Gary R. Enzor Named Chairman of Quality Distribution, Inc. and Alan H.
Schumacher Named Lead Independent Director
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quality Distribution, Inc.
(Nasdaq:QLTY) ("Quality") announced today that its Board of Directors has
elected Chief Executive Officer Gary R. Enzor as its new chairman of the Board
of Directors and named Alan H. Schumacher to the newly created position of
lead independent director, effective immediately. Mr. Enzor succeeds Thomas M.
White who, as previously announced, resigned from the Board in connection with
the recently completed share sale by certain shareholders, including Apollo
Global Management, LLC.
"Gary has been CEO of Quality for six years and during that time has proven
himself with outstanding leadership and understanding of thelogistics
industry," said Mr. Schumacher. "I am pleased that Gary has accepted the
additional leadership position of chairman of the Board. His strategic
leadership and deep industry knowledge will be of great benefit to both the
company and to our shareholders in this added role."
Mr. Enzor has been CEO of Quality since 2007 and been a member of the Board of
Directors since 2008. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Enzor served as
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Swift Transportation
Company, Inc. and held executive positions with Dell Computer andHoneywell.
The Board named Mr. Schumacher to the newly-created position of lead
independent director as a continuation of Quality's focus on sound corporate
governance and to maintain strong oversight by the Board's independent
directors. As lead independent director, Mr. Schumacher will preside over
executive sessions of the independent directors and work closely with the
chairman. Four of the five members of the Board are independent.
"Alan has distinguished himself as chair of our Audit Committee over the last
nine years and his knowledge, experience and insights will serve us well in
his new role as lead independent director. Alan's new role will also further
our strong governance practices and ensure an independent leadership voice,
while facilitating the Board's productivity and efficiency," said Mr. Enzor.
Schumacher has been a director of Quality since May 2004. Mr. Schumacher was a
member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board from 2002 to 2012.
From 1977 to 2000, he served in various financial positions at American
National Can and American National Can Group, the last four years serving as
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Schumacher is a
director of BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., EVERTEC, Inc., North American Bus
Industries, School Bus Holdings, Inc. and Noranda Aluminum Holding
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Quality operates the largest chemical bulk
logistics network in North America through its wholly-owned subsidiary,
Quality Carriers, Inc., and is the largest North American provider of
intermodal tank container and depot services through its wholly-owned
subsidiary, Boasso America Corporation. Quality also provides logistics and
transportation services to the unconventional oil and gas industry including
crude oil, fresh water, and production fluids, through its wholly-owned
subsidiaries, QC Energy Resources, Inc. and QC Environmental Services,
Inc.Quality's network of independent affiliates and independent
owner-operators provides nationwide bulk transportation and related services.
Quality is an American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® Partner and is a
core carrier for many of the Fortune 500 companies that are engaged in
chemical production and processing.
CONTACT: Joseph J. Troy
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
800-282-2031 ext. 7195
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