January 8, 2018

Transplace names McGuigan new CEO, Sanderson becomes executive chairman

McGuigan had been company's president, COO.

By DC Velocity Staff

Third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transplace said today it has named Frank McGuigan its new CEO. Tom Sanderson, who was CEO of Transplace for more than 14 years, was named executive chairman and will serve on the Frisco, Texas-based company's board of directors.

McGuigan joined Transplace upon its April 2011 acquisition of SCO Logistics, where he had been CEO. In his prior role at Transplace, McGuigan ran all of its North American sales and operations. The company said McGuigan will keep his current positions.

Transplace, a privately held company founded in 2000 and acquired last year by private equity behemoth TPG, serves the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

"Since joining Transplace, Frank has shown exceptional leadership in helping Transplace grow into a leading provider of transportation management solutions and logistics technology, and this is the perfect time for him to become Transplace's next chief executive officer," Sanderson said in a statement.

Over the past decade, Sanderson has been active in lobbying on behalf of the industry for improvements to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) carrier and driver grading system, better known by its acronym of CSA.

Resources Mentioned In This Article


Transportation Videos


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in, you will be asked to log in or register.

Subscribe to DC Velocity


Feedback: What did you think of this article? We'd like to hear from you. DC VELOCITY is committed to accuracy and clarity in the delivery of important and useful logistics and supply chain news and information. If you find anything in DC VELOCITY you feel is inaccurate or warrants further explanation, please ?Subject=Feedback - : Transplace names McGuigan new CEO, Sanderson becomes executive chairman">contact Chief Editor David Maloney. All comments are eligible for publication in the letters section of DC VELOCITY magazine. Please include you name and the name of the company or organization your work for.