USA Truck Names New President, CEO

web1_John-Rogers_USAK_0USA Truck in Van Buren announced the appointment of a new company president and chief executive officer Wednesday.

John “Randy” R. Rogers, a 53-year-old former executive for DHL Supply Chain and CSX Transportation’s Mexican subsidiary, will start his new job today. He succeeds Thomas Glaser, a board member who stepped in following the resignation of John Simone in July for medical reasons. Simone had led the company for about two years. Glaser, who will remain on the board of directors with an appointment as vice chairman, is expected to work closely with the company’s executive team and staff to facilitate the transition.

“Randy is a highly accomplished transportation and logistics executive with an impressive track record in one of the world’s top logistics companies,” USA Truck Chairman Robert A. Peiser said in a news release.

During two decades in the industry, Rogers put many logistics businesses “on a sound growth track,” Peiser added. In September, USA Truck restructured its executive branches and centralized a broader arena of the company with the appointment of Martin Tewari to president of the newly created Trucking Division. Russell Overla, who had served as executive vice president of Truckload Operations, resigned at the same time.

Tewari is the former vice president of operations for Con-Way Truckload. He is now responsible for the company’s trucking operations, pricing and sales and will report to Rogers. The new division also includes the Dedicated Freight Division created late last year.

“With Randy’s extensive experience in logistics and Martin Tewari in place as president-Trucking, USA Truck is well positioned to move forward in executing its business strategy,” Peiser added in the release.

Peiser went on to say that the company’s goal is to drive revenue and market share growth in SCS division, which is USA Truck’s asset-light brokerage business.

Rogers was previously president of Energy and Chemicals Americas for DHL Supply Chain, formerly Exel Logistics, where he was responsible for three sub-segments — energy and mining, polymers and specialty chemicals — with operations spanning the U.S. and Canada. He joined DHL Supply Chain in 2000 and held a number of regional leadership roles in operations, including those in South America, China and Europe.

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