Ryder Adds 3PL Veteran John Williford

June 2, 2008
Ryder System announced it had appointed John H. Williford to the newly created position of president of Global Supply Chain Solutions.

Williford, a 25-year veteran of the industry, will begin his new role on June 23rd. He will be responsible for management, operations, sales and marketing, and financial performance of Ryder’s Supply Chain Solutions business segment, globally.

Most recently, Williford served as president and CEO of Golden Gate Logistics LLC since 2006. Prior to that, he was CEO of Menlo Worldwide Logistics. According to Ryder, Menlo was created in 1990, when Williford, then serving as CNF’s director of marketing, proposed the creation of a separate business unit within CNF to capitalize on opportunities in the growing field of outsourced logistics. During his tenure, Menlo Worldwide grew to become an integrated global forwarding and logistics provider with approximately 12,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries.

“We are very pleased to welcome John to Ryder’s management team,” said Ryder Chairman and CEO Greg Swienton. “He brings a well-earned industry reputation and a track record of proven results in global logistics leadership. His experience will support our efforts to apply Ryder’s strengths in a consistent way for the company’s increasingly global Supply Chain Solutions customer base.”

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