ROMULUS, Mich., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Several female leaders within United Road were recently bestowed prestigious recognition for their contributions to the logistics industry both nationally and locally.
Kathleen McCann, President & CEO, was chosen as one of the 2016 Top Most Influential Women in Michigan from Crain's Detroit Business Magazine. McCann leads United Road Services, which hauls 3 million new and used vehicles between the U.S. and Canada annually for a variety of customers in the new and remarked car categories. It has a fleet of 1,800 vehicle haulers and contracts with another 5,000 carriers for intermittent hauling. United Road's 2015 annual revenue was just over $500 million. McCann's accomplishments at United Road are numerous, including leading the team that recently acquired and integrated a large competitor, which nearly doubled the size of the company.
Rhea Kuntz, Director Logistics Support, is a 2016 Women in Remarketing nominee through Auto Remarketing Magazine. Kuntz, a 27-year veteran of the logistics industry has performed multiple roles in administration, process improvement, customer service, carrier management and dispatch. Kuntz credits her success to her team members and adds "Be willing to sacrifice and invest in your team, your customers and your company and love what you do. The rewards will follow."
Amanda McGregor, Manager of Driver Recruiting, was named one of Crain's Detroit Business "20 in their 20's." McGregor was hired in 2014 to increase the number of new hires into the car hauling profession. Her department quickly grew from four to seven as they hire drivers at a clip of about 40 a month and have hired more than 800 since they began. CEO Kathleen McCann credits Amanda with increasing hiring and reducing turnover through smarter hiring decisions and by being "a super ambassador" at meetings with schools and at job fairs.
United Road is the premier auto transport expert, shipping over three million vehicles per year throughout the United States and Canada. United Road was founded in 1997 and began to grow through a series of strategic acquisitions that allowed the company to serve all the needs of the auto transport industry. United Road's customer list includes major automakers, manufacturers, remarketers, financial institutions, leasing companies, auctioneers, dealers, retail, and single individuals. As the leader in the auto transport industry, United Road offers a wide variety of services, employs highly trained driving professionals, and boasts an industry-best capacity to match an extensive geographic footprint. United Road takes pride in a stellar safety record and the patented OVISS technology that enables better order visibility, tracking, invoicing and real-time event reporting, and delivery confirmation with every auto transport.