July 14, 2022 Executive Assistant


Ryan Kassenbrock (Left), Steve Kessler (Right)

PTI promotes Kessler, Kassenbrock

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI), headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, recently announced leadership changes effective July 1, 2022. Ryan Kassenbrock was named the new Executive Vice President-Administration of PTI’s parent organization, United Companies, and Steve Kessler was promoted to President of PTI.

After working for United Companies for 23 years and serving as PTI’s President for the past 6 years, Kassenbrock was promoted to Executive Vice President-Administration of PTI’s parent company, United Companies. In this role, he will be responsible for managing the company’s insurance and risk management functions, facilities, and remarketing. Additionally, Kassenbrock will join the steering committee, where he will assist with strategic planning for all three of the United Companies business units.  

“Ryan has consistently demonstrated a track record of adding great value, resulting from his professional commitment, operational experience, and proven leadership,” said United Companies Senior Vice President Amy Romain Barron.

Kessler previously served as PTI’s Chief Operating Officer before accepting the position of President. He joined PTI in November 2019 after serving 20 years in the railroad industry.  

“Steve has been a great addition to PTI and United Companies,” “We are very pleased to give him the opportunity to lead PTI as an organization. Steve’s dedication to safety and service made him the ideal leader for this role,” Barron said.

About Professional Transportation, Inc.

Professional Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of United Companies, provides ground transportation services to companies in the railroad, mining, and energy industries across the U.S. For more than 40 years, PTI stands steadfast with core values for safety, dependability, and customer services. To learn more, visit

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