Ryder's VP of Ryder Dedicated Operations Steve W. Martin named among Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine's 2014 'Pros to Know,' recognizing executives who are leading initiatives to help prepare companies' supply chain for current business climate

MIAMI , March 19, 2014 (press release) – Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, announced today that Steve W. Martin, Ryder’s Vice President of Ryder Dedicated Operations, was named among Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s 2014 “Pros to Know.” Through the Pros to Know Awards, Supply & Demand Chain Executive – the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation – recognizes supply chain executives and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.

Mr. Martin oversees Ryder Dedicated operations for the East region of the U.S. serving companies with specialized equipment or product handling needs, complex routes, or rigorous service level agreements. Mr. Martin has led the successful implementation of new and expanded services at Ryder that are helping today’s private fleets solve their toughest transportation challenges. From enhanced dedicated fleet solutions that include value added services and integrated transportation management, to leading Ryder’s expansion into new markets, such as the Oil and Gas sector, Mr. Martin has found ways to further drive efficiencies, enhance cost savings, and improve the flexibility of some of the world’s most respected fleets.

“Steve has done a tremendous job of both supporting existing customers and identifying new markets and sectors in need of transportation logistics,” said John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. “We are thrilled that Supply & Demand Chain Executive has named Steve a Pro to Know.”

This year’s list includes the 2014 Provider Pros to Know – individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia, who have helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet these challenges – and Practitioner Pros, who do the same within their own companies. Supply & Demand Chain Executive received more than 300 entries for the awards.

The full listing of the 2014 Pros to Know is available in the March 2014 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. To view the online version, visit http://www.sdcexec.com/article/11317474/supply-demand-chain-executive-presents-its-annual-listing-of-top-supply-chain-industry-professionals?page=2.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and green supply chain partner. Ryder has also been ranked three years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the Web at www.SDCExec.com.

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