Phil Wilt Photo: American Central Transport

Phil Wilt Photo: American Central Transport

American Central Transport COO Phil Wilt will take on the title of president, replacing Tom Kretsinger, who's dropping president from his title as president/CEO and becoming chairman of the board and CEO.

The Liberty, Mo.-based dry van truckload carrier serves the eastern U.S.

“Phil has done an outstanding job as our COO and making him president will expand his leadership to the entire company," said Kretsinger. "We at ACT are used to change, and it's one of the things that make us strong. It's the team that counts and our team is the best in trucking."

Wilt joined ACT in 2006 as senior vice president of human resources and safety and was promoted to chief operating officer in 2014. He holds a BS degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in economics and education.

"Our management team has been working for a long time to achieve our company's goals for success and I look forward to continuing our progress in the days ahead," said Wilt.