OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq :YRCW ) has announced that Tom Gerke is joining the company as executive vice president and general counsel effective Jan. 3. He also will serve as secretary to the YRC Worldwide board of directors.
"Tom is uniquely positioned to lead our legal organization as we work on our comprehensive recovery plan," says Bill Zollars, chairman, president and CEO-YRC Worldwide. "We are really pleased to have Tom joining us and look forward to him being a key contributor on our leadership team as we continue our progress."
"YRC Worldwide brands are true industry leaders, and I am impressed at what the company has accomplished to weather the economic downturn while preparing for the future," says Gerke. "I am excited to be part of the team working to continue the company's progress."
Gerke has extensive experience with Fortune 500 companies in leadership roles. He has most recently served as executive vice chairman at CenturyLink. Previously, he was president and CEO of Embarq Corporation, and prior to Embarq, Gerke held a number of senior executive leadership roles at Sprint Nextel Corporation including serving as general counsel. Prior to that, he spent nine years in private practice. Gerke's extensive legal experience includes regulatory, external affairs and support for boards of directors. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law and a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University. Gerke is a board member of the Kansas City Local Investment Commission and serves on the Rockhurst University Board of Trustees.
About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is a leading provider of transportation and global logistics services. It is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Glen Moore, Reddaway, Holland and New Penn, and provides China-based services through its Jiayu and JHJ joint ventures. YRC Worldwide has the largest, most comprehensive network in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide offers industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more information.
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