ArcBest Corporation announced Monday a change in leadership to follow its annual meeting in late April.

ArcBest Corporation announced Monday a change in leadership to follow its annual meeting in late April.


Robert A. Young III, 75, will retire as chairman of the board following ArcBest’s 2016 annual meeting on April 26. ArcBest President and Chief Executive Officer Judy R. McReynolds has been elected to the additional role of chairman of the board of directors following the annual meeting, according to an ArcBest news release.


The company also announced the election of current board director Steven L. Spinner as lead independent director, a newly created position, for a one-year term. Spinner, 56, has been a director of the ArcBest board since 2011. He is currently president, CEO and board member of United Natural Foods.


Young has served as a director of ArcBest, previously known as Arkansas Best, since 1970 and board chairman since 2004; he has reached the retirement age outlined in the company’s bylaws, the release adds. Capping a long career at the company that began in 1964, he served as CEO from 1988 until his retirement from that position in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Young also served as president, CEO and board chairman.


McReynolds, 53, an 18-year-veteran of ArcBest, has been president and CEO of ArcBest since 2010 and prior to that served as the company’s chief financial officer.