Truckload and logistics provider CRST International Inc. said that Hugh Ekberg, the company's chief operating officer, will become its next CEO when David Rusch, its current president and CEO, retires in the next few years.
Cedar Rapids, Ia.-based CRST did not put a time frame on Rusch's retirement. The announcement of the planned transition was made yesterday
Ekberg joined CRST in September 2016 as COO and group president. He has more than 25 years' executive-level experience, virtually all outside of the transportation industry. Before joining CRST, he was president-kitchen and bath Americas for Kohler Co., a large manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures.
CRST, which is privately held, has annual revenue of about $1.5 billion. Its CRST Expedited unit has been embroiled in legal battles for the past couple of years over allegations by its female drivers that the company lacked sufficient controls to protect them against unwanted sexual advances and harassment by male employees.