ABF names Hunter VP of administration, treasurer

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ABF Freight System has named Barry C. Hunter vice president of administration and treasurer, effective Feb. 1. Hunter, a 20-year company veteran who currently serves as director of traffic services, now will lead ABF’s customer service and claims prevention programs, as well as have responsibility for human resources, revenue accounting and risk management departments.

“Having the industry’s best claims prevention program and unmatched local customer service is a key component of ABF’s success,” says Bob Davidson, president and chief executive officer of Fort Smith, Ark.-based ABF. “With a strong analytical background and a thorough understanding of customers, Barry has the skills to further enhance ABF’s excellent record in these areas. Under his leadership, I am confident that ABF will continue to offer customers the best value in the transportation industry.”

Hunter began his career with ABF in 1987, starting as an analyst in the pricing department. He was promoted to pricing manager in 1992, and he assumed his current position as director of traffic services in May 2002.

Hunter is filling the position being vacated by James W. Keenan, who is assuming the position of vice president of sales, responsible for all activity related to revenue growth through management of sales activities at all of ABF’s customer service centers. Keenan is filling the position being vacated by Arthur N. Lynch, who is retiring on Jan. 31.