Mark Rourke to replace retiring Schneider CEO Lofgren

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Updated Nov 1, 2018
Mark RourkeMark Rourke

Schneider National (No. 7 in the CCJ Top 250) announced Wednesday that CEO Chris Lofgren will retire in April 2019, and that Mark Rourke, the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, will replace him as the company’s chief executive.

The company says the move is “consistent with a thorough succession plan” that has been in place “during the last several years.”

Rourke was chosen as the next CEO by the company’s board of directors. Schneider is one of the country’s largest trucking companies, operating across nearly all modes.

Chris LofgrenChris Lofgren

Lofgren has been the company’s CEO for 17 years, overseeing a doubling of Schneider’s revenue to $4.4 billion annually.

The company had been one of the largest private carriers in the country before becoming publicly traded last year.

Rourke, 54, has been at Schneider since 1987. He’s been in his current role as COO since 2015.