THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

MICHAEL J. BRUNS

COMTRAK LOGISTICS
FOUNDER AND PAST PRESIDENT
Master EntrepreneurPast President

Mike Bruns retired in 2010 as founder and president of Comtrak Logistics, a national transportation and logistics company headquartered in Memphis. Mr. Bruns has received numerous industry and community recognitions including The Society of Entrepreneurs’ Master Entrepreneur Award, Person of the Year by Transportation Club International, Most Outstanding Charitable Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Citizen of the Year by the Rotary Club, and most recently received the Intermodal Association of North America’s Silver Kingpin Award. Comtrak was named to the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies and Memphis Business Journal named Comtrak business of the year.

Mike’s business savvy has made him successful, and he generously shares his success with worthy causes in the community including Big Brothers Big Sisters, University of Memphis Board of Visitors, Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Church Health Center, WKNO, Society of Entrepreneurs, and Youth Villages. As chairman of the Youth Villages board, Mike guided them through the largest period of growth. Under his leadership, Youth Villages tripled in size and raised $20 million in private contributions to develop new programs and make capital improvements

Description of Business:

Comtrak Logistics is a national transportation company that offers trucking services including full truckload, intermodal, depot and logistics services. Comtrak operates numerous full service terminals throughout the country.

Year Business Founded:

1983

Year Inducted:

2004

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“‘Entrepreneurship is the foundation of the American business world. It allows free enterprise to flourish and integrity, persistence and hard work to prosper. An entrepreneurial vision is one that recognizes that servicing the customer, being surrounded by individuals that share a common goal, and keeping family the top priority will be the path that leads to success in life – not just business.”