Jack Liles, president, chief executive officer, and a member of one of the founding families of KLLM Transport Services, has retired from daily management of the firm but will remain chairman of the board. K William “Bill” Grothe was named president and CEO. He previously was KLLM's chief financial officer. Linda Kirk has joined as vice-president of human resources. She has more than 16 years of experience in human resources management with several companies. David L Carter has joined KLLM as vice-president responsible for safety, risk management, and recruiting. He has 19 years' experience in loss prevention, safety, risk management, recruiting, and fleet services. Keith Davis has been hired as controller. His more than 15 years of finance experience includes corporate accounting, controller, and financial adviser roles.
Joe Monroe has been named vice-president of sales for Ruan Transportation. Based in Georgia, he will be responsible for logistics supply chain business in the southeastern United States. Monroe most recently served as vice-president of transportation and logistics for The Schwan Food Co.
Ryder System Inc has appointed Tyrone M “Ty” Cross vice-president of maintenance. Most recently, he served as director of customer training and aftermarket logistics with Bell Helicopter Textron.
First Fleet Corp has appointed David R Cardew vice-president — syndications, a newly created position. He served most recently as vice-president — business development at GATX Technology Services Corp.