Swift hires target intermodal growth

Swift hires target intermodal growth

Motor carrier Swift Transportation said it has named Dan Beers as executive vice president and president of Swift Intermodal, and Mark Young as vice president Swift Intermodal.

Both are new positions within the Phoenix-based company.

Beers will report directly to Jerry Moyes, Swift's chief executive, and will be responsible for all aspects of Swift's growing intermodal business.

"Dan and Mark are great additions to the Swift team," said Moyes. "Hiring executives of their caliber will enable us to broaden our transportation services. It sends a strong message to our organization, our competitors, and most importantly our customers; that Swift intends to assume a leadership role in the intermodal line of business, which has great synergy with our core dry van business." Gary Enzor, Swift's chief financial officer, said, "Intermodal provides us with a higher return on investment than other more asset-intensive lines of business and we stand ready to make the necessary investments in the required people, technology, and intermodal assets to significantly grow our $40 million intermodal base."

Beers brings more than 20 years of transportation experience to his new role. He comes to Swift from Mexico's TFM Railroad, where he served as senior vice president of intermodal and automotive. Prior to that, Beers worked for the former Southern Pacific and Burlington Northern railroads.

Young has held senior roles at ABF Freight Systems, CSX Intermodal, and the Hub Group, before joining The Fennimore Group last year as a senior consultant working with transportation companies.

Swift said Chris Kilker, intermodal operations director, will continue to be a key member of its intermodal team, reporting to Beers.