Pacer names Uremovich to lead company
Intermodal logistics company Pacer International today promoted Michael E. Uremovich to succeed founder Don Orris as chairman and chief executive officer.
The announcement came quickly after Pacer said in late October that Orris would retire.
Uremovich has served as Pacer International's vice chairman since October 2003, focusing primarily on corporate strategy, external affairs and a variety of commercial activities, as well having had direct operating responsibility for the company's international, supply chain services, and warehousing and distribution business units.
Prior to joining Pacer, Uremovich was a partner in the San Francisco-based consulting firm Manalytics International. and served in senior marketing positions for Southern Pacific Railroad, APL Ltd. (then American President Companies), and Lee Way Motor Freight. At APL he helped the industry develop the double-stack rail transportation operation that was eventually sold to Pacer.
Orris will remain on the board and as an advisor to the company through the end of March to help with the transition, the company said.