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Robert E. SanchezChair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Art A. GarciaExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dennis C. CookePresident of Global Fleet Management Solutions

John J. DiezPresident of Dedicated Transportation Solutions

Steve SensingPresident of Global Supply Chain Solutions

Robert D. FatovicExecutive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

John GleasonExecutive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer

Karen JonesExecutive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Melvin KirkSenior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Frank LopezSenior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Robert E. Sanchez , , , Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Robert E. Sanchez is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions company. He was named Chief Executive Officer in January 2013 and Chairman of the Board in May 2013.

Over the course of two decades at Ryder, Mr. Sanchez has held many senior executive leadership positions including President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, President of Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), Senior VP and Chief Information Officer, Senior VP of Transportation Management within Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) and VP Asset Management . He has been a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team since 2003. In his earlier roles, he played a key part in implementing the strategy to centralize Ryder’s asset management function and improve its cost management which drove an improvement in the return of capital and earnings of the company. Since 2012, he has led the development and execution of Ryder’s growth strategy focused on the large segment of businesses that do not yet outsource their fleet management and supply chain functions. Under his leadership, the company has achieved record revenue and earnings levels.

Mr. Sanchez is on the Board of Directors of Texas Instruments and chair of the board’s compensation committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), the United Way of Miami-Dade, St. Thomas University in Miami, the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba, and the Association of Cuban American Engineers (ACAE), for which he chairs the Scholarship Foundation. Additionally, he is a member of the University of Miami President’s Council and the College of Engineering Visiting Committee. He is also a mentor for the Big Brothers Big Sisters School to Work Program.

In 2010, The South Florida Business Journal named Mr. Sanchez CFO of the Year for the South Florida region, recognizing the important role he and his team played in maintaining Ryder’s strong financial position during the difficult economic environment of 2009. In addition, he was named one of the Top 100 Power Leaders by The South Florida Business Journal in 2016.

Mr. Sanchez earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance and Strategic Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami.

Art A. Garcia , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr Garcia is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® transportation and supply chain management solutions company. He is responsible for Ryder’s financial management functions, including the finance and audit, strategic sourcing, corporate strategy and investor relations functions. He is a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team.

Prior to this position, Mr. Garcia was Senior Vice President and Controller for Ryder and was responsible for corporate accounting and planning, internal and external financial reporting, vehicle administration, payroll and shared services and insurance accounting. Before serving as Senior Vice President and Controller, he served as Group Director of Accounting Services, where he supervised all of Ryder’s internal financial reporting activities, vehicle administration and payroll services.

Mr. Garcia joined Ryder in 1997 as Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting. He later served as Director of Corporate Accounting and, subsequently, as Group Director of Accounting Services. Prior to joining Ryder, he spent 14 years with the Miami office of the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand LLP as Senior Manager of Business Assurance.

Mr. Garcia is a Florida Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from Florida State University.

Dennis C. Cooke , , , President of Global Fleet Management Solutions

Dennis C. Cooke is President of Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® transportation and supply chain management solutions company. In this role, Mr. Cooke is responsible for leading all areas of global business operations for the Company's largest business segment, Fleet Management Solutions (FMS). The FMS business provides truck leasing, rental, and maintenance services throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. It manages a fleet of more than 180,000 vehicles from 800 locations and serves the needs of more than 14,000 customers. Mr. Cooke is also a member of Ryder's Executive Leadership Team.

Most recently, Mr. Cooke served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Operations for FMS in the U.S. and Canada. He joined Ryder in 2011, following a 22-year career with GE and related companies. At GE, Mr. Cooke held positions of increasing responsibility with GE Healthcare, including serving as Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare's Global MRI business from 2000 to 2005. In this role, he was responsible for $1.2 billion of global revenue, including all product planning, marketing and engineering. Mr. Cooke later served as President and CEO of GE Security's Homeland Protection business, and continued serving in those roles while also being named a Board Director after the business became Morpho Detection, Inc. in 2009.

Mr. Cooke earned his MBA from the University of Chicago. He holds both master's and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

John J. Diez , , , President of Dedicated Transportation Solutions

John J. Diez is President of Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS) for Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions company, and a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of DTS, which combines vehicles, drivers, and administrative services with drivers and additional value-added services, all dedicated to a specific customer.

Prior to this role, Mr. Diez held the title of Senior Vice President of Ryder Dedicated, and prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Asset Management, in which he led all aspects of strategy, operations, capital and operating planning, and corporate compliance for the commercial rental used vehicle sales and strategic sourcing organizations.

He joined Ryder as Assistant Controller in 2002, a position he held for five years. In 2007, he was promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Fleet Management Solutions business segment and named an officer. A year later, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Global Field Finance, a position he held for three years. Mr. Diez spent eight years in the audit practice of KPMG LLP prior to joining Ryder.

He currently serves on the board of the American Red Cross, Greater Miami & the Keys Chapter. He is a CPA in the State of Florida and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Mr. Diez earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Accounting from Florida International University.

Steve Sensing , , , President of Global Supply Chain Solutions

J. Steven (Steve) Sensing is President of Global Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) at Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions company. In this role, Mr. Sensing is responsible for management, operations, sales, and the financial performance of Ryder’s SCS business segment.

Previously, Mr. Sensing served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Technology and Healthcare industry groups for Ryder SCS. He served customers in the electronics, telecommunications, medical, technology, and appliance manufacturing industries, and his responsibilities included strategic planning, developing new products and services, and leading tactical execution for global operations.

With a Ryder career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Sensing joined the company in 1992 as General Manager leading the operations of Dedicated Contract Carriage solutions for regional accounts. He subsequently served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including Group Manager for Ryder Dedicated; Director of Customer Logistics Distribution Management; and Director of Operations for Ryder Integrated Supply Chain Solutions. His experience includes overseeing the development and operation of Ryder solutions in dedicated transportation, transportation management, network optimization, distribution management, sales, operations, engineering, LEAN, and IT.

Before joining Ryder, Mr. Sensing served as Transportation Manager for Trans Fleet Enterprises/ Northern Telecom, where he was responsible for managing private fleet operations in the United States.

Mr. Sensing earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he majored in Logistics and Transportation. He also completed an Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and a strategic innovation session at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Mr. Sensing is a member of the Eye for Transport's Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Advisory Board.

Robert D. Fatovic , , , Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mr Fatovic is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Ryder System, Inc., a Fortune 500® global transportation and supply chain management solutions company. In this position, Mr. Fatovic leads the Company’s legal functions and serves as Corporate Secretary for coordinating all functions relating to the Company’s Board of Directors. He is also responsible for Ryder’s Safety, Health and Security organization, Corporate Compliance Group, Government Affairs and Environmental Department. Mr. Fatovic is a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team.

Mr. Fatovic joined Ryder in 1994 as Assistant Division Counsel and has held several positions of increasing responsibility in the Law department. In 1996, he became Associate Division Counsel and was promoted to Chief Counsel the same year. He later served as General Counsel of Ryder’s logistics business segment. Subsequently, he became Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. In this position, he was the lead operations attorney for Ryder and was active in all aspects of domestic and international Supply Chain operations as well as legal support for e-Commerce and other Ryder technology initiatives.

In 2002, Mr. Fatovic was appointed Senior Vice President, U.S. Supply Chain Operations, High-Tech and Consumer Industries. In this position, he was responsible for the Company’s U.S.-based Supply Chain operations serving these vertical industries. He has also served on Ryder’s Margin Improvement Team for Supply Chain Solutions and the Supply Chain Solutions Transformation Team.

Prior to joining Ryder, Mr. Fatovic was an Associate Attorney at Hannoch Weisman, PC, a New Jersey-based law firm, where he specialized in litigation and environmental law.

Mr. Fatovic earned a law degree at Boston College Law School and a bachelor of science degree in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Mr. Fatovic serves on the Board of Directors of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Miami-Dade and Easter Seals South Florida. In 2005, he led Ryder’s corporate United Way fundraising campaign.

John Gleason , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer

John Gleason is Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at Ryder, a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Mr. Gleason reports directly to Chairman and CEO Robert Sanchez and is a member of Ryder’s Leadership Team. He is responsible for leading sales teams supporting all three Ryder business divisions: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS).

In his previous role, Mr. Gleason held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales for Ryder’s FMS business segment, in which he developed and implemented sales strategies to achieve Ryder’s business objectives, cultivated customer relationships, and drove results throughout Ryder’s national and local sales teams as well as Ryder’s Marketing organization.

Prior to joining Ryder, Mr. Gleason 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, he was Senior Vice President of Sales for ADP Dealer Services (now CDK) which provides outsourced Dealer Management Systems to the auto and truck industry.

Mr. Gleason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and earned his CPA while working with Coopers and Lybrand following his graduation.

Karen Jones , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Karen Jones is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Ryder System, Inc. and a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team. She is responsible for leading the company’s Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) Marketing efforts, as well as integrating the management of all marketing and brand-related activities across Ryder to drive growth and enhance brand value.

Prior to this position, Karen was CMO for the FORTUNE 300 Company NRG/Reliant Energy, Inc., where she was responsible for launching the company’s new corporate brand. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for DHL Express U.S., and was a member of its U.S. Management Board. Her marketing efforts at DHL resulted in the largest awareness increases in the company’s history and within the logistics category, which were considered a major contributor to the advancement of DHL’s recognition in the “Top 100 Most Valuable Brands” by BrandZ.

Prior to DHL, Karen served in positions responsible for worldwide brand advertising, sponsorship, strategic alliances, and marketing for Hewlett Packard and Compaq Computer Corporation. She was named “Marketer of the Year” by BtoB magazine in 2005, and was ranked in the publication’s annual “Best Issue” from 2006-2008. In 2014 she was recognized as one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Business by the National Diversity Council. She has also served as a panel speaker for the Sports Business Journal’s Sports Symposium and made appearances on television, such as the NBC Today Show, Good Morning America, and Fox Networks. Karen serves on the executive boards for the Broward Public Library Foundation and the Jackson Health Foundation.

Ms. Jones holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Houston.

Melvin Kirk , , , Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Melvin Kirk is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team. In his role, Mr. Kirk is responsible for all aspects of Ryder’s IT organization, including technology vision and strategy, operations and project management, infrastructure and software development, resource optimization, and systems development lifecycle.

Mr. Kirk joined Ryder in 2012 as Vice President of Maintenance, Engineering & Quality Operations within the Fleet Management Solutions organization. In that role, his strong leadership and commitment to teamwork helped Ryder usher in a new era of low emission engine technologies, while launching new diagnostic tools and quality measures that enhanced the performance of the Company’s industry-leading maintenance organization.

Throughout a career that began more than 25 years ago, Mel has gained a broad base of leading- edge experiences including: building organizations; launching new technologies; supporting rapid growth; envisioning and implementing innovations to deliver business value; and developing and leading Six Sigma innovation teams. As one of General Electric’s first certified Master Black Belts in 1996, he brings world-class quality and operational expertise to the culture of his work teams and the projects they undertake. He has led the successful turnaround of operating divisions in the government and commercial sectors, and has managed teams in 95 countries.

Frank Lopez , , , Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Frank Lopez is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team. In this position, he is responsible for leading Ryder’s Human Resources function, which includes talent management, recruiting, compensation and benefits, employee engagement, HR operations, and labor relations.

Most recently, Mr. Lopez was Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources Operations, responsible for leading Ryder’s global field Human Resources for the company’s three divisions. In this role, he was also responsible for labor relations and HR operations.

Mr. Lopez joined Ryder in 2002 as Senior Legal Counsel handling labor & employment law. Since then, he has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including Assistant General Counsel, Group Director of HR and Labor Relations and Vice President of HR.

Prior to joining Ryder, he spent four years as an Attorney with the national law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Mr. Lopez has a strong record of building high performing teams and partnering with business leaders to develop talent strategies that drive business success in rapidly changing environments.

Mr. Lopez has a bachelor’s in Political Science from Florida International University and a law degree from Emory University School of Law.

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