A round up of trucking's people news and headline makers for the week of May 31, 2021.
Andy Transport executes succession plan
Andreea Crisan has become majority shareholder Montreal, Quebec-based Andy Transport Group (CCJ Top 250, No. 205) and has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, assuming the position from current President and Founder Ilie Crisan, Crisan will remain Chairman of the Board.
"Andreea has contributed to Andy's growth since its humble beginnings. She has grown professionally and established herself as a respected and competent leader," Ilie Crisan said. "Most importantly, she has the passion, vision, and dedication to continue building on Andy's corporate culture, foster diversity and inclusion, and build trusting relationships. As a founder, I am thrilled to have continued family involvement in the ownership and leadership of Andy."
Andreea Crisan has held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility since joining Andy. Under her leadership, the organizational structure has expanded to include departments such as IT, HR, risk management, accounting and legal.
SELF names new Texas service center manager
Southeastern Freight Lines (No. 31) has promoted Evan Brown to service center manager in Austin, Texas.
Brown has more than six years of experience at Southeastern, starting his career at the Charlotte service center in North Carolina as a part-time freight handler. He has served in various leadership positions during his time with the company, including management trainee, inbound and outbound supervisor and, most recently, assistant service center manager in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Transervice named new executives
Transervice Logistics Inc., (No. 220) has announced changes to its executive leadership team following the retirements of company President Dennis Schneider and Executive Vice President Joseph Evangelist.
Gregg Nierenberg has been named chief executive officer and president. He has held leadership roles in multiple Fortune 500 global public companies and was most recently senior vice president of Fleet Services with Avis Budget Group overseeing a fleet of 400,000+ cars and commercial trucks across 100+ maintenance facilities. Prior to Avis Budget Group, Nierenberg served as part of Hertz Global Holdings’ Senior Management Team with roles as vice president of operations and vice president of global fleet for Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC Equipment Rental). Prior to HERC, Nierenberg spent 14 years in various roles at Ryder System, Inc. with his last responsibility at Ryder leading the asset management and used vehicle sales functions.
Gino Fontana, CTP, has been promoted to chief operations officer and executive vice president. Formerly vice president operations for Transervice Logistics’ Berkeley Division and Puerto Rico operations and before that, director of business development, Midwest. Fontana has over 25 years of progressive leadership, operations and sales responsibilities in fleet leasing and trucking.