OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 3, 2019) – Jonathan (Jon) S. Russell has been named president and CEO of TVC-Pro Driver, effective immediately. TVC Pro-Driver provides legal representation, fuel savings and other discount programs to more than 60,000 professional truck drivers.
Prior to joining TVC-Pro-Driver, Russell was president and COO of Celadon Group Inc (NYSE: CGI), where he oversaw all sales and operations since May 2017. During his career at Celadon, Russell also started Celadon Logistics, which grew to be a top 50 truck brokerage and warehousing provider in North America. Previously, Russell was president and CEO of TruckersB2B, a trucking focused purchasing group with over 30,000 participating fleets. He has almost 20 years of experience in logistics and in serving the commercial truck driver community.
“I look forward to using my industry experience to offer better-than-ever customer service and more products to protect truckers’ livelihoods,” Russell said. “This is a rare opportunity to combine a great brand, a strong leadership team, and the financial and intellectual capital of Gauge Capital.”
Russell replaces Steve Hanebaum, who will assume the role of vice chairman, TVC Pro-Driver Chairman Tom McKelvey said.
“Steve played a key role in the company’s growth and nationwide expansion over the last decade, and he established the infrastructure for our evolution and our continued success,” said McKelvey, who is also the co-founder and managing director of Gauge Capital, the majority owner of TVC-Pro-Driver.
Hanebaum also praised the new president and CEO.
“Jon’s wealth of knowledge and industry insight will drive TVC to be the leader in legal representation for professional drivers and help us develop additional products our customers need,” Hanebaum said.
About TVC Pro-Driver
For over 30 years, TVC Pro-Driver has served more than 500,000 professional drivers. TVC Pro-Driver is the only BBB-accredited legal protection service dedicated to professional drivers, providing coverage in all 50 states and Canada for more than one million moving, non-moving and serious accident violations. Learn more at https://prodriver.com.
About Gauge Capital
Gauge Capital partners with owners, managers and equity stakeholders of successful middle-market companies to maximize their potential. As the largest investor in its own funds, the company’s interests are aligned with its partners. The company’s primary aim is long-term, sustainable value creation through transformational change as well as organic and strategically acquired growth. Learn more at http://gaugecapital.com.