Matthew Letter Promoted to ABF Vice President of Sales

Sep 28, 2011, 11:00 ET from ABF Freight System, Inc.

FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Matthew Letter will assume the role of vice president of sales at ABF® effective January 1, 2012.

A 23-year veteran of the company, Letter has served the past 12 years as ABF regional vice president of sales in Chicago. "In his new position, Matt will be responsible for the sales management of ABF's 10 field regions throughout North America, as well as our Inside Sales Center in Fort Smith," said James W. Keenan, whose January 1 promotion to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing was recently announced. "He has served in a variety of roles at ABF, including account manager, branch manager and regional vice president of sales, where he has been responsible for ABF's largest region. He richly deserves this promotion."

As the principal subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), ABF operates as a global provider of customizable supply chain solutions. ABF enhances supply-chain efficiencies and achieves optimum performance by focusing on specific logistics needs and customizing innovative solutions. The carrier's resource-rich infrastructure includes an innovative dual-system network for regional and national transportation. Its portfolio of logistics services extends from the manufacturer's floor to expedited and/or white-glove final delivery. In between, customers benefit from a single point of contact and total end-to-end supply chain visibility.

Contact: Mr. Russ Aikman, director of marketing & public relations


Telephone: (479) 785-8913



SOURCE ABF Freight System, Inc.