United Road Services, a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners, said Aug. 16 that Mark Anderson was named President. This is in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer. Kathleen McCann, United Road’s CEO, will also assume the position of Chairman of the Board. She replaces Michael Eisenson, Managing Director and CEO of Charlesbank, United Road’s majority owner.
Mark Anderson Named President and COO of United Road Services; Kathleen McCann Appointed Chairman of the Board and CEO
ROMULUS, Mich., Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Mark Anderson is named President of United Road Services in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since joining the company in January 2014. Mark has over 25 years of professional experience leading several multi-dimensional businesses with significant logistics components, including car haul, solid waste collection, fuel distribution and OEM plant services, among others.
After starting his career as a CPA, Mark transitioned to operations, becoming COO and CEO for different transportation-related businesses. “I have great confidence in Mark’s ability to work with our exceptional team in growing our business. I trust him and know that his energy and dedication to our people, our customers and our company will serve us all well,” said Kathleen McCann, United Road’s CEO.
As McCann passes the presidency to Anderson, she will also assume the position of Chairman of United Road’s Board of Directors. She replaces Michael Eisenson, Managing Director and CEO of Charlesbank Capital Partners, the Company’s majority shareholder. “The board is delighted to appoint Kathleen as Chairman. Under her leadership, United Road has made great progress in achieving the strategic objectives we set at the time of our investment in 2012, nearly doubling the size of the business through a combination of organic growth and accretive acquisitions,” Mr. Eisenson said. “I am confident that Kathleen, Mark and their team will continue to build on this progress, displaying the drive, talent and focused execution that have solidified the company’s position as a market leader. I look forward to offering my continued support as a member of the board.”
McCann joined United Road in early 2011 as its president and was named CEO in June 2012. Today, using its patented and proprietary technology, United Road is leading the industry in network optimization as it moves more than 3 million new and remarketed vehicles throughout the U.S. and Canada for its 10,000 unique customers. Headquartered in Romulus, Mich., the Company has 65 operating locations, and 2,400 employees and dedicated independent contractors in North America.
About United Road Services
United Road is North America’s premier auto transport expert, shipping over 3 million vehicles per year. Founded in 1997, United Road’s customer list includes all major domestic and foreign automakers, remarketers, financial institutions, leasing companies, auctions, retail stores, as well as individuals. United Road offers a wide variety of finished vehicle logistics services, employs highly trained driving professionals, and boasts an industry-best capacity to match an extensive geographic footprint. United Road takes pride in a stellar safety record and its patented OVISS technology that enables better order visibility, real-time event reporting and delivery confirmation with every auto transport.
About Charlesbank Capital Partners
Based in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $3 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financing, typically investing $50 million to $150 million per transaction in companies with enterprise values of $100 million to $1.5 billion. The firm seeks to partner with strong management teams to build companies with sustainable competitive advantage and excellent prospects for growth.