Robert E. Sanchez has been named president & COO of Ryder System. Sanchez, who most recently served as president of Ryder’s Global Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) division, will report to chairman & CEO Gregory Swienton.
“At Ryder, and in my role as the CEO, we have had a long-standing commitment to management development at all levels of our organization,” said Swienton. “This includes providing leadership opportunities in positions that broaden our team’s capabilities through rotational assignments as well as providing roles of increasing responsibility that contribute to the long-term progress and stability of our company. This appointment is another example of that commitment and one that has been well-earned by Mr. Sanchez. Because of his breadth of assignments and performance over the years, Robert is ideally suited for this position.”
Sanchez will now oversee the business operations of both FMS and the company’s Supply Chain Solutions division.
Replacing Sanchez as president of FMS is Dennis C. Cooke.
“Over the course of his career, Dennis has developed and proven his ability to lead large teams to accelerate growth, drive operational efficiencies and increase profitability,” said Sanchez. “The experience, ideas and energy that Dennis has brought to his work at Ryder should continue to serve him and our company very well in this expanded role. We look forward to the benefits of his collaborative and focused leadership as our team works to accelerate profitable growth.”