Valley Cartage Promotes Two Executives to Vice President

Posted on Mon, Apr 8, 2013

Valley Cartage appoints Jim Mortensen as Vice President of Supply Chain Logistics and Bruce Anderson as Vice President of Operations

With more that 65 years of combined experience in the Transportation Industry, Mortensen and Anderson will help transform Valley Cartage from a traditional regional LTL Carrier to a Global Logistics company.

Hudson, Wisconsin — April 3, 2013 — Valley Cartage today announced promotions related to the opening of its Supply Chain Logistics Service Center in Lake Elmo.

Jim Mortensen has been promoted to Vice President of Supply Chain Logistics. He will lead Valley Cartage’s efforts to create an end-to-end Freight Logistics experience for worldwide customers. Mortensen will report to Valley Cartage’s President and CEO Todd Gilbert.

“I am delighted to have Jim running our new Supply Chain Logistics group,” Gilbert said. “This is an exciting time for Valley Cartage. We’re working hard to transform the company and create a simple, straightforward way for customers to manage all of their Freight Logistics needs. Jim’s unique and diverse background, coupled with his deep transportation roots will be invaluable assets in this long-term effort.”

“I am excited about helping consumers make informed decisions about their Supply Chain” said Mortensen.  “Valley Cartage is forging a path to become a leader in Global Logistics.”

Before joining Valley Cartage in 2010, Mortensen spent 28 years at Freightmasters in roles of increasing responsibility. In his last role at Freightmasters, Mortensen was Director of Operations, where he was responsible for all day-to-day customer freight logistics.

Bruce Anderson has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. He will lead all of Valley Cartage’s asset-based and terminal operations, including Valley Cartage’s main terminal in Hudson. Anderson will report to Valley Cartage’s President and CEO Todd Gilbert.

“Bruce has been largely responsible for the operations of Valley Cartage for the past 2 years,” Gilbert said. “The transformation we have started will bring rapid growth and require a renewed focus on those operations.  This promotion recognizes Bruce’s growing responsibility and expanding span of control.”

“The transportation industry continues its consolidation and will continue to be very competitive,” said Anderson.  “Our operations will continue to focus on customer service, on-time service and operational excellence.  Our assets will continue to deliver on our commitments.”

Before joining Valley Cartage in 2010, Anderson spent 13 years in roles of increasing responsibility with Wiseway Transportation Services.  Anderson was Vice President of Operations for more than 10 of those years, responsible for all day-to-day customer freight logistics nationwide.  Prior to Wiseway, Anderson spent 20 years at County Seat Stores as Transportation and Freight Coordinator for more than 800 retail stores, and as Assistant Traffic Manager of their private fleet.

About Valley Cartage: Valley Cartage is a third generation, family-owned provider of transportation and logistics services. Founded in 1935, and ‘Driven by Generations of Excellence’, Valley Cartage provides a full range of customized LTL, Logistics, Critical, Specialty and Warehouse services. Supply Chain Solution experts integrate, with single source accountability, regional, national and international logistics for a complete door-to-door service package.  For more information contact:  Steve McFarland, V.P. Sales and Marketing, Valley Cartage, 715-381-2332 or visit .