SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

March 29, 2007 17:15 ET

Ryder Executive Named One of 2007 "Pros to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

Recognized for Promoting Supply Chain Excellence in the Public Sector

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has named Tom Jones, Ryder's (NYSE: R) Senior Vice President and General Manager of Supply Chain Solutions, as one of the 2007 "Pros to Know." Mr. Jones has been recognized in the publication's February/March issue as a "Provider Pros to Know" for personally helping raise the profile and increasing the recognition of supply chain as a strategic function within the enterprise.

"This year's Provider Pros to Know have shown themselves to be thought-leaders in their respective supply chain segments," said Andrew K. Reese, Editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Their efforts in developing the tools and processes necessary for supply chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, are helping raise supply chain's status within the enterprise and have earned them a place on this year's Provider Pros listing."

Tom Jones, who has been with Ryder for close to two decades, is responsible for leading Ryder's four key industry segments of the Company's Supply Chain Solutions business -- Automotive, Fast Moving Consumer Goods/Retail, High Technology and Electronics, and Industrial and Utilities. Mr. Jones participates as a member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board to advance the state's understanding of how supply chain plays a key role within the overall economy. He speaks before senior-level audiences about the importance of logistics as a strategic competency and technology's role in facilitating the management of complex supply systems.

"Strategic supply chain management is the bridge that enables a company to adapt its business model and compete as a global entity," said Mr. Jones. "By demonstrating how logistics is a fundamental differentiator, my goal is to elevate the importance of supply chains at the executive levels of our customers' organizations. I am honored to be recognized for this effort by such a well-respected industry publication."

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Ryder is a Fortune 500 company providing 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. For more information about Ryder System, Inc., visit

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