Former UPS Freight president Mackenzie joins A. Duie Pyle board

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A. Duie Pyle announced the appointment of Gordon Mackenzie, former president of UPS Freight, to the company’s board of directors. While president of UPS Freight, Mackenzie oversaw all operations of UPS’s largest acquisition and one of the largest less-than-truckload companies in North America, the former Overnite Transportation.

“Gordon brings a valuable corporate expanse to our landscape, and we appreciate his decision to share his time and talents with the board,” says Peter Latta, owner and chairman of A. Duie Pyle, based in West Chester, Pa. “We remain on course to ensure the steady growth of our company, and we continue to explore new avenues to augment our development.”

A former senior vice president and chief operating officer of Preston Trucking Co., Gordon began his career at Overnite in 1996 as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Within a year, he was named senior vice president of operations and subsequently chief operating officer, a title he held until named president of UPS Freight in August 2006. Gordon is credited as being a driving force as the company survived both a nationwide recession and a three-year labor dispute, completed a successful IPO and finally the company’s assimilation by UPS.

Gordon fills the board seat vacated by Alan Levin, former owner and chief executive officer of a major Mid-Atlantic retail pharmacy chain, who recently was appointed secretary of economic development for the state of Delaware. Gordon joins two other independent directors on the board of the privately owned third-generation family business.