United Vision Logistics names Hoffman CEO

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United Vision Logistics announced the promotion of Howard Hoffman to chief executive officer. Hoffman has been serving as the company’s interim CEO since Jan. 1 and prior to that served as chief integration officer, overseeing the integration and rebranding of four companies into one entity. United Vision Logistics was created out of Gulf Coast-based transportation companies Ace Transportation, Dynasty Transportation, Texas Hot Shot Co. and Venture Transport.

“Promoting Howard to be the full-time CEO is a natural progression for United Vision Logistics,” says Sanjay Swani, general partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, the largest shareholder in United Vision Logistics. “Howard has already been intimately involved in strategy development and transformation endeavors, including integration and rebranding activities, and is a thought leader for the company’s significant technology investments. His track record of driving successful outcomes, coupled with his knowledge of the company and the overall strength of the management team, provides a strong foundation for the continued growth of United Vision Logistics.”

Hoffmann will focus on the implementation of new technology, continuous improvement in safety performance, geographic expansion and transportation and logistics solutions to increase the company’s scope of services and market share. He brings more than 30 years of financial, operational and general management experience in a wide range of industries, including health care, business services, telecommunications and transportations. Hoffmann was CEO of MedQuist Inc., a medical transcription outsource. He also served as interim CEO of Global Knowledge Network Inc., an independent technology training organization.