YRC Worldwide Announces New Organization Structure

June 3, 2009
The new functional organization structure at YRC Worldwide will strengthen the focus on customer services, sales and other key functions, the company says.

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced senior leadership appointments across a new functional organization structure. The changes will further strengthen the company’s focus on critical areas to streamline decision making while eliminating redundant efforts and costs, the company says.

“Today’s announcement is a significant, strategic step as we take advantage of the full power of YRC Worldwide,” stated Bill Zollars, chairman, president and CEO of YRC Worldwide. “A functional organization structure allows us to dedicate an even broader team of seasoned experts to the support of our customers along all lines of our business–clearly a competitive advantage.”

In sales –YRC Worldwide has appointed John Garcia executive vice president and chief sales officer. In this new role, says YRCW, Garcia will be responsible for sales strategy and results across the YRC and the regional operating companies. Garcia’s consolidated sales organization will coordinate sales activities with YRC Logistics to leverage YRC Worldwide global capabilities.

Mike Smid, president-YRC Inc. and chief operations officer, will assume responsibility for the operations of all YRC Worldwide regional and national networks including his current leadership role as president of YRC Inc. In that role, Smid recently led the successful integration of the Yellow and Roadway national networks.

Tim Wicks, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, will lead a newly consolidated organization comprised of all strategic and operational finance activities across YRC Worldwide companies. In addition, Sheila Taylor, currently vice president, finance and investor relations, will also assume the role of treasurer reporting to Wicks.

Greg Reid, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, will lead a consolidated marketing effort, including brand and business development initiatives, supporting all YRC Worldwide companies. In addition to chief marketing officer, Reid most recently served as executive vice president, Enterprise Solutions Group.

Mike Naatz, executive vice president and chief information and service officer, assumes responsibility for YRC Worldwide Information Technology, YRC Customer Service as well as the strategic direction for the Regional customer service functions. Naatz previously led and will continue to lead the enterprise-wide program management efforts initially designed to support the successful integration of Yellow and Roadway.

At YRC Logistics, John Carr assumes the role of president for YRC Logistics, leading the YRC Worldwide global logistics management company focused on transportation, distribution and global services for clients. Previously, Carr was chief operating officer for YRC Logistics and president for the Americas and Europe.

Dan Churay, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, and Jim Kissinger, executive vice President of Human Resources, remain in their current roles, reporting to Zollars.

As a part of the organizational changes, Keith Lovetro, former president, YRC Regional Transportation; Michael Rapken, former executive vice president and chief information officer; Jim Ritchie, former president of YRC Logistics; and Christina Wise, former vice president and treasurer will be leaving the company. Any remaining transitional activities necessary as a result of these leadership and organizational changes will be completed by the end of June.

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