The Kenan Advantage Group’s Chief Financial Officer Charlie DeLacey will succeed Bruce Blaise as president and CEO on June 1. - Photo: KAG

The Kenan Advantage Group’s Chief Financial Officer Charlie DeLacey will succeed Bruce Blaise as president and CEO on June 1.

Photo: KAG

The Kenan Advantage Group’s Chief Financial Officer Charlie DeLacey will succeed Bruce Blaise as president and CEO on June 1.

After serving nearly 40 years in the transportation industry, Blaise has made the decision to retire to spend more time with his family. The transition has been planned for several years, Blaise said in a press release.

"[Blaise] successfully steered KAG through one of the most challenging times in our history as a result of the COVID pandemic and has been instrumental in continuing to position KAG as the leading tank truck transporter and logistics provider in North America,” Dennis Nash, KAG executive chairman of the board said.

DeLacey has served as CFO since 2018 and has been with KAG since 2011.  He's a member of the board of directors for National Tank Truck Carriers and serves on various committees for the American Trucking Associations.  He also serves on the boards of various community organizations.

Grant Mitchell will become president and chief operating officer.

Mitchell has served as COO of KAG since 2018.  He joined KAG in 2013 as a result of the acquisition of RTL-Westcan Group of Companies in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  His professional affiliations include serving on the boards of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, Ontario Trucking Association, Alberta Motor Transport Association, and Fleet Resolutions Insurance LTD (chairman).  Mitchell is also involved with civic organizations in his community.

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