Transportation 2023: DEVON C. ANDERS
PRESIDENT, INTERCHANGE GROUP, MOUNT CRAWFORD
In 1993, Jerry Morris and Wayne Ruck bought an old Weyers Cave factory, seeking to maintain their box-manufacturing business while entering the logistics sector. Anders, then an accountant seeking a different field, became InterChange’s president in 2000.
Since then, InterChange’s portfolio has grown to nearly 2 million square feet and 500-plus acres of prime industrial and commercial land, including 18 warehouses in the Shenandoah Valley. In 2019, the company opened a cold storage facility in Mount Crawford.
A certified public accountant who has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Mennonite University, Anders leads 380 employees in the Shenandoah Valley and Portsmouth. Before joining InterChange, he was a controller at Packaging Services and an audit manager at PBMares (then PBGH).
Anders serves on GO Virginia’s Region 8 Council and chairs the Virginia Maritime Association’s Valley Logistics Chapter.
HOW I BALANCE WORK AND PERSONAL LIFE: Schedule times for travel and things we want to do. Journal and quiet time to keep perspective.
NEW LIFE EXPERIENCE: Sailing the Turkish coast and Greek countryside, following the travels of the Apostle Paul