MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced today the appointment of Ryder Vice President and General Manager of Supply Chain Solutions for Consumer Packaged Goods Darin Cooprider to the 2019 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain. The annual award recognizes champions in the global food and beverage supply chain whose achievements and hard work have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity, and innovation.
Cooprider is responsible for strengthening and expanding Ryder’s capabilities and presence in the industry by improving operational execution through innovative solutions. He is directly involved in the design and implementation of custom logistics solutions for Ryder’s enviable customer base, which includes nine of the top 10 food and beverage companies in the U.S., many of whom have been with Ryder for more than 15 years.
“Darin’s leadership has allowed Ryder to become an industry leader in safety, logistics, and transportation services throughout the North American supply chain,” said Ryder President of Supply Chain Solutions Steve Sensing. “His expertise in identifying talent with the industry experience and innovative thinking needed to drive productivity and cost savings have given Ryder an impressive list of food and beverage customers.”
Cooprider is a seven-time winner of the Ryder Chairman’s Safety Award. He’s also known for empowering his team to push beyond metrics-based compliance and to take a proactive, continuous improvement approach, something he champions in his professional life, as well as his personal life.
“When I started this career, I couldn’t have anticipated a 30-year journey that would carry me across the entire food supply chain landscape,” said Cooprider. “But, my path has given me plenty to teach my daughter, who’s following closely in my professional footsteps.”
About Ryder System, Inc.
Ryder is a Fortune 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. The company’s stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the S&P MidCap 400® index. Ryder, which provides commercial truck rental, truck leasing, used trucks for sale, and last mile delivery services, has been named among “The World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune, as well as one of “America’s Best Employers” and “America’s Best Employers for Women” by Forbes. The company is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, world-class safety and security programs, and hiring of military veterans. For more information, visit www.ryder.com or our newsroom, and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.