Modern Transportation announces Executive Team adjustments

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Pittsburgh-based bulk carrier promotes Bennett, adds Shiflett and Gallowitz

Modern Transportation is pleased to announce the promotion of Tammy Bennett and welcomes accomplished operations veteran, Chris Gallowitz, and top safety professional, Kevin Shiflett, to its executive leadership team.

Ms. Bennett, who joined Modern as Director of Human Resources in January of 2014, has recently been named Vice President of Safety and Human Resources. Having established a transportation career marked by positions of increasing responsibility in HR, Operations, and Sales, Ms. Bennett will now assume responsibility for the overall safe performance of Modern, while continuing to guide the many facets of the Human Resources function. “From the day she joined Modern”, shares Modern’s President, Patrick B. Cozzens, “Tammy has brought an increased degree of accountability, performance, and team-building to our organization. Particularly in an industry marked by a driver shortage”, Cozzens continues, “she has assembled a team that continually turns challenges into opportunities for us.”

Modern has also recently added Kevin Shiflett as their Senior Director of Safety and Risk Management. Mr. Shiflett, who has been instrumental in developing an enhanced degree of safety accountability to companies throughout his career, brings an enhanced knowledge of Federal Safety Standards to a company that has accepted twelve consecutive Platinum National Safety Awards from Great West Casualty Company. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Kevin to our team”, shares Cozzens. “His vast knowledge of safety regulatory compliance, coupled with his ability to effectively communicate that knowledge throughout our system, is going to provide tremendous value to our organization.” Shiflett has also been tagged to advance Modern’s initiative to gain certified status as a Responsible Care fleet later this year.

Finally, Modern announces the addition of Chris Gallowitz. Mr. Gallowitz, an accomplished senior-level executive with a track record of successful strategic and tactical leadership within the transportation industry, assumes the position of Vice President of Operations. From his service in the United States Merchant Marines to his most recent position as President of a Texas-based logistics firm, Mr. Gallowitz has established a reputation marked with operational excellence. “Chris brings so much value to our organization”, shares Cozzens. “From our initial interview, it was easy to see the standards of excellence to which he holds himself will serve to perpetuate our Mission throughout our company.”

Headquartered in suburban Pittsburgh, Modern Transportation serves the bulk raw material and chemical logistics needs of numerous clients in a multitude of manufacturing industries. Currently, Modern provides safe and reliable service from twenty-three strategically-located terminal locations throughout the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and the South. For more information, please visit

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