Easter joins Daseke
By Alex Dahm24 January 2019
On 17 January US specialized transport giant Daseke appointed Chris Easter as the company’s chief operating officer.
Easter has more than 30 years of experience from transport and logistics roles in the United States Army, at Walmart and at Schneider National. For the last six years he was CEO at specialized carrier Keen Transport. He also serves the industry on the Board of Directors at the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA).
At Daseke Easter’s efforts will be driving organic revenue growth, expanding EBITDA margins and maximising free cash flow.
“Chris Easter’s in-depth knowledge of flatbed and specialized transportation, broad background in large-scale logistics, and proven ability to build and lead teams gives me great confidence in the bright future for both Chris and Daseke,” said Don Daseke, chairman and CEO. “He has gained my respect, as we have built our relationship over the past several years. Daseke has the deepest management talent bench in flatbed and specialized transportation. Chris is the right person to lead our operations and develop our people’s talent as we fully leverage the scale we have built.”
Commenting on his appointment, Easter said, “I’ve watched Don and the Daseke team build an exceptional organisation focused on flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics, to where Daseke is uniquely positioned and respected in the marketplace. I am excited to work with the entire team to enhance our growth while continuing to deliver superior customer service.”