FleetPride promoted Lee Stockseth to president and COO. He will continue to report to W. M. McGee, chairman and CEO.

As president, Stockseth's primary focus will be to oversee branch operations, sales and supply chain, as well as continuing to streamline FleetPride's 230 existing operations. He will also be responsible for the company's growth strategy through acquisitions and new projects.

Stockseth has 29 years of experience in the heavy-duty trucking industry. Prior to joining FleetPride, he was president of SLM Power Group, which was acquired by FleetPride in 1998. During his tenure at FleetPride, Stockseth has held a variety of positions, including vice president and regional manager of the western and central regions and vice president of operations.

"Lee has been instrumental in shaping FleetPride's strategic direction," McGee says. "In looking at FleetPride's long-term succession plan, Lee was the natural choice for the role of President as he has demonstrated great leadership in the COO position and has been invaluable in our efforts to expand and grow the company."