DETROIT, June 1, 2009 – Brighton, Mich.-based Pilot Transport, a niche carrier specializing in transporting specialty, research and development, show and prototype vehicles, and also a business unit of United Road, one of the largest vehicle transportation logistics providers in the United States, has named Paul Solberg as the fleet account manager for Pilot Transport. Brad Mackler, senior vice president of business development for Pilot Transport, made the announcement.
In his new role at Pilot Transport, Mr. Solberg will collaborate with the business development team, acting as a primary resource in the retention and development of business relationships with auto companies, engineering firms, marketing departments, film, video and commercial/catalog producers and other various vehicle preparation service providers. He will also serve as the director of onsite support at large auto show events, coordinating vehicle logistics to and from the locations. Prior to joining Pilot Transport, Solberg previously worked as an account manager/fleet supervisor for Reliable Carriers, where he cultivated a robust knowledge of the Ford Motor Co. culture, while developing valuable contacts along the way.
“We are pleased to welcome Paul to the Pilot team and the United Road family,” said Mackler. “His understanding of the intrinsic workings the major automotive companies make him an invaluable asset as Pilot continues to hone its business development strategies and satisfy our growing client base.”
Mr. Solberg received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University. He currently lives in New Hudson, Mich.
About Pilot Transport
Based in Brighton, Mich., Pilot Transport is the transportation provider of choice for special vehicle logistics and is a business unit of United Road. Headquartered in Romulus, Mich., United Road is one of the largest vehicle transportation logistics solutions providers in the United States. With over 1,500 employees and a nationwide network of 1,200 late model vehicle carriers, United Road is the technology leader of the industry via its proprietary Web-based, real time OVISS information system. The company operates in the 48 continental United States, Alaska, Canada and Puerto Rico. United Road is also the only SmartWay certified “green” auto carrier in the United States recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for outstanding environmental practices.