Ryder promotes Bott to senior VP, CIO

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Ryder System has appointed Kevin Bott senior vice president and chief information officer, responsible for refining the Miami-based company’s business model and increasing the capabilities of Ryder’s information technology. He will report to Tracy Leinbach, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Prior to his appointment, Bott served as Ryder’s vice president of global supply chain solutions technology services within the IT group. In that role, he provided technology support for business development activities, design, testing and implementation of value-added solutions, and ongoing account support. He had responsibility for global product strategy and all transportation, distribution and supply chain applications, including management of mission-critical customer solutions.

“Ryder prides itself on its ability to integrate multiple technologies, often including legacy systems, to improve the effectiveness of internal processes and customer solutions,” says Leinbach. “Kevin brings a wide range of business and customer system implementation experience to his new role. We look to his leadership to optimize Ryder’s technology investments and to increase our competitiveness and further enhance the value of our customer-focused solutions.”

Bott replaces former senior vice president and CIO Robert Sanchez, who has been named executive vice president of operations for Ryder’s Fleet Management Solutions business segment in the United States.