Mark Derks, Chair of TMSA’s Finance Committee, Named BlueGrace Logistics New CMO

Members of the TMSA board of directors are typically high-level marketing and sales “movers and shakers” in transportation and logistics. Mark Derks, who is Chair of TMSA’s Finance Committee and also serves on the board of directors, is no exception to that rule. BlueGrace Logistics (BlueGrace), a hypergrowth, third-party logistics provider (3PL) announced that Mark Derks has joined the organization as Chief Marketing Officer. In his role, Derks will lead brand development, marketing strategy and public relations. He’ll also play key roles in sales enablement, product innovation and customer experience. 

Derks has 25-plus years leading marketing teams and strategy for global brands. He recently served as partner and CMO for Words At Work, a Minneapolis-based digital content marketing agency and TMSA Affiliate member, where he drove strategy for clients in the logistics, technology and manufacturing space. Prior to that he spent 21 years at C.H. Robinson where he led global marketing and public relations.

“BlueGrace has a positive brand on which to build and the right people and technology in place to help customers further embrace their supply chain and turn it into a business growth strategy,” says Derks. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team that is nimble, agile, creative and able to deliver solutions to customers in fast and effective ways.” BlueGrace has also been an active TMSA Corporate member in the past.  

About BlueGrace Logistics
At BlueGrace, we have a passion for logistics. We believe in making every business better by being prepared and proactive in logistics strategy and service execution. BlueGrace improves business value and success through our national network of offices and our team of supply chain professionals. We serve over 10,000 customers annually and our technology platform, BlueShip®, integrates with more than 250,000 carrier suppliers. We are backed by a $255 million dollar investment from Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm. For more information on BlueGrace, visit

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