Con-way Freight names Moss VP/HR

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Con-way Freight announced today, Jan. 7, that Bruce H. Moss has been promoted to vice president of human resources. A 30-year veteran of the freight transportation industry, Moss was previously Con-way Freight’s vice president of operations for the company’s central area.

In his new role, he assumes responsibility for the strategic planning, development and direction of human resources activities and policies governing Con-way Freight’s 18,150-person work force nationwide. He succeeds Scott J. Engers, who is retiring following a 25-year career with the company as its chief counsel and top employee relations executive.

“Bruce Moss is a highly-respected trucking executive whose experience across many operational and managerial roles at Con-way Freight provides the ideal foundation for this key leadership position,” says John G. Labrie, president of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Con-way Freight. “Bruce’s superior communication skills and broad industry expertise will strengthen our executive management team and will bring continued improvement to this important functional discipline.

“I want to thank Scott Engers for his exemplary service to our organization,” Labrie continues. “His counsel and professionalism spanning more than two decades with Con-way has been invaluable to our growth and development. We wish Scott and his family all the best for a rewarding and fulfilling retirement.”

Moss started his freight transportation career in 1978 with Carolina Freight Carriers in terminal operations and management. He joined the Con-way organization in 1990 with the former Con-way Southern Express as service center manager in Hickory, N.C. In 1991, he was named director of personnel and safety, and in 1995 became region manager for Con-way Southern in Charlotte, N.C.

In 2000, Moss was promoted to vice president of sales for Con-way Central Express, becoming vice president of operations five years later. With the transformation of Con-way’s regional structure into a single operating company in 2007, he assumed responsibilities as the company’s vice president of operations for its central area.

Succeeding Moss as central area operations vice president is Paul Lorensen. A 20-year Con-way veteran, Lorensen was a member of the start-up team that launched Con-way Southwest Express in 1989, opening the company’s first service center in San Antonio. In 1992, he became assistant service center manager in Dallas, later advancing to service center manager at Fort Worth, Texas, and Atlanta. He subsequently was promoted to region manager in Houston and later in Atlanta before moving to the general office as director of quality assurance. Prior to his current promotion, he was director of solutions engineering for Con-way Freight in Ann Arbor.

“We are very pleased to have Paul Lorensen moving into this key operating role,” says Greg Lehmkuhl, Con-way Freight’s executive vice president of operations. “Paul’s diverse field experience coupled with his understanding of quality processes and operations engineering will help accelerate our initiatives for increased efficiency while improving on-time service, fast transit times and claims-free deliveries for our customers.”