North American vehicle hauler, United Road Services, has appointed Mark Anderson as its chief operating officer (COO) with immediate effect.

The COO role is newly-created at United Road and Anderson will be responsible for the company’s daily operations. It is now the second largest car-hauler in North America, following its takeover of the auto transport division of The Waggoners Trucking in December last year.

Most recently, Anderson served as president and CEO of Inland Industrial Services Group, a national heavy industrial services firm based in Michigan.
“Mark’s energy, leadership style and broad business background make him a great fit for our company,” said Kathleen McCann, president and CEO of United Road. “He is a proven leader with a unique combination of career experiences that include finance and logistics, quality, safety improvement and customer service.

“Having Mark on board will enhance the depth and strength of our management team and United Road’s commitment to our customers,” added McCann.