Ryder appoints new Chief Information Officer

US commercial fleet management company Ryder has announced the selection of Melvin (Mel) Kirk to serve as Chief Information Officer, replacing Keyvan Bohlooli, who retired following a five-year career with the company.

“We are happy to welcome Mel to Ryder’s IT team,” said Ryder Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Greg Greene.

“With his strong leadership and process focus, I am confident Mel will build on our success and continue to drive the implementation of our IT strategy.”

In his new role, Kirk will be responsible for all aspects of Ryder’s IT organisation, including technology vision and strategy, operations and project management, infrastructure and software development, resource optimisation and systems development lifecycle.

Kirk joined Ryder in 2012 as Vice President of Maintenance, Engineering & Quality Operations within the Fleet Management Solutions organisation.

Kirk has more than 25 years of broad-based experience in building organisations, leading Six Sigma innovation teams, launching new technologies, and supporting rapid growth.

He has led the successful turnaround of operating divisions in the government and commercial sectors, and has managed teams in 95 countries.

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