August 18,2005 Long-Time Central Employee Moves Up from Ft. Worth Terminal Manager to VP Position
Less-than-Truckload (LTL) carrier Central Freight Lines, Inc. (Nasdaq/NMS: CENF) has promoted Tony Antone to its Dallas Division Vice President post. The announcement was made by Gary McCartney, Vice President of Operations Central Freight Lines, Inc., and is effective immediately.
McCartney, citing Centrals tradition for promoting from within its ranks, said Tonys successful fourteen year career at Central has resulted in consistent terminal productivity enhancements and sales revenue increases. He continued, Known to both our customers and employees as a man of integrity, I am confident Tonys extensive experience in terminal and hub operations will continue to benefit the product and service Central proudly delivers.
Hired in 1991 as Terminal Manager, Antone opened Centrals first expansion terminal in Oklahoma City, OK. He holds the distinction of being the first Central employee hired outside of the companys Texas headquarters. Antone was promoted several times holding positions as the Ft. Worth, TX Terminal Manager and the Dallas Hub Manager. Antone got his start in transportation, at Jones Truck Lines. He worked his way up from part-time Dock Worker through Pick-up and Delivery Driver, Account Manager, City Sales Manager, Hub Manager and ultimately served as the companys Division Sales Manager.
I am pleased to have an expanded roll allowing me to further contribute to Centrals growth, commented Antone.
With five-hundred-and-twenty-five dock doors, the Dallas terminal is our largest facility and the hub through which over twenty-two percent of our business is conducted. My focus is to continue delivering quality service product and surpassing customer expectations.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Antone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. He attended university on a football scholarship as a Defensive Back, playing for a national championship team his freshman year and winning the big eight conference championship all four years.
Central Freight Lines, Inc. is a non-union less-than-truckload carrier specializing in regional overnight and second day markets. One of the 10 largest regional LTL carriers in the nation, Central provides regional, interregional, and expedited services, as well as value-added supply chain management, throughout the Midwest, Southwest, West Coast and Pacific Northwest. Utilizing marketing alliances, Central provides service solutions to the Great Lakes, Northeast, Southeast, Mexico and Canada.