Forward Air makes key executive promotions

Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) said it has announced two key promotions within the company´s senior management team.

Effective January 1, 2016, Matthew J. Jewell, the company´s Executive Vice President of Intermodal Services and Chief Strategy Officer, will be promoted to President — Logistics Services, and Chris C. Ruble, the company´s Executive Vice President of Operations, will be promoted to President — Expedited Services.

In his new role, Jewell will continue to lead Central States Trucking Co. and Central States Logistics, Inc., the platform for the company´s intermodal drayage service offering, and will assume leadership for Total Quality, Inc. and Forward Air´s expedited full truckload service offering. In his new role, Ruble will continue to lead Forward Air´s expedited airport-to-airport and Forward Air Complete® service offerings.

Jewell joined Forward Air in 2002 and served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel until 2008. In 2008, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, and in 2014 he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Intermodal Services and Chief Strategy Officer.

Ruble joined Forward Air in 1996 as a Terminal Manager and was promoted to Regional Vice President in 1997. In 2001, he was promoted to the company´s Senior Vice President of Operations, and in 2007 he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations.

Forward Air Corporation operates three business segments: Forward Air, Forward Air Solutions and Total Quality.