People: Heartland Express Inc (HTLD.O)
Mr. Michael J. Gerdin is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Express Inc., since September 2, 2011. He has served as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, and President of the Company since September 2011, President since 2006, and as a director since 1996. Mr. Gerdin served as the Company's Vice President of Regional Operations from 2001 until 2006. He previously served as President of A & M Express, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, from 1998 through 2000. From 1983 until 1998, Mr. Gerdin held a variety of positions within the Company, including positions in the operations, sales, safety, maintenance and driver recruiting departments. In addition, Mr. Gerdin also serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Steering Committee of the Iowa Motor Truck Association, an educational and advocacy group for the trucking industry, and serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Trucking Associations, a national advocacy group and trade association for the trucking industry.
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