Forward Air names new executive, SEFL promotes service leaders

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071921 Newsmakers

A round up of trucking's people news and headline makers for the week of July 18.

SEFL promotes new service managers in South Florida and Charlotte

Southeastern Freight Lines (CCJ Top 250, No. 31) named Raul Garcia service center manager in Miami. 

Garcia has more than 17 years of experience at Southeastern, starting his career at the Orlando service center in Florida as a freight handler. He has served in various leadership positions during his time with the company, including front line leader, operations manager and, most recently, assistant service center manager in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“Raul has demonstrated an outstanding ability to lead, including spearheading initiatives to further improve our culture and commitment to Quality Without Question out of the Fort Lauderdale service center,” said Mark Schwarzmueller, regional vice president of operations for Southeastern Freight Lines. “We look forward to the fresh perspective and refined skillset Raul will bring to the team in Miami.” 

Garcia and his wife, Patricia, will relocate to Miami.

Kyle Donahue has been promoted to service center manager in Charlotte. 

Donahue has more than eight years of experience at Southeastern, starting his career at the Charlotte service center in North Carolina as an outbound supervisor. He has served in various leadership positions during his time with the company, including operations manager, assistant service center manager and, most recently, service center manager in South Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Kyle communicates his devotion to his work through his desire to help people succeed and his remarkable leadership skills,” said Kim Shore, regional vice president of operations for Southeastern Freight Lines. “He has maintained a great track record since he started with our company, and we look forward to bringing his leadership to the strong Charlotte service center team.” 

Donahue and his wife, Ashley, are excited to continue serving the Southeastern team in this new capacity. 

Forward Air appoints new CFO

Forward Air Corporation (No. 33) has appointed Rebecca Garbrick Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, effective July 4.

Garbrick joined Forward in November 2020 as Vice President and Controller before assuming the role of Chief Accounting Officer in March 2021.

“Rebecca has contributed a tremendous amount to our Company in a relatively short time," said Tom Schmitt, Chairman, President and CEO. "She is a very capable leader, who will drive our investor relations efforts and help inform our Company’s strategic growth goals. She will be a welcome addition to our Executive Leadership Team.”