Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has promoted Chris Young, a 17-year IT veteran, to serve as the company’s vice president of information systems and technology. Regional truckload hauler Arnold Transportation Services announced Paul Rasmussen as its new vice president of capacity.
Young will manage Old Dominion’s IT department and OD-Technology, the company’s branded technological solutions division. He succeeds Ken Erdner, who is retiring after 16 years with the Thomasville, N.C.-based company.
“The OD-Technology brand has propelled to the top of the industry in the past few years thanks to the leadership of Ken Erdner and the dedication of the IT team,” says Chip Overbey, Old Dominion’s senior vice president of strategic business development. “We are confident that, as a member of senior management, Chris will continue this legacy by driving the technological initiatives of our company with vision and passion.”
Young joined Old Dominion in April 2010 and has served as the director of SAP Applications for the past two years. Prior to joining the company, he spent 11 years in various technology leadership positions at United Guaranty in Greensboro, N.C.
Rasmussen, who has been with ATS for about a month now, has more than 13 years of recruiting experience in the transportation industry. ATS, based in Jacksonville, Fla., announced it is growing its fleet to more than 1,000 trucks due to the high demand for its regional dedicated service.