By Tampa Bay Business Journal

Joseph Troy was named executive vice president and chief financial officer at Quality Distribution Inc.

Troy previously was CFO at Walter Industries Inc., the predecessor to Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE: WLT). His appointment is effective Aug. 2, a release said.

Stephen Attwood was promoted to president and chief operating officer at Quality Distribution, effective Aug. 2. Attwood previously was senior vice president and chief financial officer.

In the past two years, Attwood led a successful restructuring of Quality Distributionâ¿¿s business, Gary Enzor, chief executive officer, said in the release. Going forward, Attwood will focus on emerging growth opportunities.

Troyâ¿¿s skills will be used as Quality Distribution focuses on optimizing its capital structure, leverages its strong cash flow, grows the business and communicates with the investment community, Enzor said.

Quality Distribution (NASDAQ: QLTY), headquartered in Tampa, provides bulk transportation and related services.

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