October 30, 2018 6:30 PM, EDT

Schneider CEO Chris Lofgren to Retire

COO Mark Rourke to Fill Role
Schneider National TruckMichael Cereghino/Flickr

Wisconsin-based Schneider National announced Oct. 30 that CEO Chris Lofgren will retire in April and that he will be replaced by current Chief Operating Officer Mark Rourke.

Rourke has been with Schneider for over 30 years, holding positions as the director of driver training, vice president of customer service and several other titles.

Mark Rourke

Mark Rourke/Schneider National

“Just as Chris has made the company stronger, I am excited about our future and embrace Schneider’s role in an industry with great opportunity for success,” Rourke said.

As the third CEO of Schneider, Lofgren served for 17 years, bringing the company through its initial public offering in 2017. During Lofgren’s time with the company, Schneider has doubled its annual revenue to $4.4 billion.

Lofgren gave his stamp of approval to his successor. “He [Rouke] is an exceptional leader, with experience across our entire broad portfolio of services and a track record of proven success.”

Schneider National is No. 7 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America and No. 18 on the Transport Topics list of the Top 50 logistics companies in North America.