North Smithfield, R.I. – Banneker Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Junior Jabbie has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jabbie was selected for this role by Cheryl Watkins Snead, Banneker’s Founder, President and CEO, several years prior to her untimely passing in early 2018. Mr. Jabbie has been an integral member of Team Banneker since 2005 and part of the company’s Executive Leadership Team since 2012.

While at Banneker, Mr. Jabbie has served in several capacities including most recently, Executive Manager of Corporate Operations and Executive Manager of Business Development and Customer Relationships. During the past thirteen years, he prepared for this role by leading multiple successful initiatives from large complex sales proposals with Fortune 100 companies, to corporate-wide continuous improvements that have directly impacted every aspect of Banneker’s operations.
Mr. Jabbie commented on his new role and the future success of Banneker…

“As President and CEO, I am humbled and honored to represent the legacy of Cheryl Snead and Team Banneker. I am incredibly proud to lead such a group of remarkable individuals across the company and I commit myself to their service, the service to our Customers, and the continued success of Team Banneker. I am excited to build upon the great work Cheryl had done leading our company for the past 27 years. She exemplified excellence, strong core values, and focus on Customer success throughout our business that is part of her legacy that we will maintain and nourish.

We have a great culture, one of the broadest capabilities in our markets, and a winning strategy that has enabled us to grow over the years. I am passionately committed to continuing to place our Customers at the absolute center of everything we do. Our unique blend of a Team-based culture, innovation, experience, diversity, technology, and technical expertise enable us to build on our momentum.

Our solutions based approach to solving problems aligns with our diversified integrated third-party logistics and supply chain management capabilities that are essential for addressing the increasingly complex challenges facing organizations everywhere.

As a company, our leadership teams will continue their focus on three key priorities for the business:

  • Solving our Customer’s problems using new tools and techniques to unleash innovation, improve efficiency, reduce their costs, and deliver unparalleled Customer Success.
  • Sharpening operational execution across the business to further enhance quality and delivery with a focus on driving down direct and indirect costs to increase our bottom line profitability and return on investment.
  • Transforming the company to meet future challenges, ensuring the company has the right culture, talent, strategic processes and nimbleness to succeed while maintaining the highest levels of integrity.”

Mr. Jabbie will bring his significant expertise in integrated logistics, supply chain operations, sales, marketing, contracts, and finance to his new role. His unique background and knowledge of the business makes him the ideal successor to lead Banneker’s strategic growth while driving the vision, mission, and core values of the company.