Ruan Transportation Management Systems has named Ben McLean president and chief operating officer. McLean, who most recently served as Ruan’s executive vice president overseeing the company’s western operations, information technology, maintenance, assets and legal teams, will now have responsibility for Ruan’s more than 260 operations nationwide.

“Ben has demonstrated his ability to provide the leadership required to ensure the ongoing success of our company,” said Steve Chapman, CEO. “Ben is part of the third generation of the Ruan family to take on significant roles within the family of companies, and he will undoubtedly continue its tradition of putting people first, providing exceptional customer service and giving back to the communities Ruan serves.”

Prior to joining Ruan, McLean assisted technology companies with mergers, acquisitions and equity offerings at William Blair & Company in Chicago, IL.

The company also announced that Dan Van Alstine has joined as president of western dedicated contract services, reporting to McLean. Van Alstine has an extensive background in the transportation industry, most recently as senior vice president and general manager of dedicated services and logistics at Schneider National, Inc.

“Dan’s significant senior management and operational experience will be critical to Ruan’s continued success well into the future,” Chapman said. “As our company continues to grow and serve some of the most respected companies in this country, we will continue to increase the depth of our management team in order to ensure our competitiveness and remain one of the most highly respected transportation management companies in our industry.”

John Ruan III continues to serve as chairman of the board for Ruan Transportation Management Systems.