Warren Transport Leadership Changes
The Warren Transport Inc. board of directors announces upcoming changes to the company’s leadership structure. James Weaver, owner, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), will be retiring from day-to-day operations as CEO at the end of June of this year. As the owner of the company, he will remain chairman of the board and retain executive oversight of the business.
Three years ago, Weaver established a new board of directors with the goal of creating a sustainable oversight function for the long term. Since then, the board has established an outstanding executive leadership team who has fostered accountability and strong company performance. Given these factors, Weaver is confident that now is the right opportunity to take a step back and spend more time with his loved ones. The board has elected Weaver’s daughter, Jennifer Kondracki, board member and executive director, to the position of CEO effective July 1, 2021. Kondracki is a seasoned marketing professional with over 20 years of experience. She joined the company in 2011 and has held a series of positions of increasing responsibility where she has overseen marketing, corporate development and human resources. Weaver said, “Jennifer is well educated and prepared for this transition. She has been instrumental in building the board and in structuring the current executive leadership team. She has demonstrated strong leadership, cares deeply about this organization and its values, and has a great relationship with the team. She is the right person to carry out our vision and to make important decisions that are in the best interest of the company, its employees, and its customers.”
The board has also nominated Lonnie Wallace, chief operating officer (COO), to join the board of directors. Wallace has over 40 years of proven success in the transportation industry where he has held numerous leadership positions. Since joining the company in 2017, Lonnie has proven himself to be an outstanding leader and has put operational controls in place that have positively impacted business results. Weaver said, “Lonnie is the best operations manager I’ve ever come across. He’s an excellent coach and mentor, builds accountable and collaborative teams, and has earned the respect of employees, customers and entire board. The board will benefit greatly from his knowledge and experience.”
The board and executive team are excited about the upcoming changes and want to assure customers that it will be business as usual moving forward for years to come.