Jacksonville, Florida – (NASDAQ: LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity, announced the promotion of Rod Theunissen to Vice President Carrier Group Automotive in Detroit, Michigan. In his new position, Rod will be responsible for the entire Landstar Carrier Group automotive operation, including sales and the management of tier-one and tier-two suppliers. He will also manage automotive account third-party service providers.
Theunissen began his career at Landstar in 1995 as an on-site automotive project manager in Detroit . Since then, he has held several positions with the Carrier Group, including director of operations, director of automotive and trailers in Rockford, Illinois, regional manager and director of automotive in Jacksonville, Florida .
"Rod has a firm grasp of the Landstar business model and the company's on-going strategy,” said Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens. "His hands-on experience in operations and in the field will enable Landstar and our agents to better anticipate the needs of existing customers and exceed their expectations while attracting new business in the automotive arena.
Theunissen earned his Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Language from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan . He has two daughters and lives in the Detroit area.
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers world-wide. The company identifies and fulfills shippers' needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of independent sales agents and third-party transportation capacity providers. Landstar's carrier group, which is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc., Landstar Ranger, Inc. and Landstar Carrier Services, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar Global Logistics, Inc., which is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides international and domestic expedited, warehousing, contract logistics and intermodal transportation services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville , Florida . Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.