MRO Magazine

Ryder Appoints John Gleason Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer

November 2, 2015
By Business Wire News


Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced today that it is integrating all of Ryder’s sales functions under the leadership of John Gleason, who has been promoted to the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. Mr. Gleason, who most recently held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales for Ryder’s Fleet Management Solutions business segment, will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Sanchez and become a member of Ryder’s Leadership Team. In his new role, Mr. Gleason will be responsible for leading sales teams supporting all three Ryder business divisions: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS).

“Macro trends have created a marketplace that increasingly favors outsourcing, and by elevating and uniting our sales organization under one leader, we are better positioned to capitalize on this growth opportunity,” said Ryder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Sanchez. “I am confident that John will be able to harness the strength and synergies of a combined sales force to help us continue to accelerate growth at Ryder.”

Mr. Gleason joined Ryder in 2009 and has a proven track record of accelerating sales in Ryder’s FMS segment. He worked closely with FMS leadership to increase lease fleet growth by more than 11,000 units over the last four years. In addition, Mr. Gleason has helped lead collaborative sales efforts among our business segments that have resulted in significant increases in DTS sales during that same period.

Prior to joining Ryder, John enjoyed a 25-year career with market-leader Automatic Data Processing (ADP), where he held positions of increasing responsibility including serving as the Chief Sales Officer responsible for 5,500 sales associates worldwide. Prior to that, John was Senior Vice President of Sales for ADP Dealer Services (now CDK), which provides outsourced Dealer Management Systems to the auto and truck industry.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit, and follow us on our Online Newsroom, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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