COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (July 23, 2013) – During a 20-year career with Averitt Express, Charlie Webster established a reputation for being a top-flight sales executive and a trusted friend. Recently, he added another title: retiree.
Webster was honored with a reception at the company’s Cookeville headquarters prior to his final day as an Averitt regional sales director.
“Charlie is one of the friendliest and most unique individuals I have ever met,” said Phil Pierce, Averitt’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “His relationship-building skills have been a critical factor in our team’s continued growth over the last two decades. Charlie also has the uncanny ability to meet a person from anywhere in the country and know someone else from that area. I’m sure he’ll put that talent to great use in the next stage of his life.”
While Pierce admits that Webster’s shoes are rather large to fill, he said he feels confident in longtime Averitt associate Randy Martin stepping into the role of regional sales director. Martin’s territory covers all of Tennessee, where Averitt has service centers established in Chattanooga, Cookeville, Fayetteville, Jackson Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville and the Tri-Cities.
Martin, who has been with Averitt since 1985, most recently served as a director of business development. He will continue operating out of the Knoxville facility.
“We’re excited about bringing Randy into this expanded role with our sales team. He’s an outstanding associate who has earned this move, and we know he’ll do an excellent job for us and our customers,” added Pierce.
About Averitt Express
Now in its 42nd year of service, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company is a founding SmartWaySM partner and a member of The Reliance NetworkTM, a network of carriers that provides seamless LTL services throughout North America. Averitt specializes in delivering customized solutions with a single source of accountability for service offerings that include cross border/domestic offshore, dedicated, expedited, intermodal, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail distribution services, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage), warehousing and value-added services, including a centralized call center, strict performance metrics and an ongoing focus on green/sustainability efforts. Averitt’s technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), and transportation and operations management systems.
Note: ExpressTracking now provide Averitt Tracking service.