GLENWOOD, Illinois--The appointment of John Byrne as chief executive officer of ConData, Inc. has been announced by Jerry Ragsdell, chairman.


"As ConData continues to grow in its domestic markets, and as we expand into European markets, we are fortunate to have John's strong management experience added to our team," Ragsdell said.


Byrne, who most recently served as vice president and general manager for Underwriters Laboratories (UL), will be responsible for day-to-day management of ConData. At UL, Byrne was responsible for their $300 million global consumer products business, and he was an officer of the company. He also served as UL's vice president, operations, with the top operating role for enterprise-wide process improvements in core operating units and customer service organizations.


"The opportunity at ConData is exciting to me because the company has such a strong reputation for its industry-leading freight audit process," Byrne says. "We have a solid foundation for continued growth as the nation's only pure post-audit service."


Prior to joining UL, Byrne founded Integral Sciences, where he held the titles of president and CEO for almost 10 years before selling the company to Intertek in 1999. At Intertek, Byrne continued as vice president with responsibilities in operations, sales, finance, quality and human resources for the company's largest U.S. division.


Byrne was raised in Columbus, Ohio where he attended The Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics. He lives in Northbrook, Illinois with his wife Cheryl and their two daughters, Rebecca and Abbie.


About ConData

ConData is one of the nation's oldest and most respected providers of transportation freight-audit recovery services. Established in 1956, ConData began doing business as Continental Freight Traffic Services. In 1973, ConData's current stockholders purchased the company and renamed it


Continental Freight Data Systems, Inc. (ConData). The company is privately held with 100 percent of its stock owned by officers of the company who remain active in the day-to-day operations.


The scope of ConData's auditing services embraces both U.S. and international shipments, and the majority of ConData customers are Fortune 1000 companies. Solutions include comprehensive auditing of paid transportation invoices and a host of value-added services related to the physical post-audit and ConData's superior electronic reporting capabilities. ConData provides unparalleled expertise in all transportation modes, including international air, ocean, and intra-Europe. For more information, visit