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Eric Fuller named CEO, Lisa Quinn Pate named president, chief administrative officer, U.S. Xpress

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Eric Fuller, left, has been named CEO of U.S. Xpress, and Lisa Quinn Pate has been elected president and chief administrative officer. (Courtesy: U.S. XPRESS)
Eric Fuller, left, has been named CEO of U.S. Xpress, and Lisa Quinn Pate has been elected president and chief administrative officer. (Courtesy: U.S. XPRESS)

CHATTANNOGA, Tenn. — In what the company is calling an ongoing effort to prepare for the future success of the company, the board of directors of U.S. Xpress Enterprises said Eric Fuller is assuming the role of CEO and named Lisa Quinn Pate as the new president and chief administrative officer, effective immediately.

With this announcement, the board also said Max Fuller will take on the role of executive chairman for the company.

Max Fuller founded the carrier in 1986 with the late Pat Quinn, the father of Lisa Quinn Pate.

“Eric and Lisa's new management roles represent one of many building blocks in our ongoing preparation for years of future success based on data-driven strategies,” Max Fuller said. “Our industry will continue to get more competitive, and the companies with the best leaders, people, processes and equipment will come out on top. I'm confident that Eric and Lisa are the right people to take U.S. Xpress to the next level.”

Eric Fuller has worked for U.S. Xpress for nearly 20 years in various management roles across the company, including regional operations manager and senior vice president of operations.  For the past five years, he has served as president and chief operating officer for U.S. Xpress and was responsible for operations including over-the-road, dedicated services, customer service and planning.

Pate has worked for U.S. Xpress since 2002 where she has put her legal and administrative background to work in leading critical functions across the company, including information technology, human resources and safety, Max Fuller said.  Prior to being named president, Pate served as general counsel and the chief administrative officer for U.S. Xpress. 

Co-founder Max Fuller will remain a full-time executive officer in his new role as executive chairman for U.S. Xpress.

In this position, his primary focus will be on long-term strategy, industry innovation, talent development and equipment.

“Lisa and I, and the company as a whole, have been fortunate to have Max's leadership and mentorship throughout the years, and we anticipate having him working directly with us every day for years to come,” Eric Fuller said.  “He and Pat Quinn built this company with the intent of it being successful long term. With the support of Max and our 10,000-strong employee base, we intend to make that a reality and ensure U.S. Xpress remains one of the leading providers of transportation services throughout North America."

U.S. Xpress Enterprises is the nation’s second largest privately owned truckload carrier, providing a wide variety of transportation solutions throughout North America.

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