FT Silfies names Allen VP/operations support

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FT Silfies, a regional mid-Atlantic dry bulk carrier, has hired John M. Allen as vice president of operations support.

“We are excited to bring someone of John’s caliber to Silfies,” says Randy Sheeler, president and chief executive officer of the Nazareth, Pa.-based company. “John has served in various roles throughout his 28-year career with Chemical Leaman Tank Lines and Quality Carriers and has invaluable leadership skills in managing all operations support functions such as customer service, billing, license and permits, as well as his systems knowledge that will allow Silfies to be more technologically advanced.”

Sheeler said Allen’s many years as an executive with QSI — QDI’s tank cleaning division — will be beneficial in the area of training and development, as well as the implementation and enhancement of standard operating procedures.

“We’ve worked with John for many years, and we continue to build this team with people that have proven themselves as successful trucking executives with an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to be the best,” says Jim Niness, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “John will be a great fit in our organization.”