FORT SMITH, Ark., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leading provider of logistics services to meet customer needs across the supply chain, today announced two new members to the Board of Directors, Kathy D. McElligott and Stephen E. Gorman, effective July 28.
The two new directors bring the total board membership of ArcBest to 11 from nine previously.
"Both Kathy and Steve bring tremendous experience and credentials to our board," said ArcBest President and CEO Judy R. McReynolds. "Kathy's vast experience in the management of information technology and supply chain, along with Steve's deep background in operations and transportation management, will serve us well as we expertly solve our customers' complex supply chain needs. I'm confident that Kathy's and Steve's skills, expertise and insights will provide value to our company."
Ms. McElligott, 59, is Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer of McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), a healthcare services and information technology company based in San Francisco and the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America. She joined McKesson on July 20, 2015, after serving as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Information Technology at Emerson Electric Co. since 2010. Prior to joining Emerson, she spent 22 years with General Electric Company in multiple information systems leadership roles, including CIO of supply chain at GE Aircraft Engines. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Kent State University and a MBA from Xavier University. She is former board president of Connections to Success, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization.
Mr. Gorman, 60, is CEO of privately held Borden Dairy Co., a fresh milk and value-added dairy based in Dallas, where he has served since July 2014. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Delta Air Lines Inc. from 2008 until 2014. Mr. Gorman also served as the CEO and President of Greyhound Lines Inc./Laidlaw Industries from 2003 to 2007 and held leadership positions at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. and Northwest Airlines, among others. He serves currently on the board of Aeromexico and in the past has served on the boards of Greyhound Lines, Rohn Industries, Timco Aviation and as chairman of the board at Pinnacle Airlines from 2003 to 2007. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Eureka College and a MBA from Bradley University.
ArcBest Corporationsm (Nasdaq: ARCB) solves complex logistics and transportation challenges. Our companies and brands – ABF Freightsm, ABF Logisticssm, Panther Premium Logistics®, FleetNet America®, U-Pack® and ArcBest Technologies – apply the skill and the will with every shipment and supply chain solution, household move or vehicle repair. ArcBest finds a way.
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