Roadway Corp., parent to Roadway Express, has announced a number of management changes.
Now that talks on a new Teamsters contract have ended, Michael W. Wickham, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, has announced his retirement. Wickham will step down as CEO but continue in the position of chairman of the company, effective with his retirement on March 26, 2003.
Roadway veteran James D. Staley, 53, moves up from president and CEO of Roadway Express, a major national lessthan- truckload carrier, to become president and CEO of Roadway Corp. Robert L.Stull, 47, will succeed Staley as president of Roadway Express, which is the company's largest operating subsidiary. Robert W. Obee, 48, will assume new venture responsibilities formerly handled by Stull. Stull was vice president for new venture commerce, and Obee was vice president and chief information officer at Roadway Express.
In addition, John D. Bronneck, 55, was promoted to the position of executive vice president¿operations for Roadway Express. He had been vice president¿operations.
Wickham, 56, is a major figure in the transportation industry, whose recognitions include being named executive of the year by the National Industrial Transportation League. He spent his entire 35-year professional career with Roadway, becoming chairman and CEO of Roadway Corp. in May 2001, when the holding company was formed. He had served in the same capacity at Roadway Express since March 1998, having held the position of president of that company from July 1990 until its spin-off in 1996, when he became the company's president and chief executive officer.
Staley, a 31-year Roadway veteran, most recently served as president and chief operating officer of Roadway Express. Previously he had been vice president-operations for Roadway Express. Staley is the president of Trucking Management Inc. (TMI), which functions as the multi-employer bargaining agent and contract administrator for the National Master Freight Agreement.
Stull previously served for four and a half years as vice president of Roadway's Western Division. He joined the company in 1977. Obee began his career with Roadway in March 1983 as manager of operations research. Bronneck joined Roadway in 1969 as a dock supervisor. He previously served as vice president of the Northeast Division.