CEO & Director on the Board of Directors
Mr. Tim Phillips was appointed to serve as our Chief Executive Officer and member of our Board of Directors in January 2020. Previously, Mr. Phillips served as the Company’s Executive Vice President of Transportation since January 2019. From October 2009 to January 2019, Mr. Phillips held the position of President of Universal Intermodal Services, the Company’s intermodal subsidiary. Prior to that role, he served as President of The Mason & Dixon Lines, a former subsidiary and predecessor to Universal Truckload, from January 2007 to September 2009. He also served as Vice President of Mason Dixon Intermodal, now known as Universal Intermodal Services, from October 2004 to December 2006, and held various operational positions there beginning in August 1989. Mr. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from Eastern Michigan University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jude Beres was appointed to serve as our Chief Financial Officer in March 2016. Previously, Mr. Beres served as the Company’s Chief Administrative Officer since April 2015. Prior to joining Universal, Mr. Beres worked for multiple affiliated companies in finance and accounting and most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Accounting for Central Transport. Mr. Beres has over 19 years of experience in the less-than-truckload, truckload, intermodal and logistics industries. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Walsh College, he is married and has seven children.