President of Pilot Flying J no longer employed by company

As a federal investigation into Pilot Flying J continues, the president of the Knoxville-based chain of truck stops and another executive have left the company.

Further from the News Sentinel:

In an email to employees on Monday, CEO Jimmy Haslam stated that company President Mark Hazelwood was no longer with Pilot, effective immediately.

“Please join me in thanking him for his many years of service,” he wrote in the email, which was obtained by the Metro Pulse. “We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Gordon Ball, an attorney for Hazelwood, declined on Monday to confirm the report, or to comment on it.

According to a source close to Pilot, Scott Wombold also is no longer with the company, as of Monday.

The April 2013 affidavit identified Wombold as vice president of national accounts, reporting to Hazelwood, although his most recent title is unclear.