Altrichter Joins KAG as VP of Fleet Services
NORTH CANTON, OH, July 20, 2016 – The Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) today announced that Kirk Altrichter has joined the company as Vice President of Fleet Services. KAG is North America’s largest tank truck transporter and logistics provider, delivering fuel, chemicals, merchant gases and food products across the United States, Canada and into Mexico.
In his new role, Altrichter will be responsible for the strategic oversight and alignment of KAG’s fleet services to include approximately 6,200 power units and 9,700 trailers. He is also responsible for equipment and parts procurement, building and property acquisition, and general and environmental maintenance.
Prior to joining KAG, Altrichter held senior management roles with various transportation companies to include Gordon Trucking, Inc., Schneider National Carriers and most recently, Vice President of Maintenance for Crete Carrier Corporation. He has been in the trucking industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience in fleet services, operations and logistics.
Altrichter is a member of numerous industry affiliations to include American Trucking Associations (ATA), where he is past General Chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council. His extensive involvement with ATA also includes serving as Chairman and Vice Chairman of various councils and study groups, along with serving on the Board of Directors. He received his M.B.A from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA and his B.S. in Business Management from Millersville University in Millersville, PA. He also served in the United States Marine Corps and United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1981 through 2003.
“Kirk has an excellent reputation as an experienced and skilled leader in our industry,” said Bruce Blaise, President of KAG. “We are so pleased to have him as part of our KAG team and look forward to tapping into his knowledge as he leads our Fleet Services group. It goes without saying that managing a fleet as large as KAG’s is a critical role to our operational success. We are confident that Kirk will carry on our legacy of having a safe, clean, modern and well-maintained fleet to haul very specialized liquid bulk products across North America,” Blaise continued.
The Kenan Advantage Group (www.thekag.com) operates through its five groups consisting of Fuels Delivery, Specialty Products, Merchant Gas, KAG Canada and Logistics. The company has terminal and satellite locations in 40 states and five Canadian provinces and territories, with the ability to deliver within all 48 contiguous states, Canada and Mexico. KAG also provides specialized supply chain logistics services through KAG Logistics and KAG Ethanol Logistics (www.kaglogistics.com).