YRC Worldwide Inc. today, June 2, announced senior leadership appointments across a new functional organization structure. The company says the changes will strengthen its focus on critical areas to streamline decision making while eliminating redundant efforts and costs.
“Today’s announcement is a significant, strategic step as we take advantage of the full power of YRC Worldwide,” says Bill Zollars, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Overland Park, Kan.-based company. “A functional organization structure allows us to dedicate an even broader team of seasoned experts to the support of our customers along all lines of our business — clearly a competitive advantage.”
The following YRC Worldwide appointments are effective immediately, reporting directly to Zollars:
Dan Churay, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary; and Jim Kissinger, executive vice president of human resources, remain in their current roles, reporting to Zollars.
As a part of the organizational changes, Keith Lovetro, former president of YRC Regional Transportation; Michael Rapken, former executive vice president and chief information officer; Jim Ritchie, former president of YRC Logistics; and Christina Wise, former vice president and treasurer, will be leaving the company. The company says that any remaining transitional activities necessary as a result of these leadership and organizational changes will be completed by the end of June.