ABF Freight System, Inc., announces the appointment of William David Evans to vice president of industrial relations effective June 1, 2009. Currently, Mr. Evans serves as regional vice president of operations based in Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Evans joined ABF as a management trainee in 1979. Upon completion of training, he became an operations supervisor in Little Rock, Ark. He was promoted to branch manager in Newport, Ark., in 1980 and later served as branch manager for various service centers including Atlanta, Ga., and Little Rock, Ark. In 1994, he was promoted to regional vice president of sales based in Kansas City, Mo. He has served in his current position since 1997.
"David brings a broad and diverse base of experience into his new assignment, which will serve ABF and its customers well," said ABF President and Chief Operating Officer Wes Kemp. "ABF enjoys an excellent rapport with its employees. David is the right choice to continue that tradition of quality performance."
Mr. Evans assumes the position being vacated by A.J. Phillips, who is retiring from the company on May 31, 2009, after 37 years of service.