Mr. Krull, 46, joins Con-way from Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), where he most recently served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for this $5 billion global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials.
"We're pleased to welcome Steve to the Con-way team," said Douglas W. Stotlar, Con-way president and CEO. "He brings valuable background and business experience to the organization and we look forward to his contributions." He will be based at Con-way's corporate headquarters in Ann Arbor.
As Con-way's chief attorney, Mr. Krull assumes responsibility for management of the company's legal staff, external legal resources, securities law compliance, corporate governance, ethics and compliance matters, financial transactions and general corporate legal matters. He also serves as the company's Chief Privacy Officer and is a member of the executive management team.
Mr. Krull served as a senior vice president and Owens Corning's chief legal counsel since 2003. Over a 15-year career with Owens Corning he advanced through a series of increasingly responsible positions including division counsel, general counsel, North American Building Materials; vice president and general counsel of operations; and vice president, corporate communications.
Prior to Owens Corning, Mr. Krull was corporate counsel for A. B. Dick Company, Chicago, and an associate attorney with Sidley & Austin, a Chicago law firm where he specialized in commercial transactions.
Mr. Krull received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he graduated with high honors and was an editor of the Kent Law Review. He earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Among his philanthropic activities, Mr. Krull previously served as overall campaign chairman for the United Way of Greater Toledo in 2008, the board of Habitat for Humanity of Ohio and currently serves on the board of St. John's Jesuit High School and Academy in Toledo, Ohio.
Mr. Krull succeeds Jennifer W. Pileggi as Con-way's executive vice president and chief legal counsel. With the recent relocation of corporate functions to Ann Arbor, and the subsequent closing of Con-way's former San Mateo, Calif. headquarters, Ms. Pileggi elected to conclude her career with the company and remain on the West Coast. She continues for an interim period in an advisory capacity to ensure effective transition of general counsel duties to Mr. Krull.
"I want to thank Jennifer for her professionalism, strong leadership of our legal operations and her notable contributions to Con-way's growth and development over a well-regarded 15-year career with our organization," said Stotlar. "On behalf of the Board and her colleagues, we wish her the best in her future endeavors."
About Con-way -- Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) is a $5.0 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. A diversified transportation company, Con-way delivers industry-leading services through three primary operating companies: Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload and full truckload freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing, multimodal and supply chain management services, and trailer manufacturing. Con-way Inc. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 20 countries. For more information about Con-way, visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.