USA Truck Moves On Under New CEO Tom Glaser

tom-glaserTom Glaser wasn’t ready to retire; he was retired.

But Glaser isn’t a man to sit still, so even at age 65 after a long career in the trucking industry, he couldn’t resist answering USA Truck’s call. Glaser, a member of the Van Buren company’s board of directors, stepped in as interim COO when CEO John Simone took a leave of absence.

Simone, whose turnaround plan had earned USA Truck its first profitable year in 2014 after five consecutive years of losses, stepped away in April to deal with lung cancer but was expected to return. Glaser, who had served as COO for nine months in 2013, agreed to head the company until Simone’s return.

On July 9, Simone resigned permanently to deal with his health, and Glaser was named president and CEO. Some retirement.

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