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Tuesday, December 05, 2023

ABC Companies President and Chief Commercial Officer Roman Cornell Faribault, Minn.—ABC Companies CEO Dane Cornell announced that Charles “Chuck” Carns will be joining the ABC Team as CFO effective March 1st, 2019. Carns joins ABC following 23 years as the CE of Mears Transportation Group and Hello Destination Management.

“Chuck’s success has been the result of managing multiple acquisitions and business start‐ups, in addition to his day to day responsibilities as CEO of Mears transportation. Chuck brings additional knowledge that will align with our growth and further improve customer service,” stated Dane.

Carns commented on his recent appointment, stating, “I am grateful to the Mears organization and the many talented people I have worked with and for over the years. Now I am looking forward to the next chapter of my career and being able to bring my experience to an organization with the level of customer service that ABC provides.”

This appointment coincides with Roman Cornell being named President and Chief Commercial Officer of ABC Companies.

ABC Companies CFO Chuck Carns “As we continue to grow and expand into new markets, we are building an experience base across several key positions within our organization. These changes to our senior leadership ensure ABC has the breadth of experience and proven results to lead our success into the future,” stated Roman.

“Ongoing succession planning across ABC Companies ensures continuity of service to customers and our employees,” added Dane.

Other members of the Cornell family continue to hold key roles within the organization as well. Vice President ‐ Strategic Accounts Ashley Cornell continues to be responsible for several key customers in the West and Northwest, including rapidly growing employee shuttle programs. Also, Ryhan Cornell is an account manager in the Southeast Region, overseeing several key accounts and ensuring quality customer service.

“These leadership changes, along with the active role of several Cornell family members, ensures that our growth will never be at the expense of the core values instilled in us by my father, Clarence ‘Clancy’ Cornell. Making our customers successful, makes ABC successful, and I look forward to what our senior management team will bring to the future,” concluded Dane.

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