YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, recently announced the addition of senior executives from Con-way Freight and FedEx Freight with more than 80 years' combined experience in the freight industry to its leadership team.
Chet Richardson has been named the Vice President of Transportation. Chet is a former Con-way Freight executive with 31 years' experience in the LTL industry. During his time at Con-way Freight, he served as Service Center Manager, Region Manager, as well as Director and Vice President of Linehaul.
Paul Lorensen will lead the central divisions operations as Division Vice President. Lorensen comes to YRC Freight from Con-way Freight, where he most recently served as Central Area Vice President of Operations. Prior to that position, Lorensen managed several terminals and also served in several roles for Con-way Freight, including Director of Operations, Director of Quality, and Director of Solutions Engineering. He has 31 years' industry experience.
Don Hinkle was named the new Vice President of Equipment Services. Hinkle has spent more than 23 years in all areas of terminal operations, as well as fleet maintenance. A previous YRC Freight employee, Hinkle returns to the company following 13 years with FedEx Freight. During his time at FedEx Freight, Hinkle held officer positions including Vice President of Fleet Maintenance, Safety and Transportation, and Vice President of Transportation.
The company also named Tim Haitz as the new Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. A 30-year YRC Freight veteran, Haitz has served primarily in sales roles, including his previous position as Vice President of Sales. He has previously worked as Terminal Manager, Vice President of Sales, and Corporate Account Executive. Tim was promoted to this role after Bill Crowe, a 30-year veteran of YRC Freight, announced his retirement.
Darren Hawkins, President of YRC Freight, said the changes were a symbol of the momentum the company has gained over the past few years and a testament to the quality of professionals that are reaching out to YRC Freight. "As a result, I am pleased to announce these additions to our team. It is a priority to invest in the people, technology and talent to drive the company forward," Hawkins said. "The addition of these highly experienced and industry respected professionals demonstrates the investments we are making in our people and our company. Now is the time to be excited about YRC Freight."