Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> August 31, 2012

Interview with the President & COO: Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN)

Leathers, Derek J.
Derek J. Leathers is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Werner Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Leathers has worked in the transportation and logistics industry for over 20 years. Throughout his tenure at Werner, he has held integral roles in many facets of the organization, including the establishment of Werner’s Mexico operations, oversight for all asset-operating groups and leading the launch of Werner Global Logistics, which encompasses transportation management and freight movement within intermodal, ocean, air and brokerage. Prior to joining Werner in 1999, Mr. Leathers was one of the first foreign members of Mexico’s trucking association (CANACAR) and was based out of Mexico City for several years. Mr. Leathers holds an economics degree from Princeton University. Profile
TWST: If you would, please start with a company history and an overview of your business today.

Mr. Leathers: Our company was founded in 1956 by our current Chairman Emeritus. He