Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. announced the promotion of Kevin M. ‘Marty’ Freeman to Senior Vice President of Sales and Cecil ‘Chip’ E. Overbey, Jr. to Senior Vice President of Marketing, Pricing and Strategic Development. Mr. Freeman had been Vice President of Field Sales, and Mr. Overbey was Vice President of National Accounts and Marketing. In addition to these changes, Greg C. Gantt, Senior Vice President of Operations, will assume additional responsibilities in the areas of corporate and field services. All three of these individuals formerly reported to John B. Yowell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, who recently passed away. Each will now report to David S. Congdon, Old Dominion’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Congdon commented, ‘We congratulate Marty and Chip on their promotions and are confident of their ability to excel in their expanded areas of responsibility. Both of these individuals bring vast experience to their new positions, Marty having served 20 years within the OD sales organization and Chip having served 15 years within the OD sales and marketing organizations. We are equally confident in Greg’s ability to assume additional responsibilities in his current role. These promotions and the overall reassignment of responsibilities are consistent with our board-approved succession plan for executive officers and reflect our commitment to strong corporate governance. As a result, we have three proven executives in Marty, Chip and Greg, with outstanding performance records at Old Dominion and whom we expect to make further significant contributions to the Company’s long-term growth.’