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October 22, 2014 2:55 PM, EDT

Meek Promoted to Celadon COO

John Sommers II for TT

Celadon Group said it promoted Eric Meek to chief operating officer and executive vice president, effective immediately.

Meek most recently was chief financial officer, treasurer and executive vice president for the Indianapolis-based carrier.

“Eric’s well-deserved promotion to chief operating officer places the company’s day-to-day operations under smart, solid management,” Celadon CEO Paul Will said in a statement.

“We believe Eric’s vision, leadership and financial acumen will serve the company well as we continue our long-term strategic goal of becoming the premier solution provider in the transportation and logistics industry,” he said.

The company also announced it is separating the chief financial officer position into two positions, principal accounting officer and principal financial officer.

Bobby Peavler was promoted to principal accounting officer, and Leslie Tarble was promoted to principal financial officer.