Old Dominion Names Dave Bates Senior Vice President of Operations

Old Dominion Freight Line announced today the promotion of Dave Bates to senior vice president of operations

THOMASVILLE, North Carolina (Nov. 3, 2011) – Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has named Dave Bates as the company’s senior vice president of operations.

            Bates has worked at Old Dominion for more than 15 years, most recently serving as the vice president of the Central States Region. He will be filling the position previously held by Greg Gantt, recently appointed to executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“Dave’s impressive resume includes managing three Old Dominion facilities and helping to develop the vital planning system that we use to organize pick-ups and deliveries,” Gantt said. “I am confident that his long history as a part the Old Dominion family will serve him well as he takes on new responsibilities.”

Bates will be responsible for the Old Dominion’s day-to-day operations, including tracking and improving the company’s service and productivity.

Before his promotion to vice president of the Central States Region, Bates managed the company’s service centers in Miami; Allentown, Pennsylvania; and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He will be relocating to the company’s headquarters in Thomasville, North Carolina, from Edwardsville, Kansas.