Frank Lonegro Named CEO at Landstar, Succeeding Jim Gattoni

Gattoni to Become Special Adviser to CEO Until Retirement in July 2024
Frank Lonegro, new CEO at Landstar
Frank Lonegro (inset) will take over Feb. 2, 2024. (Landstar)

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Landstar System has selected Frank Lonegro to replace James Gattoni as president and CEO early next year, the company announced Dec. 4.

Lonegro was approved by the company board of directors and is expected to assume the leadership role effective Feb. 2. Gattoni will continue to lead the company until it holds its fourth-quarter earnings conference call, scheduled for the day before. Lonegro is also expected to take over his seat on the company board.

“Frank’s broad financial, operational and technology leadership at large, publicly traded organizations make for an outstanding fit at Landstar,” Landstar Chairman Diana Murphy said. “The board is delighted to welcome Frank and his impressive record of achievement to Landstar. On behalf of the independent members of the board, I also want to express tremendous appreciation to Jim for his leadership of Landstar and partnership with all of us.”

Lonegro has been executive vice president of Beacon Building Products since April 2020. Before that, he was with CSX for 19 years.

Jim Gattoni


Gattoni plans to transition to the role of special adviser to the CEO before his anticipated retirement in July 2024.

“I am honored to follow in Jim’s footsteps and to further build on the company’s tremendous legacy of success,” Lonegro said. “It is my privilege to guide Landstar into the future as we write the next chapters in Landstar’s impressive story.”

Landstar ranks No. 6 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America and No. 19 on the TT Top 100 list of the largest logistics companies.

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