Quality Distribution Inc. has announced the election of Thomas M. White as chairman of the board. White is currently an operating partner for Apollo Management L.P., specializing in the distribution and transportation industry. Prior to Apollo Management, he was senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Hub Group Inc. from 2002 to 2007. White began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he spent 23 years in a variety of partner leadership roles.
“I have already had the privilege of working with Tom for the last three months,” says Gary Enzor, president and chief executive officer of the Tampa, Fla.-based company. “He has been a great asset in helping our management team select the ‘Vital Few’ initiatives necessary to transform our company. His relentless focus on executing the Vital Few is accelerating the improvements in our cost structure and business model that will make us much stronger in the marketplace and more profitable in the near term. I look forward to working with him both at the board level and as a key adviser in executing our turnaround.”