Celadon CFO Will appointed vice chairman of board of directors

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Celadon Group Inc. announced today, Aug. 9, that Chief Financial Officer Paul Will was elected to the board of directors and appointed vice chairman at its board meeting on Aug. 8. Will, 41, will continue to serve as executive vice president and CFO, a position he has held since 1998. He joined Indianapolis-based Celadon in 1993 as controller.

“During his tenure as CFO for more than eight years, the company has advanced significantly due to Paul’s strong financial discipline and outstanding strategic thinking,” said Steve Russell, Celadon chairman and chief executive officer. “In addition to his financial responsibilities, he has also excelled in directing the activities of maintenance, equipment purchasing, human resources, information technology, risk Management and safety.”

Will, who has more than 18 years of experience in accounting and finance, spent several years working in public accounting for KPMG prior to joining Celadon. Will is a certified public accountant and serves as chairman of the American Trucking Associations’ National Accounting and Finance Council. In 2006, he was recognized as being “Indiana’s Best and Brightest” in accounting among professionals age 40 and under.