FORT SMITH, Ark. — James A. Ingram, currently Arkansas Best vice president of market development, will add the responsibilities of strategic development, effective immediately, Arkansas Best Corp. said Tuesday.
His new title at Arkansas Best will be vice president of strategic development. In his new position, Ingram will be responsible for the development of strategic initiatives for Arkansas Best and its subsidiaries.
Chris Baltz, currently Arkansas Best senior vice president of yield management and strategic development, has chosen to leave the company, Arkansas Best said.
“I am pleased to have Jim Ingram add these responsibilities to his current duties,” said Judy R. McReynolds, Arkansas Best president and CEO. “Throughout his time with our company he has demonstrated a strong analytical ability and his keen insight will be important in identifying future opportunities for Arkansas Best.”
In conjunction with these changes, Roy Slagle, ABF senior vice president of sales and marketing, will assume responsibility for ABF’s yield management. Daniel E. Loe was promoted to vice president of yield management for ABF, reporting to Roy Slagle.
Roy Slagle is a 38 year veteran of the transportation industry and has served in numerous capacities with ABF for 34 years. Danny Loe began his career at ABF in 1997 as an analyst in the pricing department and held various positions during his 7 years in that area. He assumed his current position, as ABF director of marketing and public relations, in 2004.
“Roy Slagle and Danny Loe have the experience and knowledge required to maintain ABF's tradition of disciplined pricing and its focus on individual account profitability,” said McReynolds. “These principles have been major reasons for ABF’s past success, and under the leadership of Roy and Danny they will continue to be vital elements as our company seeks to return to consistent profitability.”
Arkansas Best Corp., headquartered in Fort Smith, Ark., is a transportation holding company. ABF Freight System, Inc. is Arkansas Best’s largest subsidiary. The ABF system stretches throughout North America, with local service centers serving all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Guam and Puerto Rico. Globally, the carrier serves 250 ports in more than 130 countries.
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