Matthew Thornton

by Justin Cates
Matthew Thornton
Former Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, FedEx Freight
Serves on Board of Directors for: Crown Castle International Corporation, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Matthew Thornton III served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Freight, the leader of the less than truckload market with an annual revenue of nearly $7 billion. FedEx Freight leads the market in service and quality, with more than 45,000 team members managing more than 100,000 shipments a day from nearly 380 service centers.

In this role, Mr. Thornton provides executive guidance on FedEx Freight’s day-to-day operations, while overseeing the teams responsible for international efforts, transportation, field operations and engineering, among other crucial business areas.

Thornton began his career with Federal Express in 1978 as a package handler while a college student at the University of Memphis.

Thornton holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and an MBA degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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