FORT SMITH, Ark., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest Corporationsm (Nasdaq: ARCB), today announced that David R. Cobb has been named Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2015, while previous CFO Michael E. Newcity takes on a newly created role as ArcBest Chief Innovation Officer and President of subsidiary ArcBest Technologies.
"Creating a dedicated center for technology and business innovation across all of the ArcBest companies will enable us to continue serving our customers across the supply chain in the way they expect, with The Skill & The Willsm to tackle their most complex challenges," said ArcBest President and Chief Executive Officer Judy R. McReynolds. "While Michael Newcity now devotes his sole attention to this area, David Cobb's experience in finance and accounting at ArcBest and other companies will ensure a seamless transition for investors and other financial stakeholders."
Since 2006, Cobb has served as Vice President – Controller at ArcBest, adding the duties of Chief Accounting Officer in 2010. The replacement process for his previous role is underway.
Cobb's experience includes work with multinational and publicly traded corporations to startup operations in a vast range of business environments, including fast-growth and acquisition integrations.
Before joining ArcBest in 2006, he was Vice President – Controller for Smith International Inc., a publicly held, international oilfield service company, which is now part of Schlumberger Limited. He also served seven years with the public accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston, Texas.
Cobb, a graduate of Abilene Christian University, is a Certified Public Accountant in Arkansas and Texas.
Newcity has served as CFO since 2010. In 2013, he became Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer as his responsibilities were expanded to oversee corporate information technology and economic analysis, which are now part of the ArcBest Technologies function.
During his 20-plus year tenure with ArcBest, Newcity has been involved in several strategic, cross-functional initiatives focused on enterprise-wide advancements in business intelligence, e-commerce, market research and forecasting and planning. The company has been recognized for information technology work under Newcity's direction in a number of publications, including CIO and InformationWeek.
Newcity began his career with the company in 1993 serving ArcBest's information technology subsidiary, Data-Tronics Corp. (now ArcBest Technologies). He also served as Manager of E-Systems & Market Development and Manager of E-Commerce at ABF Freightsm and Director of E-Systems & Emerging Technologies and Director of Economic Analysis at ArcBest.
ArcBest Corporationsm (Nasdaq: ARCB) solves complex logistics and transportation challenges. Our companies and brands – ABF Freightsm, ABF Logisticssm, Panther Premium Logisticssm, FleetNet America®, U-Pack® and ArcBest Technologies – apply the skill and the will with every shipment and supply chain solution, household move or vehicle repair. ArcBest finds a way.
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