Arkansas Best Corp. announced the appointment of James Ingram as senior vice president of strategic development. Ingram, 44, has been with the corporation for 21 years and currently serves as vice president of strategic development, responsible for the strategic growth initiatives of Arkansas Best, leading the continued development and diversification of the company’s logistics service offerings. He will retain his current line management responsibilities for the transportation brokerage and logistics subsidiaries of Arkansas Best.
“Throughout much of his career at our company, Jim Ingram has been directly involved in the development and growth of new initiatives that broaden the scope of services we offer our customers,” says Judy McReynolds, president and chief executive officer of the Fort Smith, Ark.-based company. “Going forward, he will direct our corporate efforts to enhance and expand existing offerings and to review potential transportation-related acquisition opportunities. Jim’s leadership in these areas will be critical in leveraging dedicated resources to grow our company in order to best serve the supply chain needs of our customers.”
Ingram previously served as vice president of market development, overseeing specialized services and development of new products. He began his career with the corporation in 1990 as an analyst in ABF’s pricing department. He held various positions within that department before being named ABF’s director of quotation services in 2000.