Executive Leadership Team

Over 150 Years of Combined Transportation Experience

Executive Leadership Team

With over 100 years of not only industry experience but Swift experience, our leadership team is part of what makes Swift "Best in Class". This team of tenured transportation experts is ready to lead Swift into the future.

  • Mike Ruchensky

    Vice President and Chief Information Officer

    Mike Ruchensky has served as Vice President/Chief Information Officer of Swift Transportation since December 2003. From 2002 to November 2003, Mr. Ruchensky served as Chief Operating Officer for the shipping division of Ja-Del, Inc. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Ruchensky served as the Vice President of Operations/Information Systems for Wolferman’s. From 1980 through 1996, Mr. Ruchensky worked for AlliedSignal, where he held a series of progressively responsible positions in Information Systems. Mr. Ruchensky holds a BA in Accounting from Ottawa University and an MBA from Baker University.

  • Kenneth C. Runnels

    Executive Vice President of Operations

    Ken Runnels has served as Executive Vice President of Operations since December 2007. His current responsibilities include overseeing all of the Dry, Dedicated and Linehaul operations. Ken began his career with Swift Transportation in 1983 as a log auditor, and over the next few years was quickly promoted through various operations positions and was promoted to Terminal Manager in March of 1989. Since 1983 Ken has held a myriad of positions, including Terminal Manager at several locations, Regional Vice President, and Vice President of Fleet Operations. With the exception of a brief period from July 2006 to November 2007, Ken has spent his transportation career with Swift. Ken helped grow Swift from a 140 truck operation in 1983 to our current truck count of 18,000.