United Road Services announced the appointment of Mark Anderson as chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately. As COO, a newly created position, Anderson will be responsible for daily operations of United Road, the second largest car-hauler in North America. Headquartered in Romulus, Mich., United Road is a diversified provider of vehicle transport and logistics with more than 10,000 customers across the U.S. Most recently, Anderson served as president and CEO of Inland Industrial Services Group, a national heavy industrial services firm based in Michigan.
“Mark’s energy, leadership style and broad business background make him a great fit for our company,” said Kathleen McCann, president and chief executive officer of United Road. “He is a proven leader with a unique combination of career experiences that include finance and logistics, quality, safety improvement and customer service.”
In December 2013, United Road acquired the Auto Transport Division of Waggoners Trucking nearly doubling United Road’s car-hauling capacity and expanding its operations in the southeast and southcentral U.S.
“Mark is joining United Road at an opportune time,” McCann explained. “United Road is an agile, entrepreneurial company that’s very well positioned for growth. We have industry-leading technology, a tremendous logistics platform and a committed team of operating and driving professionals. Having Mark on board will enhance the depth and strength of our management team and United Road’s commitment to our customers.”