KAG on Tuesday (18th May) announced Blaise’s decision to retire from the group after nearly 40 years in the transportation industry.
Taking his decision on board, KAG has appointed Charlie DeLacey, current Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will become CEO from 1st June.
Supporting DeLacey, Grant Mitchell, current Chief Operating Officer, will take on the additional responsibilities of President of the company. This will also be effective from 1st June.
Welcoming the changes, Blaise, said, “Planning for this transition has been in place for several years now and these two talented leaders are well poised to take KAG to the next level of growth and success.”
“This is a very exciting time for the future of our organisation as Charlie and Grant move forward with the energy and passion that our employees and customers have come to expect from our leadership team.”
Dennis Nash, KAG Executive Chairman and of the Board, added, “Charlie and Grant have been key contributors of the KAG leadership team for many years. They each have significant experience with the industry, customers, investors, but most importantly, with KAG’s people and culture which is built around an uncompromising commitment to be the employer of choice.”
“We would like to thank Bruce for his exceptional leadership and his genuine caring for the safety, security and wellbeing of our employees, customers, community and environment.”
“He successfully steered KAG through one of the most challenging times in our history as a result of the Covid pandemic and has been instrumental in continuing to position KAG as the leading tank truck transporter and logistics provider in North America. We wish him the best in his retirement.”