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January 16, 2018 10:00 AM, EST
Scott Wheeler Named Daseke President
Don Daseke and Scott Wheeler Daseke (left) and Wheeler (Kye Lee/Daseke Inc.)

Daseke Inc. named Chief Financial Officer Scott Wheeler its new president, replacing company founder Don Daseke, who will continue as CEO. Wheeler, who also is a Daseke board member, will remain the CFO.

Addison, Texas-based Daseke is a consolidator, flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics company. It ranks No. 42 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America with 5,200 tractors and more than 11,000 flatbed and specialized trailers.

2017 was busy for Daseke. It became a publicly traded company and acquired seven firms, including three in December. Daseke reported profits of $50,000 on revenues of $231.3 million in the third quarter.

“[Scott Wheeler] was the architect behind our mergers, organizational structure and critical to our success in going public. He has proven to be a great leader and Daseke will continue to greatly benefit from his talents and experience as he takes on this new leadership role,” Don Daseke said. “He has the respect of his corporate team, the CEOs of our operating companies, the Daseke board of directors and the public markets.”

The Dallas Business Journal in 2015 named Wheeler its CFO of the Year in the middle market category.

Before joining Daseke, Wheeler served as CFO for two companies and was a managing director at a CFO consulting firm for high-growth companies. Wheeler sits on the advisory board of the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he earned his undergraduate degree and now serves as an adjunct professor of finance. Wheeler received his MBA from Southern Methodist University in 1985.