Celadon Names Executives to New Appointments

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Celadon Group Inc. announced several promotions within to its senior management team. The changes are effective immediately.

Danny Williams has been promoted to chief operating officer for Celadon’s Quality Companies, from vice president of that unit. He joined Celadon in June 2006 as a financial analyst.

Celadon also announced the creation of four new division president posts within in its Celadon Trucking unit.

Lauren Howard was named president of truckload operations for Celadon, encompassing all U.S.domestic operations focused on dry van freight, including local and dedicated as well as expedited operations, terminal operations and customer service. Howard was most recently vice president of customer service.

George Chasteen is president of international business, which includes all operations associated with Jaguar, Celadon’s Mexican subsidiary, and Hyndman, Celadon’s Canadian subsidiary. Chasteen was most recently vice president of the Mexico unit.

Chad Hoffman become Celadon’s president of specialized business, representing divisions that primarily focus on non-dry van freight and include intermodal, temperature controlled, and Taylor Express, Celadon’s bulk transfer business. Hoffman was most recently was vice president of operations.

Nathan Roberts was appointed president of Eagle Logistics Services, which focuses on operating asset-light businesses primarily through the use of owner operators. This department includes Eagle Logistics Services, Flatbed Operations, Quality Drivers, and Celadon Recruiting.  Roberts was previously vice president of specialized services.

All the appointed personnel will report to Eric Meek, Celadon Group’s chief operating officer.

“These are important appointments for Celadon as they add the necessary expertise, leadership and depth that will help us drive our continued growth,” Meek said in a statement.

Celadon Group is ranked No. 44 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.