David M. Gann CFO United Road ServicesDavid Gann (pictured) has joined North American finished vehicle transport provider United Road Services as its chief financial officer. He replaces Eric Mikesell, who has left the company after more than 13 years.

Gann moves from his role as vice-president of investor relations and communications at Metaldyne Performance Group, the powertrain and safety parts supplier. He was previously director of finance at the company.

In Gann’s new role, he is responsible for all financial management at United Road including regulatory compliance, bank reporting, treasury, accounting, tax, and risk management.

“David’s financial expertise, plus his global supplier experience, will be a great asset to United Road’s disciplined growth trajectory,” said Kathleen McCann, chairman and CEO of United Road. “He has strong private equity and transactional experience and a track record of successfully managing financial operations for multiple entities.

“United Road’s goal is to be the supplier and employer of choice in the finished vehicle logistics industry,” she added. “As United Road builds capacity for further growth, we are fortunate to have David on our leadership team.”

United Road, which reports moving more than 3m new, remarketed and speciality vehicles a year, was recently acquired by private equity and alternative asset management company, The Carlyle Group.