John Simone has been named president & CEO of LinkAmerica Corp., a regional asset-based carrier based in Tulsa, OK.

Simone joins LinkAmerica from Greatwide Logistics Services, where he served as president & COO. He also held the position of senior vice president of the truckload division at UPS Freight and spent 16 years leading the Northeast fleet operations of Ryder Transportation Services.

“We are fortunate to have found a leader of John's caliber for this important role in the LinkAmerica organization,” said Joe Cottone, managing director and principal of LinkAmerica parent Tenex Capital Management. “John is a powerhouse executive with an impressive 27-year career in transportation. He understands how to manage a fleet of assets to consistently deliver exceptional customer service, which are critical building blocks for LinkAmerica.”