Andrew R. Thomas, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Akron and a bestselling business author, whose 15 books include, most recently, Soft Landing: Airline Industry Strategy, Service and Safety and The Final Journey of the Saturn V.
His book The Distribution Trap was awarded the Berry-American Marketing Association Prize for the Best Marketing Book of 2010. Another work, Direct Marketing in Action, was a finalist for the same award in 2008.
Andrew is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Transportation Security, contributing editor at IndustryWeek, and a regularly featured analyst for media outlets around the world.
He has traveled to and conducted business in 120 countries on all seven continents.