December 27, 2012
Universal Truckload Services Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed H.E. "Scott" Wolfe as chief executive officer and David Crittenden as chief financial officer. Don Cochran, Universal's previous CEO, has been selected as vice chairman. He retains his responsibilities as Universal's President. Bob Sigler, Universal's previous CFO, will serve as executive vice president. The announcement follows Universal's recent acquisition of LINC Logistics Co., which significantly enhanced the company's position as a leading provider of third party transportation, value-added services and intermodal services. The changes to and expansion of Universal's leadership team is part of an on-going transformation and is concurrent with a rebranding effort that reflects the company's enhanced service portfolio and broader base of customers. Wolfe led the development of Logistics Insight Corp., a LINC subsidiary, beginning in the 1990s. Prior to the merger into Universal on Oct. 1, Wolfe had been LINC's President and Chief Executive Officer, and he was a director since July 2007. Wolfe has significant expertise with the asset-light logistics business model. He has held leadership positions in both the automotive and transportation industries, including at General Motors, American Motors Corp. and Central Transport. Crittenden joined LINC as its CFO in August 2006, where he continues to serve as an officer or director for several operating subsidiaries. Crittenden brings with him an extensive career in finance and international corporate development in both public and private companies. Prior to joining LINC in 2006, Crittenden was a vice president of MSX International Inc., a Michigan-based provider of technical business services. He has held development positions at MascoTech, Deloitte Consulting and Corporate Capital Group.