WEST CHESTER, PA, February 4, 2010 - A. Duie Pyle, a leading Northeast transportation and logistics provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon Mackenzie, former president of UPS Freight, to the company's board of directors. While president of UPS Freight, Mackenzie oversaw all operations of UPS's largest acquisition and one of the largest less-than-truckload companies in North America, the former Overnite Transportation.
"Gordon brings a valuable corporate expanse to our landscape and we appreciate his decision to share his time and talents with the board," said Peter Latta, owner and chairman of A. Duie Pyle. "We remain on course to ensure the steady growth of our company, and we continue to explore new avenues to augment our development."
A former senior vice president and chief operating officer of Preston Trucking Company, Gordon began his career at Overnite in 1996 as senior vice president, sales and marketing. Within a year he was named senior vice president, operations and subsequently chief operating officer, a title he held until named president of UPS Freight in August 2006.
Gordon is credited as being a driving force as the company survived both a nationwide recession and a three-year labor dispute, completed a successful IPO and finally the company's assimilation by UPS.
Gordon fills the board seat vacated by Alan Levin, former owner and CEO of a major Mid-Atlantic retail pharmacy chain, who recently was appointed secretary of economic development for the state of Delaware. He joins two other independent directors on the board of the privately owned, third-generation family business.
Currently serving as one of Pyle's independent directors is Marty Lautmann, who joined the board in 2007. Marty is the former chairman of GfK Custom Research - North America, the fourth largest worldwide marketing consultancy and research agency and also was the former president of Numex Corp, a public machine tool manufacturing company. Marty is currently a venture partner in several private equity and venture capital funds, and serves on a number of private and public boards. He also teaches marketing in the MBA program as an adjunct professor at the Wharton School of Business of The University of Pennsylvania.
John Oyler, former managing partner at McNees, Wallace Nurick law firm in Harrisburg, PA joined the board in 2007. As a practicing attorney for 35 years, John built his practice on representing family businesses, primarily in acquisitions and divestitures. John recently retired from McNees and works with his wife, Gail, in the Philadelphia area's largest auto dealership business.
About A. Duie Pyle
Headquartered in West Chester, PA, A. Duie Pyle is the Northeast's premier transportation and logistics provider, with extended LTL service coverage into the Southeast, Midwest, and Canada. "Pyle People Deliver" is its corporate promise to customers that outstanding service will always be its first and foremost mission. A family-owned and operated business for more than 85 years, the company provides a complete range of transportation and distribution services. A. Duie Pyle LTL Services operates 17 Service Centers, strategically located throughout the region, with direct service to the Caribbean. A. Duie Pyle Transport Services Group provides specialized truckload services to meet the short-haul needs in the Northeast.
A. Duie Pyle Warehousing and Distribution operates with more than two million square feet of public and contract warehousing space and is fully integrated with the company's LTL and TL service offerings for seamless distribution. For information about A. Duie Pyle capabilities, visit www.aduiepyle.com <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103001835740&s=136&e=001YwEhZxc2qYs6iSx6H71Ety7aeISX3qg8qiBipi0s9XpSB4qcTmEyDHPOJ2j0fZ6Hlv-ifB7TlGvPa6ETQW_ie1yCMmqKsWSk-PgMnnLN6cI=> or call 800-523-5020.