USA Truck Names Jason Bates CFO

by Lance Turner  on Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017 4:12 pm  

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren said Wednesday that it had hired Jason Bates as executive vice president and CFO, filling a post left vacant by James Reed, who became CEO in January.

Bates joins the publicly traded logistics company from Swift Transportation Co. of Phoenix, where he had served as vice president of finance, revenue services and investor relations officer since 2010.

"Jason is an extraordinary financial executive with a strong track record with one of the largest and most sophisticated companies in our industry," Reed said in a news release. "Among my immediate objectives as CEO has been assembling leaders who embrace the intensity and accountability necessary to improve the company's financial performance and enhance shareholder value. Jason not only embodies all of those qualities, he brings an outstanding reputation in our industry and immediately strengthens our leadership team by bringing the credibility and experience to make us better every day."

Before his most recent role at Swift, Bates was the company's vice president and assistant treasurer. He started at Swift in 2003.

The company also said it recently hired Cheryl Stone as its senior vice president of human resources. Stone most recently served as chief administrative officer for consolidated technology services, and previously was a vice president at Tri Marine International.

"Cheryl adds significant depth to our efforts to ensure the high-performance culture we are creating takes hold," Reed said. "Her experience in the marine business which, similar to our industry, operates with thousands of remote team members, provides a great framework for understanding and improving the challenges inherent in a transportation company the size of USA Truck."



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