Ryder appoints Tay VP/managing director, Asia Pacific

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Ryder System has announced the appointment of Paul Tay as vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific, responsible for the continuing development and operation of the Miami-based company’s supply chain solutions offering throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He will report directly to Ryder’s president of Supply Chain Solutions, John Williford.

Tay — who was born and raised in Singapore and is fluent in English and Mandarin — brings to Ryder more than 15 years of experience in both the contract and international supply chain management industry. He most recently was vice president of consolidation for APL Logistics, where he was responsible for managing all of APL Logistics’ international logistics portfolio. Prior to that role, Tay served as vice president of Greater China for APL Logistics.

Earlier, he served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in operations, sales, marketing, business development and other strategic leadership positions for APL, APL Logistics and the parent company, Neptune Orient Lines, which is Singapore’s largest container shipping company. In these roles, he has served global brands in consumer electronics, fast-moving consumer goods, retail, automotive and others.

“Paul’s in-depth knowledge of key Asian markets, his background in the container transportation business and global logistics operations in the region, and his aggressive business development skills make him an excellent asset for the strategic direction Ryder is pursuing in Asia,” Williford says.