Bison Transport Announces Leadership Transition

May 27, 2024
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Winnipeg, MB (May 27, 2024) – Bison Transport announced today the transition of Executive leadership. Effective May 31, Rob Penner will be retiring from his long-held role of President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Penner started his career with Bison Transport in 1989, where his 35-year journey took Rob from the cab of a highway tractor, into the office, and to the top of the Executive ranks. “Rob helped navigate Bison Transport through periods of unparalleled change and growth, finishing his career with the successful transition of ownership from the Jessiman family to the Richardson family” said Don Streuber, Executive Chairman at Bison.

“On behalf of everyone in the Bison family, I thank Rob for his service and dedication to our business and for all he has done to help us become North America’s Trusted Supply Chain Solution,” added Streuber.

Starting June 1, Mike Ludwick will be Interim President and Chief Executive Officer at Bison Transport. Mike has been with Bison since 1997 and was most recently Chief Administrative Officer. He is also the current President at Bison Transport USA.

“Mike is the right leader, at the right time for Bison Transport,” stated Streuber. “Mike and I have worked closely for his entire career; with Mike’s industry experience and superb leadership skills, I am confident in a smooth transition and continued success for Bison.”

“Rob has been an incredible leader in our business, industry, and community. We owe him a huge thank you. With his guidance, I’m proud that we have built an incredible team who will carry this business into our next phase of growth. I’m truly excited about the future of Bison,” said Mike Ludwick.

About Bison Transport

Bison Transport is a professionally managed transportation company, established in 1969 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited. With a network throughout Canada, U.S. and Mexico, Bison is North America’s Trusted Supply Chain Solution that employs over 4,000 professional Drivers and staff. We proudly deliver award-winning freight services to our valued clients throughout North America. We operate one of the largest, safest, and most modern fleets on the road today. Our investments in tractor, trailer and container equipment are a testament to the commitment we’ve made to our customers, staff, and the industry.

Our growing asset-based fleet boasts 3,000 tractors and 10,000 trailers and containers operating throughout North America. Beyond this, we have access to over 30,000 trucks through our Logistics Operations, along with container cube and priority access on rail networks across North America.

About James Richardson & Sons, Limited

Established in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited is a private, family-owned and operated corporation involved in global agriculture and food processing, as well as energy exploration and marketing, financial services, insurance, real estate and freight transportation and logistics. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, JRSL has assets and operations strategically located across Canada, the United States and Europe.

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