Keith Rager is a seasoned senior business management leader with more than 35 years of success across the HR, accounting, transportation, and logistics industries. Leveraging a deep background managing operations for a large logistics company, he is a valuable asset for medium sized companies growing operational issues or in need of HR solutions. His broad areas of expertise include accounting, cost management, logistics, labor & employment law, operational management, freight transportation, and HR.
Keith is currently an Adjunct Professor for the Adult Degree Completion Program at Geneva College, where he coaches students pursuing HR or Business careers. Keith is also presently licensed the state of Pennsylvania as a producer for Life, Annuities, Property, Causality and Commercial Insurance. He previously spent six years as a Recovery Manager with Data Mechanix, and 25 years as a Business Manager with UPS. At Data Mechanix, he guided clients through all phases of data recovery and implemented enhanced shipping and receivables lanes to improve customer experience. He assisted scheduling the training of data recovery with clients in the US Government and others globally. At UPS, he re-engineered the four largest operations in the Pittsburgh location eradicating ineffective working conditions to generate an unprecedented 8% increase in revenue. He also implemented computer aided route planning, reducing mileage by 5% for 75 drivers averaging 4,100 miles per day. He previously oversaw operations in Atlanta and Baltimore, where he was part of the original UPS 12 member DIAD implementation team.
Keith holds a BA in Business Accounting and Finance from the University of Pittsburgh, and a MA in HR Management/Industrial Relations from Saint Francis University. He also served three years in the United States Marine Corp, receiving an honorable discharge as a Corporal/Squad Leader. He is a Founding Member and President of The Lucas Foundation, a non-profit that assists families who have suffered the loss of an infant with funeral costs.