Who’s on the move: November 16, 2015

by MM&D Online Staff

MacroAir named Barry Warner as its new president. He reports directly to the CEO, Eddie Boyd. Before assuming the role of president, Warner served MacroAir as its national sales manager. During his 30-year professional career, Warner held management positions in globally focused manufacturing firms, including chief operating officer and president. He built strong internal teams that brought about sustained growth, improved performance and new market opportunities.

The American Trucking Associations Board of Directors elected Pat Thomas, senior vice president of state government affairs for UPS, as the federation’s 71st chairman. Thomas replaces Duane Long, chairman of Longistics, Raleigh, NC, as ATA chairman. The board also elected Barry Pottle, president and CEO of Pottle’s Transportation, as the federation’s vice chairman. A member of ATA since 1994, Pottle has served on the Highway Policy Committee, Communications & Image Committee, Nominating Committee, and as chairman of the Truck PAC. He has also represented Maine and other states by serving in various roles on the ATA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Pottle is a past chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association and the Maine Motor Transport Association, where he currently serves on the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and is chairman of the Maine Truck PAC. Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express, is the federation’s first vice chairman. Burch has over 42 years of experience in the trucking industry, including LTL, TL, Air Freight and consolidation. He became president of Jet Express in 1990. Jet Express currently has 90 company drivers, 230 owner-operators and 600 trailers, while handling up to 400 truckloads per day throughout the United States, primarily for the “just-in-time” automotive industry.

XPO Logistics, Inc has appointed Tony Brooks as president of the company’s less-than-truckload (LTL) business, effective November 11, 2015. Brooks will have executive responsibility for XPO’s LTL operations in North America, recently acquired as part of the Con-way Inc. transaction. Brooks is a 30-year career transportation and logistics executive who has run three of the largest fleets in North America. He has managed complex networks in large companies, including Sysco Corporation, Dean Foods, Sears Holdings Corporation, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, and 11 years with LTL long-haul carrier Roadway Express, Inc. Brooks joined XPO from multinational food distributor Sysco, where he was responsible for North American field operations.

— November 16, 2015