Inland Truck Parts Company has promoted Greg Klein to president, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Dave Scheer will remain chief executive officer.
Klein will be responsible for Inland’s strategic execution and will lead the company’s operations. A seasoned executive, he joined Inland as chief financial officer in 1995 and was promoted to vice president in 2008. Both Scheer and Klein are longtime members of Inland’s board of directors.
“Greg knows Inland extremely well. His long tenure on our leadership team has more than prepared him for this promotion,” says Scheer. “As president, there is no doubt that his continued dedication and commitment to our stakeholders will only make Inland stronger.”
Klein will take the reins of a very healthy company that saw remarkable growth and success over the last two decades, as it expanded to keep pace with market demands, especially in the truck repair and service sectors.
Along with skillful leadership, a large measure of Inland’s success is attributable to being employee-owned and Inland projects it will continue on this positive trajectory under Klein’s direction, the company says.
“Ownership here is 100 percent in the hands of our employees,” Scheer says. “The president has a responsibility to ensure that each of our employee-owners is a top priority. After all, they are the ones who make things happen. No one understands that better than Greg.”
In addition to his role at Inland, Klein is the immediate past chairman of the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA), where he works locally and in the nation’s capital to educate lawmakers on the importance and positive effects of employee ownership, the company says.
“Inland is a very special company, one that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of for over 40 years,” says Scheer. “I’m certain that promoting Greg to president is the right move to continue our success.”