Greatwide CEO Leo Suggs retiring; Tague to take over

After 50 years in the transportation and logistics business, Leo Suggs, 71, CEO of Greatwide Logistics Services, has announced his retirement. Suggs joined Greatwide in 2009 as executive chairman, assuming the role of CEO in 2010

After 50 years in the transportation and logistics business, Leo Suggs, 71, CEO of Greatwide Logistics Services, has announced his retirement. Suggs joined Greatwide in 2009 as executive chairman, assuming the role of CEO in 2010.

Suggs’s most recent experience included working as a consultant for Centerbridge, a majority equity owner of Greatwide, before taking the helm of Greatwide.

John P. Tague, former president of United Airlines, will succeed Suggs.

“It has been a tremendous pleasure to work with some of the industry’s most talented management over the last two years,” said Suggs. “I take a great deal of comfort in knowing that the organization will be in the highly capable hands of my successor, John Tague. As the former president of United Airlines, John Tague brings successful experience managing and growing a large, sophisticated logistics operation. Greatwide’s customers will benefit from John's expertise as the company expands its leadership position in the logistics industry."

Suggs will remain with the company as chairman.

Tague spent eight years with United, holding several management positions, including COO and chief revenue officer.

“It is a great honor to have been selected to succeed Leo Suggs upon his retirement from the CEO position,” Tague said. “I am proud to be joining Greatwide, a world-class, industry-leading organization with a broad array of service capabilities and a highly professional workforce. I am excited to partner with Greatwide’s management team and its majority equity owner Centerbridge to strengthen and grow all facets of the business.”

Greatwide Logistics Services is a national non-asset-based provider of transportation and third-party logistics services.

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