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Arkansas Best Corporation Names Danny Loe As Vice President - Enterprise Customer Solutions

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FORT SMITH, Ark., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS) announced the appointment of Mr. Danny Loe to the position of Vice President – Enterprise Customer Solutions, effective May 1, 2014.

Mr. Loe, who reports directly to Arkansas Best President and Chief Executive Officer Judy R. McReynolds, assumes the position previously held by Mr. Jim Keenan, who retired last month. The Enterprise Customer Solutions group was formed in November, 2013, to drive sales and revenue across the ABF Freight, ABF Logistics and Panther Expedited Services businesses.

Mr. Loe is a 17-year veteran of the company and most recently served as VP – Yield Management for ABF Freight System Inc. since 2010. He held a number of increasingly senior positions in the ABF Freight pricing department after joining the company as an associate pricing analyst in 1997. He also served as Director of Marketing & Public Relations for ABF Freight for six years until assuming his current role.

"Danny's deep experience in pricing analytics, combined with a strong knowledge of our customers' needs, will be very valuable in his new role as we look to better serve our customers across the supply chain and particularly drive additional sales of multiple services across ABF Freight, ABF Logistics and Panther," said McReynolds.

Succeeding Mr. Loe in his role at ABF Freight as VP – Yield Management will be Mr. Eddie Sorg. Mr. Sorg, who most recently has served as Director of Pricing, has been with ABF Freight since 1995. In addition to various positions in pricing, Mr. Sorg also served as a Director, Revenue Accounting.

Arkansas Best Corporation, headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is a freight transportation services and solutions provider. Through its various subsidiaries, Arkansas Best offers a wide variety of logistics solutions including: domestic and global transportation of less-than-truckload ("LTL") and full load shipments, expedited ground and time-definite delivery solutions, freight forwarding services, freight brokerage, oversight of roadside assistance and equipment services for commercial vehicles, and household goods moving market services for consumers, corporations, and the military.  More information is available at arkbest.com, abf.com and pantherexpedite.com.

Contacts:    

Investors: Mr. David Humphrey, Vice President, Investor Relations


Telephone: (479) 785-6200




Media: Ms. Kathy Fieweger, CMO and Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications


Telephone: (479) 719-4358

 

SOURCE Arkansas Best Corporation

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