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Ryder Appoints Melvin Kirk as Chief Information Officer

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Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) , a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain management solutions, today announced it has selected Melvin (Mel) Kirk to serve as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Kirk replaces Keyvan Bohlooli, who retired following a five-year career with Ryder.

Melvin Kirk, Chief Information Officer for Ryder System, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Melvin Kirk, Chief Information Officer for Ryder System, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are happy to welcome Mel to Ryder’s IT team,” said Ryder Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Greg Greene. “With his strong leadership and process focus, I am confident Mel will build on our success and continue to drive the implementation of our IT strategy.”

In his new role, Mr. Kirk will be responsible for all aspects of Ryder’s IT organization, including technology vision and strategy, operations and project management, infrastructure and software development, resource optimization, and systems development lifecycle.

Mr. Kirk joined Ryder in 2012 as Vice President of Maintenance, Engineering & Quality Operations within the Fleet Management Solutions organization. In that role, his strong leadership and commitment to teamwork helped Ryder usher in a new era of low emission engine technologies, while launching new diagnostic tools and quality measures that enhanced the performance of the Company’s industry-leading maintenance organization.

Mr. Kirk has more than 25 years of broad-based experience in building organizations, leading Six Sigma innovation teams, launching new technologies, and supporting rapid growth. As one of General Electric’s first certified Master Black Belts in 1996, he brings world-class quality and operational expertise to the culture of his work teams and the projects they undertake. He has led the successful turnaround of operating divisions in the government and commercial sectors, and has managed teams in 95 countries.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500(R) commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE‘s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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