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USA Truck Inc (USAK.OQ)

USAK.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Peiser

68 2012 Chairman of the Board

James Reed

44 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jason Bates

39 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

James Craig

57 2017 President - USAT Logistics, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Werner Hugo

43 2017 Senior Vice President - Trucking Operations

Zachary King

2017 Vice President, Corporate Controller

M. Susan Chambers

58 2016 Director

Barbara Faulkenberry

56 2016 Director

Thomas Glaser

66 2016 Director

Robert Creager

68 2012 Independent Director

Gary Enzor

53 2014 Independent Director

Alexander Greene

58 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Peiser

Mr. Robert A. Peiser is Chairman of the Board of USA Truck, Inc. He is engaged in active service on public as well as private corporate and not-for-profit boards. Mr. Peiser also serves on the Board of SunCoke Energy, Inc., a public company providing raw material processing and handling to the steel and power industries, since March 2016. Previous public board service includes Standard Register Company (October 2013 to November 2015); Primary Energy Recycling Corp. (June 2013 to December 2014); Team Industrial Services, Inc. (July 2007 to September 2012); Solutia, Inc. (February 2008 to July 2012); and Signature Group Holdings, Inc. (June 2010 to May 2011). From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Peiser served as the Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Chairman of the Board of Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., an air medical services provider. Previously, Mr. Peiser served as President, CEO and a director of Imperial Sugar Company, a refiner and marketer of sugar products, from 2002 to 2008. We believe Mr. Peiser’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his broad-based executive, director and management experience with companies in transition in a variety of domestic and international industries. He is also the immediate past Chairman of the Texas TriCities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD").

James Reed

Mr. James D. Reed is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Reed joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective November 1, 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Reed, 44, served as Chief Financial Officer of Interstate Distributor Co., a truckload transportation services provider, from June 2012 to October 2016. From June 2011 to June 2012, Mr. Reed served as Senior Director – Finance at EMC (now Dell EMC), a global information technology company. Mr. Reed served as VP – Business Development at Universal Technical Institute, a provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional technicians, from 2009 to 2011; as Division CFO of Washington Mutual (now Chase Bank), a financial services firm, from 2007 to 2009; as CFO of Mikron Industries, a designer and manufacturer of building products, from 2005 to 2007; as Director – Finance at T-Mobile USA, a wireless service provider, from 2002 to 2005; and as Finance Manager/Controller of Intel Corp., a designer and manufacturer of integrated digital technology platforms, from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University.

Jason Bates

Mr. Jason A. Bates serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bates served as Vice President of Finance, and Investor Relations Officer of Swift Transportation Company (“Swift”), a truckload transportation services provider, from December 2010, to April 2017. Mr. Bates joined Swift in 2003, and during his tenure, served in various financial leadership roles, including responsibility for financial planning and analysis, business and data analytics, strategic reporting, business intelligence, revenue and transactional services, treasury, and investor relations. Prior to his appointment as Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations Officer, he served as Swift’s Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. Prior to joining Swift, Mr. Bates served in a variety of finance and accounting leadership roles for Honeywell International Inc., which produces commercial and consumer products, engineering services, and aerospace systems. Mr. Bates completed his bachelor of science degree in business at Brigham Young University, and obtained his master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University.

James Craig

Mr. James Allie Craig is President - USAT Logistics, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Mr. Craig is responsible for the Company's logistics and brokerage operations, pricing, and sales. Mr. Craig, who has more than three decades of experience in the logistics and transportation industry, joins USA Truck from Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF Logistics, LLC, where he served as chief marketing officer since 2012. In that capacity, he was responsible for business development, customer solutions and marketing activities across BNSF Logistics' worldwide organization. Prior to joining BNSF, Mr. Craig, age 56, held a series of executive positions, including senior vice president, corporate sales and marketing, for Yusen Logistics, a global leader in logistics, freight, forwarding and supply chain management. He began his career in logistics and transportation with Con-way Truckload in 1983, serving in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility for more than nine years. Mr. Craig earned a B.B.A. in Marketing from Western Washington University.

Werner Hugo

Mr. Werner Hugo has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Trucking Operations of the Company. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hugo, served as Chief Operating Officer of 7 Hills Transport, Inc., a transportation and warehousing services provider, from October 2016 to May 2017. Prior to joining 7 Hills Transport, Mr. Hugo served in various capacities at CRST International, a transportation and logistics services provider, from December 2013 to February 2016, most recently serving as Vice President of Operations and Driver Retention. Mr. Hugo served as a consultant, Director of Operations, and Chief Operations Officer for Star Transport, Inc., a transportation services provider, from July 2012 to December 2014. In 2010, Mr. Hugo launched Rack-On Trucking, Inc., a transportation services provider that specialized in transporting manganese, chrome, and coal from mines to harbors, where Mr. Hugo served as President until February 2012. In 2001, Mr. Hugo began his career in the transportation industry with Provincial Transport, Inc., a company that specialized in the transportation of wine. Mr. Hugo earned his bachelor of science degree in Retail Business Management in 1996 from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa.

Zachary King

Mr. Zachary King is Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. King is now responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, and controllership at USA Truck. He has been at USA Truck since January, 2015, and has held positions as accounting manager and assistant controller prior to this appointment, and previously held positions in public accounting and industry. Zachary is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Master of Accounting degree.

M. Susan Chambers

Mrs. M. Susan Chambers is Director of the company since March 2016. Since July 2015, Mrs. Chambers has served as principal of Chambers Consulting LLC. Mrs. Chambers served as the Chief Human Resource Officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. from 2006 to her retirement in July 2015. Prior to 2006, Mrs. Chambers served in various positions at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. since 1999, including Vice President of Application Development – Merchandising and Supply Chain Systems and Senior Vice President of Risk Management, Retirement and Benefits. Mrs. Chambers previously served as a director of a private banking institution.

Barbara Faulkenberry

Ms. Barbara J. Faulkenberry is Director of USA Truck, Inc., since January 2016. Prior to her retirement from the military in 2014, General Faulkenberry served as the Vice Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, IL. Since then, General Faulkenberry has held positions as an advisor for Momentum Aerospace Group, a Trustee for the Air Force Academy's Falcon Foundation and a director of two non-profit organizations. General Faulkenberry brings to the Company senior leadership experience in the areas of logistics, operations, strategic planning, risk management, cyber defense, international negotiations, governmental affairs, and leadership development, which we believe qualifies her to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Thomas Glaser

Mr. Thomas M. Glaser is Director of the Company. He has worked as an independent consultant to the truckload industry since 2010, and served as our President and CEO from July 2015 to January 2016, and our Interim Chief Operating Officer ("COO") from April 2015 to July 2015 and January 2013 to June 2013. Mr. Glaser served as President and CEO of Arnold Transportation Services, Inc., a dry van freight services provider, from January 2008 to 2010, as well as a board member of Priority Transportation, Inc., from 2008 to 2010. Previously, Mr. Glaser held several positions at Celadon Group, Inc., from 2001 to 2007, most recently serving as President and COO. We believe Mr. Glaser’s considerable experience as a senior executive in the transportation industry qualifies him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Glaser was originally appointed to our Board of Directors pursuant to the Cooperation Agreement dated May 22, 2014, among the Company, Baker Street Capital Management, LLC and certain affiliates and Stone House Capital Management LLC and certain affiliates. Mr. Glaser was a nominee for director at our 2015 annual meeting pursuant to the Cooperation Agreement dated February 25, 2015, among the Company, Baker Street Capital Management, LLC, and certain affiliates and the Cooperation Agreement dated February 25, 2015, among the Company, Stone House Capital Management, LLC, and certain affiliates.

Robert Creager

Mr. Robert E. Creager is Independent Director of USA Truck, Inc., since November 08, 2012. He has chaired the Audit Committee since 2014, has been designated as our audit committee financial expert within the meaning of Item 407(d)(5)(ii) of Regulation S-K and meets the financial sophistication requirements set forth in Rule 5605(c)(2)(A) of The NASDAQ Stock Market’s listing standards. Mr. Creager is a certified public accountant and has 39 years of public accounting and industry experience. Mr. Creager also serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Mattress Firm Holding Corp., a publicly held mattress retailer, and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Houston International Insurance Group, a property and casualty insurer, and is the current Treasurer and a Director of the Texas TriCities Chapter of the NACD. From April 2011 to January 2013, Mr. Creager served as Chairman of the Audit Committee of GeoMet, Inc., an independent natural gas exploration, development and production company. His experience includes 27 years as an Assurance Partner and a former Audit Practice Leader of the Houston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Gary Enzor

Mr. Gary R. Enzor is Independent Director of USA Truck, Inc. He has served as a director since September 2014. He is Chairman and CEO of Quality Distribution, Inc., a chemical bulk logistics services provider. Mr. Enzor has served as Chairman of Quality Distribution, Inc., since August 2013, has served as CEO since 2007, and as President since 2005. Mr. Enzor joined Quality Distribution, Inc. in 2004 as Executive Vice President and COO, prior to which Mr. Enzor served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Swift Transportation Company since 2002. Before joining Swift Transportation Company, Mr. Enzor held executive positions with Honeywell, Dell Computer and AlliedSignal, Inc. (now Honeywell International, Inc.). We believe Mr. Enzor’s considerable experience in and thorough knowledge of the transportation and trucking industry qualifies him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Enzor was a nominee for director at our 2015 annual meeting pursuant to the Cooperation Agreement dated February 25, 2015, among the Company, Baker Street Capital Management, LLC, and certain affiliates and the Cooperation Agreement dated February 25, 2015, among the Company, Stone House Capital Management, LLC, and certain affiliates.

Alexander Greene

Mr. Alexander D. Greene is Independent Director of the Company since May 2014. Mr. Greene currently serves as a director of Ambac Financial Group, Inc., a publicly held provider of financial guarantees and other financial services. Mr. Greene served as a Managing Partner and Head of U.S. Private Equity with Brookfield Asset Management, a global asset management firm, from 2005 through 2014. Prior to Brookfield Asset Management, Mr. Greene was a Managing Director and co-head of Carlyle Strategic Partners at The Carlyle Group from 2003 to 2005. Previous board service includes Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., a public company engaged in transporting crude oil, refined products, and liquid natural gas; Civeo Corporation, a provider of remote workforce accommodations to the oil and gas and mining industries; CWC Well Services Corp., a provider of contract drilling and well services to oil and gas companies in Western Canada; Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging, a manufacturer of specialty paper and packaging products; and the Tourette Syndrome Association. Mr. Greene brings to the Board of Directors over 30 years of experience leading private equity, restructuring and advisory transactions and experience serving on public and private boards.