Kevin P. Knight
Executive Chairman of the Board
Kevin P. Knight has served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since May 1999 and served as our Chief Executive Officer from 1993 until January 1st 2015. He has been one of our officers and directors since 1990. From 1975 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1990, Mr. Knight was employed by Swift, where he served as Executive Vice President and President of Cooper Motor Lines, Inc., a Swift subsidiary. From February 2004 through February 2008, Mr. Knight served on the Board of Directors of Universal Technical Institute, Inc., a provider of post-secondary education. Mr. Knight currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Trucking Association. The selection of Mr. Knight as a director was based, among other things, upon his extensive experience in business operations and exemplary executive leadership. Mr. Knight also has exhibited commendable dedication to our financial and operating performance during the recent challenging economic Environment.
David A. Jackson
President and Chief Executive Officer
David A. Jackson became our Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors on January 1, 2015. He has served as our President since February 2011. Mr. Jackson previously served as our Chief Financial Officer from January 2004 until May 2012. He has been with the Company since 2000. Mr. Jackson served as our Treasurer from May 2006 to February 2011 and our Secretary from November 2007 to February 2011. Prior to his appointment as the CFO, Mr. Jackson served in several positions at Knight between 2000 and 2004.
CFO, Secretary, and Treasurer
Adam Miller joined us in September 2002. He has served as the Senior Vice President of Accounting and Finance, Secretary, and Treasurer since February 2011. Prior to his appointment as Senior Vice President of Accounting and Finance, Secretary, and Treasurer, Mr. Miller served as Controller of Knight Refrigerated since January 2006. Prior to his appointment as Controller of Knight Refrigerated, Mr. Miller served in several other accounting and finance positions at Knight since 2002.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officers
Kevin Quast joined us in January 1996. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer since February 2011. Prior to his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Quast served as the Business Unit Leader for the Southeast since May 2010. Prior to his appointment as Business Unit Leader for the Southeast, Mr. Quast served in several senior sales and operations positions in the Southeast region since 2001 and in other operating departments since 1996.
James E. Updike, Jr.
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
James E. Updike, Jr. joined us in December 1996. He has served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing since February 2011. Prior to his appointment as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mr. Updike served as Vice President of Sales at Knight Refrigerated since September 2006 and as General Manager since July 2008. Prior to joining Knight Refrigerated, Mr. Updike served in several sales management and operations positions at Knight since 1996.