SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

November 09, 2009 17:05 ET

Ryder Appoints John Gleason to Lead Sales and Marketing of Fleet Management Solutions

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that John Gleason has joined Ryder as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America, of its Fleet Management Solutions business segment. He reports directly to Tony Tegnelia, Ryder's President of Global Fleet Management Solutions. 

"John has spent the majority of his career leading sales and marketing in business outsourcing solutions for global companies," said Mr. Tegnelia. "We look forward to his leadership, customer relationship skills, and record of strategic and tactical sales results as we work to drive Ryder's Fleet Management Solutions' future growth. We are pleased to welcome John to Ryder and know he will be a strong addition to the current outstanding leadership, expertise, capabilities, and customer relationships that exist within Ryder's North American Fleet Management Solutions operations."

Mr. Gleason comes to Ryder following an outstanding 25-year career with Automatic Data Processing (ADP), one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. For the past four years, he served as Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Sales for the $6 billion Employer Services division.

In that role, he had functional responsibility for all sales and sales-related activities for Employer Services, which included 5,500 sales employees, with 40 different product and service solutions and seven separate operating units with $1.2 billion in new annualized sales. He led the sales organization to record results for the past four consecutive years. Previously, Mr. Gleason had direct responsibility for leading the Automotive and Truck Dealer Services Sales Organization of 550 sales employees, as ADP doubled the size of the business unit to over $1 billion in revenue.

Mr. Gleason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and earned his CPA while with Coopers and Lybrand following his graduation. 

About Ryder's Fleet Management Solutions Business

Fleet Management Solutions is Ryder's largest business segment that provides leasing, rental and programmed maintenance of trucks, tractors and trailers to commercial customers. 

About Ryder

Ryder provides leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide. Ryder's stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Ryder ranks 399th on the Fortune 500. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit www.ryder.com.

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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