YRC Worldwide changes corporate structure, names two new presidents

YRC Worldwide Inc., Overland Park, KS, announced the appointment of presidents to two of the holding company’s trucking subsidiaries

YRC Worldwide Inc., Overland Park, KS, announced the appointment of presidents to two of the holding company’s trucking subsidiaries.

Jeff Rogers was named YRC president and Mike Naatz was named Holland president. Both will report directly to James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide. The company also announced additional changes to its corporate organizational structure designed streamline the organization and enable the company to manage its business more effectively and efficiently as it moves forward, according to a company statement.

Rogers, 49, recently served as president of Holland. Previously he served as chief financial officer of YRC Regional Transportation. Prior to joining Yellow Transportation, he spent 14 years with United Parcel Service in various finance and operational roles. Rogers is a decorated military veteran who served in the US Army Rangers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Kansas Newman University and a Masters in Business Administration from Baker University.

“Jeff brings strong leadership skills and a proven track record of delivering results, including best-in-class service,” said Welch. “Jeff's success in running Holland and a strong relationship with customers, make him a natural fit for this role.”

Naatz, 45, formerly served as chief customer officer of YRC Worldwide. In this role, he led the sales, information technology, customer service and quality teams for the company. He previously served as chief information and service officer for YRC Worldwide. Prior to joining YRC Worldwide, he served in various operational leadership roles, including chief information officer for USF. Naatz received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

“Mike’s demonstrated ability to continually improve and maintain quality along with his keen eye to service and customer support, makes him an effective leader for Holland as we move into the future,” added Welch.

In order to move YRC Worldwide to a more traditional holding company, the company also announced the elimination of the following positions: chief operations officer, chief marketing officer, chief administrative officer and chief customer officer.

YRC recently completed a financial restructuring that helped reduce the debt left over from a series of mergers that combined Yellow Corp., Roadway Corp. and regional carrier USF Corp. into YRC Worldwide. The deal kept the company out of bankruptcy while allowing it to restructure much as a business would in bankruptcy.

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