Celadon Group Inc. CEO Paul Svindland is recovering after recent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, the company announced late Tuesday.
“The surgery went well, I am home recovering and I expect to return to the office after the New Year’s holiday,” Svindland said in a prepared statement issued by the company.
In Svindland’s absence, Chief Operating Officer Jon Russell is leading the company.
Thom Albrecht, Celadon’s chief financial and strategy officer, told IBJ that Svindland went in for surgery on Thursday and expects to return to work during the first half of January.
“Paul was in good spirits and worked right up until the date of his surgery,” Albrecht said.
Svindland joined Celadon in July 2017, replacing previous CEO and Board Chairman Paul Will. Svindland, who has experience as a turnaround expert in the transportation industry, has been working since his arrival to address multiple financial and accounting issues at the company.