Foremost Transport Inc. Appoints Hooley as VP

August 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Brad Hooley

Brad Hooley

Foremost Transport Inc. announced that Brad Hooley has recently been named vice president. Headquartered in Goshen, Ind., Foremost Transport also has operations in Fitzgerald, Ga., Perris, Calif., and Pendleton, Ore. 

According to a press release, Hooley brings more than 30 years of management experience to the Foremost team, having held a variety of positions at Supreme Corp., most recently as director of information technology. In his new role, Hooley will manage all aspects of company operations and strategic planning.

“Brad is a great fit for the Foremost team as he brings the same philosophies to the table that has made Foremost successful,” said Foremost President Devon Bechtel. “We expect to see a lot of integrity and creativity from Brad as he provides insights to meet the challenges of today’s transport industry.”

Hooley noted that he looks forward to meeting and working closely with all of Foremost’s customers, staff and drivers. He may be reached at (574) 642-2037 or

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Transport Firm Initiates Management Changes

April 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

(L-R) Jim Nywening, Devon Bechtel, Bill Hodgen, and Robin Baker

Goshen, Ind.-based Quality Drive-Away and Foremost Transport, trucking and recreational delivery companies, recently announced management appointments. They include:

• Jim Nywening has been promoted to vice president of operations for both companies. Nywening has more than 25 years of experience within the transportation industry, devoting his last 10 years as general manager for Quality Drive Away.

• Robin Baker has been promoted to Goshen motorized division manager for Quality-Drive Away. Baker has worked at Quality for the past six years. She has worked as a customer service representative, both in the Indiana office and, most recently in the Bossier City, La. office where she was involved with the launch of that location.

• Bill Hodgen has been hired as the general manager of Foremost Transport. Hodgen returns after working for the company in 2007. Hodgen spent the past five years as sales manager for Dekalb Distributing in Avilla and has 20 years of experience as a division manager for a Fortune 500 consumer products manufacturer.

• Devon Bechtel, president of the companies, said the appointments will bring strategic perspective to their respective companies, and that each manager will be instrumental in driving the business forward.

Quality Drive-Away is a vehicle transport company that has a 25-year history with more than 20 pickup locations and terminals in Indiana, Georgia, Louisiana, California and Pennsylvania. Foremost Transport, formerly the towable division of Quality Drive-Away Inc., provides transport services to nearby RV and other trailer manufacturers. The company has four terminal locations and nearly a dozen pickup locations.

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