(FORT SMITH, Ark., September 28, 2011) — Matthew Letter will assume the role of vice president of sales at ABF® effectively January 1, 2012. Letter’s promotion was announced by current ABF Vice President of Sales James W. Keenan, whose promotion to senior vice president of sales and marketing also is effective January 1.

Letter has served the past 12 years as ABF regional vice president of sales in Chicago. He has been with the carrier for 23 years. “In his new position, Matt will be responsible for the sales management of ABF’s 10 field regions throughout North America, as well as our Inside Sales Center in Fort Smith,” said Keenan.

“Matt has demonstrated the leadership needed to manage our 10 North American regions, as well as our inside sales center in Fort Smith,” Keenan continued. “He has served in a variety of roles at ABF, including account manager, branch manager and regional vice president of sales in Chicago, where he has been responsible for ABF’s largest region. He richly deserves this promotion.”

As the principal subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), ABF operates as a global provider of customizable supply chain solutions. ABF enhances supply-chain efficiencies and achieves optimum performance by focusing on specific logistics needs and customizing innovative solutions. The carrier’s resource-rich infrastructure includes an innovative dual-system network for regional and national transportation. Its portfolio of logistics services extends from the manufacturer’s floor to white-glove, final delivery. In between, customers benefit from a single point of contact and total end-to-end supply chain visibility.
Source: ABF Freight System, Inc.®

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