OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:YRCW) today announced that James A. "Jim" Fry has been named vice president, general counsel, and secretary for YRC Worldwide, effective April 20, 2015. Fry is leaving his position as general counsel and secretary at Swift Transportation in Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked since 2008.
"Jim will be an invaluable asset to our leadership team. A transportation industry veteran general counsel and senior executive, he has the ability to immediately hit the ground running in a meaningful way at YRCW," stated James Welch, chief executive officer at YRC Worldwide. "We are pleased to welcome Jim to our team. He has excellent and wide-ranging senior management expertise and will play a critically important role on our executive team. Jim's deep transportation experience in handling company legal matters in securities reporting, governance, litigation, employment, labor and insurance will make him a valuable contributor to the continued success of the YRC Freight, Holland, Reddaway and New Penn operating companies," Welch said.
Fry earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Schreyer Honors College, the honors program of the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, and his Juris Doctor from the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia.
About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of less-than-truckload (LTL) companies including YRC Freight, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaway, and New Penn. Collectively, YRC Worldwide companies have one of the largest, most comprehensive LTL networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through their teams of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide companies offer industry-leading expertise in flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more information.
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