Management Team



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    Richard D. O'Dell
    Chief Executive Officer

    • Since July 2006, Mr. O'Dell has served as President of Saia, Inc.. Prior to that, he had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC. Mr. O'Dell has been a member of the Board of Directors of Saia since July 2006.

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    Frederick Holzgrefe
    President and Chief Operating Officer

    • Mr. Holzgrefe is Saia's president and chief operating officer. In this position, he oversees the company's Finance, Information Technology, Pricing, and Maintenance and Properties Departments in addition to working with other members of Saia's leadership team to provide strategic leadership and risk management. With a career that spans over 27 years, Mr. Holzgrefe possesses a wide range of finance knowledge and business experience.

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    Raymond Ramu
    Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

    • Mr. Ramu has worked at Saia, Inc. since 1998. He currently serves as the company's Chief Customer Officer. In his capacity he is responsible for strategic direction, managing the total customer relationship to improve satisfaction, loyalty, revenue growth and profitability.

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    Michelle Richard
    Vice President of Human Resources

    • Ms. Richard is Saia’s vice president of human resources (HR). In this role, she directs the company’s employee relations, recruitment, and staffing functions. She also oversees the education of and adherence to company HR policies as well as Saia’s compliance with all state and federal employment laws. Prior to her career at Saia, she worked for a large, international retailer as the director of HR for their Eastern logistics division.

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    Paul Peck
    Executive Vice President of Operations

    • Paul Peck’s career at Saia LTL Freight began in the New Orleans terminal in 1977 where he worked part-time in the Billing Department. Prior to being named the Executive Vice President of Operations in 2018, he had served at all levels of the company's operations.

      In his current position, Peck works directly with Saia's CEO as well as President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer in addition to the company's executive team overseeing the operation of all divisions, regions and facilities with regard to personnel management, budgeting, equipment readiness, regulatory compliance and business development.

      He has a proven track record of success and has seen the company grow from its modest beginnings in Louisiana into a publicly-traded carrier with revenue of $1.4 billion in 2017.

      Peck graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of New Orleans.