Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. regrets to’announce the passing of John B. Yowell, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, on December 30, 2010. A 27-year employee of Old Dominion, Mr. Yowell had served in his current position since January 2008 and as Executive Vice President since May 1997. During his career, he also held senior positions in a number of functional areas within Old Dominion, including Corporate Services, Operations and Information Technology.
David S. Congdon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Old Dominion, said, ‘We are saddened’to’announce the unexpected passing of John Yowell, an integral member of the OD Family. John served Old Dominion with distinction in positions of increasing responsibility spanning almost three decades. He was a substantial contributor to the growth in the Company’s value from approximately $100 million at its’initial public offering in 1991 to nearly $1.8 billion today.
‘For many years at Old Dominion, we have spoken of the OD Family Spirit, and John Yowell truly’exemplified the OD Family Spirit in every aspect of his life. He was a special member of the OD family who served as an industry leader, a mentor and a role model for many within the Company. Although he will’be missed, he will not be forgotten as his legacy will live on in those he has prepared for the future. We mourn’his passing and will miss his dedication, his expertise and the bond of friendship he had with each of our employees. Our thoughts and prayers are with John’s family.’