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Saia Inc (SAIA.OQ)

SAIA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Herbert Trucksess

65 2007 Chairman of the Board

Richard O'Dell

53 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Robinson

56 2005 Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Mike Parker

2015 Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service

Stephanie Maschmeier

42 2007 Controller

Douglas Col

2014 Treasurer

Brian Balius

53 2013 Vice President - Transportation and Linehaul of Saia LTL Freight

Raymond Ramu

2015 Chief Customer Officer

Frederick Holzgrefe

47 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary

Bjorn Olsson

71 2008 Lead Independent Director

Randolph Melville

54 2015 Director

Linda French

67 2004 Independent Director

John Gainor

2016 Independent Director

John Holland

66 2002 Independent Director

Douglas Rockel

58 2002 Independent Director

Jeffrey Ward

56 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Herbert Trucksess

Mr. Herbert A. Trucksess, III , is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saia Inc. Mr. Trucksess is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saia. He was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Yellow Regional Transportation Group (now Saia, Inc.) in February 2000 and served as Chief Executive Officer until December 2006. Prior to leading Saia, Mr. Trucksess was Chief Financial Officer at Saia’s former parent, Yellow Corporation, and previously held executive positions with Preston Corporation, a holding company for regional LTL carriers that included the predecessor of Saia. Mr. Trucksess also served as a director of School Specialty, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of educational products and services, from 2007 to 2013. Mr. Trucksess brings to the Board more than 30 years of experience in the LTL industry, extensive knowledge of the Company’s operations as the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer, extensive finance and accounting expertise, prior experience as the Chief Financial Officer of Yellow Corporation and experience as a director and audit committee chair of another public company.

Richard O'Dell

Mr. Richard D. O'Dell is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Saia Inc. In 1997, Mr. O’Dell has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Saia since December 2006 and has served as President of Saia since July 2006. In 1997, Mr. O’Dell joined Saia LTL Freight, the principal operating subsidiary of the Company, as Chief Financial Officer. He continued in that position until his appointment as President and CEO of Saia LTL Freight in 1999. As a long-time executive of the Company, Mr. O’Dell brings extensive knowledge and understanding of the Company and the LTL industry to the Board. Additionally, he has experience in public accounting as a certified public accountant.

Mark Robinson

Mr. Mark H. Robinson is Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Saia Inc. He is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Saia, Inc. since August 2005 having served as Vice President of Information Technology for Saia LTL Freight since 1999.

Mike Parker

Mike Parker is Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service of the Company. Parker has over 10 years of executive experience leading marketing strategy, communications and customer service in various industries. He has a BA in economics, an MBA in marketing and is six sigma green belt certified.

Stephanie Maschmeier

Ms. Stephanie R. Maschmeier is Controller of Saia Inc. Mrs. Maschmeier, a certified public accountant, joined Saia, Inc. in July 2002 as Corporate Financial Reporting Manager.

Douglas Col

Mr. Douglas Col is the Treasurer of Saia Inc. He has 20 years of experience as an investment analyst, equity fund manager, and investment banker. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech and holds a master's degree from Vanderbilt University. He is also a certified financial analyst.

Brian Balius

Raymond Ramu

Mr. Ray Ramu is Chief Customer Officer of the Company. Ramu is an 18 year veteran of Saia, most recently serving as Eastern Division Vice President of Sales. As Saia's CCO he will be responsible for managing strategic direction around the total customer relationship. This cohesive approach will tighten focus on overall customer satisfaction and loyalty to increase revenue and profit. Ray will have functional responsibilities for Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Corporate Communication.

Frederick Holzgrefe

Frederick J. Holzgrefe is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Secretary of the Company effective September 10, 2014. Mr. Holzgrefe was Vice President of Business Development since July 2012 for Golden Peanut Company, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the same Company since 2006.

Bjorn Olsson

Mr. Bjorn E. Olsson is Lead Independent Director of Saia Inc. Mr. Olsson served on the Resident Management Team at George K. Baum & Company, an investment bank, from September 2001 to September 2004. Prior to that time Mr. Olsson was President and Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer of Harmon Industries, Inc., a publicly-traded supplier of signal and train control systems to the transportation industry, from August 1990 to November 2000. Mr. Olsson brings to the Board operational and leadership experience as the Chief Executive Officer of a publicly-traded supplier of equipment to the railroad industry. Additionally, Mr. Olsson’s experience as a former director of three public companies and the Chief Financial Officer of a public company in Sweden aids his service to the Board. Mr. Olsson also has extensive knowledge of Saia and the LTL industry having served on the Board of Saia since 2005.

Randolph Melville

Mr. Randolph W. Melville is Director of Saia, Inc. Melville was an independent director and member of the compensation committee of Interline Brands, Inc. prior to its merger with a private equity acquirer in September 2012. He is currently the senior vice president and general manager for the eastern division of PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America. He is accountable for all aspects of the company's eastern division performance, including sales, operations, supply chain, finance, human resources and strategic planning. Prior to his 20-plus years at Frito-Lay, Melville held numerous leadership positions at Procter & Gamble and Maytag Corporation. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.

Linda French

Ms. Linda J. French is Independent Director of Saia Inc. Ms. French is retired from her position as assistant professor of business administration at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where she served from 1997 to 2001. Prior to joining the William Jewell faculty, Ms. French was a partner at the law firm of Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP (now Husch Blackwell LLP) for approximately four years and an executive officer of Payless Cashways, Inc. for approximately 12 years. Ms. French brings a wide variety of experience to the Board as an executive officer and general counsel of a public company, a partner in a major law firm and an assistant professor of business administration. Additionally, Ms. French has particular experience in human resource, governance and ethics matters. Ms. French also has extensive knowledge of Saia and the LTL industry having served on the Board of Saia since 2004.

John Gainor

Mr. John P. Gainor is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gainor has been Chief Executive Officer and President of International Dairy Queen, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. subsidiary, since July 2008. In that capacity he has led the $4.1 billion dollar quick-service restaurant brand consisting of 6,700 restaurants in the Dairy Queen®, Orange Julius® and Karmelkorn® systems located throughout the United States, Canada and 27 other countries. Mr. Gainor served as Chief Supply Chain Officer at International Dairy Queen, Inc. from 2003 to July 2008, leading all supply chain functions for the company including purchasing, logistics, distribution, dairy, frozen novelties, equipment and supplies. Prior to joining International Dairy Queen, Inc., Mr. Gainor served in various executive management positions focused on logistics and transportation management at ProSource Distribution Services and Warner Lambert Company. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University.

John Holland

Mr. John J. Holland is Independent Director of Saia Inc. Mr. Holland has served as the President of the International Copper Association, Ltd., an international trade association, since February 2012. Mr. Holland has also served as the President of Greentree Advisors, LLC, a business advisory firm, since October 2004. From September 2008 to October 2009, Mr. Holland served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of MMFX Technologies Corporation, a privately-held steel manufacturing firm. Previously, Mr. Holland served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alternative Energy Sources, Inc., a publicly-traded ethanol company, from August 2006 to June 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Holland was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Butler Manufacturing Company (“Butler”), a publicly-traded manufacturer of prefabricated buildings, from July 1999 to October 2004 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Butler from November 2001 to October 2004. Mr. Holland has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Cooper Tire and Rubber Company since 2003 and NCI Building Systems, Inc., an integrated manufacturer and marketer of metal products, since 2009. Mr. Holland brings to the Board operational and leadership experience as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of publicly-traded companies, significant finance and accounting expertise, qualifying as an “audit committee financial expert,” experience as a director of other public companies and experience in public accounting as a certified public accountant. Mr. Holland also has extensive knowledge of Saia and the LTL industry having served on the Board of Saia since 2002.

Douglas Rockel

Mr. Douglas W. Rockel is Independent Director of Saia Inc. Mr. Rockel has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roots, Inc., a private commercial real estate development and investment company, since August 2001. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President with ABN Amro Securities (formerly ING Barings) from February 1997 to July 2001. Mr. Rockel’s approximately 15 years of experience as a securities analyst with a particular focus on the transportation industry and his experience with a development and investment company give him significant insight in our industry and in how to build and maintain value for stockholders. Further, Mr. Rockel has extensive finance and accounting expertise and qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert.” Mr. Rockel also has extensive knowledge of Saia and the LTL industry having served on the Board of Saia since 2002.

Jeffrey Ward

Mr. Jeffrey C. Ward is Independent Director of Saia Inc. Mr. Ward is a Vice President of A.T. Kearney, Inc., a global management consulting firm. Mr. Ward joined A.T. Kearney, Inc. in 1991. Mr. Ward’s experience at A.T. Kearney is focused on the North American transportation market. Additionally, he has experience in a privately-held family LTL company. Mr. Ward brings to the Board significant knowledge in the areas of corporate and marketing strategy, post-merger integration, restructuring and privatization, network operations, mergers and acquisitions and operations effectiveness.