The Suddath Companies announces a key change to its executive leadership team with the appointment of Michael J. Brannigan as president and chief executive officer. Mr. Brannigan assumes the CEO position from his previous role as executive vice president and chief operating officer following the retirement and formal transition of Barry Vaughn from CEO to vice chairman.
With deep experience in the transportation and supply chain industries, Brannigan joined Suddath® in 2012 with a focus on enhancing the customer experience, leading process efficiencies and implementing key technological advancements. As CEO, he will continue to lead the Suddath organization through strategic growth and development and key initiatives focused on service excellence, market development and critical regulatory issues.
“We have been fortunate to have great leaders throughout our long history here at Suddath and the addition of Mike is no exception,” said Steve Suddath, chairman of the board of directors. “His strengths in organizational efficiencies and process management will continue to lead our organization to meet the challenges of growth and global expansion to fulfill our potential as the market and industry leader.”
“It is an honor and privilege to assume this role for Suddath,” said Brannigan. “Suddath is a company that takes moving personally—whether that’s transporting delicate freight around the world or your family around the corner. My sincere desire is to continue building upon the great achievements we have had throughout these past 96 years. With all the elements necessary for unlimited success including talent development, commitment to service excellence, continually evolving our processes and technology, and the winning spirit of the Suddath culture, I look forward to serving this company and the tremendous team we have as we work together in Setting the Standard for Moving the World.”