an invited panelist and speaker for several industry events. He is on the board of directors of CONECT (Coalition of New England Companies for Trade) and is a former board member of the FTA (Florida Trucking Association).