We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Vice President of Process Improvement Webb Estes to president and chief operating officer (COO). Webb represents the fourth generation of the Estes family to head Estes Express Lines, which was founded in 1931.
Rob Estes, previously our president and CEO, will continue his duties as chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Also, Vice President and COO Billy Hupp has transitioned to vice president of the board and corporate executive vice president.
Webb is well-prepared for his new responsibilities. In addition to his previous role, where he oversaw much of our day-to-day operations and spearheaded several technological improvements, Webb has hands-on expertise with Estes’ processes through managing a terminal, driving company trucks, and moving freight on the dock. He also holds a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
“Leading a dynamic company with such a rich history of excellence is no small feat, and I’m both humbled and grateful for this opportunity — as well as the support of our teammates across America,” he says. “For nearly a century, Team Estes has helped shape and lead the logistics industry, and I’m thrilled to carry on our tradition of customer-focused vision, innovation, and success.”
“While many competitors have struggled these last few years, Estes continues to grow and thrive — and so much of that is due to Webb’s passion for our company and his vision for what it means to be a leading-edge logistics provider,” adds Rob Estes. “His transition to president and COO makes it abundantly clear: Estes is in business for the long haul.”