It Has Been a Nice Ride

Ted Writes Thanks

Ted Schaefer is Retiring After Twelve Amazing Years at Profit Point.

It’s December 31, 2019, the eve of a new decade and the eve of a new chapter in my life. Tomorrow will be the first day of my retirement after 39 and ½ years.  It has been a nice ride, and I have been blessed in many ways.

Alan Kosansky and Jim Piermarini started Profit Point in 1995 with a desire to build a company that provided real value to its clients, employees, and communities.  They have certainly achieved their goal, and I have had the pleasure of being a part of their team for the past 12 years. During my time at Profit Point, I have met many interesting people around the world, learned about new businesses and cultures, and been a part of the continued maturing of supply chain decision science.  I’ve had fun, added value for my clients made a good living, and given back to Houston through pro bono work, all while working in the positive work environment of my home.  Not a bad gig.

I have been fortunate to make a lot of friends along the way, and I’ll miss the conversations, and especially the humor, as I move into this next phase of life.  However, I am looking forward to spending more time with my family and more time outdoors, bicycling, gardening and birding.

Thanks to Alan and Jim for building a great place to work and for their constant support.  Thanks to my Profit Point teammates, colleagues, and clients for helping to make the last 12 years a wonderful experience.

All the best,



Ted Schaefer served as Profit Point’s Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Services. We wish him the best in his retirement! He will be missed.

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About Ted Schaefer

Ted Schaefer is a practice leader for infrastructure planning, supply chain planning, and green optimization with more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry.

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