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Ron Kieswether promoted to President of Carlile Transportation


Ron Kieswether


[Anchorage] – May 28, 2014 - Ron Kieswether has been promoted to the President of Carlile Transportation. Kieswether joined Carlile last October as Chief Operating Officer focused on operations including logistics, less than truckload (LTL) operations, trucking and safety. Ron’s expanded role will include setting strategic direction for Carlile’s Alaska and Lower 48 business and overseeing all operations for the company.

Ron has put his more than 30 years’ experience to work in the transportation industry to work for Carlile.

"Ron brings a significant level of expertise in the trucking business which he has demonstrated during his brief time as Carlile’s Chief Operating Officer,” said Anthony Chiarello, President and CEO of TOTE, Inc., Carlile’s parent company. “As a recent Alaska resident, we are confident his experience and now local presence will assist Carlile in further developing their already strong brand.”

“The people at Carlile have made this company the best transportation company in Alaska.  It is because of them, and the first class transportation network they have built, that I am excited about the opportunities to grow Carlile in Alaska and in the lower 48” said Ron Kieswether, “I look forward to leading Carlile to provide even better service for our customers in the next 34 years than the outstanding service Carlile accomplished during the last 34 years”

Prior to joining Carlile, Ron was Vice President of Operations for Oak Harbor Freight Lines in Auburn, Washington.  He received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He resides in Anchorage and is Chairman of the US Advisory Board for Proclaim Africa, Kampala and Uganda.

 About Carlile Transportation
Founded in 1980 by brothers John and Harry McDonald, Carlile has grown from two tractors to one of Alaska's largest trucking companies. Today, with over 350 tractors, Carlile offers a full range of transportation and logistics services. Carlile is based in Anchorage, AK and employs 700 people.  Carlile's wholly owned terminals serve Alaska from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak, Prudhoe Bay and Seward, as well as Seattle, WA, Houston, TX, Blaine, MN, and Edmonton, AB. Carlile is a member of the TOTE, Inc. family of companies, the shipping and logistics division of Saltchuk Resources.

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