John Patterson to Lead UV Logistics into the Future; New CEO Brings 40 Years of Leadership and Entrepreneurial Expertise to Position

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United Vision Logistics hires new CEO with 40 years of experience in logistics.

United Vision Logistics (UV Logistics) is pleased to announce that John Patterson has been named chief executive officer of the premier transportation and logistics services provider.

Patterson comes to UV Logistics with more than 40 years of experience in the trucking, transportation and supply chain arenas and has an extensive track record of taking logistics companies to new heights. He has replaced former CEO Howard Hoffmann who left the organization to return to his consulting business.

“We are confident that John will work diligently to continue to advance the UV Logistics core purpose, ‘to tackle and solve complex logistics problems,’” said Ronnie Murphy, Chairman of the Board of Directors for UV Logistics. “With his extensive industry experience and visionary entrepreneurial and leadership skills, we are excited to have John lead our company into its next phase of growth.”

Patterson joins UV Logistics with a strong, hands-on leadership background, and has served in roles such as engineer, lawyer, executive, owner-shareholder, General Counsel, President and CEO. He has worked for a number of the industry’s leading companies and contributed to three successful startups. In addition, Patterson has consistently met or exceeded shareholder expectations and has achieved above-average industry profits. In his prior position as Senior Vice President of UTi, Patterson was responsible for four businesses, two asset-based trucking companies, including a flatbed and specialized carrier and two non-asset based transportation companies that comprised all of UTi’s North American transportation operations.

"I'm proud to join a great company that has a proven track record of success in this industry," said Patterson. "I'm excited to be back in the South working with an outstanding fleet of agents and owner-operators."

Patterson has a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and graduated from law school at Marquette University. He plans to make his home in Lafayette and looks forward to returning to the Gulf Coast where he began his career.

About United Visions Logistics
United Vision Logistics (UV Logistics) has 138 years of combined experience in providing safe and reliable land transportation and logistics services to the U.S. E&P industry. With a focus on safety, integrity, excellence and community, the company is driven to identify, tackle and solve complex problems for its customers through its wide range of services. UV Logistics’ diversified fleet of more than 2,400 dedicated contracted power units, a base of more than 100 truck terminals, and its range of specialized equipment and services, enables the company to overcome any transportation and logistics challenge. In addition, UV Logistics’ state-of- the-art information services allow them to be one of the leading providers of safety performance and reliability to companies throughout the country. For more information on UV Logistics and its services, please visit

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