J.B. Hunt announces CIO/EVP retirement and new appointment

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., announced that Kay Lewis, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Vice President (EVP) of Technology and Engineering, will retire on Dec. 31, 2015 after 27 years with the company. Stuart Scott has been hired from Tempur-Sealy and is due to take over the vacated position on Jan. 1, 2016.

Prior to joining J.B. Hunt, Scott held the CIO role at Tempur-Sealy International, CIO at Microsoft and CIO for various General Electric businesses. Additionally, Scott served as the VP of Business Development for Webvan, a last mile delivery service startup.

Lewis began her career with J.B. Hunt as a programming specialist in 1988, joining the company after working for EDS as a Systems Engineer Manager. She progressed through the ranks of J.B. Hunt and became the CIO/EVP in August 1999.

Lewis will remain available as an advisor to the company as Scott assumes her previous role.