monthly news for Saia employees
December 2018

Company Update

This month's Company Update highlights the new HST Regional Maintenance Manager, the new CIN Regional Human Resources Manager and the new LAX Regional Maintenance Manager. Also featured are the new Vice President of Linehaul and Engineering, the new Director of Industrial Engineering and the new CGO Regional Manager.

Cureton Promoted to Regional Maintenance Manager Position

James Cureton, formerly the GRL shop supervisor, has been promoted to HST regional maintenance manager. In this new role, James brings with him a substantial amount of knowledge and experience.

His credentials include a bachelor’s degree in business management, along with master’s certification in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.  James has 30 years in the maintenance field, including time spent in the military and private sector. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, James chose to support our soldiers and volunteered to be deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq for 11 years. After returning home, he excelled in the private sector, which ultimately brought him to the Saia family.

New Regional HR Manager Hired

Carolyn Ruml has been named our new CIN regional human resources (HR) manager. While new to Saia, she has five years of experience in the transportation industry having worked as an OS&D clerk for a family-owned trucking company based in Indianapolis.

Most recently, Carolyn was an HR manager for RR Donnelley/LSC Communications, a large multinational printing company, supporting warehousing and distribution operations in Indiana and New Jersey. She possesses a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University.

Stimson Named LAX Regional Maintenance Manager

Raymond Stimson has moved into the role of regional maintenance manager for the LAX Region. After having served over 20 years in the U.S. Army, Raymond joined Saia in 2014 as the DLS shop supervisor.

Soon after, he was promoted to his most recent role as the HST regional maintenance manager where he worked for over four years. He has over 25 years of experience in the maintenance industry in both mechanic and managerial positions.

Sugar Named Vice President of Linehaul and Engineering; New Director of Engineering Selected

Patrick Sugar has been named Saia’s new vice president of linehaul and engineering. In this role, he’ll oversee the scope, prioritization and planning of these functions for the company.

With nine years of experience in the supply chain industry, Patrick joined Saia in 2016 and had been serving as the director of engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

With Patrick moving into his new role, Matthew Powers has been named our director of industrial engineering. While new to transportation, Matt served as the director of special projects for RaceTrac Petroleum where he oversaw an internal group responsible for leading large-scale initiatives for the company. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology from which he received a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering.

CGO Regional Manager Selected

Bryan Turner has accepted the position of CGO regional manager. While Bryan has been with Saia for five years, he brings 15 years of industry experience to his new role. He has previously served as a supervisor, safety manager, and operations manager. Most recently, he was the GLK terminal manager.

Because of his background, we believe he’ll bring a fresh view to this new role that will position the CGO Region for great success moving forward.