JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR), a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services, announced today that Kevin Stout has been named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective December 29, 2014.
Stout, who joined Landstar in 1997 as Director of Financial Reporting, is responsible for safeguarding the Company's assets, and managing the entire financial and administrative operation for the nearly $3 billion transportation services provider.
"Kevin and I have been working together for more than 17 years," said Landstar President and CFO Jim Gattoni. "As I take on the role of CEO, Kevin's promotion is a natural step in our succession planning process. In addition to his impeccable integrity and work ethic, he is a solutions-oriented, team player. His promotion is well-deserved."
Stout was promoted to Director of Budget and Planning in 2003 and promoted again in 2004 to Vice President of Finance for the Landstar Carrier Group. In 2007, he was named Landstar Vice President and Corporate Controller, and, in 2014, Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife, Shannon, and their two children.
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Landstar System, Inc. is a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services to a broad range of customers utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees. All Landstar transportation services companies are certified to ISO 9001:2008 quality management system standards and RC14001:2013 environmental, health, safety and security management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.
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Patty McMenamin, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Landstar System, Inc., 904-398-9400