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Groendyke picks new president in leadership transition

Jan. 5, 2024
Greg Hodgen will remain CEO of the family-owned tank truck carrier, while Joe Morrissey assumes the presidency in a series of changes to start 2024.

Groendyke Transport CEO Greg Hodgen recently passed the title of president to Joe Morrissey as part of a series of leadership changes.

Morrissey had served as chief commercial officer since joining Groendyke in 2018.

Additionally, the 91-year-old tank truck carrier and eight-time National Tank Truck Carriers North American safety champion promoted David Snapp to senior vice president of branding and Robbie Parish to VP of operations.

“I could not be more pleased with the recent achievements of the Groendyke Transport team and am confident when I say our best days are ahead of us,” Hodgen, who will remain CEO, said in a news release.

“We have many ambitious goals for the next one, two, and five years. These changes best position us to achieve these goals and continue our long-term succession planning. I am fully committed to celebrating Groendyke’s 100th anniversary as CEO and will continue to play a meaningful role in overall operations while shifting my responsibilities more fully to acquisitions and strategically positioning Groendyke for future success.”

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Morrissey was the CEO of CTL Transportation, Comcar Industries’ Florida-based bulk carrier, when it still was owned and operated by Guy Bostick’s family. He resigned after CTL’s financial woes led to Pimco’s involvement as a majority shareholder in 2016. Soon after joining Groendyke, he oversaw the successful integration of McKenzie Tank Lines.

The 40-year transportation industry veteran also “transformed” Groendyke’s sales and commercial team and centralized planning centers, the carrier said.

“My CTL experience made me appreciate Groendyke greatly,” Morrissey confided to Bulk Transporter last year.

Snapp will be responsible for communicating, reinforcing, and fostering Groendyke’s mission, vision, values, and culture; and championing Groendyke’s status as “the safest, strongest, and best employer in the bulk trucking business.”

He boasts 37 years of trucking experience.

Parrish joined Groendyke in 2014 after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He previously served as a terminal manager and planning center director with the company.

“These promotions exemplify our commitment to our people and further solidify the future of Groendyke Transport for decades to come,” Hodgen concluded.

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