Family-owned Florida trucking company selects new CEO and COO
Tampa, Fla. (May 3, 2016) – Trans-Phos, Inc. is pleased to announce it has named Chris Whitney as President and Chief Executive Officer and Neil Whitney as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. This pair of promotions marks the second time in more than four decades the family-owned Florida trucking company has passed down executive leadership within the Whitney family.
“After more than forty years in business, I am extremely proud that the Whitney family has the opportunity to pass on the family business to a third generation of leadership,” said Rick Whitney, Chairman of the Board for Trans-Phos, Inc. “I am convinced Chris and Neil will lead Trans-Phos into a successful and more sustainable future for our company, customers and the environment.”
Chris Whitney joined Trans-Phos in 2006 and has played a pivotal role in the success of the company for the past ten years. Chris will oversee Trans-Phos’ overall strategy, business development and company performance. In addition to his role at Trans-Phos, Chris is the co-founder of the Tampa Pig Jig, an annual fundraiser to fund research for a rare kidney disease. Chris is a Tampa native and a graduate of University of Tampa.
Neil Whitney also joined Trans-Phos in 2006 and has held several strategic roles in the company over the years. Neil will oversee all aspects of operations for Trans-Phos as well as maintenance, human resources, safety, sales and customer relations. Neil attended Florida State University.
Rick Whitney has stepped down from his role as President and CEO, but will continue to be involved in sales and development for the company. Rick will also remain Chairman of the Board for Trans-Phos. Bill Whitney has retired from his role as Executive Vice President and will now serve as Senior Advisor of Operations. Bill also remains on the board of directors.
Trans-Phos is a family-owned and operated trucking company providing bulk transportation services to Central Florida’s phosphate and construction industries since 1973. Founded by Sam Whitney, Trans-Phos was created with the goal of providing safe and dependable trucking services to its customers. The company has continued to build upon those strong principles, growing to a fleet of more than 200 trucks and over 150 employees serving a 6-county area in Central Florida. For more information, visit www.transphos.com.