Andy Cripe

Horizon Transport announced the appointment of industry veteran Andy Cripe as executive vice president.

“Horizon is making an addition that is necessary and well-timed in terms of what’s best for our customers and employees,” said Joe Braun, company president, in a press release.

Braun said he will remain in the lead role and will be joined by Cripe, who formerly spent time as president of CrossRoads RV. As executive vice president, Cripe will help set overall sales strategy and direction with a specific focus on customer relationships and growth.

“We are very excited to bring Andy onto the team. He brings a unique perspective to our existing management group and we feel his inputs will result in new opportunities for our company, our employees and most importantly – our customers,” said Braun. “It’s an exciting time for Horizon Transport! We have a great team in place and we’re laser-focused on exceeding customer needs.”

Marion Schrock, owner and chairman emeritus, has recently stepped away after 35 years of managing the operation.

“On-boarding Andy Cripe will complete our succession plan,” he said. “Andy represents the last piece of the puzzle to our leadership team, keeping our operations and growth strategy in the hands of industry veterans — people truly committed to the RV sector, people who value our nearly 1,600 drivers, our employees and are dedicated to serving our customers.”