MIAMI — Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 Chairman’s Safety Award. Ryder’s Chairman’s Safety Award provides annual recognition to segments of its business in the U.S. and Canada that demonstrate superior dedication, leadership, and performance in all areas of safety.
Ryder’s steadfast attention to operating the business safely reflects its commitment to getting the right results the right way, and aligns with the business’ strategic focus on Operational Excellence. Ryder’s focus in this area helps protect its people and customers, and ensures that its interactions with the general public remain safe.
The Best Overall Award, which recognizes the Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) region and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) business segment with the best overall safety results, was presented to Bryce Kinsley, Vice President of Operations (West Region), Fleet Management Solutions; and Steve Martin, Vice President of Ryder Dedicated (East), U.S. Supply Chain Solutions.
The Best Business Unit/Team Award recognizes the top three FMS Business Units (BU), as well as the top teams in the SCS and Ryder Dedicated business for achieving the highest overall ranking in the safety metrics tracked monthly by each business. In Fleet Management Solutions, the winners are: Terry Spaniel, Director of Operations, Southern Texas BU; Cheryl Sunshine, Director of Operations, Southern Pacific BU; and Keith Fagan, Director of Operations, Rocky Mountain BU. In U.S. Supply Chain Solutions, the winners are: Tom Regan, Director Customer Logistics, SCS Transportation; Amro Elsabbagh, Director of Client Operations, SCS Distribution; and Mark Valenziano, Director Customer Logistics, Ryder Dedicated.
“Focus on safety is one of the key differentiators that makes Ryder a leader in the industry,” said Robert Sanchez, Ryder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I’d like to thank and congratulate the winners of this year’s Chairman’s Safety Award for their tremendous hard work and dedication to safety.”