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The Family Biz Show

May 26, 2023

Ep 81 Driving Success: How Ken Johnson Is Paving the Way for the Future of the Logistics Industry 

On this episode of The Family Biz Show, we sat down with local logistics giant Ken Johnson, the CEO of Leonard’s Express. Ken delves into his personal life to explore his favorite family traditions and the unique ways they’ve created lasting memories. He also discusses the challenges of running a family business; from navigating conflicts and the importance of having “the right people in the right places” to scale a company. This episode is packed with great stories about how family, business and leadership intersect to create a truly fulfilling career. Don’t miss it! 


Ken Johnson 

Ken Johnson* has spent his entire career (more than 30 years) in transportation and supply chain management Currently, Ken is CEO of Leonard’s Express and its sister companies, Johnson Equipment, the Canandaigua Driving School, and Integrated Logistics.  

Leonard’s Express is a family-owned, asset-based transportation provider headquartered in Farmington, New York with offices located throughout the United States. Leonard’s provides transportation, warehousing and supply chain management solutions for a wide range of customers that encompass many industries across the United States and Canada. 

Ken is a past Chairman of the Trucking Association of New York and is Chairman of the Association’s Government Affairs Committee. He is also Past General Chairman and Treasurer of the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Association. 

Ken enjoys traveling with his wife Connie. Ken and Connie live in Canandaigua, New York and have two adult children. 


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