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Ward announces new leader

Ward

Bill Ward Jr., 31, has been named the new president of Ward Transport and Logistics.

Bill T. Ward, current president and CEO, announced the move Thursday, effective Dec. 1.

“This announcement is part of the succession plan at our 89-year-old company, which was founded by my grandfather in 1931 and later led by my father, and then my brother,” Bill T. Ward said. “I feel strongly about the importance of a well thought out and planned transition. What we are announcing today fits into that strategy well while I remain active in the company as CEO.”

Bill T. Ward said his other son, Adam, and two nephews, James and David Ward, hold “significant leadership roles, and I am confident the fourth generation of leadership will lead us well into future.”

Bill Ward Jr., a 2007 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School and a 2011 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, called the appointment “humbling.”

“I could not be more honored and humbled by the confidence my father has shown with this opportunity before me,” he said. “It is my goal to work hard alongside our tremendous team of employees to serve our customers in a best-in-class fashion for many years to come.”

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