Jacksonville , Florida – Landstar System, Inc., (NASDAQ: LSTR) a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity, announced today that it has promoted Jim Handoush to the position of President of Landstar Logistics, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary. In his new position, Handoush will be responsible for the entire Landstar Logistics operation including its comprehensive intermodal, contract carriage, over-the-road, NVOCC and ocean freight forwarding services.
Handoush joined Landstar Logistics in 1996 as vice president of Finance. In 2003, he was promoted to executive vice president of Finance and Administration. He replaces outgoing president James R. Hertwig who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
"Jim brings a lot to the table,” said Landstar President and COO Henry Gerkens. "Not only has he done an outstanding job of managing the financial and administrative functions at Landstar Logistics, he's also done an exceptional job of managing the company's day-to-day operations, particularly its customer and agency relationships, broker carrier and transportation services, and information technology systems. His well-rounded experience in the transportation and logistics arena, coupled with his solid leadership skills, will serve our customers well. "
Handoush sits on the Board of the First Coast Roundtable, the local chapter of the Council of Logistics Management where he served as Treasurer and is an active member of the National Defense Transportation Association. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from San Jose State University in San Jose, California.
Handoush began his career in transportation in 1985 as a staff accountant at Consolidated Freightways and has held several positions at various transportation and logistics companies throughout the years. Prior to joining Landstar, he served as controller at Container Freight Transportation, a Con-Way Transportation Services subsidiary.
Handoush lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his wife Hanan and their five children.
Landstar System, Inc. identifies and fulfills shippers' needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of independent sales agents and more than 23,000 third-party capacity providers. The company's carrier group is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc., Landstar Ranger, Inc. and Landstar Carrier Services, Inc. and delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's multimodal group is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., and provides expedited, contract logistics and intermodal transportation services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.