Cudahy-based Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced it is expanding and reorganizing its sales management team.
The company has promoted Brian van Helden to chief operating officer.
Mark DiBlasi, Roadrunner’s chief executive officer, said, “Brian has been instrumental in the company’s growth and success over the past seven years and is uniquely qualified for this promotion. Brian has extensive operational experience both in the broader trucking arena and specifically in all aspects of Roadrunner’s businesses. All operations will report directly to Brian over the long term. He will immediately assume direct leadership of our LTL operation, replacing Scott Dobak who has tendered his resignation effective Dec. 31, 2013, to further his career as CEO of a Montreal-based Canadian transportation company that does not directly compete with Roadrunner. Scott has been an integral part of Roadrunner’s development over the past seven years, and we wish him the best in his new endeavor.”
As a result of van Helden’s promotion, the following changes also have been implemented at Roadrunner:
- Pat McKay, president of Roadrunner Truckload Services, will take on an expanded role at Truckload Services and Intermodal Services.
- Kevin Charlebois, president of Prime Distribution Services, will continue to lead Roadrunner’s freight consolidation operation and Roadrunner expects to expand his responsibilities over the next 12 months.
- In the near term, Mark DiBlasi will take a more active role in TMS management.
Roadrunner intends to expand its overall sales management team through both internal promotion and hiring external talent to correspond with the significant growth Roadrunner has experienced over the past several years. Roadrunner expects the structural changes to lay the foundation for improved performance in the near and long term.