IRVINE, California, June 3, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced the successful appointment of Mr. Mark Friedman as Assistant Vice President of Information Technology with Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport based in Los Alamitos, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Christopher Bull, Managing Partner and Bill Brewer, Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Brewer, “In this top Information Technology role, Mark is an outstanding addition to the Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport family. His deep background with strategic and tactical leadership in information technology will enable the company to continue to experience outstanding growth while delivering the high quality of services to its customers that Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport is so well known for”.

Mr. Friedman is a well experienced Information Technology leader who has worked within the trucking / freight industry for over 10 years. Prior to his placement with Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport, Mr. Friedman worked for Southern Counties Express as the Director of Information Technology. Prior to that, he served MainFreight USA as the Director of Application Systems for over eight years. Mr. Friedman also understands entrepreneurial partnerships as a result of his Presidential role with Diamond Lake Systems.

Mr. Friedman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Arizona. He attended DeVry Institute of Technology, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and continues course work with the University of Houston in Computer Information Systems.

About Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport

Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport (, headquartered in Los Alamitos, California, was founded in 1994 by Louie Adkins and Steve Hansen. The company started small with one account and within a few years acquired additional import business, including Hyundai, Kia, and Nissan. Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport has built upon the strength of its workforce to provide their customers with unparalleled customer service. Each addition to the Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport management team was handpicked for their knowledge, experience and ability to contribute to the Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport family. Today, the Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport banner is proudly displayed on more than 600 auto transports.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Aerospace & Defense, Technology, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Industrial Manufacturing, Restaurants/Retail, Entertainment, Food Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, the Engineering & Construction / Building Industry, Professional Services, and other areas. Founded by Rod McDermott and Chris Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Kaiser Aluminum, Maxwell Technologies, Kraco Enterprises, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, and the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans.