The Industry Leader in Green Initiatives with the Most Technologically Advanced Fleet Available
With over 100 years of not only industry experience but Swift experience, our leadership team is part of what makes Swift “Best in Class”. This team of tenured transportation experts is ready to lead Swift into the future.
Chairman of the Board, Founder and CEO
Jerry Moyes began hauling steel from Arizona to Los Angeles ports with one truck in 1966, forming a partnership with a steel importer called Common Market Distribution Corp., later merging it with a company he founded, Swift Transportation. In 1986, he was named Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of the company. From 1986, Mr. Moyes has helped grow Swift from a single truck to a leading company in its industry. Mr. Moyes has also been involved in a number of other organizations, serving as vice president of the American Trucking Association and as president of the Arizona Motor Transport Association. He currently serves as a board member of the Truckload Carriers Association, a Director for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and a member of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University. He has served as Chairman for several corporations, including Central Freight Lines and Central Refrigerated Transportation Service.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Richard Stocking is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer at Swift Transportation. Previously Richard served as Executive Vice President of Sales for Swift Transportation Co., Inc. Mr. Stocking also served as Regional Vice President of the Central Region and in various operations and sales management positions over the last 18 years. He also has responsibility for our temperature controlled line of business, our Mexico subsidiary, Trans-Mex, IT, marketing, pricing and our customer service network. Richard drove home the core fundamentals that led Swift Transportation through two restructurings and a privatization. Mr. Stocking has consistently overachieved in his professional and personal lives.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ginnie Henkels has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2008. Ginnie joined Swift in 2004 and was the Assistant Treasurer and Investor Relations Officer prior to her current role. Before joining Swift, Ginnie served in various finance and accounting leadership roles for Honeywell during a 12 year tenure. During this time, she served as the Director of Financial, Planning and Reporting for Honeywell's Industrial Control business segment, as Finance Manager of the Building Controls segment in the United Kingdom, and as Manager of External Corporate Reporting, among other roles. Ginnie completed her Bachelor's degree in Finance and Real Estate at the University of Arizona, obtained her MBA from Arizona State University, and passed the May 1995 CPA examination.
Kenneth C. Runnels
Executive Vice President, Eastern Region
Ken Runnels has served as Executive Vice President, Eastern Region, since December 2007. His current responsibilities include overseeing all of the Eastern terminals' operations. Ken began his career with Swift Transportation in 1983 as a log auditor, and over the next few years was quickly promoted through operations to Terminal Manager. Since 1983 Ken has held a myriad of positions, including Terminal Manager at several locations, Regional Vice President, and Vice President of Fleet Operations. With the exception of a brief period with US Xpress from July 2006 to November 2007, Ken has spent his transportation career with Swift Transportation. Ken helped grow Swift from a 140 truck operation in 1983 to our current truck count of over 16,000.
Executive Vice President, Western Region
Rodney Sartor is currently the Executive Vice President of Western Region Operations at Swift Transportation. As one of the longest tenured employees of Swift, joining in May 1979, Mr. Sartor held various positions until serving as Director of Operations from 1982 to 1988. In 1988 Mr. Sartor took on the responsibilities of Regional Vice President for two years. From 1990 to late 2005, Mr. Sartor served as Executive Vice President. In November 2005, Mr. Sartor joined Central Freight Lines as Vice President until May 2007 when he rejoined Swift Transportation.
Mr. Sartor spent his entire transportation career with CEO Jerry Moyes and has been a member of both The Western Cotton Association and Phoenix Cotton Exchange for over 30 years. Mr. Sartor attended Glendale Community College from 1973 to 1975 pursuing a degree in Landscape Architecture and Construction Engineering. Prior to his career with Swift, Mr. Sartor practiced Hydro Engineering for Golf Course Irrigation Design and Construction.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mike Ruchensky has served as Vice President/Chief Information Officer of Swift Transportation since December 2003. From 2002 to November 2003, Mr. Ruchensky served as Chief Operating Officer for the shipping division of Ja-Del, Inc. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Ruchensky served as the Vice President of Operations/Information Systems for Wolferman’s. From 1980 through 1996, Mr. Ruchensky worked for AlliedSignal, where he held a series of progressively responsible positions in Information Systems. Mr. Ruchensky holds a BA in Accounting from Ottawa University and an MBA from Baker University.
Steve Van Kirk
EVP Swift Intermodal
Steve Van Kirk is currently the EVP of Swift Intermodal. Prior to joining Swift he served in various operation and management positions for Schneider National in the course of an 11-year tenure. During this time, Steve was appointed Sr. VP of Intermodal Commercial Management in 2007. Mr. Van Kirk began his logistics and transportation career in 1996 with Procter & Gamble where he spent 5 years and held a variety of management positions. Prior to joining Procter & Gamble, he served 12 years on active duty in the US Army as an infantry officer both in the US and overseas, and retired from the US Army Reserve in 2004.
Mr. Van Kirk holds a BS in Engineering from West Point, an MA in History from Yale University and an MBA in Finance from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is affiliated with the Intermodal Association of North America as well as the National Freight Transportation Association (NFTA).