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Ryder Appoints Gary Allen Vice President of Engineering
Monday, February 03, 2014
Ryder Appoints Gary Allen Vice President of Engineering07:55 EST Monday, February 03, 2014
MIAMI (Business Wire) -- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, announced today that Gary Allen has been appointed Vice President of Engineering. In this role, reporting to President of Global Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) John Williford, Mr. Allen is responsible for overseeing the Supply Chain Engineering team, including Quality, Program Management, and Engineering, to support business development and existing operations for the overall SCS organization.
“Ryder employs the most talented logistics engineers in the industry,” said Mr. Williford. “Gary's expertise and leadership will enhance our ability to provide customers with the most innovative and efficient supply chain solutions.”
Mr. Allen has more than 24 years of experience in supply chain services. He joins Ryder from Ernst & Young LLP, where he led the company's logistics consulting practice. Prior to Ernst & Young, he spent seven years with Exel where he had various leadership roles in product development, solution design, operational excellence, sustainability, and partner innovation.
Mr. Allen helped launch and co-author the “Annual Third Party Logistics Study” with Dr. John Langley from Pennsylvania State University, and has been recognized throughout the industry in both publications and public speaking engagements. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and green supply chain partner. Ryder has also been ranked three years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information included in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including those risks set forth in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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