MIAMI, Fla.–Ryder System, Inc. has selected Melvin (Mel) Kirk to serve as Chief Information Officer. Kirk replaces Keyvan Bohlooli, who retired following a five-year career with Ryder.
“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 organization, including technology vision and strategy, operations and project management, infrastructure and software development, resource optimization, and systems development lifecycle.
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.
Kirk has more than 25 years of broad-based experience in building organizations, leading Six Sigma innovation teams, launching new technologies, and supporting rapid growth. 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.
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