People: Forward Air Corp (FWRD.O)

FWRD.O on Nasdaq

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24 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bruce Campbell

62 2007 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Rodney Bell

51 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Matthew Jewell

47 2008 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Chris Ruble

51 2007 Executive Vice President - Operations

Craig Drum

58 2001 Senior Vice President - Sales

Tracy Leinbach

54 2012 Lead Independent Director

C. Robert Campbell

69 2005 Independent Director

C. John Langley

68 2004 Independent Director

Larry Leinweber

72 2011 Independent Director

G Lynch

70 2011 Independent Director

Ray Mundy

69 2000 Independent Director

Gary Paxton

67 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bruce Campbell

Mr. Bruce A. Campbell is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Forward Air Corp. Mr. Campbell has served as a director since April 1993, as President since August 1998, as Chief Executive Officer since October 2003 and as Chairman since May 2007. Mr. Campbell was Chief Operating Officer from April 1990 until October 2003 and Executive Vice President from April 1990 until August 1998. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Campbell served as Vice President of Ryder-Temperature Controlled Carriage in Nashville, Tennessee from September 1985 until December 1989. Mr. Campbell has held a leadership role with the Company for over 20 years, has served as its Chief Executive Officer for over 9 years and its Chairman for approximately 6 years. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Campbell served in a leadership role with another transportation concern.

Rodney Bell

Mr. Rodney L. Bell is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Forward Air Corp., since June 2006. Mr. Bell, who is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), was appointed Chief Accounting Officer in February 2006 and continued to serve as Vice President and Controller, positions held since October 2000 and February 1995, respectively. Mr. Bell joined the Company in March 1992 as Assistant Controller after serving as a senior manager with the accounting firm of Adams and Plucker in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Matthew Jewell

Mr. Matthew J. Jewell is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Forward Air Corp. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer since January 2008. From July 2002 until January 2008, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In October 2002, he was also appointed Secretary. From July 2002 until May 2004, Mr. Jewell was also the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Landair Corporation. From January 2000 until joining the Company in July 2002, Mr. Jewell was a partner with the law firm of Austin & Sparks, P.C. Mr. Jewell was an associate at Dennis, Corry & Porter, L.L.P. from July 1991 to December 1998 and a partner from January 1999 to January 2000.

Chris Ruble

Mr. Chris C. Ruble is Executive Vice President - Operations of Forward Air Corp. From October 2001 until August 2007, he served as Senior Vice President, Operations. He was a Regional Vice President from September 1997 to October 2001 and a regional manager from February 1997 to September 1997, after starting with the company as a terminal manager in January 1996. From June 1986 to August 1995, Mr. Ruble served in various management capacities at Roadway Package System, Inc.

Craig Drum

Mr. Craig A. Drum is Senior Vice President - Sales of Forward Air Corp. He joined the Company in January 2000 as Vice President, Sales for one of the subsidiaries. In February 2001, Mr. Drum was promoted to Vice President of National Accounts. Prior to January 2000, Mr. Drum spent most of his 24-year career in air freight with Delta Air Lines, Inc., most recently as the Director of Sales and Marketing - Cargo.

Tracy Leinbach

Ms. Tracy A. Leinbach has served as Lead Independent Director of Forward Air Corp since January 2012. She served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ryder System, Inc., supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, from March 2003 until her retirement in February 2006. Ms. Leinbach served as Executive Vice President of Ryder’s Fleet Management Solutions from March 2001 to March 2003, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing from September 2000 to March 2001, and she was Senior Vice President, Field Management from July 2000 to September 2000. Ms. Leinbach also served as Managing Director-Europe of Ryder Transportation Services from January 1999 to July 2000 and previously she had served Ryder Transportation Services as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to January 1999, Senior Vice President, Business Services from 1997 to 1998, and Senior Vice President, Purchasing and Asset Management for six months during 1996. From 1985 to 1996, Ms. Leinbach held various financial positions in Ryder subsidiaries. Including her service on the Company’s board, Ms. Leinbach has worked in the transportation industry for over 25 years and the Board believes that she brings that breadth of experience to the Company. She held leadership roles with Ryder System (and its subsidiaries) in multiple areas, including, operations, sales, and finance. She is an instrumental contributor in discussions of corporate strategy and risk. Ms. Leinbach also serves as a Director of Hasbro, Inc.

C. Robert Campbell

Mr. C. Robert Campbell is the Independent Director of Forward Air Corp. Mr. Campbell has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MasTec, Inc., a communications and energy infrastructure service provider in North America, since October 2004. Mr. Campbell has over 25 years of senior financial management experience. From January 2002 to October 2004, Mr. Campbell was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. From April 1998 to June 2000, Mr. Campbell was the President and Chief Executive Officer of BAX Global, Inc., and from March 1995 to March 1998, he was Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc. Also, Mr. Campbell worked for Ryder System, Inc., for over 20 years including serving for 10 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for their Vehicle Leasing and Services Division. Mr. Campbell is a Certified Public Accountant. The Board believes that Mr. Campbell brings to the Company a tremendous amount of industry-related knowledge and experience in a multitude of areas, including accounting, finance, operations, sales and marketing. He has served in executive leadership capacities with transportation and logistics companies and served as a Chief Financial Officer for a publicly-traded concern, until his retirement in December 2013. Mr. Campbell is also a Director of Pernix Group, Inc.

C. John Langley

Dr. C. John Langley, Ph.D., Jr., has served as Independent Director of Forward Air Corp. Dr. Langley is Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of Development for The Center for Supply Chain Research at The Pennsylvania State University. Formerly, Dr. Langley served from September 2001 until October 2010 as Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and from September 1973 until July 2001 as The John H. Dove Professor of Logistics and Transportation at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Langley has spent over 39 years teaching, lecturing and consulting in the logistics field. Dr. Langley also is a Director of UTi Worldwide, Inc.

Larry Leinweber

Mr. Larry D. Leinweber is the Independent Director of Forward Air Corp. Mr. Leinweber is President and Chief Executive Officer of New World Systems, where he is responsible for product strategy, strategic direction, and organization development. Mr. Leinweber has over 30 years of executive management and operations management experience in the software and technology industry. Prior to founding New World, Mr. Leinweber served as President and CEO for a software and service division of Citicorp. Earlier in his career, he was a co-founder and President of Advanced Computer Management Corporation. Mr. Leinweber brings to the Board a wealth of experience in executive leadership, strategy and innovation.

G Lynch

Mr. G. Michael Lynch has served as Independent Director of Forward Air Corp. Mr. Lynch served as Lead Independent Director of the Company from January 2009 to December 2011. Mr. Lynch served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Strategy Board for Federal-Mogul Corporation from July 2000 until March 2008. Federal-Mogul is a global manufacturer and marketer of automotive component parts. Prior to joining Federal-Mogul in July 2000, Mr. Lynch worked at Dow Chemical Company, where he was Vice President and Controller. Mr. Lynch also spent 29 years at Ford Motor Company, where his most recent position was Controller, automotive components division, which ultimately became Visteon Corporation. While at Ford, Mr. Lynch held a number of varied financial assignments, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ford New Holland. Mr. Lynch brings over 40 years experience of serving in key positions with Fortune 500 companies, and approximately 10 years experience serving as a director on public company boards. The Board believes that Mr. Lynch utilized that breadth of experience in his service as the Company’s Lead Independent Director and now as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee. Mr. Lynch served as Director for Champion Enterprises, Inc. until March 2011.

Ray Mundy

Dr. Ray A. Mundy, Ph.D., is the Independent Director of Forward Air Corp. Dr. Mundy has served as director of the Center for Transportation Studies and Barriger Endowed Professor of Transportation and Logistics at the University of Missouri since January 2000. From January 1996 until December 1999, he was the Taylor Distinguished Professor of Logistics and Transportation at the University of Tennessee. Also, while at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Mundy managed its Transportation Management & Policies Studies program and was one of the Directors of its Supply Chain Forum. Also, Dr. Mundy has served as the Executive Director of the Airport Ground Transportation Association for the past 30 years. Dr. Mundy brings over 38 years of experience, teaching, advising and consulting in transportation and logistics. He has served on the Company’s Board for approximately 13 years and is the Chair of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. Additionally, Dr. Mundy serves as a consultant to both the public and private sectors and sits on advisory boards for Internet, transportation and logistics companies.

Gary Paxton

Mr. Gary L. Paxton is the Independent Director of Forward Air Corp. Mr. Paxton served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., (“DTG”) from October 2003 until his retirement in October 2008. From 1997 until 2002, he was Executive Vice President of DTG. He served as President and CEO of Dollar Rent A Car Systems, Inc. from December 1990 until October 2002, having joined that company in 1968 at one of the first Dollar A Day Rent A Car franchisees in Seattle, Washington. In 1972, he joined the franchisor parent as Vice President of Operations, guiding and supporting new franchisees establishing their operations. Mr. Paxton is a member of and designated as a certified director by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Bruce Campbell

1,743,120

Rodney Bell

723,805

Matthew Jewell

721,155

Chris Ruble

798,352

Craig Drum

502,705

Tracy Leinbach

--

C. Robert Campbell

--

C. John Langley

--

Larry Leinweber

--

G Lynch

--

Ray Mundy

--

Gary Paxton

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Bruce Campbell

799,460 13,965,230

Rodney Bell

357,504 3,983,671

Matthew Jewell

362,502 4,080,570

Chris Ruble

539,204 3,143,959

Craig Drum

223,465 2,012,302

Tracy Leinbach

0 0

C. Robert Campbell

0 0

C. John Langley

0 0

Larry Leinweber

0 0

G Lynch

0 0

Ray Mundy

0 0

Gary Paxton

0 0
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