Lift Volume 4


Raising awareness and elevating culture.

Executive Insight Mike Brannigan, CEO

As newly appointed president and chief executive officer of The Suddath Companies, it is an honor and privilege to occupy the same position held by a very distinguished, select group of former leaders who never lost sight of the principles on which this company was founded. We are proudly rooted in a legacy of quality and customer service that spans close to a century and I look forward to continuing that on into the future. One of my most important roles as CEO is to foster a dynamic and positive work environment for everyone in our company. I want Suddath ® to be a great place to work, with people who are proud to work here, feel good

about their jobs and provide world-class service. To that end, we sincerely appreciate our employees and want to equip you with the tools you need to succeed—whether that’s in the form of technology, like the new Learning Center on Workday, or in the form of guidance and policy from our compliance program rollout. This edition of LiFT contains multiple examples of Suddath employees who take it personally – going above and beyond for our company as well as our customers. We especially salute our van operators, the lifeblood of our business, for sacrificing time with their families to get the job done. Be sure and click on the “Day in the Life of a Driver” video on page 4 to get a very real and raw perspective of life on the road as an owner operator. We also appreciate our customers, from down the street or across the globe. One of the highlights of this spring was our inaugural Client Summit, hosted by our client relations team. After three focused days together, you learn a lot about what you’re doing right, what needs improvement and what is expected from your clients, prospects and suppliers. Attendees had a front-row seat to experience Suddath from the executive level to our warehouse crew folks, who facilitated our “Movers Minute-To-Win-It” contest, right down to my favorite part of the summit, the Suddath Driver Advisory Council featuring award-winning van operators Chris Cartwright, Brian Megnauth and Dexter Ramsey (all pictured below).

We are proud to share our winning spirit which is reflected in the stories and features contained in these pages. Thank you for taking the time to review this latest edition of LiFT and as always, we look forward to your comments and suggestions.

Michael J. Brannigan Chief Executive Officer

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