Bender, who joins BlueGrace as their Director of Franchise Development, has decades of experience in franchise sales, marketing and brand development. Most recently, Bender served as a franchise recruiter at Future Focus Consultants, where he matched potential candidate skills, goals and experience with the best franchise opportunities. Prior to that, Bender served as vice president of brand development at Franchise America Finance and was vice president of franchise development at Wireless Zone, where he was responsible for lead generation, hosting potential franchisees, connecting through industry events and building candidate awareness for the brand.
In his new position at BlueGrace Logistics, Bender will be responsible for contributing to the growth and development of the brand, introducing prospects to the franchise opportunity and coaching interested candidates through the process of becoming franchisees.
“The opportunity was intriguing because not only was the position a natural fit with my expertise, but the company’s growth and success is so impressive,”
Bender also gained years of sales and marketing experience early in his career working at Ritz Camera Centers. In addition to his new position with BlueGrace, Bender participates in the International Franchise Association’
“The greatest advantage we have over our competition is our people,” said BlueGrace Logistics President and CEO, Bobby Harris. “Ron’s franchise development expertise, coupled with his enthusiastic personality make him a perfect fit to drive our growth even further.”
BlueGrace offers best-in-class freight and logistics services to businesses throughout the United States using leading edge technology that simplifies the shipping process, allowing customers to focus on their core competencies. BlueGrace has relationships with more than 4,000 transportation companies throughout the United States, and offers services to businesses of all sectors and sizes.
About BlueGrace Logistics
Founded in 2007, BlueGrace Logistics offers complete, customized transportation management solutions to customers throughout the United States. Based in Riverview, Fla. with satellite offices in Salt Lake City and Chicago, the company has increased sales by more than 400 percent since 2009. BlueGrace launched its franchise program in early 2011 as part of its strategic growth plan and currently has 26 franchises established across the U.S. The company offers best -in-class freight services and support, including Less Than Truckload; Truckload Services; International and Domestic Air Freight; Ocean Freight; Parcel Shipment; Logistics Management; State-of-the-