John D. Moran, Jr.

John D. Moran

John Daniel Moran, Jr. is an American businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist best known for his role as president & CEO of Moran Industries, Inc., a premier warehousing, logistics and transportation company based in Pennsylvania that was founded in 1975. Moran Industries holds over 5 million square feet of warehousing space and is the only logistics company in central Pennsylvania to control thirteen railheads. The company maintains relationships with many Fortune 500 and household, name brand companies. In addition to his duties at Moran Industries, Inc., Moran serves as the manager of multiple limited liability companies that conduct business in the areas of commercial real estate construction, development, and management. He is also involved in the ownership of marine and aerospace asset-based companies as well as companies involved in the development and exploration of natural gas wells and pipelines in the Pennsylvania Marcellus shale formation. In 1987, Moran graduated from Kings College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and began his career at Moran Industries, Inc. While at Moran Industries, he developed a focus on providing economic opportunities to the communities in which he conducts business operations. He has served on the Industrial Properties Corporation Board for Union County and is a former member of the board of directors for Guaranty Bank Corporation. Additionally, his lifelong commitment to redeveloping brownfields has led to the creation of more than 2,500 family sustaining jobs. For these efforts, Moran was awarded the Adam Smith Award for Excellence in Economic Leadership and Development in 2014. 
 
Moran actively participates in community focused initiatives. Previously, he served on the board of directors for Geisinger Health System Foundation and the board of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land. Additionally, he served on the bipartisan Federal Judicial Nominating Committee created by the late Senator Arlen Specter and the late Senator John Heinz, which is responsible for making recommendations regarding vacancies in the federal judiciary. Moran currently serves on the board of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 
 
Moran is a close economic advisor to numerous local, state, and federal candidates and elected officials. He also served alongside Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett as the private sector co-chair of the Team PA Foundation, a nonpartisan & nonprofit organization established in 1997 to connect private and public sector leaders to propel economic progress for Pennsylvania.